Monday, May 24, 2010

Strings Block

Most of the string quilts that I have seen are sewn on the diagonal. Last week I thought I would try sewing scrap strings into a block pattern. Over the weekend I finished quilting it. This is how it turned out.

It was fun using scraps of fabric for this wall hanging. Do you sometimes remember the other projects you've made with the fabrics?

I have been making my way through the Bloggers Quilt Festival. It's a slow process, but WOW what incredible quilts! Be sure to take a tour of all the wonderful quilting blogs.

And an update on my SMS giveaway. The winner of my Machine Quilting prize was Nicole C. from Southport NC. Nicole does not have a blog, and is a fairly new quilter. She has two little ones with number three on the way :-) So congratulations to Nicole. Your package is already in the mail.


I am joining Tea Rose Home Link party. Stop by and join the party!

Happy Quilting!

25 comments:

Lori Holt said...

I love string quilts and I love how you did your blocks.
There is something so satisfying about using up scraps to make something so beautiful!
Have a great Monday..
x
lori

Marydon Ford said...

I have no idea what a string quilt is, but Jocelyn, it is beautiful!

Have a lovely week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Rae Ann said...

Gorgeous quilt Jocelyn! I love the the block setting and the fact that you used your stash.

Amy said...

Your blocks look great. I love string blocks, but you probably knew that. :) I do remember where I bought/acquired most every piece of my fabric and previous projects using them. I love that!

kwiltmakr said...

Love your string quilt. I have seen many of them and I am going to start one this week. They are such a nice way to use stash and left overs up. I like the plain blocks in-between.

Wonky Girl said...

Love the way you designed your string blocks. It made them so interesting. Amazing how scrap fabrics can turn into a wonderful quilt.

Pat said...

What a great way to do a string quilt! I might have to copy your idea sometime soon!

Riel said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my festival quilt. The festival is such fun. This is a great variation on a string quilt. It is so fun to use of scraps!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Great quilt!! And congrats to your winner.

Allie said...

*squeal* I love this! I love it so much! This is just brilliant - a fabulous departure from the regular string quilt - good job!!!!!

Ivory Spring said...

Jocelyn,

Nicey nice! The quilting shows up so well under the sun! I love that.

http://www.ivoryspring.wordpress.com

Sewn With Grace said...

Love this! I have not made a string quilt yet. Very intrigued.

Sandra Henderson said...

SO nice. I have not yet made a string quilt, but sure do enjoy looking at them!
Nice quilting also.

Crispy said...

I love how you did your string quilt, I think it's much more interesting than the diagonal ones. It is fun to remember fabrics used in old projects, I like the ones that I can't figure out where the heck I got it LOL.

Crispy

julia said...

I love this quilted wall hanging!

Nicole said...

I hope one day I'll be able to finish a quilt in a week, right now it's more like months. :) Thanks again for the great giveaway, I'm excited to use all the great stuff you sent!!

Trudy Callan said...

I wanted to thank you for taking the time to enter my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. It was so crazy with so many blogs to visit that I don't think very many of us really had a chance to really take a good look at the blogs we visit. So I would like to invite you to come back and look around and see if you like my blog; and if you do, consider signing up as a follower and/or putting my blog on your blog roll so that you can keep up with me better. I would also encourage you to visit my daughters' blogs. Emily, Age 9, of Super Stitches www.sewingsister.blogspot.com and Kimberly, Age 17, of What To Wear www.w0wiloveit.blogspot.com

By the way, you have a lovely blog.

I looking forward to hearing from you. Beautiful quilting.

Trudy Callan
Sewing With Trudy
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com
and my art blog:
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com

rlbates said...

I love scrappy quilts. This one is wonderful!

Kim D. said...

Love it with the white borders Jocelyn. It's hard for me to go scrappy, I want to place the colors. LOL

imquilternity said...

I remember my vacations by the fabric I purchased! Way more fun to me than souvenirs I will never use! I love your "string blocks" quilt and the quilting is lovely.

Valerie said...

Wow. I love your quilt! Congrats to Nicole! Thanks for visiting me. I am actually out of town and my email will not let me send. I can receive but not send. Isn't that weird? I hope you have a great weekend.

andsewon said...

Love the scrappy look and love your runner!!
Lola

Roslyn said...

I love the way you quilted this! Very sweet quilt.

Sunshine said...

Always lovely to see a variation on a common theme! Since I'm still working on my first string quilt ever, I'm on the diagonal... I need to get back to that project, coming to think of it ;)

Cheers,
Christine

Sachiko said...

Great work, and I love the quilting on this quilt. Thank you for sharing this at my link party!