Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Amish Ice Cream Social

This is my first attempt at a string quilt, and won't be my last! I love to hand quilt but have never been a great piecer, strings have solved that problem for me!

Monday, March 25, 2013

More bright blocks!!

Woohoo -- a good mail day!  I received two more envelopes containing bright string blocks for our
Don't they all look wonderful together?  Happy thank-yous are being sent out to Em and Gwen >>>>>>>>>
And there's still plenty of time for more players to join us!  I won't start planning the quilt assembly until April, so if you're thinking about participating, send those blocks!
Thank you for this opportunity to make a comfort quilt that will brighten someone's day!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Audrey's two sided string quilt

My friend Audrey just finished this quilt-as-you-go double-sided string quilt.
It's green on one side, and brown and orange on the other.
I've folded it over on itself so you can see both sides in one photo.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

First blocks!

Hi friends!
The very first blocks for our half log cabin challenge arrived today -- how exciting! Thank you hugs are being sent to both Ginny and Carol >>>>>>>>
I know there are several more envelopes of blocks on their way also, and I'm looking forward to their arrival!  We'll keep this challenge open until the beginning of April, so if you'd like to join us you still have plenty of time to jump in.  Details about the project can be found at the link above.  Thanks for your support and participation!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring strings

I just finished the binding on my latest string quilt today. 
This one will be going to guild meeting with me tonight, to be donated as a comfort quilt.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Mother's Four Square Quilt

Mother has stuck with her string quilt and sewed and sewed. And now she already has it finished. We thought she was making this for charity; but recently I got to thinking that here she made this quilt when she is 87 years old, and I think  it needs to stay in the family as an heirloom. So she said I could have it. How about that?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Another simple string quilt, lap size

This little lap quilt is approximately 46" square. Odd size but that's what I had. Very light gray strings in the centre and coral and light steel blue prints in the blocks. It will go to my Scrap Bag group for a donation quilt. We can use all sizes. Joanne

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The First Four

Hi Ya'll, I'm Vickie in Texas. I have a blog called More Stars in Comanche
I'm very happy to be part of this group. It's going to be fun ! 
 I've been thinking about doing a "Kitchen Sink" type string quit,
 all the left over fabrics from other projects thrown in together.
That has the potential of being a bad idea ! LOL
 I'll just have to see how it progresses.
 I made these blocks today from left overs of the Jo's Little Women's club  project I'm working on.  

I've been reading everyone's posts....WOW ! This is a creative group of  people.
Happy Quilting! Vickie 

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Two blocks for Jeanne

I've only managed to make 2 blocks so far, but I've got lots more strings in cheerful fabrics so I'll make a few more before the deadline if I can swing it. It's pouring rain in New York City today and it's cold....I hope the weather is a little better where you are!

Mother Makes a String Quilt

I haven’t done much with my projects that were on my design wall since last week. But look at what Mother has done. She has started making a crib size string quilt from some red and blue strips that I had left over from a string quilt.
I can tell she is enjoying it so much. She just keeps humming & whistling at the same time, something that she does when she’s happy. A lot of my sister’s and I have inherited the same whistle/hum when we sew. It makes for a pleasant atmosphere.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Some blocks for Jeanne

I made four half log cabin with various sizes of strings and strips.
I found this type of piecing is more effective if i make several at a time.
You can see I used the same fabrics in each block.

Thanks Jeanne, for offering to collect them and make them into quilts.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Summer Flowers

Hi friends!
I'm Jeanne from a small resort town in the southern California mountains, and I'm delighted to be stringing along here with you.  I've coordinated with Brenda about her recent half log cabin challenge, and I'm ready to go!!!
  I'm the Comfort Quilts chairperson for my guild, and one of the organizations we support is Doves, a domestic violence shelter for moms and kids who need a safe place to stay.  For this challenge, I'll be collecting 12 1/2" half log cabin blocks that start with a nice bright yellow patch in the corner. I'd especially like to get blocks that use happy bright summer flower colors.  Twelve blocks will make a child's quilt, or twenty four blocks will be used for a mom's quilt.  Please consider helping by sending a block or two -- leave a comment below and I'll email you my mailing address.
Thanks, Brenda, for giving me this opportunity to collect blocks that will make special quilts for families in crisis who need a hug!