One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

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It’s Perfect for Leftover Skinny Strips!

String piecing is great for using up skinny strips of assorted widths, and it’s simple to do. Plus, a number of interesting designs can be created from the process.

Combine four of these easy units to create blocks that form diamonds and stars. The result is a stunning quilt of whatever size you want. Just adjust the number of blocks to achieve the desired size.

One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

Quilt blocks by @mchris1024.

The strips are sewn to a foundation fabric, in this case white. However, the foundation can be any color you want.

The following photos show some examples of quilts made from variations of this block.

Diamonds and Stars Quilt

Quilt by Christine Doyle.

One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

Quilt blocks by Cathy from Sane, Crazy, Crumby Quilting.

One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

Quilt from Blackberry Creek Home Arts.

One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

Memory quilt made from men’s shirts. Notice how the foundation fabrics vary.  From Blackberry Creek Home Arts.

One Simple Block Makes Stunning Quilts

Quilt by Lahonda Littleton.

Susan from Susie’s Scraps used 5″ squares for the foundations. They produce a block that finishes at 9″ square. You can start with whatever size foundation pieces you prefer and make as many blocks as you need for your project.

Click here for the free “Crazy Little Strings – Diamond Charms Quilt Block” tutorial.




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