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.


beth s said...

What a Beautiful quilt!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Truly a gorgeous color filled quilt! Just love the sparkle and movement.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Striking! I like the skinny strip-sashing to create the nine-patch.

Julierose said...

Love how that white strip in the middle really pulls it all together--just a lovely finish! Hugs, Julierose

Ivani said...

♥ String Quilts!

Barb said...

great quilt!

Judy said...

I love the bright colors and I love string quilts!

Patti said...

I have to get back to making string blocks, forgot how much fun they are. I have a lot but seeing your finished quilt makes me want to make even more.

Linda said...

It is beautiful!

Mystic Quilter said...

Such a colourful quilt, and large! Love the way the blocks are set into a huge nine patch.

Ann said...

I like this group project. Scraps from several people plus the center white strings make a cheerful and more vibrant quilt. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Jeane said...

I am just catching up here and this string quilt is stunning.