Thursday, March 28, 2019

All about Strings Blog hop


I’m so excited to be part of this hop that Carla from creatin in the sticks is hosting!
I had already started something when I saw the announcement so of course I jumped on it!
Recently I bought this String frenzy book by Bonnie hunter and I’ve been making RSC19 blocks from it too


But this time I needed a finished project so I picked one project that I hadn’t made a block from yet and it’s called Xing!

Bonnie always makes HUGE quilts, I don’t, first of all I like small quilts and just time didn’t allow it, so I picked a 4x5 layout of the star blocks and notated how many foundation pieces I needed


The star blocks are 6” finished, so the string blocks are 3”, of course I could use my Accuquilt QUBE set for that! so easily I cut blocks for that!
I decided on light blue instead of scrappy as my light blue scrap bin was over flowing!
 these small block sections  I had the die that fit


Some side triangle blocks were also needed and I had to foundation piece those, but I managed to do them all pretty quickly

Then I got busy working on other projects and put this aside for a while also while thinking about the star blocks, time kind of got away from me and instead of the star block being on point (in the already on point setting) I decided on a simple variable star instead and I then picked orange scraps and then used my 6” qube set and also white scraps and cut out pieces for 20 blocks! easy peasy!

I forgot to take closeups of the star blocks, so I must have finished them quickly and wanted to move on. I then stuck all the blocks on my design wall and decided to have a yellow sashing instead of the teal in the book and I picked a small orange dotted print for the sashing cornerstone squares, let me tell you, those things were TINY!

Here’s the finished top, it’s just fun and scrappy but still “planned” as I stuck to just a few colors.

I quilted it with a pointy swirl all over and added more yellow binding.
The quilt ended up being about 39” x 48”
So a great baby donation quilt size.

here’s a close-up

For the backing I used a dotted red flannel that I bought by mistake from connecting threads, it was perfect for the back.

I’ve shown before how I got these photography umbrella lights, I’m still experimenting with them, how I want them positioned, if I want overhead light still, open or pulled curtains etc and I still need a backsplash  canvas thing, but I haven’t quite decided on that yet either.

Here’s a view of how I had it set up for this quilt

A fun quilt to make and I love that it was basically “free” since I used JUST scraps! Now what else can I make from this book??
in case you haven’t seen other participants, here’s the list

Thanks again for looking and thanks to Carla for hosting!

Monday, March 25th









Karrin's Crazy World


Tuesday, March 26th









ShirleyC


Wednesday, March 27th









36 comments:

Sewgirl said...

Your quilt is just beautiful. Nice color choices. Thanks for sharing.

anna brown said...

So love bonnie hunter and her leaders and enders. . GREAT BOOK I haven't bought bought it yet...But thinking real hard about it...lol great quilt hun. .. happyness04431@yahoo.com

Cynthia Woodham said...

Very nice project. I did look at my Bonnie Hunter books before starting my project

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, I love that quilt! Such wonderful colors and all the delicious scrappiness,I wish I had time to sew one up right now.

tubakk said...

What a happy little quilt. I love Bonnie Hunter's quilts too. They are also easier to make than you think when you see them.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Very pretty quilt! I love that you only used what you had on hand; I love doing that.

Beth Strand said...

Lovely! And I love when a quilt is free!

schimmy said...

Love it!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

All of those beautiful oranges and blues make me think of a summery - sunny day!

Leah said...

Beautiful. Love the yellow sashing.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Stars and strings oh my! Doesn't get much better than that!

Vicki in MN said...

What a great combo of blocks, I like your version because it is a bit calmer!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Great quilt and love your colors. Thanks so much for sharing!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh, Bea!! The quilt you created is SEW cheerful. It will be loved by its recipient!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Clever use of strips and love your "Free" quilt.

Mary said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I love the controlled color combination.

Carla said...

Oh, Bea, this is so pretty. The starts and strings are perfect together and your colorway makes me smile. Thank you so much for joining the All About Strings Blog Hop. You always inspire.

eileen said...

Love your quilt, your colours are Great!!!

Calicojoan said...

I love it! I just got that book myself. So many things I want to play with, so little time. Good to see you've got lights now too.

Lori Smanski said...

Wow this is wonderfully bright and fun. It is perfect for a baby quilt. I love how you improvised and made it basically your own. Thank you for sharing and for inspiring today. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

tink's mom said...

Love the stars in the strings. Beautiful quilt.

Moira said...

great quilt!

Mary Ann said...

That's a lovely, cheerful quilt. Makes people smile just to look at it. Thanks so much for sharing.

Danice G said...

Your quilt is really nice. Sometimes I make a smaller version also, but not really small. Love the colors and fabrics you chose.

ShirleyC said...

I love your quilt, and the play on the orange fabrics. They really pop!

Carol S. said...

I love the combination of strings and stars...very pretty!

Farm Quilter said...

Free quilts are the best, aren't they?? Great job of making a "Bonnie quilt" your own - love your color choices!

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful quilt! The colours really do pop.

BarefootThunder said...

wonderful, wonderful. :)

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

your colors are so fun and summery! I love it! and very good to make it smaller - it makes those projects way more do-able!

Carol said...

Awesome quilt! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

A really great quilt. I love Bonnie Hunter's designs and hope to make one in the near future. I didn't make the Good Fortune quilt, but I collected the directions and bought the fabric. I just need to get some quilty things out of the way 1st. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Unknown said...

Love your quilt! I can see that it would be helpful for me to separate my strings by color. I have definitely been encouraged and inspired by this hop. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Nancy said...

This is so pretty. I like the strings and the colors of the stars. Great quilt.

Theresa said...

I love this quilt. These are 3 of my 4 favorite colors. The orange scrappy stars are so pretty bordered in yellow and a blue background. I really love this!!

Sue D said...

Pretty. I like the colors.