Mountain Strings – Flimsy

String Mountains_flimsy_Nov 10, 2018

This is my latest finished flimsy.  These blocks were pieced on a broadcloth (not 100% cotton) foundation.   I piece blocks until I have enough for a project or two and then decide on the layout.

A fabric foundation makes the blocks heavier. In order to reduce the final weight of the quilt, I decided to add some unpieced fabric to the design.  Once the blocks were pieced into squares, I placed a light grey Kona solid square on top of them and drew a diagonal line from one corner to the opposite corner across the block.  Then I sewed 1/4″ from the drawn line on both sides of the line.  By cutting on the line after stitching, I ended up with two string pieced half square triangles. (Say that a few times quickly!)

I played with layouts and after searching the internet for inspiration, I came up with this layout.  The Quilted Twins  blog is a great source of inspiration and free patterns.  I ended up with a layout inspired by the quilt that Becky designed called, Stringles.  I have inverted my “mountains” and I have not included the half triangle bits on the end of the rows or at the bottom of the quilt.  I think my “mountains” look more like they are floating on the grey background.

Mountain Strings finishes as a flimsy at 59.5″ x 65″ which makes a nice lap size quilt.

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