Sunday, March 24, 2019

All About Strings blog hop

Welcome to the All About Strings blog hop, hosted by Carla at www.createinthesticks.blogspot.com.  I am very excited to be here.

I don't know about you, but I have a lot of scraps laying around that I need to use.  In fact, I have a huge plastic box full of scraps that is marked for scrap quilts.  It is a good thing I have gone through all my fabric in the past few months.  Still not organized the way I want it to be, but it will be.



The basement is pretty much done, I just had to find a book case or two, and they are ordered and should be here by the weekend. Yay!!! Once I can start clearing the books off the shelves they are on (sitting in the carport , just waiting to be moved ),  then I can focus on my sewing room.

Now, back to the important stuff.  I have been crazy busy at work and also with trying to get my basement together and I wasn't sure what I was going to do.  I scoured pinterest for some string quilt patterns and I found this pattern and tutorial at https://susies-scraps.com/2015/01/27/crazy-little-strings-diamond-charms-quilt-block-and-tutorial/    I loved it.    So I decided first I would make it a hotpad, because I can always use those.  In fact, whenever I try a new pattern, I like to make a block or two and turn them into a hotpad or a throw pillow first, just to make sure I really do like it.




Once I made the hot pad, then I had to start putting more blocks together, just to see it coming together.




This one is a winner in my book and is definitely going to be made into a quilt.    Now, here is one of the best things about scrap quilts.  ANYTHING GOES.  it is amazing how pretty they can be, and your backgrounds don't all need to be the same fabric.  You can mix those up.  Great for stash busting.


As far as quilting goes, the star is perfect for some fun feather quilting.  Then I did some wavy line quilting in the other parts of it.

I used aurifil 50 weight thread for the quilting.  I chose this one because it is 100% cotton and in things like hot pads I use cotton thread for piecing and quilting.

It has 2 layers of 100% cotton batting.

I can't wait to finish the quilt.  I am thinking of donating it to a charity through the hands 2 help that my friend Sarah at  www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com hosts every year.  This is such a fun pattern.

Please join my other blogging friends to see what they have made.  I have seen some of their creations and this may inspire you to use up those scraps.


Monday, March 25th










Karrin's Crazy World


Tuesday, March 26th









ShirleyC


Wednesday, March 27th










38 comments:

  1. Bright and beautiful! I did the same design for my project for All About strings. My day is tomorrow. Mine is from a different pattern called solid stars and strings.

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  2. Great pattern and that quilting is so perfect. Love it and it will be a great quilt. Kathy, thank you for playing along in the All About Strings Blog Hop. I hope you eventually get everything where you want it.

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  3. Haha my daughter is a big pinterest person. . I am a youtube girl or I look at blogs...tyty for showing us your talents. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  4. How fun and inspiring. Thanks for showing us.

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  5. So pretty! That's going to be an amazing quilt.

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  6. A fun project.When you are crazy busy string piecing is a nice change, you don't have to think too much when piecing them together.

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  7. This does look like a fun project. I went to Susie's link and saved this pattern. I think it is going to be a future mystery lesson for our quilt club and a future project for me. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Looks like a lot of fun. This one block will be a lovely hot pad. Thanks for sharing today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  9. I made a red and white one years ago like this, so I know how much fun you had making these blocks. String piecing is messy but oh so fun!!

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  10. I always like to make a test block too. Great idea to turn them into hot pads. Your quilt is looking great so far!

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  11. It does look like a great pattern for scraps. Yours turned out lovely!

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  12. Love that block, thanks for the link. This will be a great quilt for some lucky someone.

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  13. Love the block and the quilting!

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  14. That is such a cool block - love that you made it into a pot holder!

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  15. I love your string block. It is very close to a spiderweb quilt that I made years ago. It's always a good idea to make at least one block of any quilt before cutting an entire quilt's worth of fabric first.

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  16. That pattern has been on my Wish List for quite a few years. Seeing yours made me think how easily it could be translated to QAYG. (All the rage in my quilt bee at the moment!) Thanks for sharing for the All About Strings Blog Hop. Your feather quilting is just perfect with the block!

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  17. That's a beautiful block and your quilting looks gorgeous on it!

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  18. That's a cool pattern that emerges when you add more blocks together. I might have a new project on my plate here. LOL!! Great inspiration.

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  19. Great idea to use a block pattern into a hot pad. Love your string block.

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  20. Pretty, colorful quilt. Great idea to donate it through Hands 2 Help.

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  21. I love this and that the center white is not straight and forms a star. I'm going to make one.

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  22. You are right! The star shows off your feathers very well. Can't wait to see an entire quilt out of this block! :)

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  23. I love the way solids let you show off your quilting!! This will be a beautiful quilt for Hands to Help!!

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  24. I love the quilting on that. It brings the design to life.

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  25. Very pretty block Kathy... and I love the feather quilting in the star part of the block.

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  26. Great blocks and I love the quilting. I should really give QAYG a go again-it is so much easier in some ways isn't it?

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  27. Those are pretty blocks and I think it's a great block too. Good idea turning those sample blocks into hot pads. Those make good gifts too.

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  28. Your quilting changes the entire look of the string quilt. I love what you've created. I can't believe the variety in string quilts. It's a wonderful hop, is it not!??

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  29. this will be a great Hands2Help quilt.

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  30. I love this! Once you quilted the star, you couldn't even see the seams! So neat!

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  31. I like your clever take on string quilts.

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  32. Hi Kathy, That's going to be a lovely quilt. Your hotpad is great - the star is perfect for the feathers. Good luck on your quilt!

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  33. SUCH A NEAT QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  34. Hotpads are a great practice idea. I like how you quilted it too. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Love it! It's a pretty design and your feathers are so sweet!xx

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