Monday, September 19, 2016

Original Design Quilt Entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival

I'm excited to enter Amy Ellis's 2016 Blogger's Quilt Festival at AmysCreativeSide.com again this year. Amy puts on a great Festival--so many beautiful things to look at--thanks so much, Amy, for organizing it.

My entry in the Original Design Quilt category is a quilt I call String Crossroads. It is an original design combining traditional elements.

String Crossroads

String Crossroads (detail)

String Crossroads (detail)

String Crossroads (backing and binding detail)



I used a huge variety of fabrics in this one--traditional, modern, and novelty. The crossroads blocks were made with a constant cream-colored fabric. The quilt measures 82' x 98", and I quilted it on my domestic sewing machine.

I have written instructions (not a formal pattern) for this quilt. They are available on my blog at http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com/p/string-crossing-pattern.html . If you should make one--I'd love to see it!


Thanks for looking at my entry.
 

30 comments:

  1. String blocks are great for combining different fabrics. What a clever design! Happy BQF!

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  2. Oh my - that is a beauty!!!! Great design!

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  3. What a great quilt. I love that you were able to use traditionals along with novelties! It blends and gives it interest.

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  4. This is a lovely design and makes up into a wonderful quilt.

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  5. This is a very nice design, I like that you used so many different fabrics.

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  6. I love new designs that are based on traditional concepts. And with your particular quilt, I really liked that you mixed fabrics from different styles. It sort of makes it an I Spy quilt, too. Beautiful!

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    1. Thank you, Janine. There is lots of room to play with the fabrics in a string quilt.

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  7. Beautiful quilt! I love how it has such a great, strong geometric pattern and how it is so fun and scrappy.

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  8. Hi! I love both of the quilts you show in the festival! Quilting is so fun: this quilt looks beautiful and when we see it from far away, it's like sparkling stars! x Teje
    www.nerospostbox.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, Teje. I'm enjoying all the quilts in the festival.

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  9. This a lovely quilt! Love the setting

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    1. Thank you, Sue. Thanks, too, for visiting my blog.

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  10. Awesome use of string blocks! Good luck with your entry.

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  11. I love this design and many thanks for the earlier tutorial - definitely one to add to my to do list!

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. What a fun quilt! I've not sewn strings on the diagonal because I'm not sure I can handle the bias carefully enough, but after seeing this quilt, maybe I'll give it a try. I like these blocks because even short strings can be used at the corners.
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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    1. You know, I've never sewn them straight (except for borders) because I know they would wind up too wonky for me! :) Give the diagonal a try--I think you'll find it is much easier than you expect.

      Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  13. this is awesome! I had to look closely to see how you designed the block. First of all I love a scrap quilt, all the mixing of color and pattern. Great job!
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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    1. It is simpler than it looks. I LOVE string quilts and keep trying to find new ways to make them. Thanks for the kind words.

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  14. This is a beautiful use for strings. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  15. This one is on Elise's bed right now... And has been every day since it arrived! She loves it (and so do I). <3

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    1. I'm glad she liked it. I'd like to make another one one day. :)

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