May has really been a busy month for me. Lots of customer orders to get quilted up, gardens needing to be weeded and classes to prepare for. I have been able to carve out enough time to keep up with every one else's blogs but no time to write anything for mine.
Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.
The last few days I have been spending time on sewing up a custom order for some string quilts. I thought I would share some quick pictures I just took and share some photos of string quilts I have made in the past. I find string quilts to be so fun to make and the added plus is they really burn through the scraps I have overflowing from every basket in my sewing room!
Here are the 12 1/2" blocks I am working on now. I have finished up four of the six colors required for each quilt. Only lime green and turquoise are left to sew.
A total of 84 blocks are needed for this project!
The quilts I am making will look similar to this top I recently finished. (It is in the pile to be quilted...hope to finish it soon.)
In the past, I have made string quilts in every color. I try and make each one unique by changing the border, block size or layout.
As I keep my scraps sorted by colorway, once a bin gets overflowing, I start sewing them into a quilt. It is amazing how far all those little scraps go...
I also like to make string quilts by mixing a few colors that go well together.
This gray, white, black and vanilla is a favorite of mine!
And this red, white and blue one was done with a rectangular block to accentuate the diamond shape.
This would make a great picnic quilt!
I find string quilts also make great baby quilts. This one was made from 30's reproductions and fades from purples to reds.
And for a bolder look, here is one I did using bright primary colors.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope to have some other finished quilts to show you soon!