Another Adventure – String Quilts
Posted 22 January 2010on:
Tomorrow (Saturday), I am embarking on another quilting adventure. Our guild is providing a workshop on String Quilts. And I was not originally scheduled to work the day, I took advantage of it, made myself unavailable for work and will be participating.
My friend Nina will be teaching the class. She has posted some of the samples she has done for the class on her blog. From what I’ve seen this is a great way to use some scraps up. I had read somewhere about trimming off a little extra when you square up your yardage of fabric, instead of just trimming off the bare minimum. This is so you can use the odd sized and shaped piece in things like string quilts or other types of scrap quilts where a “squared” piece of fabric is not required. I had started doing that, except… I ended up putting the pieces in with all sorts of other odds and sods. One of the things I’ve done over the last few days is trying to sort and find those strips!
I’m not sure when I’ll be posting photos from my progress, tomorrow evening we (my hubby and I), will be attending a Robbie Burns dinner. This is my first time to this event, should be interesting! I’m not so sure about the Haggis, but will keep an open mind! I have never been fond of eating organs, but who knows if my taste buds have changed, and the childhood memories have been erased enough to give it a go. My husband’s grandparents immigrated from Scotland via New Zealand to Canada.