So a couple of days ago I introduced you to the new Simply Strings book by Rana Heredia and today I wanted to show you my finished project from the book. This is Twinkle Toes!
The finished quilt measures 41” x 41” and is made up of two different types of string blocks – what Rana calls “random string blocks” and “classic string blocks”. In the past when I’ve made string blocks (like for this quilt) I just used regular printer paper for my foundation. This time I wanted to try a new (to me) product called Stitch n Sew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets.
Each sheet measures 8.5” x 11” which fits nicely into your home printer. If you need to print out your foundation pattern you can do it right onto the sheet. In this case, I needed both 5” and 5.5” squares so I just cut the sheets down to size. You can see in the photo below how thin each sheet is, and how easily you can see through it (that's important when you're doing paper piecing.) However, when you’re working with it, it doesn’t FEEL thin. It’s sturdy, yet flexible and easier to sew through than my usual paper is.
Then later I sat and watched some classic Star Wars with my boys as I tore off the foundation papers. They tore easily and neatly, leaving no bits behind like paper can sometimes.
Once I had all of the blocks made, I was ready to put together the quilt top. It was such a fun quilt to make – I really wish I would have added a few more blocks to make a throw size!
Here's one of the finished blocks. The dot print used as the background is Essential Dots from Moda (Black on white yardage) and is one of my favorite low volume background prints.
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