Tuesday, June 25, 2013

String Quilts

 I am on a string quilt mode. There is something about sewing these random strips together and making a beautiful string quilt. I just finished the quilting on my 1930's string quilt.
 I used cona cotton snow for the middle strips.
 I think this red rose fabric for the backing is so pretty with the thirties strings. Nobody said I have to use thirties reproduction fabric on the back. I am making and breaking my own rules.
 I am going to use this solid red fabric for the binding.
 Seven months old Molly is testing out the new string quilt.
 I started another string quilt.
 A few finished blocks.
Untill later and happy quilting,
Millie

14 comments:

beth said...

Love your stringy quilts! ;)

~Laurie~ said...

String quilts are one that I haven't done yet - you are inspiring me!! How do you get the white strips to line up so nicely?

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful! I love String Quilts.

Maja said...

I love string quilts!
They are relaxing to sew and beautiful to look at!

Zlaty said...

Very pretty Millie! Love the 1930's ! :)

Did you get a new dog? I love your backing too! It's fun to break "the rules" ! :)

HAppy Sewing!

Darlene said...

I love string quilts, too, Millie. I'm crazy about this one with 30's fabrics. Very nice, indeed.

Wonky Girl said...

Your string quilts are so pretty. I like the way you used that rose fabric for backing. Rules are made to be broken aren't they?
Pretty pup, looks like she's going to be big when finished growing (I like big dogs).

Muddling Through said...

Millie, your string quilts are so pretty. I've got one in process that I really need to get to work on and more strings than I can count! Your beautiful quilting, as always, makes your quilts even prettier!

Anonymous said...

Hi Millie I love your string quilts -and was wondering what do you use for the foundation?-could you email your reply to sulphurcreekstudio@live.ca-thanks for your time :)

Barb said...

I love your string quilts...makes me want to do one...great way to get rid of the scraps...

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Gonna try strip/string piecing after I finish my first paper-pieced quilt is finished!

Anonymous said...

I'm so jealous of your beautiful quilts! I wish I had the time to sew so much. I'm supposed to be off work today but I'm working for a co-worker who needed the day off to go to the doctor.

Madame Samm said...

As always millie you are the best with scrap quilting...you are so good in quilting them too.

debbie said...

I used that method for my string quilt too, but my base blocks are blue. It's one of my favorite quilts that I have made. Your dog looks like a sweetie! I am a foster mom for guide dogs for the blind and each one brings me such joy. Love your blog! xx debbie