Brenda shared a project she’s doing that uses some of those short strings strings we all end up with after making HeartStrings blocks.
So I’m able to use strings measuring 6″ and shorter. Stitch the strings together, any string measuring wider than 2″ I trimmed down. Stitch the strings, I have the ruler next to the machine for a template . Then trim make a HST, trim to 6 1/2″ . The star in the picture will finish at 24″.
My plan is to use 9 squares adding a border and you have a queen size quilt.
Stephanie has been busy and is sharing two recent finishes with us.
Elegant Chandeliers is a free pattern on All People Quilt. I thought my colours made it look more like birthday cakes than chandeliers, so I put chocolate with sprinkles as a border.Quilted from the back following the curvy print in the backing.
Team Tassie 3 is a donated top from Julie’s neighbour. Quilted in a wiggly uneven grid. Backing is an interesting folk art panel. Panels can sometimes be tricky to use, but they sure do make great backing.
So, here is UFO 10 – Crumby crazy blocks from my friend Mem. sashed and quilted by me. That was my last one for February.
And, UFO 11 – Julie’s Hexies, an I-Spy top from Team Tassie. I added a black border to fill up the piece of backing I was using. Not sure who made the top (if it was Julie or someone else).
I LOVE getting to see photos of what groups and HeartStrings members are working on. Terry in Idaho recently wrote about a project she’s involved with.
Well, our library quilt show is in the books. Lots of people and lots of quilts, and FUN.
Just thought you would like to know the tally of donated string quilts. There were 550. !!! Green string blocks donated, enough to make 7 twin size quilts.
Quilters are generous people. There are ladies who will take a batch and put the tops together. And others who will finish them before they are donated. So I call it a success.
Thanks to everyone for the inspiration!
Terry in Idaho
I love this article and photo of her with all the blocks.
They limited the colors to yellow and green and she shared some finished tops with us!
Our guild has a quiltathon every February where members donate tops and backs and the guild donates the batting. We members sandwich (sew or tie) them and give them to local charities. We generally put together between 80-100 quilts that day.
I’m so used to using a single fabric center string that I’ve forgotten how wonderful our HeartStrings quilts look with different fabrics used for the centers.
Another Sharon inspired HeartStrings quilt.