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Thread: Stringing Beads--An Original Design

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    Stringing Beads--An Original Design

    I love making string quilts. This is one that I designed. It is 68" x 75" and contains Hobbs 80/20 batting. I may make this a Christmas gift for my mom. It is the most dense quilting I've ever done, but I like the effect. (Sorry about the weird color variation in the last photo!)
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    Love your quilt
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    great scrappy and great quilting
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    That is a very pretty quilt with all those colors, and I like the bead shapes. Nice quilting too.
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    that double row of quilting on the red solids Really sets off the strings. Well done.

    A few years ago when I went to a Bonnie Hunter class I had to MAKE strings for the project.
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    very nice!!!
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    What a neat scrappy! I love the shapes and the way you alternated string pieced colors with the solid.

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    I love it. Quilting is so nice.

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    You do beautiful work. What a great way to use up scraps.
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    Wish I had a pattern for this quilt - it is beautiful! I make quilts for an orphanage in Kenya, and they bring me scraps back, and the fabric is just WILD with colors.

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    I may write this one up--if I do, I'll be sure to let the QB folks know.

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    This is beautiful, Angelia
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    That's so pretty. I'm really liking string quilts. A string quilt may go on my list.
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    Very nice. My brother in law likes to walk in the creek bed areas around here looking for old native arrow heads, he (and his wife) have found many, and in addition have also found old native beads, your pattern immediately reminded me of the beads they found.
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    Very pretty, beautiful quilting.
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    very pretty, love your background color..really makes the beads 'pop' (remember when pop beads were popular?)

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    I like your variation of a string quilt. The red background makes the other colors glow.

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    Like the way you have it done..upright instead of sideways! Pretty colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kassaundra View Post
    Very nice. My brother in law likes to walk in the creek bed areas around here looking for old native arrow heads, he (and his wife) have found many, and in addition have also found old native beads, your pattern immediately reminded me of the beads they found.
    When I planned it, it reminded me of those beaded curtains that people used to hang in doorways--hence, the name.

    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words.

    (Yes! I remember pop beads! )
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    Love it, so bright and cheerful, any kind of scrappy is my favorite!!!

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    I like scrappies that don't look cluttered. You pulled it off magnificently.
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    That is very pretty. I love scrappy quilts.
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    Love the quilt. Cool pattern.

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