Monday, February 13, 2006

String Quilts



While I was in Florida there was more discussion on the stashbuster list about string quilts so I thought I'd post 2 more string quilts that I'd made.

The lap quilt was the first one I did and after the blocks were made I sashed them with a blue fabric. The second one on the bed is a what I call self sashing. The first string placed on each block is the same blue fabric so when the blocks are sewn together it appears sashed.

I have 2 more string quilts on my UFO list that I'm anxious to work on but there are a few other projects ahead of them.

10 comments:

Patti said...

Beautiful colorful quilts Mary - what a great use of your stash of strings!

quiltpixie said...

These are lovely.... I'm tempted to try a string quilt when I see how they look, but the amount of thread and hours of sewing such narrow pieces to have almost as much in the seams on the back is not so tempting.... :-)

Mary said...

This pattern goes pretty quickly because half the block is a single fabric.

I cut a bunch of squares in half and then added the strings on the other half of the block.

I do piece my string quilts on a muslin base.

rebecca0669 said...

These are both beautiful!!!! I love the one with the blue thru the blocks, what a great idea!

Jan Mac said...

I love the bright colours in these string quilts, Mary. They just vibrate with colour. Also love your afghans. You ahve been busy and it's good to have you back from your trip.
Hugs Jan Mac, Aussie

Sandra said...

These bright string quilts are gorgeous! They look especially great on the bed. Will have to make one soon :-)

Passionate Quilter said...

Love 'em!! Another one to add to my growing list of "I wanna do with my scraps!"

Linda_J said...

great quilts, Mary. Nice and bright! I love the idea of starting with the same colors so they look sashed.

Samantha said...

what great colors! love them! i've been thinking of trying a string quilt out of all my reds, and these are very inspiring!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I really like how the blue fabric ties it all together. Looks like these quilts busted lots of stash!

Cheers!

Evelyn