Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Last one for the year

Sharing a final string quilt for this year.
I just finished assembling this top over the weekend, as part of a Rainbow Scrap Challenge year-end report.  I'll get back to layering and quilting it in the next month or so.  Onward to 2015 and more quilts!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

when did I make this string quilt??

Came across this photo today of what looks like a baby quilt made, maybe a decade ago? Who knows?  But typical of me, nothing lines up or matches. That's the beauty of string quilts - right??!! I'm thinking I should do another one...
 Happy holidays, everyone!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Just stopping by to share a couple of string quilts I finished this year.  The lighter blue/green quilt was completed in late spring, and the darker one just recently.  Both have been donated to my guild for use as comfort quilts.
Thank you for your string inspirations this year.  I'm hoping to be much more productive in 2015. 
Have a joyful holiday season!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

New to the group.

I found this group while participating in the Canadian Blog Hop. Love all the work you are all doing, and I love string quilts. Here are a couple that I have made.
 This is the first one I ever made. It was a Gwen Marsden technique, crooked strings and very small.
 My cousin and I made this one for our 87 yrs old Aunt. Just scraps and she loved it.
I made this one from a swap that I did. Love the border fabric, purchased it at my local quilt store.
I look forward to participating in your Group. Happy String Sewing :) 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Vintage String Quilts

I took these photos at our local quilt show this past October, and I thought you might like to see them here.  I have more explanations and photos on my blog Indigo Threads.

Both of these quilts had older quilts inside as the "batting".  They are very heavy quilts.  I think these qualify as pretty much the ultimate in scrap quilting!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Two Christmas Gifts - Done

My granddaughter is now in kindergarten and has to great teachers. She wants to gift them something special and asked me to "make something special." How could I not after that request. I asked each teacher what their favorite colors were and went to work.
The first is of course a lion. The favorite colors are orange & white which are the school colors & the lion is the mascot. It measures 20" square.
The second favorite colors are red & black. I added a grayish fabric to jazz it up. This one also measures 20" square.
Now if I can convince my granddaughter to wait until the class Christmas party.....laugh out loud! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

String Quilt Top Finished

Party Hat Optional  --  53" x 73" 

This quilt top was inspired by the Toran pattern

You can read about my string quilt's genesis
HERE and continuing HERE.

The quilt top's actual construction happened within a single week!

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Strip Piecers' challenge quilt

We're making string blocks for our monthly challenge
at my guild, the Strip Piecers.

These blocks were inspired by my basement bathroom floor.
It evokes diagonal string blocks and horizontal strings.

So far we're liking this layout, with the borders being half the width
of the diagonal blocks.
The diagonal blocks are 6.5 inches unfinished,
sewn on a 6 inch foundation,
with half lights and half mediums.

This is meant to be a charity quilt for a women's shelter.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Magnolia Sewing Circle Makes String Quilts

At our annual Magnolia Guest Day Sewing I helped with the ‘string quilt’ project. We started this quilt last year. You can read about it HERE.
Alma, Tressa, and Pat

Some of the blocks ended up smaller, so we decided to make two separate quilts.

Thelma made 4 string blocks at home for the beginning of another “String quilt.” The same 4 blocks look different depending which color you turn toward the center.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Strings and comments

Last week a blog reader gave me some fabric she was clearing out,
including these strip/string sets.
I think these will become part of a bigger project.

I've been reading your posts and comments.
One poster was wondering how to reply to comments on her post.
The easiest way is to write a comment on your own post
and then check the box that says something like
send follow-up comments to me by email.

That way you can reply to comments on your own post.

Keep stringing along!

Brenda,blog administrator