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    String Quilt Revival in blue

    Went and bought the book after Charisma posted a picture of one of the quilts she had quilted for someone, so had to try it. Got into all of my scraps and had mostly blues. I will make another one, enjoyed the process and it was relaxing to be free form. Do know for the next one I will do more contrast between the starpoints and the strips. Only had enough scraps for 9 blocks, so now it mesasures 36 x 36. Will add borders and have a pretty cool baby quilt. Enjoy......and try it!
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    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    That's how I started quilting. Many a baby has one of my string quilts. I love yours.

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    Beautiful!

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    That is awsome!!! Thanks for sharing and giving me ideas.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Sew bluetiful!

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    Very Pretty.......Love the colors as Blue's are my favorite color!!
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    Wow! Stunning quilt! Your color choices were great--gives it a jewel-like quality!
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    Oh now I have to have the book! Love it!

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    Great use of scraps! Beautiful string quilt! Love the visuals it creates!
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    Darling baby quilt! Hey I just noticed you are from midland, Tx. If you know debbie umphress tell her hello for us! OK?
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    I love it! I'm making a scrappy blue quilt right now, too. At first I was unsure, because the blues I could find to buy were more vibrant than my previous one. Yours has such a nice variety of blues, with some great vivid blues. It looks so lively!
    Elizabeth

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    Very pretty! I love the depth of the blues!

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    Such a wonderful quilt from scraps! Who wudda thunk it! Love the blues. Thanks for sharing.
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    Very pretty!
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    beasutiful love blue its one of my favorite colors!!!
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    It turned out great....love it!

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    I think this is really beautiful. Im making this for my Son and future DIL for their wedding gift, its called "Diamonds are Forever" I love it! Did you use the mesh stabilizer? I couldnt find any, so Im using a light weight stabilizer...HOWEVER...I noticed it shrinks up a bit. So if anyone else tries this, make your squares a little bit bigger than what it calls for, so you can trim down to be exact. Also, I dont know why YET but the center piece you start with sometimes are not matching up??? I dont get it ....YET. ANYWAY...I think yours is awesome. Great job!
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    Your quilt is dazzling. I can't seem to take my eyes off of it. Beautiful job.

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    Just lovely, great job and thank you for sharing Have a Blessed day Ellen

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    Sew blue-tiful!
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    I couldn't find the stabilizer either, used sulky but it is too high. Found some unfusible interfacing that I am going to try on the next one. The sulky pulled up too, but actually it worked out, just made sure i was at least half an inch over on my strips and could square them up. Not having the interfacing in the seams made it lay better. My centers of the star points did not always match up, but that adds to the charm (least that is my story).
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
    Darling baby quilt! Hey I just noticed you are from midland, Tx. If you know debbie umphress tell her hello for us! OK?
    I have never met Debbie, I belive she is out of Granbury TX which is about a 5 hour drive from here.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - Diet Dr. Pepper in one hand - chocolate in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO-HOO, what a ride!!"

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    I like your story and Im sticking with it as well!!

    Quote Originally Posted by janceejan View Post
    I couldn't find the stabilizer either, used sulky but it is too high. Found some unfusible interfacing that I am going to try on the next one. The sulky pulled up too, but actually it worked out, just made sure i was at least half an inch over on my strips and could square them up. Not having the interfacing in the seams made it lay better. My centers of the star points did not always match up, but that adds to the charm (least that is my story).
    SUEB

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    Beautiful....has a lot of interest and depth...great fabric choices.

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    Love those stars!

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