Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Red Basketweave Strings

I've been cleaning out a UFO storage tub, and came across this top.  I sewed it a while ago as a sample for a guild activity that didn't happen, and then stored it away and forgot about it.  Just a simple basketweave block arrangement, but red always makes me smile.

Now that it's out in the light of day again, I'll add it to my To-Be-Quilted stack. 


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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.

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