Friday, November 8, 2013

Tutorial - Woven Strings block




I was fiddling around on Pinterest the other day, and saw this quilt.  The artist calls it Ribbon Lattice. I really, really like that quilt.  This month for Stash Bee, the block we did was called Simply Woven, and it's a Moda Bakeshop Pattern.  Here are the blocks I made for Stash Bee:






I figured I could follow the steps in the Simply Woven tutorial but use 1" strips, and come up with a block to my liking.  So here we go, and I'll call this Woven Strings.

You'll need 1 8" square of background fabric, and 6 to 8 "strings" that are 1" wide and between 8 1/2" and 10" long.

1. Make a freehand slightly curved cut about 1 1/2 - 2" from the left side.

2. Add one of your strings. Press towards the dark.

3. Turn the square so that the first string is horizontally across the top. Make another cut - either slightly curved or straight. Try to mix them up.

4. Insert another strip.

5. Turn the fabric again so that the most recent string is at the bottom as shown.  Make another cut.

6. Insert another strip.

7. Keep going - you can make the strings closer together if you wish, to get 4 strings across instead of 3.

8. Keep going!

9. Another one!

10. (I cut before I took the photo...)

11. More...

12. Looks like I have room for yet another string.

13. So make another cut.

14. While this is the last one I inserted for this block, it's possible that you've cut yours close enough together that you can do four across and four down. I'd like any combination - 3 + 3, 3 + 4, or 4 + 4. 

15. If you're keeping your block, trim it to the size you desire. If you're making the block for Sew Bee Wonky or Stash Bee, please don't trim it. I'll do it when I receive it.

4 comments:

Caroline Heinrichs said...

What a brilliant way, thanks so much that is going to be such fun!

Teresa Rawson said...

This looks COMPLETELY fun...I will try it after the holidays, FOR SURE! Thank you for posting! Teresa :o)

Teresa Rawson said...

This looks COMPLETELY fun...I will try it after the holidays, FOR SURE! Thank you for posting! Teresa :o)

Sandhya Karandikar said...

A great block to use stash.