I've wanted to make a string quilt for a while now but in case you haven't noticed, I like quick quilts. Not ones that will take me forever to complete, so I never started one.
Anyone else in that same boat? Love the look of a string quilt but just don't want to spend the time it takes to create one block by block?
This kept nagging at me and then one day it hit me and I figured out a fast and simple way to achieve this look using a technique using tubes of fabric. It's not quite as variable as an actual string quilt, but depending on how you choose to piece it, it could be, but much quicker!
Began on October 2, 2010 - Completed on October 9, 2010
Pieced and quilted by me
Fabrics: High Society by Khristian A. Howell and Kona Cottons and Crush by Robert Kaufman
I actually made this in just a few days! Yes, you heard me right. A string quilt... in a few days!!!
What do you think?!! I absolutely LOVE it!! It's sooo....sooo....fallish! LOL!
If you love it too and want to make your own, you are in luck because I created a tutorial just for you!
Instead of step by step on my blog, I've created a PDF that you can download and print if you'd like.
Note: It will take you to Google Docs where you can view the file and download from there if you wish.
I'd like your feedback on this though. Do you like it better posted on the blog AND a PDF or is it better with just the option of the PDF?
If you put one of these babies together, I hope you will share it with me! I'd love to see it! There is also a Flickr Group that you can add your photos to of any project tutorial that I share either here, on Moda Bake Shop, or Robert Kaufman!
Enjoy and happy quilting!!