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Thread: diamond strings

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    Super Member nanabirdmo's Avatar
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    this one just about killed me. not sure if i like it or not. i honestly think i unsewed as much as i sewed. i found a picture of an antique quilt on a web site and thought "how hard can that be" :shock:
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    Ooooooh! What wonderful colors!

    Y'know, I'm lovin' this site! I am seeing so many things I never get a chance to see anywhere else. It's great!

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    It is terrific... I have not done a string quilt yet but yours makes me want one for myself :lol:

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    I love it! Scrappy strings and that bold black. The diamond shapes are very unique. I haven't seen that in string quilts. Very pretty! It reminds me of stained glass.

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    It's a beauty! My eyes just keep moving, trying to take it all in.

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    Beautiful! I also love that you found a quilt you liked and decided to do it!
    (I think thinking that it couldn't be that hard is what gets some of us to try something.) :mrgreen:

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    It's Gorgeous!!! I love the way the black frames the diamonds and all those wonderful colors.... :) It's Eye Candy! :) :)

    Great job! :)

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    Wow....that is pretty cool the way that looks! Its like ripples of color on stained glass! Gorgeous....

    I've made quite a few string quilts and never used sashing with the squares before.... but I have made them where the center strip is all the same color and it becomes the sashing, in fact I am working on a teal colored one now.

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    if you decide you don't like it, you will be the only person on the planet who feels that way. :wink:

    i think that's the most sophisticated treatment of strings i've ever seen. i absolutely love it! :P

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    WOW.. That is DRAMATIC!!! I really like it.. GREAT WORK!!

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    Care to try a star http://www.geocities.com/quiltfrenzy_archives/stringpiecedstar.html

    Makes we want to make another string quilt. That came out really well, looks very good

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    I love the colors...and I think thats what's all about....creating new interesting things.....great..I am sure that by now you also love it... :D

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    ruth, thanks for the link to the 60 inch star string quilt. after working with strings for 2 quilts in a row, that star made me have to sit down and put a cool cloth on my forehead. :shock: maybe later :wink:

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    Looks beautiful.

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    It wonderful!!! I think it turned out perfectly!!!

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    I think it is gorgeous :!: :!:

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    ruth, thanks for the link to the 60 inch star string quilt. after working with strings for 2 quilts in a row, that star made me have to sit down and put a cool cloth on my forehead.
    :lol: You often crack me up!!

    I am with the bunch--the 100%--who say it's stunning. The black really sets those blocks off. applause!!!

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    Very striking. I love the way you put the squares on point. Scrappy quilts are the best!

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    Yikes! I bet you had a lot of bias edges to work with! Turned out beautiful!

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    yes, it is pretty much all bias. that is one reason i put the black outline. but i am handling it very gingerly til it is finished. the original was an antique i found on line and it was pretty crooked. but very interesting. i couldn't resist giving it a try.

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    Nanabirdmo,
    Your quilt just makes my eyes dance. It's great.
    I've started a string quilt but have a long ways to go before I decide on a setting yet. This setting is great! Got to go book mark it.

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    n-bird-mo

    I agree with you. I don't think you like it.

    Being the friend that I am, I will help you out in your time of need.

    I will p-mail my address and you can send that awful thing to me.


    (Y'all think she will fall for it?)

    tim in san jose

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    lol tim. if you promise to quilt it and send it back :twisted:

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    I love the way the black frames the colorful diamonds. I'm currently making string quilt blocks and I might just have to try setting them together like your quilt.

    Shirley

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    I love this quilt! It is gorgeous! I love the bright colors with the black! It is beautiful! Great job!

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