Tuesday, October 30, 2012

String Quilt


I've finished up the top for my String Quilt. This is supposed to be a stash-buster quilt. Yes, all of the fabrics are from my stash - but who am I kidding? This stash is not going to be busted in my lifetime!



I love multi-fabric quilts and this is surely one! But I really do have to have the coordinated look of a planned scrap quilt. The color theme was grays and reds with just a touch of gray-blue. I tried to keep it soft by using reds with a lot of pink in them. There's only one fabric that is all red. The same goes for the grays. There are a variety of shades, but only one or two fabrics that are really dark. I think it needs those dark pieces, but only in small nibbles.


This was an easy one to do. Much faster than I ever anticipated once I got a rhythm going.


The pattern is from Film in the Fridge ~ the Ruby String Quilt.    . . . Cindy



10 comments:

  1. Very nice Cindy - I love the brightness of the reds against the cool and crisp greys and whites.

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  2. Beautiful, I love the coordinated look of this quilt, I just made the top for a completely scrappy string quilt (you can see it on my blog), it is completely different, I love this technique.

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhh, this is nice: really, rally nice.

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  4. beautiful!
    I love the subtle color shifts... so pretty!

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  5. I recognized the pattern instantly (I also have that pattern on my to-do list!) and I love your rendition! Beautiful!!!!

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  6. Stunning! I remember seeing this at a sew-in. Love the way it turned out. This was my initial plan for My hoarded Central Park collection. I still have a FQ bundle to try a small version one day!

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  7. Gorgeous! Love the limited palette vs full on scrappiness!

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  8. Very pretty. I like it when part of one of these looks like it's magnified. What makes that happen? N

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