Monday, January 9, 2017

Well, Most of Those Strings Aren't in the Scrap Bag Anymore


I have one row of String Stars completed. 
There's no place to lay out the entire long row so I had to take pics in sections. 


A few weeks ago those pale, neglected strings were stuck in this bag. Most are pieces cut from the sides of quilt backings so were rather long and I didn't have much variety but I'm making do and will see what happens. 


And a few weeks ago I was going to use a darker pink for a background but at the last minute I changed my mind.  

But I'm still moving forward.  

This is going to be very different from the bright strings on dark background that is on my bed now. I didn't think I would like these pale strings but they are growing on me.  At least they aren't entangling me or strangling me. 



14 comments:

Julierose said...

I love that you just make all these beautiful quilts--you are a quilt-making machine--and they are all so lovely--all full of scrappiness...I have to get myself into my Big girl pants now that I can actually see after my double cataract surgery!! Hugs, Julierose

gayle said...

You do the most amazing things with scraps. I wasn't sure about those pale strings either, but you've convinced me. This is going to be beautiful. Just a little quieter than its bright sibling...

Janie said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

Now that's different, great job!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I like the lighter pink background you used :) It's happy :)

Louise said...

It's good to stretch outside our comfort zone, isn't it? Pastels typically don't call me, but these stars are so pretty! There's a good reason why pink and blue are used together so often: it just works.

---"Love" said...
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---"Love" said...

I rather like the pastels; makes me think Spring will return someday! Sorry I had to delete the comment above; I didn't proofread and spelled a word wrong. ---"Love"

Sue SA said...

Such pretty string blocks and they all match! I love the background you did pick it is the perfect contrast and small print.

Kaja said...

I think the background you have chosen really helps make the most of the pastel strings. I also like how you are varying what happens in the centre of each star - it's looking good.

em's scrapbag said...

Great use of those strings. They have found a good home.

Ann said...

I agree the light pink background works better. Those pale stars look good, too. Keep it up.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

oh my stars!!! that is amazingly gorgeous !!

Nicky said...

They look gorgeous! I am glad that the strings are not strangling you....that would be worrying! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!