I have also had it in my head for a while now to try this design with strip piecing or string piecing,
it is a project from this book:
Initially I was thinking a table runner so I made one diamond with two ends.
with selvages, you just overlap them onto a foundation made of paper or muslin and topstitch the finished edge down.I cut out a diamond that is about 14 inches across and 26 inches long. I should've made it from two equilateral triangles, but that detail escaped me at the time. it is been hot here lately and my brain isn't working at top capacity.
nevertheless, I just stitched them down onto my paper making sure to leave lots for the seam allowance.
Before I cut the shapes to size, I decided to stay stitch around the paper shape to keep the stitching from unravelling as I go.
the paper founations I made were the actual finished size, so when I trimmed theem I added the seam allowance.
So long to the table runner idea. Hello new quilt project.
so now I am this far. I have also been to the store to get a couple meters of gray fabric to use for the alternate triangles.....
Have a good day.