This year I want to try to use up scraps...real scraps...strings, crumbs...chunks...they are taking over my sewing room. I've been working from two large garbage bags of strings which are mostly leftover backing pieces cut from the side of the quilt after quilting and before binding. They are long pieces. Plus thrown in there are end pieces...less than 1.5 inches wide.
Anyway, I'm making a string star quilt from some of those strings.
I spy backing from Crazy Basket Case, Pirates, Christmas Magic Mountains...
...from several donation quilts, a Quilt of Valor...
...from Crazy Cravings, Spider Web/Spider Man, Petunias and a couple more girly donation quilts. Ah, the memories! I found some indigo fabric on sale at Connecting Threads called Ghost Saltines to use as the background. I'm using a pattern from a Fons and Porter book that uses a diamond construction technique with no Y seams.
I was inspired to make a String Star quilt after I saw some String Stars I just fell in love with on some of my favorite blogs:
I'm sure you will find some other scrappy inspiration today at:
And still more inspiration on Monday at: