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Thread: String Quilts: Which do you prefer?

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    String Quilts: Which do you prefer?

    A center string the same color on every block, OR random center strings? I'm trying to decide which to make for my first one.

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    I like the same colour on every block, it seems to give the eyes somewhere to focus. I struggle a bit with scrappy so it gives the quilt some unity
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    hmmm. never really thought about it. it's on my bucket list... so will try to remember that about the same center color.
    Nancy in western NY

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    go to Bonnie Hunter's site Quiltville and see all the choices she has. She has a new book out with all string quilts and they are gorgeous.
    Judi in Ohio

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    I too perfer the center strings to be all the same thourgh the quilt....really does help to settle the eye....and black is my favorite!!! Use light/white/cream strings on both sides for a stained glass look!!! A real black and white beauty!!

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    I have done string quilts both ways and I like the center strip the same color for some reason. I just finished one using random strips with flannels, not using the same in center and like it also, but I like center strips all the same.
    Texas Sunshine, piney woods of NE Texas

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    my quilt group did a whole bunch of these and we all liked the one with the same colour first string the best

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    I like center strip all the same; but then again.....I only do controlled scrappy.
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    depends upon how much scraps I have .... string quilts are good for depleting scraps.
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    I am working on a string quilt right now. In going through my string bag before I began, I found many pieces of red fabric. So I begin each block with a strip of red down the middle, then I finish with strings of all colors and patterns. It is addictive! That's all I want to do is to make string blocks. I place the red strips in four blocks in the shape of a diamond. I love it! I think the main thing with strings is just have fun. There are no rules!

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