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!


  1. You have some very beautiful string quilts. I like "Snow Falling on Cedars" and "Ferris Wheel" very much. Your quilt in progress is also fabulous! Yes, I've made some string quilts too.

  2. Whoa...heart be still!!! I LOVE your scrap quilts! What beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing them~

  3. Wow! I just LOVE all your string quilts! They are the BEST!

  4. i'm working on some purple crumb blocks, does that count? you have such a variety, but i'm afraid that i'm new so don't know what "Gee's bend" is.

  5. all incredibly beautiful. you are soooo talented. I've actually started working with NON-string projects after being obsessed with them for awhile. but I know I'll come back! definitely looking forward to seeing what comes next here!

  6. oh my I am in awe! love these string quilts!!!!
    keep going! we need to see more string quilts from you this year!

  7. Being a newbie quilter, I notice some strips are curved slightly. I like that non-straightness! Explain please!

  8. I absolutely love "Home on the river front" and "Snow falling on Cedars". All your quilts are fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs

  9. Yes defubuteky want to do a string is on the list. I know a lot of people who love your "Snow Falling on Cedars!"

  10. Sorry that word was supposed to be "definitely"!

  11. I love all your string quilts, especially the one at the top "Work in Progress 2010" and "Ferris Wheel."

    There's such an infinite variety of wonderful string quilts to be made. I have a pile of 'em. It would be wonderful to get together sometime and share ideas.


  12. Oh! And "Snow Falling on Cedars" is brilliant too!
    Your quilts make me want to run to my sewing machine. I may do just that. :)

  13. OMG, You are the quilter I want to be. I have been a traditional quilter for 20 year. I am ready for something new and you are were I want go with my quilting. Thanks for sharing. I love your quilts.

  14. Love what you did with 'Cranberry Sauce', my pattern in the 'Colorful Journey' book! Matter of fact, I like it better than mine, red being my fav color(s). String quilts have always held a special place in my heart too- good to see them advancing into the new century.

  15. What great quilts! I've just discovered string quilts. I'm making my first one for Quilts of Valor.

  16. Wowie! So many pretty and innovative quilts. Thanks for sharing.

  17. I love them all! Thanks for sharing.

  18. Hi Sujata, I was wondering if you finished the quilt at the top of this post. I would love to see it!
    You are soooooo creative! Ditto what everyone above said:
    I love all of your quilts! I innovative, unusual and colorful! I wish I could think and create like you do!