Wednesday, March 27, 2019

All About Strings Blog Hop

Welcome to my little stop of the *All About Strings* blog hop
hosted by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks


if you have followed my blog for a while you will know that my favorite way to use my strips and scraps left from each quilt - is a String quilt!! and when Carla put out the announcement I had just finished another quilt.... and had a pile of strings!

So whats a quilter to do? Start a new project!!  

And! I even have it quilted.... (don't ask about the binding.... that way we can still be friends - ha ha)


Ta-da!!!  I had this great pile of strings left over - so I added some Black and White fabrics to be my *centerish* strip, then started stitching!!



After I made 24 blocks.... I still had small strips left - hence the piano Key border...  I really wanted to use them all up!!




To figure out how to quilt it... I decided on the same greek key motif in the strings, and carried it out into the open spaces - 

 This is the quilt that all these little strings were left over from - see why I couldn't just let them go?


here is another string quilt that I have finished in the last year



and another one
See how hard it is for me to stop?
Ha ha



So!! Hope you are encouraged to start your own string quilt today! But... don't forget to check out all this awesome inspiration too - these blogs are so cool!!

AND!! just in case you have finished any quilting project... come back Friday and Link up to TGIFFriday hosted here!!!






Monday, March 25th










Karrin's Crazy World


Tuesday, March 26th









ShirleyC


Wednesday, March 27th








39 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your projects are all amazing!

Marian said...

WoW, those are all really wonderful projects. I love how you did the quilting on the first one you showed, a creative design with cool quilting.

Gin said...

Love the first quilt, it’s very modern and beautiful. The others are pretty also, but the first one is my fav.

Carol said...

Wow! Cool projects! I love the modern quilt with all the white space--and the way you echoed the other blocks in the quilting! My fave of your projects, but I like the others too. :) Thanks for sharing!

Vicki in MN said...

What a refreshing modern string quilt! I like the calming effect by using the solid to tone it down, great job!

Lori Smanski said...

wow your quilts are lovely. you have a lot of fun. this is great. thanks for inspiring.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Nice string quilts!

Stitchin At Home said...

What a lovely quilt! I like how you quilted it.

tink's mom said...

Your strings area amazing, but your quilting puts your string designs over the top. Thanks for sharing.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Wow, I can see all of my scraps diminishing if I work as diligently as you have!

grammajudyb said...

WOW! That quilt is different than your usual! It's stunning by the way! I also "heart" Inspired by Cynthia! It is inspiring me...though I haven't started yet!

Judy in Michigan said...

Love all your quilts. I especially love the first one with the "white" blocks. Did you just quilt it as if there were color strings there? Interesting way to quilt and I love the effect.

Calicojoan said...

Awesome layout and fabulous quilting! Perfection!!!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love all your sting projects, but the quilting on the first tickles me. I made the Inspired quilt but have yet to quilt it (just ordered a backing).

Needled Mom said...

Those are all beautiful string quilts.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous string quilts! I also love how you quilted this one!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilts, thanks so much for the inspiration!

Moira said...

All of your string quilts are great. But I love the one you just did, esp. the fact that you only put the border on two sides! Thanks for sharing.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have so many great string quilt ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!

ShirleyC said...

You really have a vision for color and design! Great projects!

Nancy A said...

Love the way you modernized your strings quilt with the negative space and the quilting!

What's the name of the pattern for your Serape Quilt? I think I've seen the pattern somewhere but can't remember where.

nkadenver@yahoo.com

The Joyful Quilter said...

Way to USE those scraps, Alycia!! You're quilt is definitely a string-y success.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, the contrast of the solid white with the bright colors and the black & white is just amazing. And the quilting! Brilliant! Thanks for sharing all these gorgeous projects.

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

I love the look of the string quilts. I see one in my future -- I already have a lot of strings to work with.

Danice G said...

All beautiful quilts. You really have been busy for sure.

anna brown said...

Very modern looking tyty for sharing with us...happyness04431@yahoo.com

Carol S. said...

You really went all out with the string theme and created beautiful projects. I love how you quilted the first quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great quilts and love your quilting and the use of the negative space is awesome.

Farm Quilter said...

LOVE your quilt!!! The modern quilting just takes this one right over the top!! Awesome strings!!!!!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Well done. It's so bright and cheery.

BarefootThunder said...

absolutely wonderful strings !! just stunning

Carla said...

I love how you take care of your leftover strings right away. That is brilliant and the quilt is really perfect. From the piecing and the border to the quilting. Thank you so much for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop. Great post about strings for sure.

Mary Ann said...

Great string quilts. All so different. I wouldn't know where to start but I do feel a scrap quilt coming on thanks to this hop and lovely designers like yourself. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Lawson said...

I love how you put a modern twist on the traditional string quilt. As for binding, I would just use the cream and it will be fab. The modern string star is wonderful. Thanks for all help pictures and sharing your beautiful quilts.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Love all your string quilts but especially the newest modern one. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Love all your strings quilts. Just beautiful!

Kate said...

Beautiful string quilts. Your "left over" string one is really cool. I like the negative space and that keyboard border

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Alycia, I really love your string quilts, especially your modern one with piano key borders only only two sides. It looks really great. Thanks so much for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks!

Susan said...

I like all of these, but that first one - I'm stealing that border idea for a Carolina Hurricane Quilt! I've been trying to figure out what to do to bring the quilt in toward the 5 blocks I used, and I think that's it!