Sometimes it’s fun to pick and choose

I’m a big fan of string quilts that have a little of everything tossed in but I also love ones that have a bit of a plan too. Take a look at the following quilts and be inspired to create your own.

By Peggy
Peggy, a new HeartStrings member shared a link to photos of string quilts she’s made and donated including this black/white & red one.

Peggy’s String Quilts

Here are a few other HeartStrings quilts with a coordinated look.

RWB by Fran & Lynn
Pink and Green by Marianne & Jennifer
Yellow and Red by Hanne

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Last year we did a special project using pink strings and made a number of quilts that have been donated to Breast Cancer patients.

Thanks to the great response we had, Jennifer continues to work with the blocks received to assemble, quilt and donate additional quilts.

If you’d like to make and donate a HeartStrings quilt for a breast cancer patient, you can find lots of inspiration in our online Pink Strings album.

Tying a HeartStrings Quilt

While most of our HeartStrings quilts are quilted by volunteers there’s another way to finish these quilts. Tying was a traditional way to finish string quilts and is still a wonderful way to finish HeartStrings quilts.

Bonnie Hunter
posted photo’s of her Charity Bee tying a HeartStrings top that was pieced and donated by Laura (the photos are shown here with Bonnie’s permission).


More information can be found at the links below.
Tying a quilt
Quilt Tying Tips from Quiltmaker Magazine

What happens to the HeartStrings Blocks you donate?

In addition to all the HeartStrings quilts made from start to finish by individual members of our group, many of us work on assembling, quilting, binding, and donating quilts from the blocks sent in for group quilts.

I wanted to give you just a small sampling of the numerous quilts that have been made from blocks YOU have sent in and thank you all for participating in our Block Party this weekend that will result in even more quilts that will be donated to those in need.