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

Design wall 3/13/17 more fun with strings & Triple play quilt

Life’s been busy the last few weeks and I haven’t had (or rather taken) the time to post anything. I did finish my Triple play quilt top and it’s quilted and bound. Yea!

We held our annual mystery lock in day earlier this month. Everyone was busy sewing all day and appeared to have a great time. We had lots of show and tell of last years mystery quilt, Knotty Times.

Also lots of Midnight Magic quilts from the 2015 lock in. 
It’s always fun to see all the different colors that the ladies use. They all look great!!

We are hosting another mystery day next month so  you’ll have to stay tuned to see our latest mystery quilt.

I finally got back to working on a new string quilt and I am currently sewing the rows together. It’s on the design wall this week. When I get time I will finish sewing them together and get the borders added on.

That’s it for today. To see more walls, check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 1/2/17 string quilt

I didn’t get much sewing done the last couple of weeks with Christmas, but I managed to find enough time to get the blocks made, the rows sewn together and the sashings added. The top is now ready to add the borders. I originally thought about just adding some plain borders to it but now I’m thinking that a string border would look good on it. Hmm…… we’ll see. Anyway, it’s on my design wall today, waiting for borders. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 12/12/16 progress on purple string quilt 

My design wall is still covered with the purple string quilt, except now the sashings and cornerstones are on there too. I was hoping to have those last 2 sections sewn on by now but there’s only so many hours in a day and I ran out of them! LOL!

That’s my quick update for today’s wall. To see more design walls, check out http://www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa

Design wall 11/21/16 Zig zag and string towers

After deciding to put plain borders on the zig zag quilt, it went pretty fast getting the top completed and ready to quilt. Now my delimma is “panto or custom” for the quilting????? I’ll decide that later.

I’ve been working on another string quilt and finally have it ready to assemble into rows. I’m not real sure about it……..but I used up more strings!!

I call it towers. What do you think?

Anyway, the towers are on my design wall and hopefully I will find time this week to get them sewn together. To see more walls check out www.patchworktimes.com

Theresa