March 25, 2008

String Quilt, my first

I admire the String Quilts ...... I've made one of my own at last. I see lots of String Quilts at Mary's blog. LOL


The blocks are pink and white, 12 inch finished size (48x60). It's hard to see but the aqua center strips are suppose to made a heart shape. I've decided to not put borders on, just quilt and bind. I probably should have used darker fabric. It's not quilted yet but soon I'll load it on Prince Charming. I plan to donate it ... not sure where yet.



I have tons of scraps so I see many string quilts in my future .........

15 comments:

Kathy said...

I see the aqua heart -- how cool is that. I love it.

Kathy said...

I can see the aqua heart -- how cool is that!

I've not made a string quilt yet, but our Wacky group is doing a string block swap, so I'll get to try my hand at the strings.

Great Job!

Vicki W said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the aqua heart. It's a nice addition to the traditional string quilt.

Lissa Jane said...

Sandy
I love your string quilt, its just gorgeous... I have a truck load of green strings here and I am motivated to make a string quilt.. when I finish other things first of course!

take care

Lissa
Australia

Mary said...

I see the heart! Are you going to bind it in the aqua fabric?

Debi said...

Very pretty, and an excellent way to use those scraps.

country mouse said...

Very cute quilt!! What a wonderful quilt to donate. I can see the aqua heart too. String quilts are some of my favorites...I love scrappy quilts and I love to use up every possible bit of fabric I can and string quilts do both :cD

Laurie Ann said...

Looks great! I could see the heart in the middle right away. Good job!

Irene said...

Love it Sandy. I also like Mary's suggestion of binding it in the aqua. You have done more than your share of charity quilts and I know you enjoy it, but why don't you keep this one just for YOU!

WilmaNC1 said...

Very nice!!!I'm into strings too.

Vera said...

How cute is that, I love he heart in the middle.. I am hankering to make antoher one now....
http://www.myquiltblog.com/Vera/

Michele said...

This is fantastic. Simply gorgeous. I agree, binding in the Aqua would bring out the heart immediately, though I had no problem seeing it once I looked at it closely.

I've never made a string quilt such as this, must give it a try one day.

Michele

Anonymous said...

OH MY GOSH! If you like string quilts just wait until you see the new book that AQS is putting out by Karen Griska! I know it's at the printing/manufacturers now so it will be out in the stores by the end of summer, I'm guessing. I had the pleasure of seeing the "mock up" book before it was printed. YOU WILL FAINT. HINT: Don't throw away your selveges! LOVED you string quilt by the way. Really pretty.

xoxom

Mark Lipinski
www.marklipinski.com

kay said...

I can see the aqua heart and the quilt is pretty. I have started making string quilts and love them. Shirley in IL

Kathy said...

Lovely string quilt, I like how you have the heart in the middle.