Friday, March 4, 2011

blue strings.

Beginning with a stack of blocks.
Blue strings attached to a 9x9" paper foundation....

I made this quilt top.
It Still needs to be a bit bigger.
I haven't yet decided how it's going to grow...
But I will. ;)

Then I made this quilt top.

I have enough blue string blocks to make
ONE more quilt!!!!

These are being made for the graduating high school seniors
at my church.
We had a sewing day in January
and the ladies came and made string blocks.
It was a great project for beginning quilters!

All the seniors this year are boys!!!
Maybe I'll get to work on "cute" quilts next year! ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

String Quilts

I am having so much fun these days with them, I would like to invite you all to join the fun.
Come along with me and see how many different ways we can make string quilts. Here are few examples of what I have done with strings in the past..  

Work in Progress 2010
 Inspired by the quilts of Gee's Bend. 2009

My original design
"Home on the river front" 2002

A class sample for "Inspirations from Quilts of Gee's Bend" 2003

"Ferris wheel" 2010
Original pattern that used up most of my strings at the time!

 "Snow falling on Cedars" 2011

String Quilt 2005 

I guess I should call it, My library quilt!
Crater Lake 2005

Cranberry Sauce 2004
Original pattern by sandy Donabed
From the book, "A Colorful Journey" 

 Okay, can you tell that I love strings?

Have you made a string quilt?

Would you like to make one?

I am working on one right now and will post some pictures real soon!

If you have already made one or are working on one..

I would love to see your quilt!

Beth just made one! It is beautiful! Go check it out!