Friday, April 27, 2018

Playing with Strings

      Last week I filled a box with most of my kid fabric strings and scraps and prepared to play.   I have admired a couple of free-form string quilts.  Victoria Findlay Wolfe has a tutorial on her blog for a Waverunner string quilt. 

I have also admired this string quilt by Wanda at Exuberant Color blog. 

 I decided to use my kid fabric strings to play with for my version.  I organized my kid strings by length. 
I separated the smaller pieces to sew together as crumbs leader/ender style.   
       As I pieced the center,
I decided that I wanted to add a border to hold all the edge seams, frame and give the eye a place to rest. Here is the resulting top. 

It was so much fun, I plan to play more with my strings.

Enjoy time sewing or quilting when you rest from enjoying the spring weather.

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  1. What a fun quilt. It has lots of energy and would certainly make a child smile.

  2. This turned out great. And the blue just =border makes it just pop.

  3. Great job! You turned that pile of strings in to an adorable quilt. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. I always think strings are a great way to use up scraps, and I really like your kid fabrics- this is a lot of fun.