Monday, March 25, 2019

All about strings

There's a blog hop going on with hostess Carla from Creatin’ In The Sticks . All About  Strings is what its about and should be easy to do. I thought.

I googled high and low for something different I could do.  I choose stars and strings  found on Mary Quilts Blog . She gave no pattern, just basic quick instructions on cutting and assembling. Thank you Mary Quilts.




There are 12 huge blocks measuring 20”x20” inch.
Each big block consists of four 10” squares.
I needed 24 fat quarters in 12 different solid colors.
The entire quilt needed 288 strings, which was 24 strings per each huge 20” block, or 6 strings per 10” square. I kept running out of strings and had to go back
to my stash many times to scrounge for more. Look close to see all the strings that qualify for the All About Strings Bloghop.





 You can see four designs in the quilt if you look at it in different ways. First you can see the big stars for sure.

Here you see a design the diamonds make as they come together at a point.




Look away and glance back you can see the diamond design.




One more look and there’s a hexagon effect around the star.




Plus the 12 solid color stars are bright and spring like and even reminds me of Easter egg colors. It was not the fastest quilt to make because of all the strings involved. It was foundation pieced. This is my first strings project and first foundation piecing project so I learned alot. It measures 58”x78”.

I like the end result. Thank you MaryQuilts.com for the tutorial.




And Thank You for stopping by and seeing my string quilt. Visit these other All About Strings participants this week to see more inspiring projects.

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Karrin's Crazy World


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ShirleyC


Wednesday, March 27th















Gin

36 comments:

  1. WOW, Gin. This is such a fun string quilt. It is so bright and happy and just makes me smile. Thank you for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop. Your quilt is amazing.

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  2. Well now that's an eye catcher...great job...tytyty for sharing..happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  3. You made an amazing quilt! I love all the designs in it, and you are right--those solid colors make me thing of spring and Easter. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Two firsts, but the end result is great, a lovely bright quilt.

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  5. What a great quilt! Thanks for pointing out all the different visual effects; I wouldn't have caught them all on my own!

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  6. This quilt is really cool. I love that secondary effect. And the colours are great.

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  7. Very colorful and cheerful. Amazing quilt for sure.

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  8. Great block for this hop. Love how bright and cheery it is.

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  9. That's a wonderful block for strips. It looks great.

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  10. This is beautiful. I love the colors and how four different patterns come out. Such a fun quilt to cuddle up with. Thanks for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  11. Great quilt with great colors. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. OMG string quilt and thanks for pointing out the 3 design features.

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  13. I also saw another pattern where a tip of each star point forms an "X". I love your quilt! The colors of the strings are beautiful and the colors of the stars add even more color to make WOW statement!

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  14. Mary is SEW generous with her quilt instructions. LOVE her (AND the quilt you created!!) Those large-scale block really give a BIG impact. Nicely done!

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  15. I love this! I'm hooked on anything that has a star design! Yours is beautiful!

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  16. I love your Easter string quilt. There are so many places for your eye to land. What a fun way to look at a quilt.

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  17. SUCH A NEAT QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  18. I love large blocks and all the secondary designs in your quilt.

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  19. That's a nice quilt. I got three out of the four designs it creates. Had to check for the fourth! Thanks for sharing.

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  20. Great string quilt and thank you for showing all the ancillary patterns. Love the bright colors.

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  21. Beautiful quilt -- love the bright stars!

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  22. Love your quilt!! Any quilt with a secondary design (or even a third one) just makes the quilt that much better!!

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  23. Your is is beautiful with the colorful stars.

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  24. Such a fun quilt design and you really do have several secondary designs going on in there. What a lovely finish!!

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  25. Love your bright and fun quilt. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  26. A visual treat for the eyes. I love a quilt with secondary designs. This is wonderful. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  27. What a wonderful treat of happy fabrics. So bright and wonderful and I'm fairly sure I wouldn't have noticed all four layouts, but I did notice the diamond also and I like that. I think I would reduce those star sizes tho, they just seem a little to big for me, but other than that I really like the pattern.

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  28. Wow!! Did that turn out just awesome! I love all the places to look and the things to see! Beautiful!

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  29. stunning !!! absolutely stunning. I love bright quilts, and this one hits the spot perfectly. Thank you very much for sharing. I think this one is by far the best string quilt in the hop.
    great size, great color, the secondary designs are wonderful...I might go crazy trying to figure out some layouts...

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  30. This is such a fun quilt with it's bright colors and bold patterns. Great job!

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  31. Very cool design! I of course didn't notice the diamond until you pointed it out! Love the bright colors too xx

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  32. Your quilts always blow me away! This one is beautiful and so creative. Love all the colors. You are so talented!

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