Friday, December 29, 2017

How do we keep stringing along?

I've been playing with wide wool strings
from a box of goodies I got from a friend of a friend of a friend's mom.
You can read the whole story here.


I only squared off fabric bits and used dark spacers.
The nature of the tweeds and twills makes the pieces curve a bit


It's beautiful in the subtle variations and I've already had several naps
under the finished blanket.
which I have yet to photograph.

Here's the top out on my snowy front lawn.
I've since quilted it and bound it.

But my question is do we keep stringing along here in blogland,
or move the whole string thing along over to Instagram?
I know there are less people reading blogs
and more heading over to other social media.

Now that Instagram allows you to follow hashtags, 
I was wondering if we can move our celebration of string quilts over there
by using the hashtag #stringthingalong.

Let me know what you think.

19 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

This is wonderful! Good job!

Linda said...

Lovely blanket. Personally I don't use Instagram so I would not see Stringing Along or participate in it which I would really miss . I love blogs, follow loads and enjoy them all so please don't swap over to Instagram!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I, too, am a blogger at heart - I love the stories and the sharing of process which only blogs offer. However, I don't see any reason why we can't ALSO have the option to share on Instagram as a means of including quilt makers who may not have found the blog. I frequently post on my Instagram feed as a redirect to the blog for more photos and details - we could do the same thing with the String Thing Along. I would really hate to lose the resources that have been shared here!

Nadine Vining said...

I have never used instagram and have no desire to. Love your blog.

Sylvia Anderson said...

I am also not a user of social media, unless you consider Pinterest in that category. Blogs are so much more personal and info friendly, so if you decide to switch, I think you might be eliminating so many people in the upper age bracket who prefer the blogs. I've noticed a trend among some bloggers who offer giveaways on Instagram, but not their blogs, and don't understand why that is. Maybe you can tell this octogenarian why that is. If you have a blog, along with an Instagram account, why send someone over to the social media account to enter the contest? I will miss your blog if you decide to leave, since I really love working with strings.

Lesley Gilbert said...

I always read your posts. I don't have my own blog but I follow lots of blogs and love reading people's stories, whether quilt related or not; there is so much inspiration and ideas to see and I hope you keep this one going :)

Janice Holton said...

I use both Instagram and read blogs but to be honest, I only look at Instagram when I have a few spare minutes while waiting in line at the store or somewhere else that I might be waiting just to kill time. I'm pretty sure I miss a lot. I do prefer reading blogs with the thought processes and procedures behind the building of a quilt. Or the inspiration behind a design or quilting stories in general. There is only so much you can say on Instagram. Hope you continue blogging!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Your so lucky to have been gifted all that wool! I prefer blogland but have started following instagram a bit!

Marilyn said...

I love reading your blog posts. Lots of info for using my scraps and odd fabrics. I don't do instagram either so would miss out. I realize it is extra work for you so you are the one that has to decide in the end. Hope you keep the blog though.

Cindy Beal said...

I love blogs! The stories, the pictures, the process, all of it. I do not do Instagram and have no desire to start. I can go to Pinterest to see pictures.
I want the details-the why, the how. I can only imagine how much time and thought goes into creating a blog and I sure do appreciate it. Thank you for sharing and inspiring us all.

Vivian said...

Those wools are absolutely yummy! That will be a wonderful quilt when done. I don't personally do Instagram (or FB) but agree that it would be a welcome option for those who don't blog. I don't want to commit you as host to the additional work of managing two sites but also hope this isn't an either or choice that has to be made.

Patti said...

Please Please stay with blogging! I am not an Instagramer, is that even a word? Hope you take all the comments to heart!

O'Quilts said...

great job

Joanne said...

I might be inclined to do both. I find I am using Instagram a lot. It is so very easy one you have the right equipment. (I have an iPad mini). All I need to do is snap a photo, send it to Instagram and write a line or two. My blog has been woefully neglected. All that being said, there are still a million or more string quilts to be made. I need to step away from the computer and return to my sewing machine.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Yes, this is a valuable site for stringing along. while I've not been very busy adding to the wonderful posts like this one. But I do instagram, twitter and facebook and I still read blog posts. Its more personal to me. I get a cuppa and sit and relax. I don't think blogs are dead.

QuiltGranma said...

this is important to keep this going here. I only do e-mail and face book. that is enough for this old brain. Love your wool quilt. When thinking of using some wool scraps I have considered using fusible knit interfacing on the back of the loosely woven ones. Do you do this? I've only made "penny rugs" of used cloth so far.

Helen said...

I want to make this wool string quilt from my late husband’s suits and my old pantsuits that I’ve outgrown. Tell me how you quilted it, please. And don’t give up this blog! I’m on Facebook and Instagram, but blogs are special.

Sheila said...

I love blogs.Please keep blogging. I don't do Instagram.

Julie in WA said...

Yep, keep the blog!I don't do instagram either.