Saturday, July 22, 2006
String Pieced Bag
Here is the first bag made with the string piece from yesterday's post. I learned a few things. First, do it on paper as Bonnie from Quiltville suggested. I thought that since this would be a bag, the extra bulk would give it body. It did but was nearly impossible to match the points with all that bulk. Also the burgundy part is only one layer so the difference is noticeable. I also had to do some figuring to decide what size of triangle since I don't have the ruler Bonnie uses. I made the string pieced fabric about 12 inches wide and the piano key strip along the top is the left over piece that was too narrow to use on the triangles. I might try some smaller triangles with the left overs.
Still, I am quite happy with the results. I have lots of the string pieced fabric left, some with the burgundy and some not made into triangles yet. Today I want to make some more bags with the triangles in different configurations.