Friday, October 20, 2017

A Pink String Top

For those who love pink!


A big thanks to one of my quilting clients who held up my just finished pink and gray string quilt so I could get a photo with natural light.  The weather here has been wet and gray so the help was much appreciated.


The quilt top was made from rectangular string blocks measuring 10.5 x 8.5".  I did make one block per row at 11.5 x 8.5".  When you place them on alternate sides in each row, I didn't have any seams to match up and it also hid the blocks to ensure a more improv look.

The finished quilt will measure about 51" x 64".  Now I have to try and find a backing for it from my stash.  That might be a challenge!

Have a great weekend!





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26 comments:

julieQ said...

Pink strings must be my all time favorite to work with...your quilt is super fun!

Libby in TN said...

Nice use of scraps. The difference in natural light is amazing.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this quilt, Cyndy! Great colors, and it looks like a lot of fun to play with the strings going this way and that. I think you have quite an amazing variety of pink!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

It's lovely! I really like the distribution of value and the addition of gray to help balance it.

Susan said...

Love it! Pink, pink, and more pink!

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

Great quilt top. Excited to see what you choose as the backing.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

I love a pink and gray!!!

Kitty | Night Quilter said...

This is beautiful! I'm in awe of any project that uses up scraps, and yours is so well balanced and coordinated! Congratulations on a lovely finish!

Pamela Arbour said...

Lovely. Now I am anxious to see the quilting!

Charlotta said...

That’s a lovely quilt! And, of course, if you’re not a fan of pink, you could make a similar quilt in your favorite color! However, since becoming a quilter, I’ve found that just about any monochromatic quilt is beautiful, as long as you include a wide variety of fabrics. I’m not a pink girl, and I once gave all my pink fabrics to a friend, who is, so she could make her dream quilt. But as luck would have it, my friend was just starting her career and was much too busy to make a quilt, while I had just retired and had lots of time. So eventually, I took all the pinks back and made the pink quilt for her. A quilt I’d never imagined I’d be making. It ended up being one of my favorite quilts ever. And, my friend loves it as well. ��������

Barb Neiwert said...

That turned out so pretty! You are SO good at scrappiness. Always amazing (in a good sorta way!)

scottylover said...

Oh that turned out to pretty! Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see how it looks all quilted up!

Sandy A

Linda said...

Great string quilt. Love the pink/grey combination.

Cindy Beal said...

Lovely!!!! The grey is super & keeps it from being too sweet. I loved the tip about making one block bigger so the seams don't line up. Brilliant!!!!
Can't wait to try that one!!!! Thanks!

Kate said...

Very fun and scrappy. Love the full range of pinks you pulled for these blocks. Hope you find the perfect backing in your stash.

Louise said...

So soft and pretty! And how funny that you got a client to hold it up :)

Jasmine said...

This looks awesome! What a fun, modern, string quilt.

a good yarn said...

Wow, a whole quilt top and a stunning one at that. I only managed a block!

audrey said...

Love it! These colors might be might secret fondness when it comes to color.:)

Nicole said...

That is such a great idea to make one block larger. So smart!

And great quilt too.

Kristi said...

I love this modern string look! All the pinks are fantastic together. Monochromatic quilts are some of my favorites!

PaulaB quilts said...

Where did you ever get all those pinks? I guess it must be all those generous friends giving you their scraps. The touches of gray and purple make it lively.

Karen S said...

Looks great. Love the scrappy effect. So many different fabrics.
Cheers, Karen
http://sunburntquilts.com.au/

Cathy said...

I'm not even a fan of pink but think the quilt is wonderful!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Great idea placing a slightly longer block on opposite ends of the rows. It was nice to see your string quilt next to Kelly's today in her post for a comparison of straight/regular width vs angled/various widths. I want to make some strip quilts soon and am now thinking one of each might be in order.

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, I think I’m in love! And I’m not even a big fan of pink!

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