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!
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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: elsie123,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.This message has been edited. Last edited by: ekbuckeye,
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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.
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.
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. LOLThis message has been edited. Last edited by: patty j,