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Monday, March 30, 2015

DWM: Heartstrings and a rainbow start

I plan to make 48 HeartStrings blocks every month in 2015. That's the number needed for a basic HS quilt. (Click on the label on the sidebar to see the others that I've made.) In March I turned to my homespun stash.  All the blocks have the same blue plaid for both the center strips and the corners.













I don't know why I flaked out for this month's Rainbow Scrap Challenge . The color is yellow, and I love yellow.  Beth at Eva Paige Quilt Designs created an off-center log cabin "bubble" that I used for my lone yellow block. My version turned out to be 16". I think I will make blocks for each RSC color this year. (January: blue; February: pink; April: purple, so far.)

 I'm linking up with  Patchwork Times and Love Laugh Quilt .  

11 comments:

  1. This HeartStrings quilt is great. I love homespun fabrics and they really work well in this design. Good luck meeting your goal each month.

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  2. I'm impressed! I've made a few string blocks and they take a lot longer than might be expected.

    Are you using a muslin foundation?

    I like the way the homespuns look in the quilt.

    Helen

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  3. Those homespun strings are just wonderful.

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  4. I really like the way your centers and corners are made from the same fabric. It makes your quilt sing! (As do the yellow, orange, and pieced strings.)

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  5. Nicely done. Yep, I like the consistency of the same fabric on the centers and corners. Of course, I had to enlarge the picture and really LOOK at it to realize they were the same. As I looked at the smaller pic I kept thinking you hadn't used the same fabrics... DUH! Lightbulb moment eventually. Nice job.

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  6. I I like the interest the plaid adds to your HS quilt.

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  7. I love your homespun quit Nann, very nice!

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  8. Ha, just linked up a strings quilt on my design wall! I wimped out on the March RSC too, but only because we are down in Florida at our winter home and I didn't bring any yellow scraps with me. Only so much stash my husband will allow, lol. I like that you keep the corners all the same...might have to consider that as I work on my very scrappy blue one!

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  9. That is a beautiful Strings quilt!! I like your yellow RSC block - March got away from me too... I have hope to catch up lol -

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  10. I love string block quilts. I enjoyed following your link to see the ones you have made. What size are the blocks? What are your favorite widths of strings?

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