While I can plan string quilts on EQ8, the pictures never show the real variety of string blocks.When I made Multi-Color Stars, I mentioned that I was going to make an experiment to see if I could show the layout to better effect. Here are the results.
|String Stars 65" x 75" (straight layout)|
|String Stars 65" x 75" (offset layout)|
Other than the layout, these quilts are alike in overall size, size of blocks (4.5" finished), mix of strings, and fabric for the stars. With the straight layout, the string diamonds come together in fours (focus on the shape formed by the diamonds).
With the offset layout, the string pattern includes diamonds and zigzags.
Because they are string blocks, they are busy and the secondary pattern of strings can be hard to see. Done in two colors, it would likely be more obvious, but I like the variety of scrappy string blocks.
I finished both with the same backing and binding.
I am pleased with both layouts, and I really have no preference for one over the other. What do you think?
Happy Quilting! 😸