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Thursday, March 12, 2009
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Dug out from the depths of the sewing room the other day, this string quilt UFO was my first attempt at string piecing. It was started several years ago in a bee class at my guild. It was so much fun but I soon grew tired of the bold color scheme. I have now decided to finish it as a picnic quilt or just a fun Halloween cuddle quilt. I have run into a road block, though. The piecing was done on a very lightweight foundation material--an interfacing type fabric. This is what the leader of the bee had us use and so I just went ahead and finished it that way. It is a "leave in" foundation and that appealed to me. I so dislike having to tear paper foundations out. Well, here's the snag: the weight of the quilt body is slightly heavier than the borders which do not have the foundation fabric under them. How is THAT going to play out??? I am planning to use a low-loft 80-20 batting. Maybe that will help to camouflage the two different weights? Also the top measures 60" square. Maybe an extra border would be good to make it a more useable size? Hmmmmm...what to do, what to do...