Here is a string quilt I made using quilt-as-you-go technique. I used black and white strips with some occasional red. Each block has a different red in the star points.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
I finished this baby quilt while visiting Boston. Quilted on my daughter's featherweight.
At New Year's I sewed all my string scraps into 8.5" blocks by color. These are all the yellows and most of the white. Edit: The quilt finished about 41" square.
|Yellow and white string baby quilt|
|Detail of quilting and binding.|
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Hi all! I've been crazy/busy with travel/teaching and an on-line class that is now finished.
But thought I'd poke my head in and share this with you before I finish packing and leaving for another week of teaching. Waaahhhh -- I want more time in my studio to play!! Too many ideas coming from "what if?" and not enough hours to try them out!
warm regards to all of you.
Friday, May 6, 2016
I made dozens of string blocks last fall and winter
for a group string project in my group.
The requirements were piecing bright strings with no blacks
onto an 8.5 inch foundation,
with a 1.5 inch white strip at the centre.
Together we made lots of blocks
enough for a 96 inch square quilt.
The woman who collected blocks put the together in groups of 16
and made a nine-patch with a dark green border and binding.
She quilted a loopy meander all over the quilt
and you can see the quilting better on the back,
which has a sunflower theme.
This was a great quilt to use up lots of narrow strings.
Most of my bits were 1 to 1.5 inches wide.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
These are the first four 12.5" string blocks
for a quilt top that will be donated to Quilts of Valor.
These are being pieced onto thin muslin.
One consistent 1.5" red string
plus a variety of scrappy blue strings
form the center for each block.
Thirty-five blocks will use up a LOT of scrappy
white-on-black and black-on-white strings.
The goal is a layout five blocks wide
by seven blocks long.
LOVE the way these look together!