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Thread: How do you feel about strings?

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    Question How do you feel about strings?

    I admit that I am not a scrappy person, controlled scrappies I love but can't get myself to do total scrappies. Of course I can't say scrappy quilts and not think of Bonnie Hunter lol. I did her mystery quilts the last two years and love love the controlled scrappies I made. Her before last mystery quilt was Orca Bay and it contained string blocks that are of a particular color family- well, I love that concept, as I can get the movement of the stringy blocks without killing myself (type A personality here lol )going totally scrappy. I had made some extra string units for that quilt and pulled them out some time ago to use them to make wonky stars. A great leaders and enders project! I used all of my red strings to make this 23'' little quilt- love how it turned out and I am calling it Bonnie's Stars I have a bag full of leftover green string units that I need to think of a design to use them in next. So how do you feel about strings? Love 'em? Hate 'em? Indifferent?

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    I like the strings you did in this. I think it looks great.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. I have never made one on my to do list.

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    This is wonderful! I also love the way you quilted it.
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    I LOVE your stars!! And the use of strings is mind-boggling! You're a genius!! How about making one similar to the stars with the greens, but use trees instead of stars.

    You asked how we feel about strings. I can't handle the scrappy thing so haven't tackled the string thing. Just sorting scraps makes me itch.
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    I like string quilts because they are so unique! I LOVE the way your quilt turned out. Very nice job!
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    Your quilt looks great. I like the idea of string blocks/quilts as it's a great way to use up leftover and odd pieces of fabric. As Bonnie Hunter says, the scraps cost as much as regular yardage. Why throw it away??? (that's a paraphrase, of course) - - - - Jane
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    Love the strings and your quilt. You did a great job and the quilting is great also.

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    I simply love everything about this quilt

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    absolutely love them and your quilt.
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