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Thread: String quilt for Family Reunion

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    Good job. Like the black accents, it really sets it off.

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    Great job on this!! Someone will be very happy to have it! The black is a great accent too!!
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    I like your string quilt,too. I am very fond of these and need to get started on another one. I like the black in yours!
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    That is terrific, great job and thank you for sharing
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    Great job!

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    I like the black in the center if each block and especially, the narrow black separator border and then to top it off, I really like the string triangle border. I saved it to my Quilting Ideas folder. I love string quilts. Have you considered "Dwirling" on the quilt top? I really like that quilting technique on a string. Here is the video on youtube for that technique. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgX4Ld_lFw8 It adds motion to a string quilt.

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    Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments! I had great fun making this string quilt and learned a few things along the way, too.
    Dollyo, thanks for the link to the video. I'm not sure that i could "dwirl" but a soft wave repeated all over the quilt would be really pretty. I wish the video would have shown the whole quilt when she was finished with it.
    Today is the day of the reunion. I will post again when we get home and let you know how it went .
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    Usually not a fan of string quilts but this one is beautiful-Really love the black & the half blocks makes it look different than most I've seen! Great job of quilting it too!

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    Very pretty! I definitely wanna make one of these!
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    I've been cleaning up my "scrap" box the last couple of days and have a ton of strips now for my string quilts. As you say, the strings seem to multiply and I never make more than a small dent in them. But this is such a fun, mindless quilt to make and they always turn out unique and seem to be enjoyed by those receiving them. I do use the pattern to reduce stash, but I'm not a do it yourself quilter so usually send them out for a minimal charge. Do you quilt your own? I like your use of the solid inner border. Really makes a sharp looking layout....

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    Great job and quilt!

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    Wendig, thanks for the compliment and yes I quilted this one myself. I do send some out to a LAQ, but this one i did myself. This quilt was originally supposed to have another black border and then a scrappy binding, but I forgot to add it. By the time i realized it, i already had the back cut to size. So i put a black binding instead. Next time - haha.
    The quilt ended up being auctioned for the equivalent(sp) of $70. Not too bad.
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    A great example of a string quilt. I love any kind of scrap quilt, and strings are one of favorites. Yours is truly beautiful.

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    Very pretty! You did a great job!

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    Great quilt! It's very beautiful!
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    Beautiful! I love string quilts.
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    Love it! A string quilt is next on my list!

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    Really lovely! What a great idea for a family reunion raffle.

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    Looks wonderful!

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