Sunday, October 30, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

It's time again for Amy's Bloggers' Quilt Festival...and here's my submission...

I had a great time making this string quilt.  Never made one before and was inspired by Julie   http://juliekquilts.blogspot.com/


Homespun plaids are a little different to work on I found out...for one thing they don't cut true....no matter how hard you try.  I sewed the strings onto a muslin foundation.  They don't look too pretty while sewing...but when the blocks are pressed and squared up...they look great.  

 As I was making up the blocks...I found that spray starch made a huge difference...I never use starch, but am glad I did for these blocks.


When I finished the quilt and washed it I was sooooo impressed, this may be my favorite cuddly, crinkly, down home feeling quilt!

I just love it! I'm thinking of making another...already have started making some blocks!

Thanks for stopping by...and don't forget to visit the FESTIVAL!!!


Can't get the button...but here is the link 
http://amyscreativeside.com/2011/10/28/bloggers-quilt-festival-fall-2011/


***Evelyn Sloppy's book should get the credit for this beautiful pattern...I don't know the name of the book, sorry!***


41 comments:

  1. Anita, that is a great quilt!!!!! It looks so soft and cozy :o) Thank you for sharing and the link to the pattern. I am bookmarking this one to make!!!!!

    Kim

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  2. Your string quilt is just wonderful!!

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  3. That quilt is on my to-do wish list too. I love it!

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  4. I really love your string quilt. Particularly your sashing and cornerstones.

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  5. I just love your quilt!! Your quilting really accents the quilt in MHO!!!

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  6. Very nice. I like how the plaids look in little slices across the blocks.

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  7. Although I haven't made one, I love string quilts. The homespun plaid makes this quilt some down home and it would be perfect for anyone! Love it!

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  8. Terrific quilt! You combined two of my favorite things: homespun plaids and string quilts! Homespun is hard to sew sometimes but the softness makes all the trouble worthwhile! :O

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  9. Greetings from Hungary. I love the asymmetrical quilt. The colors are beautiful. Very nice work. Fine in stapled

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  10. Here is a very nice weather. 20 ° C during the day. 2-5 degrees C at night. Sure is a nice time with you.
    My son will soon travel to Miami to work on a ship.

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  11. Ciao Anita, è molto bella la tua trapunta!

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  12. Absolutely love your quilt. I've so inspired by everything on Julie's blog and I've been trying to collect plaids for a quilt like this myself. Great job!

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  13. That quilt is on my to-do list - I have a huge collection of men's plaid shirts that belonged to my father. Yours is wonderful - love how the colors pop!

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  14. This is a really fabulous quilt and I just love the colours. Happy stitching.

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  15. Great quilt! Does look so homey comfy wonderful and like your hint for starching. Love the little blocks in the corners! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  16. I am not much of a fan of machine-made quilts but this one is really lovely... the choice of fabrics and the setting of those blocks is stunning.

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  17. Hi Anita, I've made 2 of these with 100% cotton plaid shirts from the Goodwill stores. They are everyone's favorite quilts. They do feel different when made from the old shirts -- softer to begin with, with a very smooth surface. Love yours too!

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  18. I love it! Congrats on such a great quilt. Nice that you put in some extra tips for those of us who might attempt it!

    Tina G
    http://bostonsewer.blogspot.com

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  20. This is such a beautiful quilt! I love it!

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  21. I've been told if you iron some lightweight fuseable stabilizer onto the back of the fabric "strata" (strips sewn together) before you cut it into the blocks - it will be still and have more strength.

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  22. I just recently joined pintrest - and your homespun string quilt is very popular there. I think the warm colors of the plaids touches everyone's heart :) what a lucky girl you are to have created such a beauty!!!! I've started sewing with men's shirts b/c of all of Bonnie Hunter's patters she does with them, and now I know exactly how to use up my scraps!!!

    Love from Indiana! ~bonnie

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  23. You did a fabulous job---this quilt is just gorgeous---I want to wrap up in it, please... :) Every time I see Julie's string quilts (and now yours) I want to make one too. :)

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  24. This is wonderful, I made a similar one
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltdiva/2349230171/in/set-72157604090478455
    and am working on one with piano key border.

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  25. Absolutely love your quilt! I pinned it, and I plan to make one similar to it, as I am addicted to scrap quilts and string quilts.

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  26. What a gorgeous quilt, I agree - if I do a string quilt this is the way to finish it!

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  27. How big are the string squares finished?

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  28. Marg's Primitive QuiltsMay 20, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    This is the way I do all my string quilts. For your first try you did amazing. I luv the sashing .

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  29. I'll have to borrow this idea! I am making the 9-patch and stripe sashing for my leaders and enders--and I love the combination of them with string blocks.
    Visiting from Val's, but I don't have any string quilts or blocks to share--maybe next time the theme roll around!

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  30. This is pattern is in a book by Evelyn Sloppy. Julie K gives her the credit she is due. I also made this quilt, but first I PURCHASED HER BOOK!! Please give credit where credit is due and support quilt pattern writers!

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  31. I actually just 'fudged'my way thru this quilt...figuring a start with a 6" block and figuring from there. I didn't see Julie's post. I always try to give credit...which I thought I did. Thank you for the information.

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  32. I actually just 'fudged'my way thru this quilt...figuring a start with a 6" block and figuring from there. I didn't see Julie's post. I always try to give credit...which I thought I did. Thank you for the information.

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  33. I actually 'fudged' my way thru this quilt...starting with a 6 inch string block and going from there. I always try to give credit and I thought I did. Thank you for the information.

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  34. This is a beautiful quilt. Great colors and fabrics. Absolutely love it. :)

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  35. Did you use a foundation fabric for the sashing as well as the blocks? I love it!

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    1. You should buy Evelyn Sloppy's book that this pattern is ripped off from.

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  36. I actually just 'fudged'my way thru this quilt...figuring a start with a 6" block and figuring from there. I didn't see Julie's post. I always try to give credit...which I thought I did. Thank you for the information....RIGHT NOW I will try to edit my post with Evelyn Sloppy's book credit!

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  37. I LOVE this quilt. I tend to not like string quilts but this is so beautiful. I think to me the dashing and corner stones make all the difference between ugly and beautiful

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