String Line

With sim­ple foun­da­tion piec­ing and a bit of twist­ing and turn­ing, you can make this stunning quilt with scraps.

Annie's Quilting for the Home - - Contents - De­signed & Quilted by Bev Getschel


Skill Level: Begin­ner Quilt Size: 60" x 80" Block Size: 10" x 10" fin­ished Num­ber of Blocks: 48


• As­sorted scraps white, gray and cream back­ground prints • 15/8 yards bur­gundy batik* • 5 yards light­weight fab­ric for foun­da­tion • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *1895 Bali Hand­paints fab­ric col­lec­tion from Hoffman Cal­i­for­nia Fab­rics; Amer­i­can Spirit 80/20 bat­ting from Fair­field used to make sam­ple.

Cut­ting From as­sorted scraps white, gray & cream back­ground prints:

• Cut at least 336 ap­prox­i­mately 11/2"– 21/2" x 14" B strips, cut­ting straight and an­gled strips as de­sired. • Cut 24 (5") squares. Cut each square in half on 1 di­ag­o­nal to make 48 C tri­an­gles.

From bur­gundy batik:

• Cut 2 (15" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 48 (11/2" x 15") A strips. • Cut 8 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From light­weight foun­da­tion fab­ric:

• Cut 16 (101/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 48 (101/2") squares.

Com­plet­ing the Blocks

1. To com­plete one String Line block, se­lect one foun­da­tion square, one A strip, six or seven B strips and two dif­fer­ent C tri­an­gles.

2. Re­fer to Foun­da­tion Piec­ing on page 28 for step-by-step in­struc­tions to piece the block, start­ing with the A strip cen­tered on the di­ag­o­nal of the foun­da­tion square, adding three or four B strips on each side and the C tri­an­gles at op­po­site corners. 3. Trim the pieced unit to 101/2" square to com­plete one String Line block, cen­ter­ing the A strip as you trim as shown in Fig­ure 1. 4. Re­peat steps 1–3 to com­plete a to­tal of 48 String Line blocks. Re­turn any leftover B strips to your scrap bas­ket.

Com­plet­ing the Quilt

Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Diagram for po­si­tion­ing of the blocks as needed.

1. Ar­range and join six String Line blocks to make a row; press. Note: Turn­ing the blocks as shown in the As­sem­bly Diagram cre­ates an an­gled medal­lion de­sign with the A strips.

2. Re­peat step 1 to make a to­tal of eight rows, be­ing care­ful of the block ori­en­ta­tion in each row.

3. Join the rows to com­plete the quilt top; press.

4. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109.

5. Quilt as de­sired.

6. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 109 to fin­ish.

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