I'm playing with strings, sewing them down to phone book pages. This is going to be Rocky Road to Kansas, inspired by Eleanor Burns, Egg Money Quilts. This particular pattern has 2 cardstock templates which are provided in her book. Thanks Eleanor! I've made it before and it turned out great.
First, I rough cut the phone book pages to wedge size, then sewed on all the strings. There is no measuring, so this part goes FAST. I already had strings, and used most of my 1 1/2 in. pieces, but added wider and narrower for interest, mostly in the blue range.
I drew around the wedge template on the back of the string units, then trimmed with rotary cutter. The center pieces start as squares, cut in half, sewed on the widest part of the wedge, and trimmed. They are consistent for the entire project.
This will be 30, 12 inch blocks, 5 x 6, and I'll probably add a border.
I sewed the 4 wedges together, with that triangle attached and ended up with a star thingy, points flapping in the breeze. (I forgot to photo the white template piece used for the 4 sides, provided as well.) I marked with pencil the center of that white triangle/pivot point and pinned it to the inside pivot point of the star, started sewing at the outside star point to that pivot point, needle down, and wrangled it around (used a stiletto) and sewed down the other side to the next point. One would not think it would work but it DID! I bit of pressing and voila! After the first one, I discovered I should remove the paper from that pivot point for a sharper pivot. First one is OK. 8-)) NO puckers!