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Thread: String quilt.......finally done!

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    String quilt.......finally done!

    Pretty sure I've spent more time on this little 72x60 quilt than on any I've made, even the Union Jack I paper pieced or others that are far bigger than this one. The main reason for that is my ripping all the quilting out after it was almost fully done. But I'm glad I went to that trouble; the first quilting, done in a serpentine stitch which I normally love, looked awful. The quilting is still not perfect, and, because I was pretty tired of it by then, I was lazy about the binding. I machine stitched it on top and it shows in places on the back.

    But, oh well......it's finished, and it's colorful and I've grown fond of it........plus I learned a lot about making string quilts.

    I may never give this one away; there's too much of "me" in it, lol!

    Photos are of front and back. Not sure what the white spot is on the back but it's not something on the quilt.

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    Very pretty quilt and I agree with you that you need to keep this one. The back looks awesome too. So now do you like making string quilts?

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    Beautifully done. Love how you pieced the back also.
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    Turned out beautiful....
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    Great quilt. Love your use of the fabrics!
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    It turned out beautifully! I like the pops of purple. Great job!

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    Nice quilt! the white spot is a little Alien flying by to inspect it!
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    That's a great string quilt. I love it. I often (admit it, usually) sew the binding by machine on the quilt top. I have found that permanent markers hide errors quite effectively. You can get them in a pack of many colors. Just dab the marker on the offending stitches and they disappear. The quilt police may not like it, but fortunately, they don't get any of my quilts.

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    Love the pops of purple.

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    Nice work. I like the quilting, too.

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    very nicely done
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    I love string quilts and love yours; love the red.

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    Love the red and white of your strings. It reminds me of Christmas candy canes.

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    ​Well done!

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    Great result.

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    I love it!!! Great quilt!

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    It's a great quilt. I agree you need to keep this one. I want to make a red and white quilt someday.

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    Beautiful quilt! Well worth all your effort and work.

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    Fantastic quilt. Great colors. The back is nice also

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    Very nice quilt. But I know what you mean ... I've got a Bargello I was so excited to make that's been bagged up of several years (while caring for my Mother) and I just can't make myself get it back out yet.

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    I like it! My friend had an unpleasant experience with her string quilt. She is ft oung it "quilt as you go" and the blocks aren't lining up. I like your method much better.

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    Wonderful finish...I love the colors and fabric you chose, they compliment each other perfectly to make it a happy quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judith1005 View Post
    Beautifully done. Love how you pieced the back also.
    I second this!

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    Love this colors and quilting

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