Monday, June 22, 2009

Gotta sew those strings!

hmmmm - interesting, but I'm not thrilled. My diagonal strip is dark purple and maybe too wide. It looked great on the screen in Quilt Pro, but drawing in a computer program does not always translate to the real thing.

I don't yet have a layout, but this diagonal block can turn into many designs. The blocks are 6 inches finished.

OK, I reduced the width of the diagonal line by one quarter inch, changed it to white, and changed the white to a medium blue/purple and increased it's size. I like it much better. Only 60 more to sew.

15 comments:

Nancy said...

Looking good. You will have the blocks made in no time.

jovaliquilts said...

I like it, love the occasional hot color thrown in. I've always made these with the center strip exactly down the middle, but I like the layout possibilities with it on one side of the center.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a project! Hope you can get them all done and put together :-)

Karen said...

I like the ending block that you made. Seems to have more interest.

Sharon said...

I like the second try much better! It's more lively and zingy. I too think that the offset "middle" strip will become quite interesting. This one will be fun to watch!

Joyce said...

I too prefer the block with the white strip. Much lighter and happier.

Julie in the Barn said...

You sure have a knack with string blocks, Elaine. Such clever variations. That second layout is really great.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

String quilts are one of my favorite scrappy quilts. I never thought about doing this to that block though.

Jeanne said...

I would love to join you sewing strings, but first I need to find them under the mess I've created. :-(

StitchinByTheLake said...

I like the changes Elaine - but I liked it with the white too. I need to get some strings sewn together...but I must finish a couple of projects already started first. blessings, marlene

FLO_rancher said...

If you sew a white tip on the blue it will make square fill in the point of the white bars>..but maybe you saw that?

Purple Pam said...

The second design is more colorful. I like that you replaced the white with PURPLE! How could the PURPLE one not be my favorite? Glad you had a great vacation. From the photos, it looks like a wonderful ride down the river. Glad you are home safe and sound.

meggie said...

Only 60 hmmm? You did make me laugh. I love them all.

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Cher said...

yes, I love the second version too