Saturday, May 17, 2014

String Theory - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I know I just finished posting about String Theory - but I'm posting again to submit it to the Blogger's Quilt Festival for the scrappy quilt category.

I have a stash that most quilters would laugh at.  All of my fabric fits into a single dresser drawer.  Many of the pieces were smaller than 1/4 yard.  Inspired from the last Blogger's Quilt Festival, I decided to make a couple of scrappy quilts.  The first was based on 2" squares.  That left me with some chunks of fabric and lots of long pieces less than 2" across.  I decided to try string blocks.

I made a block or two; from that figured how much material (and what colors) I had and designed the quilt from there.  I was going to add borders as a throw quilt, but friends and family convinced me to keep it this size as a wall hanging.







I have admired several quilts with circular quilting and took the plunge to try it myself.  I love how it came out!

I never intended to keep this quilt.  The whole intent was to play, learn, practice and get rid of my leftover material.  Once I was convinced to make it a wall hanging, I decided to donate it to a local fundraiser.  I hope String Theory's owner will enjoy it as much as I did making it.  The fundraiser is later this summer, so I am enjoying it while it remains in my possession.



Blogger's Quilt Festival Stats
Quilt Measurement:  36" x 48"
Technique:  machine pieced and quilted
Category:  Scrappy Quilt

Be sure to check out all of the amazing quilts submitted for the Blogger's Quilt Festival!


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8 comments :

  1. This is such a happy quilt - I love all the bright colours.

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Your strings are shaded so perfectly that they give the quilt the illusion of using solids but they have so much visual texture.

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the colors and the quilting is perfect for this.

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  4. This is lovely and I just wanted to say how much the quilting enhances the great design. Lovely job!

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  5. I love string quilts and I just love how you quilted it!

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  6. Your quilting is stunning! It's a beautiful quilt.

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  7. What a beautiful quilt! I love the colors, and your quilting in circle is very effective.

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