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Thread: 1st String quilt blocks

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    1st String quilt blocks

    A few years back a very kind quilter sent me a book on String quilts so years later I decide to use up some of my mountain of scraps and make one, well it turns out it will be 2 at least.

    The 1st block I made was what first came to hand which were pink/purples etc. it will be, when finished another quilt for my posh bedding collection. But then I noticed a pile of warm Autumn coloured scraps and as I need one for my Sofa bed, which Muffin uses as her bed, I gave the previous one to my Brother (I must stop giving my quilts away ) I didn't want to make a special one as Muffin scratches to make her bed comfy so I think this will certainly fit the bill.

    I have used an old cotton sheet as the foundation and as me and my Patchwork ladies are going to Abakhan for our Christmas lunch and for their sale, I will get a nice piece of fleece. This will make it cosy for when it's needed but also help to make it "grip" to the settee, hopefully.
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    they look good
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    Your blocks are lovely, the colors look perfect. String blocks are my favorite to make.

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    I have not attempted a string quilt yet, but I like the looks of your's!
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    Did you already have your fabric cut the size you wanted?
    I'd like to make a string quilt. Love the idea of just reaching in and grabbing whatever fabric is next.

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    Very very nice.
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    I love how you are putting together your blocks. It will be beautiful when finished.
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    What fun. They look really good.

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    String blocks are so addicting! I love sitting down with a box of strings and going to town on them... Yours look great!

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    beautiful blocks.

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    Both sets are beautiful!
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    Very pretty...I have just finished a string top (need a kick in the pants to do the backing and basting). Great fun to do...and they are so cheery, makes you smile just looking at them.

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    They look really nice, I've always wanted to make one, its on the list but....theres so many things to make!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillCountryGal View Post
    Did you already have your fabric cut the size you wanted?
    I'd like to make a string quilt. Love the idea of just reaching in and grabbing whatever fabric is next.
    I decided to try them at 8.5" squares so I cut the foundation fabric at that, by the time I trimmed they came out at just over 8". I think a lot of people do them at approx. 6" but I just have so many strips!

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    very nice!!!!
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    You probably have encouraged a huge number of quilters to do a string quilt. Especially appealing to me is the slightly wonky factor. It makes a playfulness which I find endearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sierra View Post
    You probably have encouraged a huge number of quilters to do a string quilt. Especially appealing to me is the slightly wonky factor. It makes a playfulness which I find endearing.
    I had to froggy sew the Autumn colour one 3 times cos I did it too correctly and I particularly wanted the wonky look!

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    your are off to a real good start those blocks are lovely
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    Update, but put on hold

    I have had to put my String quilt aside as I am doing another quilt for LovequiltUK but I thought I would show you the progress so far. I am delighted with the result because as you can see the Sofa is rather plain but the String quilt is really livening it up

    I am thinking of investing in a couple of metres of this gorgeous fleece http://www.calicolaine.co.uk/Red-Ted...1864824420ac97 so I can reverse it when it's Christmastime!
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    love them...I love string quilts!
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    Gorgeous fabrics.....bright and beautiful.

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    I love string quilts - love the colours in your first block and what a lucky Muffin hope he appreciates it - have fun at Akaban I have shopped with them online and have always found their fabric good and very good prices too

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