Saturday, June 17, 2017

Stringing Beads--An Original Design

I love making string quilts. When I came up with this design, I decided to combine it with the April Multicolor Rainbow Scrap Challenge from soscrappy.

You can find previous posts about this quilt HERE (Part 1) and HERE (Part 2).

Without further ado, here is Stringing Beads:

Stringing Beads 68" x 75"

Stringing Beads (detail)

Stringing Beads (quilting detail)

Stringing Beads (backing detail)

I have no idea why the color went wonky in the last photo!

This is the most densely quilted piece I have ever made, but I like the effect. I am glad to have this one done. The quilting took a long time, (I'm not usually one who uses quilting for effect--it is my least favorite part of the process, and it is the one I am the least confident about.) but I'm glad I did it.

It is nice to see an idea become reality! Thanks, soscrappy, for spurring me to create.

For basic instructions on how I made this quilt, look HERE, or click the link on the right sidebar of the blog labeled "Stringing Beads Instructions."

I'm linking with Fiber Tuesday 116 at The Quilting Room with Mel and Jo's Country Junction UFO Progress.


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you, Cheryl! Thanks, too, for visiting my blog. :)

  2. I love the quilting in this one too! Like you, the quilting is not my favorite part, but I'm trying to find my comfort zone with it. I was wondering how you assembled this quilt:did you fit the solid sections to fit the strippy sections?

    1. I cut rectangular foundation papers, placed the red wedge shape in the center, then added strings to each side. Thanks for visiting!

  3. This is gorgeous! Wow! Love the red. A real show stopper!

    1. Thank you, Katy. For me, everything is better with red!

  4. This quilt is gorgeous!! I love the red as the background fabric. It really boosts the strings. Love it!!

  5. what a wonderful quilt and your own design too! really impressive


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