Tuesday, May 22, 2012

String Stars

I've been working on some string star blocks made with mint Kona and some 30s reproduction prints and a few other scraps that sort of match the 30s. Reason I picked mint is not because I like it (I think it should be called "split pea" not mint) but because it is so similar to what my grandma always used in borders in her quilts she made in the 30s out of old clothes.  Grandma was the first and only person who had the patience to teach me to sew. Each individual block is 5.5 inches unfinished and 4 of them together make a star. Stars are not yet sewn together. I'm aiming for a queen sized quilt.

I'm linking up at Quilting by the River and Quilt Story. Why don't you join too? I'm usually late getting to the party since I work a 10 hr day but better late than never!

6 comments:

ARLENE said...

I love this pattern. I have a good stash of left-over 30's repro fabrics that I was planning to use and had planned to do just a regular string quilt. Is this pattern your own, or is it something I can purchase?

Dianne Mitzel said...

I LOVE THE PATTERN ALSO, HOPE IT'S ONE WE CAN PURCHASE, OR MAYBE IT'S A TUTORIAL?? lOVE YOUR COLORS AND CHEERY FABRIC..

Connie said...

Beautiful pattern and I also remember quilts with the mint green in them! Thanks for sharing!
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Saltwater Quilts said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the pattern!

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