Nikki’s String Theory

Nikki writes:

I finished and finally took pictures of the quilt I mentioned a month ago in the group.  Perhaps others would like to see it although it is not our normal string quilt.  There is a close up of the blocks and then a wider shot.  Of course all the 4 legged ones tried to get in the photo.

It is called String Theory.  The original pattern is in the April 2017 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  It is by Sharon Tucker of Grass Roots Quilt Studio.  You can see her blog post here:

Only today after sending Sharon a picture of my quilt, did I find that the pattern was a QAL for American Patchwork.  There are videos on their blog.

I didn’t have enough red so I used green.  It was super fun and I am now doing it again in turquoise and yellow.  When I got to the 20 inch block I quilted as you go and then used a tut I found that showed how you didn’t have to use sashing.  It worked great.  I don’t have a long arm and so I can do it this way for my charity quilts.  I did use lots of starch to keep the little bits from curving.

I am making another one with turquoise and yellow with a Scooby Doo fabric on the back.  Hubs came up with the fabulous idea to fussy cut a few scoobys for the 4 center blocks.  It looks GREAT!

2 thoughts on “Nikki’s String Theory”

  1. I love it! Have a project going that uses 1 1/2″ x 2″ in strips of piecing. Thank you for sharing. I had some strings that were a bit less than the 1 1/2″ width – this could use those. Cindy in MT & AZ.


  2. I love this one Nikki.
    Tried to post a comment about it, as well as other messages, to our Yahoo site, without luck. Commenting here instead.


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