String Quilts

I don't cut strings.  If I cut a strip off of yardage I call that piece a strip, not a string. My strings come from trimming quilt backs or from the very end of a piece of fabric that is less than 1.5 inches. Or it may be the leftover end of a strip.    I consider selvages a type of string. 

Here's some quilts I have made from strings. I have not included quilts made from strips. In other words I don't usually cut anything from yardage to make the string part of these quilts. I just use the string scraps as they are. 

Feather Bed

String Star


Rocky Road to Kansas



String Quilts With a Consistent Center Strip or Heartstring Quilts.
Most of these were foundation pieced on muslin. 
 (Note: the center strip is the one piece of these quilts that is actually cut from yardage as well as borders if they were added).












Without a Consistent Center Strip
Blocks pieced by color


Wonky Logs



















Spider Web


Selvages

4 comments:

Linda said...

What a variety of delightful String Quilts. Such gorgeous colours too.

Toni Macomb said...

Thank you for sharing your string quilts. What a lovely little show! I too love string quilts. Cheers!

mangozz said...

Yowzers! What a great variety of string quilts! I especially like the feathers and the stars with the dark background. Was there ever a time in your life when you weren't quilting?

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Love your string quilts!!!!