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Quilters Come With Strings Attached

By May 7, 2010March 31st, 2020Blog

It’s my birthday today. N has informed me that since I am in my 40’s I’m ooooollllld. But my sweet and wonderful grandma told me I’m not old. Because she has children that are senior citizens and I’m no where near that.

As a present to my self I have a finish. I was so thrilled when Stephanie started her Strings Challenge. I had never made a string quilt before that. I had seen many and I loved them. The challenge was just what I needed to get me started. I went to a thrift store and bought several old sheets to use as foundation. Probably a little over kill. But like I said I loved these quilts and heaven knows I have lots of strings that needed a home. I cut up one of the sheets into 10″ squares and went to town. Those blocks were addictive and before I knew it I had a top.

I knew I was going to be taking a long road trip so I hurried and quilted it. Then while my wonderful hubby drove I bond this quilt. I love the memories in this quilt from all the different fabrics used from previous projects. I love the happy bright colors. Thank you Stephanie for this fun challenge. I know this will not be my last string quilt.

I am also linking up for Amy’s sew and tell. Go see what everyone created this week.

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38 Comments

  • Vicki @ DottyJane says:

    Love it! I really do! I haven't decided if I want to do a full size quilt for the string challenge, but this giving me ideas:)

  • *karendianne. says:

    Happy Birthday!!! What a cute, happy Quilt. Love it and the color of your binding, too. Great finish.

  • Char says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
    You are right, string quilts are addictive. I have made a few and I love them. Most of my scraps are strings sorted by color. Your quilt is beautiful!

  • Mary says:

    Happy birthday!!! Your quilt is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!!!!! Have a fantastic day!

  • Lori says:

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Your are NOT old because…if you are… I am…and that's not possibe!!!LOL! LOL!

    I gotta get going on that string thing!

  • Unknown says:

    Happy Birthday!! I love string quilts too – this one is really fun!

  • Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday! This quilt is beautiful and it's wonderful that it's so full of memories. I hope you have a great birthday!

  • Trisha says:

    I signed up for Stephanie's string challenge and have not made anything yet. Lame, I know! Maybe I can get one in before it is over. I love your string quilt. Very pretty. Happy Birthday!!

  • Unknown says:

    So pretty!! congrats on a great finish Em 🙂

  • Leslie says:

    this is amazing and so gorgeous….happy birthday

  • Carla says:

    What a beautiful finish!

  • Dayna says:

    Happy Birthday!

    Your quilt looks great!

  • hetty says:

    Happy Birthday, Em! That string quilt is gorgeous! Great way to use scraps! I know what you mean by addictive! I still have to sew mine together. I don't know if I like sewing the blocks together. But I really like sewing the strings!

  • Suzanne says:

    Gorgeous string quilt!
    and a Happy, Happy Birthday to you!

  • Karen says:

    Great job Em. And Happy Birthday!! I did a string quilt for my friend and it is addicting. They are just so colorful when they're done. Is this one for you?

  • BumbleBee Bagz says:

    wow, thats fabulous!

  • Katie B says:

    Love string quilts, and yours is just incredible!

  • Needled Mom says:

    I love it. Of course I love all scrap quilts! The colors are just wonderful.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I forgot to tell you happy birthday!!!!!!

  • manuela says:

    Happy Birthday! May you always have loads of fabric under the needle!

    I love you string quilt; they are the best quilts, always happy.

  • StitchinByTheLake says:

    Happy Birthday! blessings, marlene

  • beth says:

    scrappy quilts are the very best…especially when you have all those memories wrapped up in it! Happy, happy birthday!!

  • Michelle says:

    Gorgeous! A string quilt is on my to-do list too. I am making myself finish some of my other projects, some long neglected, before I start anything new. Your string quilt is inspiring.

  • Anne at Film and Thread says:

    Happy Birthday! 40s isn't old!

    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors in it, love the quilting, love everything about it!

  • Maevy says:

    Happy birthday! This is a gorgeous present you got yourself, beautifully done, I love the colors.

  • Julia says:

    Happy Birthday Em! This quilt is beautiful and it's wonderful that it's so full of memories. A great present to yourself..
    Julia ♥

  • Catherine says:

    Happy birthday and a great present to yourself. Aren't these string quilts fun to make and as you say lots of memories in using all your scraps.

  • Anonymous says:

    Many Happy returns for yesterday! I just popped by to grab a link as I have just posted the Maverick Star piece you inspired!

  • Cathie says:

    Happy Birthday a day late! Your blog is great – good photos and interesting stories. Thanks for the compliment on my Relay quilt. I'm about to work on some more parts.

  • Alisa says:

    It's a beautiful quilt!

  • Unknown says:

    Happy Belated Birthday…Love what you did with your Scraps…your Quilt looks Gorgeous..
    cheers

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    Happy Belated Birthday!!! Congratulations on your beautiful finish.

  • Kimberly Tripp says:

    beautiful job! I love having something monotonous to do on a road trip 🙂 I need to start organizing my scraps & shop the house for a sheet!

  • Kim D. says:

    Happy Birthday!! Love the string quilt, it's lovely.

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Em, love your string quilt…I felt the same way when Julie sent to me a box of strings and I made the Caramel Star quilt for Heart Strings …I am hooked…Hugs Lyn

  • audreypawdrey says:

    I love it! I have been collecting strings for this purpose, but I haven't started yet. Great idea of using vintage sheets for the foundation!

  • A Spoonful Of Sugar says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Emily! Love your string quilt – so colourful and fun!

  • mjb says:

    Great strings!

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