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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Low Volume Strings and NTT

Happy Needle and Thread Thursday, friends!  I've been working on putting together a string quilt with lots of my low volume fabrics, and though I'm not done playing around with the block layout just yet, so far I love how it's coming together.

Mixed into the low volume strings are some of my favorite spring greens, just for a few pops of color scattered here and there.  These blocks are only six inches, and the strips finish at just one inch wide, so that means that every block has nine different strips in it.  The narrow strips look really cool, but they aren't exactly quick.

In person, this quilt is much warmer than it appears in the photo.  Many of the fabrics are cream and black prints, and there is even some metallic gold, and they are all photographing as gray.  I still think it looks cool, but the picture is just not quite true to life.  I'm going to play around with the layout of these blocks until I have it perfect, and then I'm going to get them all sewn together.  This quilt is going on a wall in my new home, and I can't wait to get it finished and hung.

Before we get to the highlights from last week's amazing party, I owe you a giveaway winner!  Congratulations to Barb, comment number 54!  I'll be emailing you soon so you can get your prize!

Okay!  Last week's party was full of fantastic eye candy.  Check out this fun, happy quilt by Liz at Savor Every Stitch-

I love this beautiful quilt top by Jan at The Colorful Fabriholic-

And this stunner is by Kris at Sew Sunshine-

Wow, y'all!  Your creativity is so inspiring.  I can't wait to see what you bring to this week's party.  Let's do it!

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  1. SEW looking forward to seeing your new String quilt come together!!

  2. Your string quilt is working up beautifully - great idea to add pops of green!

  3. I really love how this quilt looks! The bits of green are like the beginning of spring! It reminds me of all the green popping up in my flower beds!

  4. Can't wait to see this finished and hanging on your wall. I love string quilts. I'm having my QOV group make string blocks in red/white/blue. Do you do yours on papers?

  5. Beautiful. I like the randomly placed bits of color. so prettttty.

  6. You always have the best ideas and you inspire me to think "outside the box" for my next project!!

  7. Such beautiful quilts! I never thought I'd see such a neutral quilt under your needle. :)

  8. I love the cool colors of your string block quilt. It has a sophisticated look.

  9. Oh, I love the neutral strings! So pretty.

  10. I love your strings quilt. The pop of greens is a really nice addition. Neutrals have been the focus of my IG color account this month and it's got me thinking about making a neutral quilt myself. Something I've never done. Are you using any type of foundation?


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