Archive for August, 2008
Have you been browsing through the new HeartStrings Blog Ring? Here are some recent quilts posted by members.
From my blog, Half String Hearts. An instruction sheet for making this quilt is available on my MaryQuilts.com site.
Ruthie shared a chinese coins quilt that she dressed up with buttons and yo-yo’s.
If you are a HeartStrings quilter and have a blog, you can join our blog ring.
After getting some input from HeartStrings members who attended the WI/MN area sew-in August 2nd, I chose Green for Guys as our special project for September and October 2008.
Think guy quilts as you create HeartStrings blocks using a center green strip. Use the guidelines and remember to replace the center red or blue strip with a 2 inch green strip.
Make one block, a set of 48, or anything in between. Email me for the address to mail blocks.
Every now and then it’s fun to try something different. Here are a couple fun string quilt variations from HeartStrings members.
Melva’s quilt uses a block with strings in just half of the block – doesn’t the sashing add a lot to this quilt too?
In addition to donations of string blocks made according to our guidelines, HeartStrings accepts completed tops. We quilt, bind, and donate these tops to local charities and I thought I’d share a few that I’ve finished up this week.
This top was pieced by Sue’s Mom from blocks sent in by HeartStrings members.
If you’d like to donated a completed top or volunteer to quilt and finish tops that have been donated, email me.
Our HeartStrings members have generously shared their strings with other members for use in HeartStrings quilts. Do you ever wonder where those donated strings go?Barbara, one of our members is currently piecing a String X quilt based on Bonnie Hunter’s pattern.
So visit Barbara’s blog and then click the HeartStrings link in her sidebar to visit other HeartStrings bloggers.
Alycia, a HeartStrings member, is a supporter and volunteer for Quilts of Valor making quilts for wounded soldiers. Her current goal is to collect 4oo quilts for 2009 to present to the wounded soldiers at Ft. Carson in CO and HeartStrings members are helping her out with blocks, tops, finished quilts, and pillowcases to present them.
This is one of two recent tops pictured on Alycia’s blog sent by a Deborah another HeartStrings member. Visit Alycia’s blog to read more about her efforts and to see the tops, quilts, and pillowcases being collected.
For information about how you can help email us.
Michele sent photos today of two of her recent HeartStrings quilts.
She writes “Most of the quilts I make make are just regular patterns (through my quilting group), my string quilting is usually patriotic to send on up to Madigan Army Hospital. I just love string quilting and almost always have one in the pile for the days when it’s too hot to think or I’m too tired for any precise cutting and measuring!”
Visit Michele’s blog.