String Quilt Remix

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    This is a string quilt I have been working on for my sister. Initially I planned on using the multiple diamonds layout that is most popular with this paper pieced block. However, I just could not face the prospect of making 16 more blocks so I began contemplating other layouts. After doing some looking around on flickr and the Web I came up with this one (similar to a values quilt layout). I think I like it; but, it may need one more row across the bottom so it is a rectangle instead of a square...opinions? Edit: I went ahead and added another row across the bottom. Also, I've learned that the name of this layout is Barn Raising.

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    1. aviva_hadas (Amy) 31 months ago | reply

      I would vote for another row. No one ever complained about a quilt that was too long. (But I have one that allows my toes to peek out of - not fun.)

    2. Blue.Ridge.Girl 31 months ago | reply

      Wow...thanks for all of the positive reinforcement :o) I was a little nervous breaking away from the norm with this string design. I like it the size it is but think I will go with adding one more row. It's going to be a lap/snuggle quilt so I want it big enough to wrap up in. I still have to add borders so that increase the size also.

    3. ~Me1issa 31 months ago | reply

      Nervous about breaking away from the norm???

      BREAK AWAY!!!! Seriously. This is SO eye-catching and stunning. I think it's fabulous. I'm with the "make it longer" crowd...even though I HATE making string blocks. It will definitely make it better, although it's not possible that it could LOOK any better. It's really great!!

    4. Blue.Ridge.Girl 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks Melissa :o) Your comments are always so enthusiastic and supportive...thanks!

    5. Nilya2011 31 months ago | reply

      Yes!!! You did go.... I was wondering and hoping to see more!!! My rolls still lay in my stash.... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

    6. Linda Rotz Miller Quilts & Quilt Tops 31 months ago | reply

      I love the off-center Barn Raising setting and it looks great in the string blocks :)

    7. Blue.Ridge.Girl 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks! I'm really excited with how this is turning out :o)
      I'm really liking this setting...I'm going to try a Linda Rotz Miller type of border and have diamonds (squares on point) going down the right side and across the bottom to play up the off center design. I can't wait to get started on them :o)

    8. Linda Rotz Miller Quilts & Quilt Tops 31 months ago | reply

      Really look forward to seeing it :)

    9. keribeth 31 months ago | reply

      I've never seen this layout! Love it!

    10. Jenean Morrison 31 months ago | reply

      oooooh, i love this!

    11. ann_champion 31 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely stunning!

    12. Blue.Ridge.Girl 31 months ago | reply


      Thank you so much...it's been so fun to work with this bright, pretty fabric :o) I just got done piecing the diamond border that will go along two side and will try to get it put on tomorrow...I can't wait to see how it's going to look!

    13. gock's frocks 31 months ago | reply

      oh wow! this is amazing!! you have inspired me to think about my string blocks in a new way!

    14. Blue.Ridge.Girl 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks, and Hooray for new vision :o)

    15. jmcbroom 31 months ago | reply

      Beautiful quilt!

    16. {Angela D} 30 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful! I love the layout of it.

    17. Blue.Ridge.Girl 30 months ago | reply

      Thank you so much! It's been fun to work with such bright, pretty fabrics :o)

    18. Blue.Ridge.Girl 27 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for all of your favorites :o) You all make me feel good :o)

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