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:

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

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

Sarah Craig said...

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

Mina said...

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

Kaja said...

Nice tangent! Trippy and happy describes it perfectly.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Tangents - trippy - it is ALL good!

Marei said...

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!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

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

audrey said...

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

Lara B. said...

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.

Gypsy Quilter said...

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

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