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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Modern Strings and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  My latest quilt top is made from a scrap jar dive, and it's a doozie.  It's loud and wonky, and I love it!

It's amazing how quickly scraps add up when you start sewing them together.  When I started, I didn't plan on making a quilt this large, but the my pile of strings didn't diminish as quickly as I anticipated.  This quilt measures 72" x 96," and although I used all of my strings long enough to cover the length of the center of the block. I still have LOTS of shorter ones left.  Every now and then, I get on a mission to get rid of all of my scraps at once.  Though I have pulled from my scrap jars selectively for certain quilts, it's been awhile since I've busted them completely, so it was time to put them to use.  Scrap quilts are always my favorites, and the way this one is shaping up is definitely not disappointing.  I can't wait to get it basted and quilted!

Oh my goodness!  Last week's party had so many amazing projects linked up, I had the hardest time choosing features today!  Just look at this awesomeness by Shauna's World-

And this fantastic variation of an orange peel quilt by Zarkadia Quilts-

And finally, this curved log cabin mini by Handwrought Quilts is so gorgeous.  The shades of gray in the background really make the rainbow strips pop!

Woohoo!  Y'all rock!  I always look forward to browsing the links each week, and I can't wait to see what you have going on.  By the way, I have FOUR giveaways going on right now, as well as a few great coupon codes from my favorite shops, so be sure to hop over HERE to enter.

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  1. Wow! So much eye candy in one post! Luv it! Great idea on the scrap buster string quilt...I'm going to have to try that! Thank you!!

  2. Do you sew your strings to muslin/paper or just together and cut them to the block size?

  3. love the layout for that scrap quilt - the first one you show - terrific

  4. Oh wow!! Your string quilt is just amazing!! I love how clever quilters can be when it comes to scraps, and this is no exception!

  5. Your string quilt is the prettiest I have seen, color combinations are nice and bright. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Doozie? I thought that was a negative term. I can only think lovely thoughts when I see that string quilt top of yours.

    1. "It's a doozy/duesie" can be either good or bad. It means that something is really significant or impressive:

  7. Congratulations on your finished scrap quilt! It's gorgeous! I'm curious about how you pieced the blocks. Do you just sew all your strips together and then subcut them diagonally into rectangles, or do you use a foundation of some kind?

  8. So funny about those scraps!! A lovely quilt like yours SHOULD make a big dent in the scraps but somehow it's barely a dent!

  9. Love your strings quilt. The little strip of white really pulls it all together. Funny how scrappy quilts never use up our scraps. It seems they just create more. I have been rather AWOL from blogging lately and need to catch up on my reading. Always love seeing what you have going on.

  10. Love your string quilt! I'm also making one for my RSC Challenge! Yours encourages me to continue the process!Thank you for sharing!

  11. Amazing scrappy quilt. It's so colourful.

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my quilt this week and for your kind words about it! It was a blast to make.

    And I love your string quilt too. I've got a large-ish pile of strips myself and want to make a string quilt. Have a great weekend!

  13. Love your scrappy strings! Very bright and fun. That's a lot of scrap busting!


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