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Monday, August 10, 2015

DWM: August HeartStrings and a fling

Mollie, the listmom and chief cheerleader for the HeartStrings Quilt Project , encouraged us to use light-centered strings  this summer.  Because I am using only fabric in my stash for the monthly 48-block HS quilts I'm making this year I have to come up with interesting combinations.  I pulled out a piece of light blue large enough for 48 strips (2" x 15").  Hmmm, what next? I found some pieces of softy minty green and used two alike to flank the centers . . . more light blues and greens, a few mediums, and here's what resulted.

Even the scraps look  minty-cool








Blue and green are considered "calm" colors and indeed that's how I felt as I made the blocks. I'm calling it "Summermint."



There are three popup hampers under the cutting table where I toss strips (1.5", 2", 2.5") as I generate them. Some of the strips have been around for a long time and have been in several quilts. I dumped out the 2" bin, rolled all the strips, and sent them to Bev in Maine for the HeartStrings sew-in later  this month.  I weighed the box -- 4 lbs. -- so that's 16 yards flung to a good cause!


See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times and Beth's Love Laugh Quilt .






11 comments:

  1. I love the cool colors of your quilt, and it's so good of you to send the rest of your strips for others to use.

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  2. Looks great! would you be interested in posting this quilt to our group string blog? http://stringthingalong.blogspot.ca/
    Email me if you want posting privileges.

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  3. I think neutral string blocks are my favorite! These look wonderful. Great box full of fabric ready to use. Happy mail!

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  4. Oh, I bet that felt good to send off your box of scraps! And what a nice treat to receive in the mail. Your calm string blocks are beautiful.

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  5. What a great fabric usage this past week. A quilt and variety for the sew in. Wonderful.

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  6. wow, love the low volume strings, those are seriously drop dead gorgeous! 4 lbs of strings, my my, off to a brand new start. I agree with Ramona, has to feel good putting them to good use (even if not through your sewing machine) and how nice to a big heavy box of strings!!!

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  7. Great color choices in the Summermint quilt, I am jealous of all your strings!

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  8. Beautifully done. The colors are so cool and relaxing!

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  9. You have a lot of strings in those boxes! I love your colour choices here; they have resulted in a beautifully calm and restful quilt.

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  10. Oh I love that string quilt!! And Yay you - for sending the strips on to more love!!

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  11. Summermint is a great name for a quilt, and this one is a beauty. You're doing a great job whittling down your stash.

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