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Thursday, May 01, 2014

String Quilt Progress


Design bosrd

A dream fulfilled : I have a design board in my studio! After years on the knees to arrange the disposal of my blocks on the floor, after years of pains and stiffness I remembered that they were some isolating panels in the underground, remains from the building of the house, and that I could use them for this purpose!
As they were too high to put them vertically, I installed three panels horizontally, one over each other, using adhesive tape all around, to maintain them together. I will have them cut one day, to set them vertically.
For the time being it's ok. This is really an essential tool, especially for this kind of project.

String quilt blocks


String quilts blocks

I spend a long time re-arranging the blocks, and at the end I think that not one remained at the place I had chosen at the beginning!

String quilt blocks

Little problem here.

String blocks

This is much better!

String blocks


Pressing tool

This tool is as well essential : instead of standing, each time I sew a stripe, to iron it, I press it with this
"ecologic" iron and it makes the job alright!

Making a wreath

 Today is the first of May. Here it's a holiday and the tradition is to make a wreath with fresh spring flowers
and hang it on the door.

Making a wreath

My daughter and her boyfriend are doing this perfectly!

Making a wreath

Flower wreath

Flower wreath

Have a beautiful day!
Christine

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt blocks!! Love it! I also love the wreath...because I am weeding today I think I will make mine out of dandelions!! haha
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  2. OMG, the quilt blocks are STUNNING! Love your color choices! Love love love!

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  3. Lovely post :-) I like your wall idea.

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  4. Luck you to have design wall - this my dream too. Your daughter and her boyfriend make a very handsome couple.

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  5. Congrats on the design wall!! YAH!!! I love the wreath making tradition! Hey...I REALLY want to make a string quilt...do you use the paper sewing method??? After seeing yours, I'm inspired to get going on one...

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  6. LUCKY! I do the same all the time. And I never really end up knowing if it was any better the first time I laid it out to the last. haha

    Hope you had a fantastic holiday!

    Melissa

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  7. Love this string Quilt. Have added this to my own wish list to do......

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  8. This quillt is stunning. You have a way with colors. I love this tradition and the wreath suits your daughter
    very much.

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  9. Great fabrics for your string quilts! So bright! How big will it be?
    Love the wreath too!!

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  10. Lovely blocks, lovely colors.

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  11. What a fun colorful quilt! I love it!

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  12. Beautiful! Gives me hope for all those scraps I've been saving...

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  13. Those blocks are just beautiful. And a design board is SO helpful!

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  14. What beautiful blocks and I think you can spend hours rearranging string blocks! Thanks for sharing.
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  15. It's truly gorgeous Christine. You should be really, super stoked with how it's looking. Having finished my own, snail pacingly slow string quilt just recently, i understand how much work goes into it and how much time can go into placement. I love the colours you've chosen and can't wait to see this one when it's finished! Thanks for sharing....

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  16. So rich and gorgeous. The colors explode and radiate happiness and joy, but also warmth. I LOVE string quilts. I could make string quilts the rest of my life and always be happy.

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