Monday, August 24, 2015

Busy Making Strings

July and August have just flown by. I've been busy making string quilts and attempting to get rid of diminish my stash.
This one was easy except for the piano keys I decided to add to use up more scraps. It took me longer to make that border than it did to make the blocks. Go figure!!

The fractured diamond came from all my green scraps, which BTW have doubled. How did that happen??
I love watching this particular design develop. Depending on whether you use a specific color to outline the "kite" shape and if you place one color as the "last sewn" such as the gray fabric I used, the possibilities are endless and awesome. This quilt was quilted by me...can you believe it!!! I'm taking a long-arm class and I can quilt on anything that I want. OMG, I can't wait to quilt another quilt top soon!!

6 comments:

Karen said...

Your string quilts are amazing, I love the designs and colors. Awesome sewing job.

Julierose said...

Oh these are stunning! I need to get back to "Stringing" this fall. I want to make an Autumn one...am planning an orange (my grandson's fave color!!) quilt for my grandson for when he goes to college--so will have leftovers I am sure...hugs, Julierose

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

On my bucket list: make a string quilt

Ann said...

Interesting arrangements. Isn't it exciting what we can do with strings? Thanks for sharing.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I have been trying to use up my stash since 2011. Somehow there is always one more quilt that can be made. But I just did cut down some smaller pieces into strings for a string quilt. Now to just get to the sewing. I like your layout!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Very cool colors in your first shot and great stuff you are doing!