My string scrap busting continues with the latest in a line of string quilts. I'm calling this one "Modern Lines." (See string quilts No. 1 and No. 2 at these links.) For this one I wanted to make another quilts with the same traditional-type blocks as String Quilt No. 1, but a more modern setting.
I foundation pieced these 10.5" blocks on tops of newspaper. It seems like newspaper would turn both my fingers and the fabric black, but in fact I had no such problem. Best of all it tore away easily, making removing the paper not the chore it usually is.
This pretty much wiped out my black and red scraps but I still have some white and neutral left for the next quilt.
I really like the way the red strings are pointed on the ends. That was one aspect of the design I didn't see coming when I drew it out originally. I'm calling it a design feature, not a bug ;) As you can tell, I quickly stippled the whole thing for simplicity sake.
The quilt has a soft, red, houndstooth flannel backing and finished at 60"x80". It has been gifted to boyfriend's long-suffering roommate, who puts up with me crashing at his house and making a mess in his kitchen several times a week.
Thanks for visiting, happy Friday! Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday and Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.