Monday, May 27, 2013

String Fever


Remember I gave you some tips on sorting and using those scraps - there was a pile of strings in that photo mix.  Well they have been used in various projects from small ........


those tiny rainbow log cabin blocks with 1/2 inch logs - paper pieced of course.  To medium.......


more scrappy log cabin blocks with 3/4 inch logs which I am free sewing.  To large .......


scrappy half log cabin blocks set in a 'magestic mountains' pattern.  This is my entry into the String Fever challenge over at Stitched in Color .  It is a good size couch quilt - 60" x 72" for my son's cabin.


Lots of different size strings used up in this.  Usually the 'chimney' of cabin blocks are red, but I chose to use black chimneys as this is to be a 'manly' quilt.  I kept to just a simple random straight line quilting with black thread on top and bottom.


I used a textured black for the back -'Compliments' by SSI.  This will make for a great snuggle quilt by the fireplace at the cabin. - hey, they had 3 feet of snow at Whiteface Mt. on Memorial Weekend!

Please be sure to visit  Stitched in Color  with the link ups May 28th-30th.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

19 comments:

  1. Good for you, Sharon! You get so many projects completed! This definitely is a manly quilt. It was cool here, but we still went to the pool. Thank goodness it's summer finally and not snowing any more!

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  2. Sharon, I love all three of them and I am especially loving the tiny rainbow blocks!! Wouldn't that make a darling doll quilt?? And your son's quilt is definitely a "manly" quilt - 3 feet of snow this weekend?? Yiks!!!

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  3. Beautiful blocks and quilt, Sharon. Your post clearly shows wonderful blocks and quilts can be made with only simple strings.
    And I think the random, straight quilting lines sewed in black threads made a bold statement that clearly distinguished this as man's quilt. Well thought out.

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  4. Sharon, each and every quilt from small to large is beautiful...you have inspired me...I will keep cutting my leftover fabric into strips and will use them some day!

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  5. They're all wonderful Sharon! Those mini's must have been fun to make. :)

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  6. wonderful blocks Sharon and love your son's quilt,well done.xx

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  7. I really love log cabins. these are fantastic. Love the colors.

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  8. So pretty... I really like that layout! I'm always drawn to half light/half dark blocks.

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  9. I tell you this all the time, BUT, you are so amazing with what you get done, not to mention all the inspiration you pass on to us!!

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  10. Love your setting for the quilt for your son.....just fabulous. Great job on all your strings!

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  11. Looks beautiful. I love the creative lay out of the blocks for your son's quilt. I have not seen that done before. I am just finding out about the "string fever" QAL but am inspired to try something a bit bigger. I made my first log cabin and string blocks this winter. Thanks for sharing. janita

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  12. Wow Sharon!! This are just awesome!! I love log cabins, but haven't tried doing one with paper piecing yet. I really need to try that!!

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  13. Love all these log cabin blocks and the quilt is wonderful, bet your son is very pleased !!

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  14. Beautiful work as always Sharon and I love your quilt for your son!

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  15. I am here after hearing about the Stitched in Colour Festival and love your log cabin ideas!
    Was looking for the follower box but it didnt load even after quite a while.
    I guess your Full!!
    All the best,
    Lyn

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  16. I can't imagine snow right now: we're getting 90 degree weather already! I'm still quilting, though. Found you through the String Quilt Festival and love your blog....newest follower :-)

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  17. How cool that your cabin quilt is for your son's cabin! Hehe! Thanks for joining in.

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  18. Very manly, indeed, but one that I wouldn't mind cuddling up under either! Lovely job!

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