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This string block has a slight pattern to it, making it different than the original block which is found here. It'a a very slight pattern, in this sample's case it's the redish line and white line in the center of each block. Here is a short lesson on how I made those "patterns" appear.

I was using up left over strips from the so called ugly fat quarters we collected at a fall retreats. (Like beauty, ugly is also in the eye of the holder. I was holding fabric which wasn't ugly to me at all.) I also had this long strip of left over reddish brown binding fabric, so I decided to add that, but since there was so much of it, I thought, I'd make a pattern.

I simply added my reddish brown piece first to each block, simple and easy. Since this was all scraps, I didn't make each strip “exactly” in the center, but kept them fairly close to center.

      When the reddish brown ran out, I only had a few blocks and well, they weren't really enough for a whole quilt and who wants a strings wall hanging. SO I took apart the little quilt and added more blocks and this is what I ended up with.            

But Kathy wanted more precise center strips, so I made another quilt to show her how to do that.

I used the same white-on-white for all the center strips, all cut the exact same width (2 inches). I carefully placed each w-o-w strip in the center and added alternating red and blue strips to either side. Where the exactness came in was when I squared them, I made sure each w-o-w strip was exactly in the diagonal center of the block.

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Updated June 14, 2020

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