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Thread: String quilt for Family Reunion

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    String quilt for Family Reunion

    My family reunion is this Sunday August 12 and i wanted to make a quilt for the raffle. after seeing the string quilts on this board, I really wanted to make one. Here is my result. i had a great time putting the blocks together and reliving each string-this was so and so's baby quilt, this was my DD's dress' DS's boxers, etc. the quilting didn't come out quite as nice as i would've liked(it always looks better in my mind), but all in all i am very happy with it. i posted it on FB and got lots of positive feedback to stroke my ego. ha ha
    it is lap sized and did not even make a dent in my string stash! this quilt was virtually cost free-the backing fabrics came from Salvation Army store, strings from my scraps. i did buy the black Kona because I wanted the centers the same. the batting was from my stash of batting. now i need to make about 50 more to use up my stash! LOL
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    It looks great! Your quilting really looks good too. I love string quilts, I want to make one with Christmas fabrics, but it's not gonna happen this year.

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    Very pretty! It will make a great prize for the lucky winner!

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    I love string quilts, too!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    You did an awesome job!
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    well done, your family will gush all over you
    What does the raffle support?

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    Very nice. I also like the black and how you used it. I am looking forward to going a string quilt as soon as I finish my 2 WIPs.

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    Wish I was part of your family....It's beautiful.

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    You did a great job!!! Love it. The quilting is very good. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serenitybygrace View Post
    Very nice. I also like the black and how you used it. I am looking forward to going a string quilt as soon as I finish my 2 WIPs.
    I like the addition of the black in it, too... it really sets it off. Great job! Have fun at your reunion!
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    very nice string quilt....those scraps just multiply, don't they!

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    Beautiful!!!
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    Beautiful quilt wish I could buy raffle ticket too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KalamaQuilts View Post
    well done, your family will gush all over you
    What does the raffle support?
    Well last year they said the money goes towards defraying the cost of the reunion. So i guess it supports us! Lol
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    Lucky is the family member that wins that quilt - it is gorgeous!

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    Its wonderful! Love the black strip in the center to rest your eyes.
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    Very creative idea.... making a raffle quilt for the family reunion

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    Well Done!!! The black is perfect in your beautiful string quilt!
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    Love it! Great job!

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    Great job!

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    You did a great job!
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    Good job! I am sure family members will admire it.

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    Beautiful and I am finding black is a very good addition to many quilts. Really pops the other colors. Lucky person that wins it.
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    someone will be very lucky. it is a wonderful prize, love the black, sure adds dimension to the blocks

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    Great job! I love the great variety and the narrow strips you've used. I've never made a string quilt, but I can see I'll have to give it a go.

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