Thursday, March 3, 2011

string quilt

Another quilt top for a high school graduate.
I wasn't loving that contrasting color.
I REALLY wanted white surrounding those string blocks.
But...
White+college boys dorm room= does not add up!!!

When I added the blue border I liked it a bit more.

The quilt was inspired by
My FIRST quilting book
and still
my favorite!

Here's the quilt in the book.



I still have a nice stack of scrappy blue blocks.....
Ready to be another quilt!!!

16 comments:

  1. I like the blues and brown...very masculine.

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  2. Perfecto! Just the ticket for a college bound young man. I love it!

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  3. I like the colors you chose better than the ones in the book.... and how perfect for someone going off to college!

    Smart call on the "no white" thing....

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  4. A wonderful setting and colors for a masculine quilt. Can't wait to see what becomes of the next pile of strings.

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  5. I agree--I totally love string quilts. I love your color choices.

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  6. Beth!
    You did it again! Fantastic job with the strings!

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  7. I really like that quilt! Setting the blocks on point in the contrasting color really makes it sing!!

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  8. The blue border really brings it together-- and I love the little brown strip on either end!

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  9. It's so hard to make a "masculine" quilt but you hit it. Love the blues and browns.

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  10. Beth, it turned out perfectly! I tend to want to contrast everything with white, but your quilt shows how wonderful other color combinations can look. This will be perfect for a guy's dorm room! I also have that quilt book and love it. Thinking I need to pull it out again. I really like how the string blocks look set on point.

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  11. It looks great...perfect for a guys room!

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  12. Great quilt for a boys dorm room!

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  13. Awesome guy quilt, Beth! Great colour choices. There's just something so wonderful about string quilts, isn't there?

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  14. nice boy quilt! Strings are so fun to sew aren't they?

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  15. I've been away from blogland for a couple of weeks now. I went back to see the beginnings of this quilt and found I quite like the strips of strings as a quilt top. This may be what gets me back to the sewing machine!

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  16. I love your string quilt :-)

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