Thursday, June 16, 2016

Annette's String Quilt

My friend Annette made this string quilt using the 'quilt as you go' method to piece it together.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Another Fracture

This measures 45" square. I made it as a donation quilt. I quilted it on my Janome.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Yellow and White Strings

I finished this baby quilt while visiting Boston. Quilted on my daughter's featherweight.

Yellow and white string baby quilt
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.

Detail of quilting and binding.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Playing around with strings.

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

Really big strings

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.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Strings for QOV

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!


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Rail Fence Strings

Since I wasn't careful with the amount of strings cut for Chinese Coins, there were enough to make a second quilt, too. This used some of the strings discarded during the first quilt; it's much louder and more vibrant.

I also found some strings of triangles in the scrap bin. They were a failed experiement that worked beautifully here.
Improvistational Rail Fence from Strings
Using stripes was great fun! There were more striped fabrics than I originally saw. So many fabrics look completely different in small pieces.

I used two different striped fabrics in the binding... Because there wasn't enough of either to go all the way around. More on my blog here.

Enjoy the day,