Archive for September, 2009

String Diamonds

We’re halfway through our String Diamond project so if you plan on joining in, now’s the time as it ends on October 31st.  You can make blocks to send in, make a top, or the entire quilt. Instructions can be found at this link –  String Diamonds.

Here’s one that was pieced by Rebecca and tied at the Maine sew-in. Photo will enlarge if you click on it.


Rebecca’s quilts

I have no idea how many quilts and tops at the Maine sew-in were made by Rebecca but in addition to the finished quilts and tops she brought with her, she bound, pieced, and even quilted while she was there. I was happy that I was able to tie several of the tops she brought which were then bound by Ann and Brenda.

Rebecca binding a quilt

Rebecca binding a quilt

Here are just a few I managed to photograph. Thumbnails will enlarge if you click on them.

Maine sew-in

They were still going strong when I left yesterday but the multi day sew-in was a huge success. With 8 or 9 participants and supplies and blocks and tops provided by the entire HeartStrings group – many quilts were completed for homeless shelters, a crisis center, and a start made on quilts for Maine veterans. Click on thumbnails to view larger photos.

Maine Sew-in

The Maine sew-in started today and goes through Sunday. Thanks to Darlene, we have some photos and I thought I’d share a couple here before I head out to join them.


I’m looking forward to getting to work on tying these tops.


More diamond blocks and tops

It’s always fun to see the different variations we get when we start a new project. If you’d like to participate in our Diamond Strings project that continues through October 31, check out the guidelines here.

A group of us sewed this past weekend to kick off the project and I’d thought I’d share some of our results here.

Sheree used brights for her blocks.


Barb set her blocks in a zig zag setting.


And Pat made a gorgeous Sunflower top.

sunflowers by pat

Are you participating?

The HeartStrings sew-in continues through Labor Day, are you participating? I finished my Diamond Strings top today as a part of our special project through October 31. The guidelines can be found here: Diamond Strings


Quilt along with us this weekend

We’re making Diamond String blocks for our Fall project. Guidelines for making the blocks can be found here: Diamond Strings.

diamond strings

Strings and Crumbs

Michele inspires us with a new string/crumb quilt as she shares how string quilting and helping others fit into her crazy, busy life. Read more about it on her blog.

Click on photo to enlarge.

crazy strings a minute