Wednesday, February 12, 2014

String quilts

 This is a happy quilt in spring/summer colors like pink, blue, green and purple. I quilted this String-X quilt a month ago and never found time for the binding. I used Bonnie's tutorial over here.
 It's not spring yet, but because of this color scheme it feels like spring . The binding is sewed on and I can't wait to get the hand sewing done.
 
 I also worked on a few more string blocks. These string blocks started out big enough for a twin size, but it's growing now so it'll soon fit a queen size bed.
 
 Another scrappy quilt I am working on, a pink and green quilt made from 5" squares. This top went so fast and has a real cottage charm. I dont think I'm going to add a border. Do you think I should?
Thank you so much for your visit. Do you enjoy making quilts from your scraps?
String quilts are defintetly my favorite quilts to make.
Smiles,
Millie

6 comments:

Brenda DeBord said...

Love your string blocks.

Barb said...

Wonderful quilts

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I like making string quilts, too. =) Yours turned out really cute!

Muddling Through said...

You amaze me with your string quilts - each one prettier than the last!

Wonky Girl said...

Wow, you have come up with more beautiful quilts. What did you decide about a border? I think it would look fine with or without. Can't wait to see them all quilted and bound.

Jeannie Kezlan said...

woooo so happy I found your blog Millie. I love your happy string quilts. I am 78 and my grandmother made many, many string quilts. I have a number of her already made blocks found in a drawer after she died. I sew well but have never ¨quilted¨a quilt.....the blocks are in the style you called your Pink and green quilt...strips sewn diagonally on the block....I have enough of these blocks to make a babe quilt for my first great grandson to be born in April........Alas! I do not know how to do the quilting. Can you help me or give me an idea? I can send photos...I live in Mexico now and there is just no advice available here.......Hopefully I will hear from you and thank you. Jeannie