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Thread: String Quilts- Ill show you mine, will you show me yours?

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    And one last one that I HAVE to do... I LOVE this idea, don't you????

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    My DGSs were over and wanted to sew. I wanted to try a string block, so i showed the older one how to flip and sew. Mine was in shades of blues and i had it half done. I asked the younger one to pick out some strips for me to sew on. He picked out baseballs, dinosaurs -all novelty fabrics. So one half of the block is gramma, the other half is all Jaden!! I am leaving it that way too!
    That's so sweet! You'll look at that "Jaden" block & remember that sewing day for years to come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pilgrim View Post
    I've done the flip and sew method on muslin and then you don't have to use batting or remove paper you sewed on. I love using up the scraps this way.
    I do the same thing but I buy really thin, cheap solid-colored fabric to use with mine.
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    I make a string pieced block from fabrics in each quilt I make. I also embroider the name of the quilt on the center string. Eventually, if and when I ever decide to quit quilting, I can make this one last quilt of memories for me. Here are the ones I have done so far. I just put them on the design wall in no particular order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    I make a string pieced block from fabrics in each quilt I make. I also embroider the name of the quilt on the center string. Eventually, if and when I ever decide to quit quilting, I can make this one last quilt of memories for me. Here are the ones I have done so far. I just put them on the design wall in no particular order.
    What a great idea gramajo! I sure wish I had thought of that when I first started quilting. I 'd definitely love to have a block for every one I've made, too, especially since I give them away and don't have any around.
    I'm thinking I'll get into the scraps and see if I have a chance of coming up with something from each one. It's only been a couple years so might be doable!
    Linda Wedge White

    I believe UFOs are like scraps, ferns and dust bunnies. Once you get two, they send spores out into the air and more just happen anywhere the spores meet.

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    Wow...I love them all. I have so many strings and so little time. I like the idea of just sewing a few when their are a few minutes. I think I am going to make one like you made. Very nice. Thanks for posting it.

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    Here is one of mine. Sew odd size strips together into a rather large piece and recut at a 45 degree angle. Gives you different looking blocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I made two of these. I don't remember exactly when I made them but it was at least 5 years ago. I pieced on newspaper squares and made half of the blocks all dark and half all white and then cut them on the diagonal and put them back together.



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    I love the light and dark contrast in this one. Beautifully done.

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    Here's one I made for DS #1. DH liked it so much he was upset that I gave it away -- I had to promise to make another one for him! I'm about halfway through with it right now, just cut out some more muslin foundations.
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    Here is my version of a string quilt and I did it QAYG method. Plus I only used selveges. I had posted this elsewhere on the board but I can't find it now. Everyone has such wonderful creations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester the bunny View Post
    Here is one of mine. Sew odd size strips together into a rather large piece and recut at a 45 degree angle. Gives you different looking blocks.
    This is beautiful, you would never know it's beginning was humble scraps. Thanks for letting us see this wonderful quilt.

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    One of my first quilts was a string quilt. At the time I had not accumulated a stash so I had to go out and buy fabrics. Today I guess I'd be able to do it out of the strips stash and whatever has been set aside as scraps.

    It was also the practice ground for FMQ stippling. By the time I finished the quilting, I had mastered that technique well enough to do it blindfolded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    I make a string pieced block from fabrics in each quilt I make. I also embroider the name of the quilt on the center string. Eventually, if and when I ever decide to quit quilting, I can make this one last quilt of memories for me. Here are the ones I have done so far. I just put them on the design wall in no particular order.


    That is very, very clever. I will definitely follow this excellent example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladynredd View Post
    Here's one I made for DS #1. DH liked it so much he was upset that I gave it away -- I had to promise to make another one for him! I'm about halfway through with it right now, just cut out some more muslin foundations.

    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SandyinZ4 View Post
    Here is my version of a string quilt and I did it QAYG method. Plus I only used selveges. I had posted this elsewhere on the board but I can't find it now. Everyone has such wonderful creations.

    Great idea! My pileS of selvages has really grown.

    Linda

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    Wow absolutely beautiful quilts !!!!

    Keep the pics comin !

    Fantastic jobs on all the quilts...

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    These are all so inspiring. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful quilts.

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