Friday, November 30, 2012

Stars and stripes

I haven't posted on this blog for a very long time, keep forgetting to share my string-y stuff! 

I found a bunch of string blocks in a zip lock bag that wanted to be used for something.  I remember making these blocks when I didn't want to do a specific project but I wanted to sew; then I put them in my "parts department," to be used as when inspiration hit.

I wanted to make a full-size quilt but I didn't have quite enough, so I thought - stars and stripes! I made wonky stars and alternated them with the strings.

I like to add variety by alternating background colors!

My layout looked great, here's the finished quilt:

I had it long-arm quilted by a guild member, Bernerdett - she did a wonderful job!
Stars and Stripes is 82x73 and doesn't have a border; I bound it in a medium-dark blue.

You can see more of the creative process on my blog, just search for "string blocks" to pull up the posts!



Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! You've inspired me to go work on my "parts department" right now!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Thank you - I have a lot of spare parts waiting to be used, if I can just find them!

Maree Rogers said...

It looks great. I have some spare stars so might have to make some more string blocks and try something like this.

Brenda said...

lovely! thanks for sharing them here.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love love love the idea of mixing in those string blocks!!!

Congrats on the finish!!

Joanne said...

What an effective use of strings and stars together. Very colourful. Thanks for sharing. Joanne

Gmama Jane said...

WOW, I love all your color choices and the Stars are favorite pattern.
Thanks for being a follower!!
Gmama Jane