Saturday, January 07, 2006

String Quilts


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.

7 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I too like the second quilt. Maybe as the number of colours feels more "scrappy" and somehow string quilts and "scrappy" go together...

Bonnie said...

Oh fun!! I love the string quilts! I know how you feel about working with yarn too....when fingers are too sore to quilt, I crochet! I've got an afgan going that is going to be couch sized for a cover up. I think quilting is faster..*LOL*

Bonnie

deputyswife said...

I have never tried a string quilt, yet again I have not tried a lot of different patterns. LOL! Though, once I have more of a stash built up, I would certainly like to give this a try! Such beautiful colors!

cher said...

I like the second better too-it just comes through with more depth I think..or feel :-)
nice! Cher

Jeanne said...

I like the blue ane yellow one! String quilts are fun -- I did one based on the Quiltmaker mag article, too.

samantha said...

I love that 2nd one as well! String quilts always look so nifty to me, yet I have yet to make one. Yours are great!

The Calico Cat said...

Lovely quilts - I love the curved piecing. I can do that (I was shocked when I learned it in a class and it turned out "right!"), but never do....