String Quilt Project

Here’s a project I started after the studio makeover. After the makeover, with everything in it’s place, I re-discovered a whole box of strips that had been cut and were waiting to be used.

half strip blocks

I added some other strips of varying widths and started stitching. I have done two-three blocks a day and they quickly multiply. Each square of strips makes two complete blocks when the plain square is added and they are cut.

I used a 10 1/2 inch paper base (sandwich wrappers that I got at Sam’s Club). I started in the middle and used the sew and flip method until the paper was covered.

center strip - 1st seam
more strips added

Then I added a plain 10 inch square to the top and stitched diagonally across 1/4 inch from the center diagonal. The block is cut on the center diagonal.

marking the center diagonal with chalk

stitched and cut blocks


finished block trimmed to 9 1/2″ for finished 9″ blocks


Personally, I think I would like this better if I had sewed the strips parallel to the center diagonal, but it was too late when I decided to do that. Now, we’ll just have to wait until I feel another strip frenzy coming on.


Author: Marjorie Busby

My blog is about helping other quilters learn to use great tools in their quilting through what I can teach and through finding other bloggers who have good information. In addition, I am a mother and grandmother. Other hobbies include any other stitchery which makes me happy at the moment. I worked in clinical research for most of my career. I am now retired and enjoying every minute.

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