Thursday, July 14, 2016
String Diamond Construction Details
I probably will make the background scrappy, but I haven't decided yet. Here is the inspiration for the quilt that I'm making from the Mingei International Museum. They have a nice selection of string quilts including the inspiration for my Spiderweb quilt.
The finished star block will be 17 inches. The figures in the picture are not to scale. Also, the measurement for the diamond is the finished size. To make the template you would want to draw the diamond as shown and then add a quarter inch seam allowance around it. To get the triangles to sew onto the diamonds to make wedges, you would take a 7.25 inch square (unfinished size) and slice it into four triangles cutting along the diagonals.