Design wall 11/20/17 diamond string quilt top

I made slow progress on getting the rows sewn together. I’ve been busy with machine quilting, so my sewing time has been limited. I wasn’t too sure about using that color for the background but I had another color that looked good with it that I could use for the border. (I’m trying to use up my stash).

Anyway, after getting the rows completed, I got the border sewn on and then wondered what I would use for the backing. I didn’t think I would have anything that would look good, but I got lucky and found a couple pieces of leftover fabric that match perfect! I sewed the pieces together and now it’s ready to be quilted. I used the last of the border fabric and cut the binding.

More stash used!! Yea!

The quilt top is on my design wall, since I won’t have time to sew for awhile, I’ll just keep it up there to have some color on the wall. Check out more design walls at http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/11/design-wall-monday-november-20-2017.html?m=1

That’s it for now. Have a great week!

Theresa

Borders are on

I’ve had a busy week, but managed to find time to get the borders added on to my latest string quilt.

After posting pictures of my pieced borders, I got some positive remarks about them, so I designed another quilt using the diamond shapes. There seems to be no end to the use of strings!!

Theresa

Design wall 6/20/17 string star quilts

My design wall is bare today, I hope to fix that soon, as I am working on my next string quilt. 

Last time I posted, my design wall had the beginning of the string stars quilt on it. It is now finished. 

After finding an old string quilt top in an antique store I decided that it would be fun to make the same pattern with today’s fabrics. The old top (right) is dated back to around the late 1800’s judging by the fabrics used in it. (I’ve been told)  Mine (left) was made from scraps from my stash over 100 years later.  Anyway,  here they are side by side. 

This quilt was a challenge to get made, but it’s done and now I’m going back to making squares for my string blocks! LOL!!

To see more design walls check out http://smallquiltsanddollquilts.blogspot.com/2017/06/design-wall-monday-june-19-2017.html?m=1

That’s for now. Have a good week!

Theresa

Ruby’s treasures blog hop winner.

I hope everyone enjoyed the blog hop featuring the Ruby’s treasures fabric line from Barb Eikmiere. After being asked to participate in the hop and deciding which block I would showcase, I thought about an old box of old Kansas City Star patterns that I had. I dug the box out and discovered that I have 49 original patterns from the Star newspaper that were Ruby McKims designs.

I didn’t know at the time that I had picked a design from one of the patterns that I had.


I looked through all my patterns to see if I had any of the patterns that the other hop hosts had used. I didn’t, but I do have the one that Barb made using the beggar block pattern and her Ruby’s treasure fabric line.


What fun it was to discover that I had the original block pattern that had been published in the paper.

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop and the winners are  Gloria Cotten  for the fat quarter bundle and Kathy Cummings Slaughter for my e-book.  Congrats ladies!

Have fun and enjoy using The Ruby’s treasures fabric line!

Theresa

http://www.101patchworkpatterns.com/

https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/11/08/rubys-treasures-blog-hop/

Design wall 8/8/16 string borders

Here it is, another Monday has rolled around. I missed posting my design wall last week as we were on our way home from a quick vacation and then jumped right into work that needed to be done. Fruits and vegetables were ready to be picked and dealt with. I’ve got a freezer full of peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and cantaloupe, all ready for smoothies! Yum!! The tomatoes are slowing coming around, but finally did get enough to can a few quarts yesterday.

We went through Omaha on our way home, so we stopped at Accuquilt and I finally broke down and bought the Accuquilt Go Big. I’ve been having fun cutting strips for more string quilts.


I managed to get a couple of my quilts on the machine last week and did quick panto’s on them.  I’m only showing the block on this one.

The other one I did was a variation of our Cinema pattern.

 I had the top made but couldn’t decide on a backing. Saturday, I ran across a couple of fabrics in my stash that had polka dots, so I figured I’d make a pieced backing and use up some more of my stash.

Used up every bit of both fabrics! Yea!!

I’m not showing the quilt that’s on my design wall this week, but it’s getting a string border, which is what I’m working on today.


That’s it for me. To see what others are working on visit http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/11/16 star blocks 

I ran across these green blocks that I bought many years ago and decided that now is the time to get them made into a quilt. (I have a set of purple blocks too that I bought from the same lady. Haven’t came across them yet.) Anyway, I hung them on the wall and have a plan to make some pieced sashings and cornerstones.


Last week I had the stars cut out for a string quilt and got it put together, I ‘m not sharing the quilt yet, but here’s how the blocks look.

I finished quilting 2 of Yvonne’s quilts and got them sent to her last week. She likes doing wool appliqué.


Great work Yvonne!!

Guess that’s it for today, to see more design walls go to http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 7/4/16 

I have my latest string quilt still hanging on the wall. I got the last border put on and it’s ready to be quilted.


My next project has star blocks in it, so I have some of it cut out.


I had a couple of my quilts that needed the binding finished, so I got them done last week. The first one, I used one of the patterns from my book Sew,Slice, Spin and Sash.


This is the one made from Barb Eikmieir’s fabric line from Paintbrush studio. Here’s the link for the block. https://alwaysquilts.com/2016/04/22/vintage-shirting-blog-hop/


Glad they’re both done.

To see more walls…….www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa