Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hanging by a string?

String quilt, that is!

So I have a new project. I was really bummed about needing to make friends with my seam ripper to fix this one. I decided that even though I'm usually a "go with it" person, I really had a vision in mind for this quilt, and I didn't want to let go of that, even though I think the "go with it" version would be very nice. So I have a pile to rip out.

I realized that I often sew because I'm stressed. And that *can* make me more likely to make a mistake that involves a seam ripper.... but I have found a solution for this: string quilts!

They involve no matching seams, or colors, or trying to make a 1/4" seam, or measuring whatsoever.
Here's what I have put together so far. So fun!
I have thoroughly enjoyed this project.
I got the idea from Stephanie over at Loft Creations. She's having a challenge. And she included a nifty tutorial on how to create these cool blocks.
It's a fantastic way to plow through those scrap boxes.


  1. Looks like you have a little helper there! Beautiful quilt!

  2. it looks great Wendy. might need to work on one of these too!

  3. What a great looking quilt that is turning out to be. Love the idea!

  4. Oh, your string blocks are so pretty! I'm DYING to make some of my own, but have a zillion other projects I need to finish first. It's killing me!

  5. Oh this is just what I want. I sew when I'm stressed too!! I want to make an orange and aqua quilt for summer but I wanted it to be easy. I feel a string quilt coming on :)

  6. Dear wendy, this string quilt is gorgeous! I am loving the fresh lovely colors of it! I find sewing a great way for me to relief my stress level! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

  7. I love your string quilt! A wonderful idea, indeed! I don't have that many scraps at this point, but I have saved the tutorial so that I can come back to it at some point.

  8. You have been awarded the Lemonade Stand Award for being so encouraging! If you choose to accept it, you can read about it here:

  9. Oh I may have to try this too. What a great way to use a lot of scraps!!! I finally posted the I spy quilt I made from our swap. I used your pattern too. It was a big hit at Christmas! Thank you so much :)