Bright String Quilt by Gail

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
String quilt
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-03-11T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-05-17T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

I've been seeing people using the foundation paper piecing method for string quilts... and I thought that would be a fun thing to try to use up some scraps I have.  Once I started, I realized I would need more scraps than I have, so I decided to use a bunch of fat quarters and give it a pattern. 
So far, I'm halfway done making the blocks... thinking about the quilting ~ something dense maybe.  Dense quilting is becoming my most favorite way to quilt, although it takes a lot of time and extra bobbin winding! :wink:

YAY!  Finished about a month ago, everything has been delayed in my life because we are working on a move for home and business, so my time has NOT been spent in the sewing room.  A few months and I'll be back at it in my new sewing room ;)

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hatchk8
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Sewbusy64
Whatthebobbin
Joke
Clairealex
Stamdl
Bluebirdsews
Azjune
Lorihdesigns
AllPatchedUp
Dontcallmebetsy
True
Readerowl

Comments

Aquiltingjewel

This is coming together nicely.

Rebecca

Stunning colors!

Chandra

Ooh, this looks fun!

True

Really, really pretty and striking and wonderful!

AllPatchedUp

I love your take on the string blocks/pattern....fantastic!

Gail

Thanks everybody... I'm having a lot of fun with this one!

Caribousmom

Gail this is gorgeous - I love those bright fabrics which are set off perfectly with the gray. Can't wait to see this one all done!

Lara-giles

wow Gail, this is striking! has it been to show-n-tell yet? (did I miss it?)

Gail

Lara-giles I brought it last month, but there was no show and tell that month... but it will be at Sisters!

True

Wow this is amazingly gorgeous!!!!!

Sewbusy64

loving this !!

Readerowl

I have to re-think strings. This is fantastic. Love the back too.

Terryt1955

I've seen string quilts before but they were just too busy. But I LOVE how you made it into organized scraps. Thanks for helping me see them in a whole new light! And can I say the back is fabulous!

Whatthebobbin

This is awesome. I love the back too!

Gail

Whatthebobbin Terryt1955 Readerowl Sewbusy64 True Thanks!! For the strings, instead of putting one strip down the center I sewed the center strips together before putting them on the paper, then tried to center the seam line on the foundation paper. I love the back too... actually a little more than the front ~ that's just me ;)

Stamdl

What an amazing quilt! I just love that layout... so eye catching and your color choices are spot on. Great job!

Drnic2c

beautiful quilt. Love the organized scrappy look. Very nice.

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