Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Festival of Strings

Scrap Attack {String Fever}

Ahhh, string quilts. I love them! Just pile up the strings, don't think and just sew. You can try to clean out that string box, but we know that will never happen, strings just make more strings. 

This is a string quilt I made back in January.
I measured the white for this one so the white "sashing" would be consistent, otherwise whatever piece I grabbed was sewn in.

Log Cabin blocks are my favorite for using up strings, I love the colors and traditional lay out. I used all one and a half strips for this one and happily made a major dent in my white pile. 

My most recent finish is a wall hanging. I had seen a pen and watercolor drawing that inspired me to make this:
I sewed the strings together, pretty much making a curved piece of fabric, drew a pattern and cut him out, then appliqued him to the white backing. He is easily my favorite string quilt and I'm already thinking about making more string "fabric". 

The Festival of Strings is going on right now over at Stitched in Color, I hope you'll check it out and be inspired.

Later gators,
Dana 



36 comments:

  1. I love the wall hanging! So pretty.

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  2. Woa, that elephant is incredible. How creative!

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  3. Love your strings, but the elephant is just too cool!!

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  4. I've never seen a string quilt made with a "picture" quite like this - I love it! Great job!

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  5. I love each and every one... so fresh and beautiful!

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  6. :D Love your happy elephant!
    Now I want to see a whole series of animals in strings!!! :D

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  7. The elephant wall hanging is so adorable.

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  8. Your quilts are so beautiful. tfs'!

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  9. This is such a wonderful interpretation of "string quilt!" The elephant is awesome!

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  10. How clever of you!! That elephant just makes me smile! Wonderful work.

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  11. I love all your string work, but that elephant is just inspired. Amazing work.

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  12. You've outdone yourself with that wallhanging my friend! Consider me inspired!

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  13. I love it! I love when I'm inspired by something and an idea takes shape in a different medium. It's wonderful.

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  14. I think you got your MOJO back! I love that you went outside the peanut box and found your own voice here. He is fantastic.

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  15. Your elephant is just plain adorable! What a great idea.

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  16. That elephant is just too cute and an excellent design too!

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  17. What a creative string elephant! Love it!

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  18. Definitely a favorite! This is beautiful.

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  19. Gorgeous, Dana. You are so good with color! Your elephant is a stroke of genious.

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  20. That elephant is just too awesome. I am so impressed!

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  21. Love, Love, LOVE your idea of string fabric! Brilliant and well done!

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  22. Love, love, love the elephant!

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  23. Oh my goodness, I love all the quilts, the fabrics are wonderful.

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  24. Wow, you need an intervention! That colorful ellie is just too cute. I can see how he/she would have you getting very creative. Have fun with your strings, and don't worry about running out: they multiply while you're asleep!

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  25. Absolutely beautiful. I feel like I just attended a quilt show. Love them all, especially that elephant.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  26. that elephant is AMAZING!!!!!!! one of my favorites of yours for sure!!!

    all your string quilts inspire me so much! which is nothing new because you ALWAYS inspire me!!!

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  27. ME LOVE!!! Can I borrow your idea for another one?

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  28. Would love to get the Elephant pattern! Such ingenuity, and perfect for a baby! Love it!

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  29. Can we buy the elephant pattern from you?

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