You might have noticed that my foundations are cloth, rather than the usual paper. I do that for two reasons. The first reason is laziness--I just don't like to spend all that time ripping the paper off when I'm done. Cloth foundations stay in the quilt. The second reason is more recycling--see below.
What happens when I run out of fall colors in the bushel basket? I go shopping in my scrap bins!
I don't go any bigger than 2 in. wide, mainly because I like the way the skinnier strips look.
Thinking about string quilts made me want to look at my antique examples again. I really love string quilts, and I have collected some good ones.
Next time, I show some more foundation pieced quilts and blocks from my collection. If you'd like further instruction on making a string quilt, I suggest reading Bonnie Hunter's String Quilting Primer. You can get there by clicking on the link below.
String Quilting Primer (by Bonnie Hunter)
Happy quilting (and recycling)!