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

Strings and HSTs


Let's Party
Skinny bright strings around a 6.5 inch center square. 

Low Volume Strings
74 x 87

Eclectic Flower Garden
short skinny strings
54 x 72

String Stars
68 x 68

kaleidoscope of strings
60 x 80

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



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!!!!

Beth French said...

These string quilts are inspiring! I particularly like the polka dot consistent strip quilts. I made a spiderweb quilt that was inspired by your blog. Thank you!

Pamela Arbour said...

You might realize from seeing my different posts that I just found your headings on your blog. I have fallen into a deep rabbit hole. I love everything you make. I think most of these string quilts are my favorite! LOL I really, really want to make a feather one. I love your color pallete in that one too.