And this is only two of the bins. There are two more just like them.
I like string quilts. They have such a humble, homey look to them, and best of all, they are like a archive of whatever I've been using in my quilts. The challenge this time is lots of smaller pieces that were trimmed from bigger blocks.
I generally don't keep anything shorter than two inches, but still. What can I do with two inch strings? I saw the cutest little doll quilt on Pinterest recently that had string-pieced X's with yellow triangles. No pattern of course, but it shouldn't be too hard to figure out something similar. I cut some strips from an old phone book, 2.5"x6".
I'm thinking 20 blocks will be enough for a doll quilt. Here's a piece with the strips sewn on.
To trim them to the correct shape, I marked the halfway mark on each short end of the paper and used the 45 degree line on my square to cut the points.
The trimmed pieces:
I still need to add the triangles on the long sides. I want to use a solid, just need to decide what color.