Ever since Mom introduced me to Bonnie Hunter and her wonderful style of quilting, I have been hooked. When I first started quilting, I refused to use anything but pre-cuts as I absolutely despised cutting. I was only interested in the sewing of quilts and anything that involved too much cutting was just got in my way. Once Mom introduced me to Bonnie’s “scrap using” system, I was hooked. I eventually went on to cut all of my fabric according to the system. I found that by cutting my fabric into the pre-determined strip sizes, I was removing a lot of the time that I would have had to spend cutting the fabric before starting a new project.
But when Mom first introduced me to string piecing, I was a bit skeptical. It seemed quite tedious for my liking, however I then realized that I wouldn’t need to cut at all. When squaring up my fat quarters, which I was accumulating at a rapid rate, I would be able to just cut a little bit wider strip and would have lots of strings that I could get started with. I was then hooked!
Since then, I have completed (finished the middle of the top, no borders) many string quilts. Below is my latest…
I even got Puppycat to sit still for a picture with the quilt! She doesn’t really do well with sitting still, but it’s a good thing that I snapped this picture when I did, because 2 seconds later, she was up and running around again!
That’s the first quilt top I have finished from Bonnie’s book String Fling: Scrappy, Happy and Loving It!, but I have more quilts from the book in my future.