Friday, January 22, 2016

String Diamond Quilt Top

I set off on a tangent this week, stringing together a little string diamond quilt top.  

Bright strips pieced on rectangular phone book pages, slightly trimmed to 6.5 x 8.5 inches.  

I started with a black and white strip centered on the diagonal of each block.

Thirty-six blocks made this little flimsy, which measures roughly 36.5 x 48.5.

An alternate way of putting this together could be like so:

Norm wasn't keen on that layout, though, for this particular quilt, and I agreed that the original idea of a central diamond with the blocks radiating was my preference as well.

Kind of trippy, no?

Trippy and happy, just the way I like it!

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10 comments:

  1. I love it. It is so freeing to sew with strings and the quilts all turn out so beautiful.

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  2. It's so pretty! Makes me want to go drag out my string box and play with them!!! Whoop whoop!!

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  3. Nice and scrappy! I want to go make a string quilt now myself.

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  4. Nice tangent! Trippy and happy describes it perfectly.

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  5. Tangents - trippy - it is ALL good!

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  6. String quilts just make me smile and this is a beauty. I'm not the official hander-out-of whoop, whoops....but I'll give you one anyway!

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  7. Hi P.! I have to agree...trippy and happy!

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  8. Oh I just love quilts like this. Bright, fun, happy and scrappy too.:)

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  9. You definitely get a Whoop Whoop! for this great quilt Paulette. It's vibrant and full of energy and I love it! Starting with the black and white fabrics really added zip.

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  10. This is a fantastic top. Love the layouts and the really bright colors. Thanks for sharing.

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