Saturday, January 07, 2006
Two different conversation threads led to this post. One on Quiltmaker Magazines and the second, a discussion of string quilts on Stashbusters.
I'd made two string quilts from a pattern in a previous issue of Quiltmaker's All Time Favorites and the current issue just out on the newstand also has a string quilt layout that I like.
The color combination for this first string quilt came about because I had a lot of blue and yellow strips leftover from a nine patch quilt. The second combination came from an article I'd read in a magazine showing an art quilt made with fabrics from half of the color wheel. They'd used the warm side (reds, oranges, etc) but I choose to use the cool side.
I prefer the quilt with the second combination of colors.
I'm due to make another string quilt but I'll wait a couple months and try to focus on my UFO's before starting something new.