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!



Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous blocks! You gave me such a great idea- if I use black and whites, I can stretch my limited amount of red and blue strips and make things more interesting. I am working on a triangle string zig zag thing I saw in an old book on string quilts. I will have to get my act together and photo it.
Love the blocks!!

Texas JennyWren said...

So pretty - love your color choices. Can't wait to see the flimsy finished!

Julierose said...

Really neat pairings of colors for this one...hugs, Julierose

Ann said...

Wonderful fabric layout. Thanks for sharing it.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I also sew for Quilts of Valor. One of my favorite quilts I made for them was a blue, green and aqua string quilt. It was hard to give that quilt up.