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Monday, March 25, 2019

Strings Blog Hop

Strings?
Did someone say strings?
You know I "LOVE" strings!
That chance to dump the junk, and really use up those little bits and pieces.
Thank you Carla, I'm in.
;-)
The first thing I did was grab my "String Fling" book from Bonnie Hunter.
I love spiral binding my books. It makes it so easy to flip pages around as you stitch,
without having to hold a book open.
This is "Zucherwatte".
"Cotton Candy" 
Pink isn't a color that I have a lot of on hand. 
With a house full of boys, there hasn't been much of a need.
LOL!
But there was just something about this quilt...
Bonnie has a way of using the strangest combinations of fabrics.
There is hardly a place where I could add black and white car fabric
 and pink leopard prints, and make it work.
LOL!!
It always amazes me when I stand back, and see everything blend together so well.
This is only the second time that I have tried scalloped boarders.
I couldn't be happier with the results. Lets just say, the last time was an epic fail!
"nuff said"
:-O
While I was on this "string" roll...
I decided it was time to get this guy quilted.
"Tulip Fields"
If you've visited the "MooseStash" much, you have likely seen it before.
I pieced the blocks many many moons ago,
 in a monthly "Bonnie Hunter" club at our local quilt shop.

Three years ago when I had my broken wrist,
 my quilt club girls talked me into putting the blocks together.
It was something I could  manage even with the cast on.
It was a sanity saver for me. 
Until I worked on this, I was at such a loss as to what to do with myself.
It really seemed only fitting to get it quilted, bound and done for this hop too.
There is just something about "Glide" thread.
💘
"SEW" thank you Carla for spurring me on, to not 1 but 2 fabulous finishes!

I don't want to "string" you along any longer,
(hahahaha)
so check out what my fellow bloggers have to share!


Monday, March 25th

Karrin's Crazy World

Tuesday, March 26th

ShirleyC

Wednesday, March 27th


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

44 comments:

  1. Both quilts are lovely. I like the scalloped border, I’ll have to try that one day.

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  2. OMG, wow Joan, you certainly rocked this hop and I'm so impressed with your quilts. Amazing my friend. Love the scallop border. Thank you for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop. I LOVE your strings!

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  3. What a fun blend of various printed pinks and lites - sweet quilt. I've only done one scallop border - never again. I remember your struggles with that wrist. How wonderful that this hop was the incentive to get that lovely quilt finished.

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  4. Ohhh I am a big bonnie hunter fan too...But Eleanor Burns of quilt in a day was my frist love... Boy your quilt is fab tytyty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  5. Wow, awesome projects! The pink quilt and its scalloped border is fabulous! (I think I need that book.) Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Great finishes! I like the scalloped border and may just have to try that.

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  7. Gorgeous quilts, and I love the scalloped border!

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  8. Both are very pretty quilts. I am not a fan of the color pink, either, but granddaughter loves it. That scalloped border is gorgeous. Are they difficult to make?

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  9. Love what you've done with all that pink. I am in aw of the scalloped border. Great finish on the second piece. You are just amazing.

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  10. It always feel so good when we finish something. Your quilts are lovely. Thank you for sharing.
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  11. Beautiful! I love the scalloped border with the strip border on the pink one.

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  12. Congrats on two great finishes! I am impressed! Love your puns. :D

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  13. What beautiful quilts and great finishes. I love Bonnie’s quilts and books. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Perfect use of pink and lavender fabrics and the scalloped border is perfecto!

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  15. You did it again Joan! Fabulous quilts. Those were not quilt-in-a-day style quilts for sure!

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  16. Fabulous finishes for the Hop!! Oh, about that scalloped binding??? A-mazing!!

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  17. Fabulous quilts - that pink one is a show stopper!!!

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  18. The quilt with the pink is gorgeous! I love the border. You are so talented!

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  19. Love, love, love the pink quilt. Never made a string block...you tempt me!

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  20. NEAT PINK QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!!!

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  21. Great Pink Quilt! And wonderful use of fabrics you would not normally use!

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  22. Beautiful quilts Joan! String quilts are always so much fun to make!

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  23. Funny, I have two girls and don't do a lot of pink. I really need to try one though because I sure like the results. Bothe quilts are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Great finishes. Love the pink, but also how awesome to finish up a UFO!

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  25. Two fabulous finishes!!! I love scrappy quilts where everything, including the kitchen sink, works beautifully!!

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  26. Great looking quilts. Scrappy is many times so gorgeous. I love Glide thread for quilting. I found a light silver gray that goes so well on any quilt I quilt. I will have to look up the color and number of that thread.

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  27. Thanks for the ideas for do string quilts.

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  28. Love the 'dump the junk' idea!! I love the look of string quilts but alas my stash doesn't lend itself to such an endeavor, even if I WAS a sane quilter.

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  29. Your quilts are lovely. That cotton candy one is heavenly!! I also have a house full of boys but every now and then, we ladies just need some pink in our lives, right? You nailed it with both designs. Thank you for sharing such completely different and stylish quilts.

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  30. Love your quilts. I also love Bonnie Hunter designs. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  31. Zucher - what? Zucherwatte is Cotton Candy? Now I know. It sounds the perfect name for your perfectly wonderful quilt. I am not a pink/purple person, but I love it. The purple border and scalloped binding are also perfect. The tulip stings are a great finish, too. Thank you for sharing in the hop ... :-) Pat

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  32. Just beautiful! I love that your quilts use strings but aren't just squares or rectangles of strings. I like that kind of string quilt too, but this takes it up a notch.

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  33. Beautiful!! I too get amazed that so many fabrics can play well together!

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  34. I knew it was Bonnie hunter's book! looks great!!

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  35. awww those are lovely...I like both of them but I was amazed to how well those pinks all flowed together so nicely.

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  36. Wowzers! Two quilts and both of them gorgeous...amazing! I love that scalloped border around all the pink. You rocked the string thing for sure!

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  37. Oh wow!!! That Bonnie quilt ( I cant spell that Z word) has been on my want to make list - but yours is SO beautiful!!! I love it!! and glad you got the other one quilted too!! Yay you!!

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  38. Absolutely wonderful string quilts.
    three boys here, so I totally get the pink... but now I have three grand daughters, sew...I am thoroughly enjoying the use of pink, and flowers.

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  39. Both of these quilts are just beautiful! I've never thought of spiral binding my books but what a good idea.

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  40. Oh my, those are great finishes! I love both of them, and such cool designs! The pink one is my favorite with the pretty scalloped border! xx

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  41. Pink is rare in this house, too, but now with granddaughters it is sneaking in a little. Lovely quilt in pinks and I agree about how all fabrics just seem to work.
    Great to see the second quilt finished, too. I do remember you working on it with your hand in a cast. Great to see it completed.

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  42. Thanks for sharing your string projects.

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