Wednesday, 27 March 2019

All about Strings

My string quilt project for the All About Strings Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin' In the Sticks, is a pinwheel quilt. 

Pinwheel String Quilt

I've been trying, notice I said trying to use up my strings. They seem to sprout overnight, every time I think I have them under control wham a bunch more appear.

7 1/2'' string blocks
I had a bunch of string blocks that I made more than a year ago. I pulled out any blocks that had pink in them no matter how little as long as it had pink it was good to go. I did have to make a few more, but I still have oodles of strings left.


matched up pair

I paired them up with a Boundless cream solid. Making sure I kept the line I wanted to sew to the correct corner see above photo. You could of course sew them to the other corner, just keep them all the same. I usually use my hera marker to mark these but it wouldn't have shown up for the photo. I stitched a 1/4'' on each side of the line. Cut on the centre line and press to the solid. I trimmed them to 6 1/2''.

sunshine you have been missed
I laid four HST's out in a pinwheel. I forgot to take a picture of the single block, which is a 12 1/2'' unfinished block. I laid them out in a 3 x 3 setting added a 4 1/2'' pink border. 

you can see the sun back lighting the quilt.
all that crinkly goodness after washing

I quilted it using Aurifil #2410, it blended in well with all the different colours. I did some quick and simple loops allover.

This quilt will be used as a donation for H2H2019 Comfort quilts.



All About Strings Blog Hop Schedule

Monday, March 25th

Karrin's Crazy World

Tuesday, March 26th

ShirleyC

Wednesday, March 27th

43 comments :

Beth Strand said...

Lovely!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Such pretty pinwheels! I love the pairing of the colorful strings with the cream for contrast.

beaquilter said...

Cute quilt

Marian said...

So pretty, I love the scraps you used and how the sun gives that great shading look.. really cool.

Gin said...

Beautiful! I like the touch of pink.

Carol said...

What a great idea! I love the pinwheels with the strings! Another project for my strings list. Thanks for sharing!

Carol S. said...

Your pinwheels are beautiful in this amazing quilt!

Moira said...

Lovely quilt, and great plans to use it for an H2H quilt this year.

Vicki in MN said...

I like the calming effect you achieved with using a solid with it like this. Seriously I need to get busy with my strings, I could probably make 20 quilts and still have leftovers!

Lori Smanski said...

Thanks for sharing today. This is such a pretty and fun quilt. Thanks for sharing how you made the blocks. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Pretty quilt!

tink's mom said...

Love the effect of the pinwheels. A very pretty quilt that will brighten someones day.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Beautiful layout! Great comfort quilt too!

grammajudyb said...

This one is so pretty! Great job!

Rebecca Grace said...

Love this string quilt! It looks planned more than scrappy -- limiting to blocks that had some pink was a good strategy. My question is, when you first pieced the string blocks, are you piecing them to some kind of foundation, or just sewing strips together and then rotary cutting the pieced strings to squares? Is that freezer paper you're using with the line drawn diagonally? I'm not completely following your process, and I'd like to understand how you're doing it because I have a TON of strips leftover from making my pineapple log cabin quilt! :-)

Jayne said...

I love these blocks! There isn't much that is better than good old scraps! This is a great idea for wrangling the ever growing scrap piles!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What a great quilt! LOVE pinwheels - and string pinwheels are even better!!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Great idea and love the pinwheel design.

Calicojoan said...

Love your pinwheel strings. It makes no sense to me, but the more you string, the more that appear in your stash???? Maybe it's like pounds on my body with cookies! hahahahaha

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What a nice use of strings in a pinnie and it is a sweet H2H donation.

Needled Mom said...

Pinwheels and strings - perfectly pleasing and fun!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt, my strings keep multiplying too. Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Oh! Yes! Strings do seem to grow faster than they can be used up! Your pink quilt looks lovely and I'm sure will be much loved by it's recipient.

Moira said...

Wonderful quilt!

ShirleyC said...

That is beautiful! I love how you arranged it.

Janice Holton said...

Thank you for sharing your process! Love your pink pinwheel quilt. :)

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great cause for an AWESOME String quilt!!

Lisa Marie said...

Just lovely! It's a great idea to make string blocks from time to time and have a stack on hand. I have sometimes done that with wonky log cabins. Like you, even when I do that the strings and strips just seem to multiply.

Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

Great use of strips!

Danice G said...

It is pretty and pastel colors. Perfect for H2H.

anna brown said...

Great idea ty for sharing very very pretty...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

I like your use of the strings. Nice that you are donating it.

Farm Quilter said...

Love the way you used your strings!! Great quilt!

BarefootThunder said...

your pinwheel strings are wonderful.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I like the pinwheel layout. I've never seen a string quilt like that. Well done.

Carla said...

My strings are growing as I use them also. lol What a pretty quilt and the pinwheels are brilliant. Thank you, so much, for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop.

Sandra Walker said...

I have to get into my strings again as they are exploding... and yes, they do NOT go down as you use them, so annoying and kind of wondrous too ha! Love this pink sweet quilt for H2H!

Mary Ann said...

You made a very lovely quilt. I like that any color border can work with a scrap quilt as long as that color is in the blocks! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Lawson said...

Lovely quilt and the colors beautiful.

Theresa said...

I think your strings quilt turned out pretty.

Lynn said...

Great use of strings. I've made one of these before, several years ago, I think you've inspired me to make another - lovely work.

Sarah Craig said...

Such a beauty!

JanineMarie said...

I like how you used the pink to pull all the blocks together even though they have a lot of other colors. Sweet quilt!