The thing that I love best about this string quilt by Sara Collett (Seattle, Washington) is the border. Both borders: the pink roses on green, and the brown and light turquoise damask. They're busy and flowery, but they don't fight with the scraps in the center. I'd call this "cottage chic." Nice job, Sara!
Sara shows her paper foundation method for making this quilt in the post. I wouldn't bother with paper, just place a square ruler on it when you're finished sewing the strips together, then trim. No paper removal necessary. She says that part is fun. I don't know. :)