Monday, April 8, 2013

A little "string fever"

    Since Spring is taking its time in arriving, I think I have "string fever" instead.  Everywhere I look I see string blocks and quilts.  Diagonal strings done in colorways like a rainbow,  or set in a star design.  Strings done in monochromatic pattern, pastel strings, batik strings, and on and on.  Stings with applique are popping up too.  And now I am finding coin stacked strings and strips..... and that's my cue.
     I took the stack of coin floral blocks and played with them on the design wall.  This setting includes some of the vertical strips blocks.  Some parts of the layout I like and other parts just are a little rigid and linear, I think.   I am not sure I like the vertical blocks in the mix, so the next layout I eliminated them.









  I  like this one much better....the columns are blended  and have that  woven effect.  I'll let this one rest on the design wall for a while and see how it grows.  At least I have a "string type" project to break this string fever.  And wouldn't you know it....the weather is warming up a lot this week for us!

  For all the mug rug lovers.....the April Showers Blog hop has lots of inspiration going on.
Happy stitching.

9 comments:

  1. That second one has a beautiful "fade in/fade out" effect. I can see the woven-ness of it. : )

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  2. Enjoy your Spring has sprung with Strings :o)
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  3. I don't know... I kind of like the other blocks... kind of a visual joke... the strip slid on a banana peel sort of look. (Actually, I love all your makings... especially the watercolor looks. Yummy.)
    Hugs

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  4. I actually like the first, but I tend to stand in another box sometimes. Good to see you playing with your pretty florals.

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  5. I love how you are making this with the floral prints!

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  6. Those are both pretty. First, when I saw the first one I thought "Wow, that's so pretty & different" & then I scrolled down & saw the 2nd one & thought "Wow, that's beautiful too". So now if I had to pick only one I guess I would pick the 2nd one. Thanks for the link to the mug rugs.

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  7. Sooo pretty, the second one cleans up any muddiness, that's going to be one gorgeous string quilt.

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  8. Thank you for showing both views... it look me a bit to see it. All of this waiting for Spring really has me reaching for floral projects!

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