I’ve always wanted to make a string-pieced quilt, and so I decided that this last quilt for Round Two would be a good time to try this technique. And what could be better than string-pieced Kaffe Fassett fabrics? Perhaps some of you Mavens and other friends know about my passion for his designs and his fabrics. And I keep every scrap of his fabric left over from my larger quilt projects.
So then I started looking through my KF scraps. And guess what? Very few of these were predominantly blue. Blue is present, but mostly it’s mixed in with many other colors. Also among them, there were few “true blues,” though lots of purplish-blue and greenish-blue. But those, I decided, would just have to do. Too, with a quilt this small, I could do lots of fussy cutting. So that’s what I did—snipping out sections from my scraps with various versions of blue.
After the cutting and then the piecing was done, I hand-embroidered a running stitch alongside each of the “strings” or strips of fabric, using a variegated Perle cotton thread. I backed the quilt with a Kaffe Fassett leaf pattern fabric, and I bound it with leftover binding from another KF quilt.