Friday, October 20, 2017

A Pink String Top

For those who love pink!


A big thanks to one of my quilting clients who held up my just finished pink and gray string quilt so I could get a photo with natural light.  The weather here has been wet and gray so the help was much appreciated.


The quilt top was made from rectangular string blocks measuring 10.5 x 8.5".  I did make one block per row at 11.5 x 8.5".  When you place them on alternate sides in each row, I didn't have any seams to match up and it also hid the blocks to ensure a more improv look.

The finished quilt will measure about 51" x 64".  Now I have to try and find a backing for it from my stash.  That might be a challenge!

Have a great weekend!





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26 comments:

  1. Pink strings must be my all time favorite to work with...your quilt is super fun!

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  2. Nice use of scraps. The difference in natural light is amazing.

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  3. I love this quilt, Cyndy! Great colors, and it looks like a lot of fun to play with the strings going this way and that. I think you have quite an amazing variety of pink!

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  4. It's lovely! I really like the distribution of value and the addition of gray to help balance it.

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  5. Love it! Pink, pink, and more pink!

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  6. Great quilt top. Excited to see what you choose as the backing.

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  7. This is beautiful! I'm in awe of any project that uses up scraps, and yours is so well balanced and coordinated! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

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  8. Lovely. Now I am anxious to see the quilting!

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  9. That’s a lovely quilt! And, of course, if you’re not a fan of pink, you could make a similar quilt in your favorite color! However, since becoming a quilter, I’ve found that just about any monochromatic quilt is beautiful, as long as you include a wide variety of fabrics. I’m not a pink girl, and I once gave all my pink fabrics to a friend, who is, so she could make her dream quilt. But as luck would have it, my friend was just starting her career and was much too busy to make a quilt, while I had just retired and had lots of time. So eventually, I took all the pinks back and made the pink quilt for her. A quilt I’d never imagined I’d be making. It ended up being one of my favorite quilts ever. And, my friend loves it as well. ��������

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  10. That turned out so pretty! You are SO good at scrappiness. Always amazing (in a good sorta way!)

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  11. Oh that turned out to pretty! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see how it looks all quilted up!

    Sandy A

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  12. Great string quilt. Love the pink/grey combination.

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  13. Lovely!!!! The grey is super & keeps it from being too sweet. I loved the tip about making one block bigger so the seams don't line up. Brilliant!!!!
    Can't wait to try that one!!!! Thanks!

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  14. Very fun and scrappy. Love the full range of pinks you pulled for these blocks. Hope you find the perfect backing in your stash.

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  15. So soft and pretty! And how funny that you got a client to hold it up :)

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  16. This looks awesome! What a fun, modern, string quilt.

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  17. Wow, a whole quilt top and a stunning one at that. I only managed a block!

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  18. Love it! These colors might be might secret fondness when it comes to color.:)

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  19. That is such a great idea to make one block larger. So smart!

    And great quilt too.

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  20. I love this modern string look! All the pinks are fantastic together. Monochromatic quilts are some of my favorites!

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  21. Where did you ever get all those pinks? I guess it must be all those generous friends giving you their scraps. The touches of gray and purple make it lively.

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  22. Looks great. Love the scrappy effect. So many different fabrics.
    Cheers, Karen
    http://sunburntquilts.com.au/

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  23. I'm not even a fan of pink but think the quilt is wonderful!

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  24. Great idea placing a slightly longer block on opposite ends of the rows. It was nice to see your string quilt next to Kelly's today in her post for a comparison of straight/regular width vs angled/various widths. I want to make some strip quilts soon and am now thinking one of each might be in order.

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  25. Oh, my goodness, I think I’m in love! And I’m not even a big fan of pink!

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