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Picture of Kim - Strut526
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elsie123 is planning on adding to one to make it bigger, doing stitch and flip or QAYG. I showed her my favorite that i did, (this orange one).
I have to find our dear Talia's pink/white one with hearts for her to see.
So, if ya have a favorite to share..post it here! Smile

 
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ithinkisew AKA Talia
This was done in 2007 i believe.
"Angel Kisses" was the pattern..

 
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Thanks for posting this Kim! I'd love to see several string quilts and get some inspiration. Right now I'm thinking of 12" finished blocks in a 4x5 setting, QAYG, and borders. Not sure what layout to use. May have to go bigger.

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your welcome!
 
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Goodie, goodie! I do love these shows. Here's the one I finished this month. I love them all!

 
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Love em!! strings and rags are my favorites!! I have a couple started Smile


" My bucket list bucket has a hole and it's leaking time"
 
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this is one I made in a swap with some of you ladies. this is one of my favorite quilts.

patsy

 
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this is one of my favorites... my batik ocean string quilt.. done with blocks from a CYOC string block swap and many many more of my own..


shey..

my blog.. http://sheysstitchinmagic.blogspot.com/

"come hell .. come high water... you push on me.. i'm gonna push back harder... i got a whole lot more than a little bit left...





 
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nice show! native Texan did one she called "odd orange" i love the black and orange together..hopefully she will see this
 
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I did this one from a kit...remember the nudge you gave me to get it done, Kim?!!

 
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Aqua would look awesome in my DD's home. My scrapbuster group is woking on spiderweb string quilts next month. This inspires me to get more strings cut. Scrappy is best!
 
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I did this one from a CYOC string swap.

 
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ok thease are amazing. Question do you plan the quilt out or is it ramdon sewing
 
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Here's the only one I've made.


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Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.


 
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This is one of mine from a CYOC swap - the only one I have the top finished. Still needs quilting.

 
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I think the joy of these quilts is playing with the layout after squaring up the blocks. The pink and brown one is awesome with that bright square in the center. I wanted mine to have rounds of lights and darks but after I finished it I realized I should have done more purples because I really love them and they barely show in my wallhanging.

Anyone have a spiderweb string quilt to show? There's one in a current magazine done is black and oranges for Halloween. Cute idea for a holiday wallhanging.
 
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I am currently renewing my interest in strings, My two favorite quilts I have made are my shabby strings and my ocean batik strings. I have so many blocks in my sewingroom, and seem to have to urge to piece more!

Love the pictures! They are all very pretty. This is one I made from a bright string swap.


Brandy
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This is my ocean string batiks, one of my very favorite. Nobody is allowed to take off the banister, yet. Inspired, or stolen from, Shey.Wink


Brandy
~There are pawprints on my heart.~
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Brandy! Love them both! Aqua & purple is awesome!
Evelyn
 
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Beautiful quilts. Thanks for the show.


sdgranny
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So much fabric-so little time
 
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Here is a little one for my nephews Kitty.


May
"In Michigan"


 
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Here is one Sue and I made a few years ago. It is called the Fabric Fling. Way colorful. We had a blast making this.

 
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They all look terrific. I like how they can be planned to give a design, or totally scrappy, or scrappy with a plan. All are great. I've decided I need to make mine to be 4x6 squares instead of 4x5 to get the look I want. I've got 7 more to make. At least my scrap bag should go down a bit. Smile
 
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Love that fabric fling! And the kitty quilt too, I think my kitties might need quilts! Wink


Brandy
~There are pawprints on my heart.~
www.prairiepawsrescue.com

 
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here is one I got from a crafty BOM last year. I still haven't sewn them together yet.

 
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Here are twin baby quilts I am currently doing for my nephew and his wife twins.

 
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tinbren - I'm not sure if anyone answered your question, but I would say yes...and no! Some strings are just scrappy and random. They look great!

My brown and teal was a kit. My brown and pink was from a Choose Your Own Color string block swap, so the color was planned. Everyone states the colors they want in their string blocks. One of then people in my swap got the preferences switched, but it ended up being a blessing. I love the bright pink in the middle of the quilt. I put that one on point, but I don't do them all that way.
 
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As lotto block chairman for my guild, I chose string blocks and gave everyone either a black or white center strip. Some of them actually used scrap strings while others had to have symmetrical and matchy. After all the grumbling, they loved them in the end, especially after I pinned several on the wall.

I'm making a bunch of RWB string blocks for QoV. Quick question, how's the best way to quilt string blocks - in the ditch, all over, tied?

Just want to add that no matter the colors, these are fabulous quilts.

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Ellen


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EvelynB. Yours takes my breath away!
This is from one of CBQ's wonderful swaps, done in winter holiday colors.
Now working on my Shabby Chevron from last swap's blocks

 
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I love all these! Beautiful! I have never made one. I printed out a photo of a denim/blue jean one I saw on a blog that I want to replicate some time. I have a stack of jeans in all shades of blue to make one.
Thanks for everyone for posting these inspiring photos.

Rondi
 
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ok Lace Angel, how did you make this one? with the wavy edges?
Loving all these pictures! makes me want to dig my noodles/strings out and make one!

Will Quilt for Chocolate Smile big thumbs up!

tiny one for the kitty May?! lol awesome!

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i have to show you native Texans "odd orange" .

 
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I'm a native Texan but you won't see orange and white here. We're strictly black and red for Texas Tech. However black with lots of oranges would be fun for Halloween.
 
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wow they are all so pretty. like an explosion in a skiddle factory. thanks for sharing ladies.

patsy
 
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Love em.Jill your color combo and layout WOW but I have to say my favorite of all time is the one Royalboomer did in YWB,it's on my leaky bucket list Smile


" My bucket list bucket has a hole and it's leaking time"
 
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I had to dig for this...love all the quilts

 
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Reba, that's so clever! Don't have to make many either. Glad you dug it up.
 
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Jacky - I do remember that quilt and have always liked it too!

Evelyn - at least the orange in that quilt is bright orange and not burnt orange! Wink
 
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EvelynB: that is all Laurel Burch with just a few exceptions. It went to my friend's new adopted Guatama*lan daughter who loved all the bright colors. It was the right choice.
 
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Laurel Burch is a great choice! Nice job. It's amazing that small strips can have such an impact.

I'd like to make one with lots of navy and brown adding some teal. My DD has a lot of those colors in her bedroom suite.
 
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Lovely quilts! All of them are beautiful. This is my strings quilt I did out of 30s fabric. I used a higher loft batting that I had on hand and it gave it the wrinkled look but I like it. I wish I had made it bigger but it fits on the top of my bed just fine. Nice for the summer months as it is easy to kick off when too warm.


Carolyn

http://harrisburgcof2013.shutterfly.com/pictures

Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.


 
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This is a Christmas string quilt that i did from a swap a few years ago. I have since put on a red border but it isn't quilted yet.


Carolyn

http://harrisburgcof2013.shutterfly.com/pictures

Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love.


 
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Made for Fr. Casey when he moved to another Parish.

 
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See the aqua heart for ovarian cancer

 
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I didn't make this one ... I only quilted it for Wounded Warriors

 
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Here's a shabby chic one that I made for my aunt. Thanks for sharing all of these, especially Talia's hearts.

 
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I can't even pick a favorite. I like them all. I hope in November when our CYOC swap is done, I can find this to look at the options.
 
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I must be getting old, 'cause I don't remember seeing many of these string quilts. They are all unique and beautiful. Even the shabby chic one is cute and that is not my color pallet.
Thanks to all for sharing. Has anyone done a black and white one?? Wonder what that would look like??
Elsie123... Nope your stash isn't going to go down, I think those strings multiply in the dark. LOL

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Great show - I'll add some of mine from the swaps here

This is the one I'm working on now. I do have it sandwiched but the quilting is not done yet. The picture is just the top....from the last swap.

 
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