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Friday, June 27, 2014

String Quilts

Finding a time; a few years back, when I needed a well-deserved change from machine applique, I discovered string quilts...

As the scrap basket continues to fill up, what does one do with those pieces? Trashing them all doesn't really make much sense, so this helped fill two goals at once.


Creative Goals
  1. Time to build on new techniques with beautiful results; using up some of those scrap pieces and older fabrics in the stash.
  2. As it was, I really didn't need more fabric… just a way to be able to use the great colors that I already had in my supply; making the string quilt technique a perfect choice.

Even though, machine applique is and probably will continue to draw my strongest attention, it is still fun to explore new techniques. Here are two string designs that brought out that scrappy adventurous side… that so many quilters enjoy.


STRING QUILTING PRIMER
More on this project here.
Free pattern here.

MY STRING QUILTING PRIMER QUILT TOP


STRING-X!
More on this project here.
Free pattern here.

MY STRING-X QUILT TOP

I found these free projects and much more at Quiltville.com. You must check out Bonnie's website for a truly amazing journey into quilting with her lovely array of scrappy techniques. 

Have a scrappy good time....


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