Friday, May 7, 2010

Quilters Come With Strings Attached

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:

  1. 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:)

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

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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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!

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  6. Happy Birthday!! I love string quilts too - this one is really fun!

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

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  8. 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!!

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  9. So pretty!! congrats on a great finish Em :)

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  10. this is amazing and so gorgeous....happy birthday

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  11. Happy Birthday!

    Your quilt looks great!

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  12. 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!

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

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  14. 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?

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  15. Love string quilts, and yours is just incredible!

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

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

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

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

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  19. Happy Birthday! blessings, marlene

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

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  21. 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.

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  22. Happy Birthday! 40s isn't old!

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

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

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

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  25. 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.

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

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  30. 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!

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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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!

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  34. Happy Belated Birthday Emily! Love your string quilt - so colourful and fun!

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