I really love string quilts.
I enjoy the challenge of trying to use what I already have, those bits and pieces destined for the trash can, and turn them into something beautiful.
Typically, I foundation piece my string quilts on squares of muslin. I purchase muslin by the bolt when it is on sale.
Okay, usually I buy three or four bolts of muslin at a time. (I go through a lot!)
This week, instead of cutting out muslin foundation pieces, I used Alyce Blyth’s paper-pieced block: Treasure Hunt. This block is part of her Bee Hive Quilting Bee series and available free on her blog: Blossom Heart Quilts. You can find all her Bee Hive quilt block tutorials: here.
I liked the idea of a bit more controlled piecing as far as placement and strip width goes.
I’d say it would probably help my seam alignment, but this block I rushed to piece at the end of my lunch hour.
I’ve pulled lots of red, yellows, blacks, greys, and low volume fabrics from my scrap stash and I’m working on a scrappy Treasure Hunt throw this week.
The block goes together quickly, which is great for me because I need to finish this project fast! My sister and son are asking me to make them a couple of throw quilts and are quite specific about the details and the timeline, not to mention persistent about asking if I am working on it yet.
I better get some of my projects wrapped up so I can move onto the next project. Good thing it’s a long weekend. I should have a bit of time for quilting.