Quilting, Farming, Variety

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

My latest string quilt top is finished and put away to be quilted later, maybe next winter.  Each individual block is not very interesting by itself, but I really like the effect of using dark and light strings to make this pattern.  This would be a nice quilt for a boy's bed or a dorm quilt.

I'm making clothes for Isabelle now and when they're finished, I'm shutting down the machine for a while and concentrate on quilting the top that's been on the frames for a few months.  

Charlotte

19 comments:

  1. Your quilt is gorgeous! Can you suggest a book or site to learn this type of quilting? Thank you, Angela

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    1. Thank you so much, Angela! I drafted my own pattern for making six inch blocks from a picture of the quilt on Pinterest from this site: www.anniescatalog.com. Follow this trail, quilt ~ patterns ~ lap quilts and throw patterns ~ pieced ~ page 3 ~ scroll down to Creative Log Cabin Quilting. Whew! (I don;t know how to link to another site yet :( If you are new to paper piecing there is a lot of information through Google. Paper piecing can be confusing at first; I usually end up taking out some stitches when I begin a new project.

      Do you have a blog page? I'd love to see your work!

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    2. Thank you for the links. No I do not have a blog. I am that age where I am pretty computer clueless! But I LOVE the inspiration I find from others. Angela

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  2. Lovely, the light and dark strips certainly make a striking quilt!

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  3. I love that quilt top! I have so many strings I need to decide on a design and make one too - I probably have enough to make 3!

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  4. Your quilt top is so pretty. It's really going to make a nice quilt!

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  5. I love your quilt top. You did a wonderful job making it. Love all the homespun and plaid fabrics. I look forward to seeing your doll outfit you are working on. I hope to get the sewing machines up and running again so I will have something to share soon too.

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  6. I love your quilt top Charlotte! It is really a very striking design. I love string quilts!

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  7. I think your quilt top is beautiful and happy looking. Whoever receives it will enjoy it.

    FlowerLady

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  8. That is beautiful. I like the dark and light blocks too.

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  9. Was it Aristotle who said, "The whole is equal to the sum of its parts, neither more nor less?" But, in the case of this quilt, and all of your quilts, the whole is much much more...strikingly beautiful...love those plaids, you know!

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  10. Why is it we can always "see" a quilt better when it's in a picture? : ) This looked pretty on the bed, but I think it looks even better hanging up in the picture.

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  11. Oh my gosh, Charlotte! Your quilt top is beautiful! I love it.

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  12. Oh Wow, how beautiful. You outdone yourself on this one if that's possible. Hugs, xo

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  13. OMG! What a wonderful quilt! I will have to go to that web site to get the pattern, I love it! I do find paper piecing VERY confusing, but one of these days I will tackle it. What better pattern to try! WOW

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  14. What a stunning quilt! So vibrant and pretty!

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  15. I love it. So very pretty! :)

    xoxo

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  16. Beautiful and I love seeing it hanging on the clothesline and the field in the background. Sigh--I miss living on my farm.

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