Wednesday, January 30, 2019

January mini - a strings tryout


I'm thinking of making a large string pieced coverlet, so I made this little version as a tryout.  It was a lot of fun to foundation piece - 5.5 inch blocks on muslin.  Lots of indigo per usual!



I was not fussy about the quilting and I didn't even bind it properly but it served my purpose of trying out this idea before I enlarge it.



I tried out several arrangements, log cabin style:








There are many lovely January minis linked up by Wendy at The Constant Quilter!   And look at all the string projects Lori is linking at Humble Quilts



xo
Cynthia

14 comments:

  1. It is a little beauty, Cynthia. I love seeing all the variations that are possible with these blocks, too!

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  2. That's a wonderful mini and it's amazing all the different layouts you came up with. Great job. I love the indigo

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  3. Several really great layouts there..hard to pick just one. May use that as a plan for another QOV. Love em!

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  4. Oooh, I like the variety of arrangements ... and the way that little rust triangle comes up.

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  5. This is beautiful, in all its iterations. What a lovely full size coverlet this will make. The indigos with the little touches of burnt orange are fabulous.

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  6. So many fun possibilities, how will you ever decide? I love the little pops of orange. Perfect!

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  7. I'll take one of each...lol They are all so beautiful. Hugs

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  8. So many setting options! I would have had a hard time choosing!!

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  9. I love these...I love all the settings

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  10. Absolutely stunning! One of my favorite color combos too. And, you are so clever to combine two sew-a-longs in one project! I have updated my January mini post. Thanks for joining in!

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  11. Wonderful blocks! It's fun to see all the setting possibilities. Great colors, too! Making a mini was a great idea to test the waters before delving into a big project :)

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  12. I always enjoy playing with fabric and design ideas to see what happens. Great string-y inspiration here - thanks!

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  13. I love seeing all the layouts for your string blocks and I also like you final arrangement. Such a great color combination!
    I just stumbled upon your recipe blog - OMG it looks amazing! I'm excited to explore it more.

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  14. What a fun block--so many great layouts!

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