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Thread: Heartstrings blocks

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    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
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    A few months ago I requested scraps to start a heartstring block project. Here are 6 blocks that I have done so far.

    I should have used a bigger strip of the focus fabric. But it is too late now.

    A special thanks to those who sent scraps so I can strip them up. Here is a preview. I am taking a little time everyday to iron and cut strips.

    Kyia

    The 6 together
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    Moderator Jim's Gem's Avatar
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    That will be very pretty all put together.
    Are you paper piecing these?

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    :D :thumbup:

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    Looking good

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    oh that will be lovely. i am thinking of doing one in black and whites.

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    Going to be a great quilt

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    This is such a classic quilt pattern and yours is wonderful. Good Job.!!One of my favorite patterns:)

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    Very pretty and colorful. Love those scrappy heartstrings. I think I may have to start one again soon, my strips are adding up here.

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    Didn't know that this pattern had a name. I just call it a scrappy quilt. I've started one too, but I think I'm getting my points in the middle and the other corner to small. I like yours better. What size blocks are you making? Mine are 6". I don't have a focus fabric either. I never thought of doing that. You are off to a great start. Not going to race you. I just do a few blocks in-between things, when I figure it's big enough it's done.

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    Your heartstrings looks great! Hmmmm, I think that will be my next project! Good job!

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    Very pretty!

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    great job

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    Love it! I might need to add that to my project list as well.

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    No No No - that focus fabric looks WONDERFUL - It's the 'organizing' part of the scrappy quilt! I LOVE it that way!

    I think it's wonderful - If you don't like them - send them to ME! :) :) :)

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    I heart heart-strings.

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    Looking good, can't wait to see it finished!!

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    Beautiful heart strings quilt!!

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    That quilt will be very pretty when you finish it.

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    Thank you all!

    I started piecing a second OBW, you may remember the post. I also started piecing a Warm Wishes. I also posted some pics.

    Well, the heart strings project quilt is for my oldest nephew, hope to have it done for his graduation in 2012. Since I hand quilt it will take forever!!! I thought I should probably work steadily on this as a piecing project instead of the others.

    I found the heartstrings link on quiltville.com. I think they ask for blocks on their site so I will also send a couple there.

    I think the finished size is 7.5". I will have to double check that.

    I am using Bonnie Hunter's suggestion of piecing them on already cut and spuared telephone book paper. It is going pretty easily and they tear off easily.

    Kyia

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    I love the focus color strips. They are wide enough because they have such depth of color. They stand out well and really, well, FOCUS they eye. Great job so far.

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    I have such a hard time putting unmatched patterns or un-coordinating colors together, yet I love the scrap quilts of others. I always think I need a neutral between them to separate the conflicting patterns. How do I overcome this? I've often wondered if I put a border around each block if that would help.

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    These strip quilts always turn out so pretty. I have a bunch of strips waiting for me to start one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolee
    I have such a hard time putting unmatched patterns or un-coordinating colors together, yet I love the scrap quilts of others. I always think I need a neutral between them to separate the conflicting patterns. How do I overcome this? I've often wondered if I put a border around each block if that would help.
    I think the blue focus strip she used is your answer. See how it does an on-point bordering of the chaotic strings? I did a string quilt that I did border the pieces on because I felt the same way you do....but I never thought of using a focus fabric :roll:. I learn something new every day!

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    that is pretty

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    These are fun to make, love yours.

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