I've pulled the brightest UFOs in my pile for quilt therapy today...
I love string quilts! I got started by making blocks to donate to Heartstrings Quilt Project several years ago. The blocks for the first top came from an online string block swap. If you've never made string blocks you are missing out on a fun way to use up your scraps. Here's a great tutorial.
Since the strings are pieced on muslin the completed quilt top already has two layers of fabric, plus the stitching from all the strings, which makes them fairly heavy. I like to use fleece for one step batting & backing, it adds just the right amount of cozy fluff. I could not resist the tropical print for the pink, white & black quilt while shopping last weekend. Nothing like hibiscus blooming on fleece! The bottom top is <<BRIGHT!!!>> so I chose a solid.
I'm planning to play around with decorative stitches on the white strings using hot pink thread. I'd like to find a few that could be used for sewing down binding by machine.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced.