Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cleaning up Strings


I've been working on these strings for a whole 3 days.  Once you get going, they go fast.  Frugal me -- I'm using telephone book pages, that I cut to 6 inches. 

When you cut your foundation to size, there is no wasted time measuring strings - that is a real time saver. Also, on this design, the teensy pointed ends are NOT going to match - I'm seeing this already, unfortunately. 

I have 2 more rows to make, and the color combination of these strings is almost gone.  Gotta start filling in, without making too many MORE strings.

As usual, I have toooo many colors - it's difficult for me to stick with just a few.  MORE is better -- and that part about giving the eyes a place to rest???  NOT!  LOL

I started with the black, and put a dab of glue under each one to hold it in place - better than pinning. 

Quilt gathering is tonight - we're working on the Guild Serendipity (Raffle) Quilt.  I'm not "allowed" to show it before the eventual unveiling next June. 

16 comments:

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Love it. Don't worry about too many colors....the black gives the eye a place to rest.

Pam said...

Very pretty. I love the colors you used.

paulette said...

Love the colours!! Very beautiful!
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Nancy said...

I love the look of this top. It is not critical that the strip seams match.

Cantinho da Aracy said...

I like this

~Joan said...

For once I read others' comments so I don't repeat, but I am going to do it anyway...the black is striking and consistent, thus being the resting place for the eyes. String quilt seams hardly ever match if strings meet strings. You have been granted asylum from that necessity...the Quilt Police can not arrest you now. Go in peace!

Utili said...

Das Top ist ein echter Hingucker, so schön und die Farben leuchten um die Wette.

Liebe Grüße
aus Deutschland
Uta

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love it! I don't think it is going to matter that the points don't match. It looks great!

Wonky Girl said...

The black looks great. I made one with muslin centers a while back, will try black next. (My centers did not match up either and I also used glue to stick centers to papers).

Lynn said...

I think the colors are beautiful together. Don't you hate not being able to show something you are working on...I have that problem now with a guild challenge quilt that is supposed to be a secret until next May.

Belinda said...

LOVE THIS!! Hey, don't worry about the 'not meeting' points. I think it adds to the scrappy happiness!!!

Purple Pam said...

I agree, the black is the resting place. Another great quilt. I love string quilts and this one is super, duper great!

Helen in the UK said...

Loving those strings contrasting with the black :)

Ivory Spring said...

Thanks for visiting me, Elaine! I am happy to make your acquaintance.

Your quilt is looking quite stunning.

Quilting4U said...

I LOVE it! I love how the black makes the colors sing! Great choices from what I see!

M and M plus 3 said...

What a gorgeous design! Did you design it?