Yesterday I finished sewing all the blocks for this string quilt.
I was uncertain about whether to stitch the corner squares on every corner or on alternating corners. I decided that every corner needs them.
I think light/medium tans will look better than very light fabric on those little corners. I'll choose the fabric tonight or tomorrow and begin cutting and sewing. I think the corners help unify the variety of colors, plaids, prints, and plains in the quilt. I'll probably use the same fabric for all the squares to add more unity.
The finished blocks will measure 6". There are 99 of them which equals 9 blocks x 11 blocks and 54" x 66". It seems a little squatty and I may add more blocks. I'm planning to add a border or two which will increase the finished size.
I'm almost finished hand quilting the plaid churn dashes. Two or three more fans on the row with the hoop and another row of fans and I'll be done. You can see only about a third or a quarter of it in this photo. I love this quilt!
It's interesting how some fabrics quilt more easily than others. I was very new to quilting when I made the blocks for this quilt. There's a great variety of fabrics, even though they're all plaids, which are not woven the same. It was fun to sew them and it's been fun to learn about how different fabrics quilt. When I buy plaid shirts for quilting now I lean toward some kinds of fabric and leave the others behind. (But first I look for color when I buy shirts -- or any fabric, for that matter.)
That's the current state of quilting affairs in my world.
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