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Monday, September 14, 2015

What's Up

I'm almost done with the Red String.

Yesterday while watching Bonnie's Quilt Cam, I was able to finish putting the rows together.
What better time to work on a scrap quilt than watching the Queen of scrap quilts.

Just love the look of this pattern. It looks like it would be challenging to assemble but really its not.

The pattern has a plain border but was thinking about using the leftover strips and cutting them down to 2" strips to finish out to be 1 1/2". Insert that strip between the background fabric for the border.
Hard to decide cause I like the look of both ways.

I added 2 rows to make it square. Right now before border it's 
84" x 84"
Can go with the suggested 6" border to make the quilt 
96" x 96"
go with a slightly larger, say 7" or 71/2"
to make the finish size 98" x 98"
I'm leaning towards slightly larger border, thinking the small filler strip set would  be less dominant.

I don't normally make the same pattern more than once but I can see myself making this one again. It is a great stash (scrap) buster.
And there are a lot of memory fabric in this quilt and will be a keeper.


  1. I love the thin strip of scrappy in between the solid for the borders. This is one great quilt!! What fun!

  2. Beuatiful string quilt, love the scrappy look.

  3. This is a beautiful quilt! Could you tell me what book it comes from? Thank you.

  4. It is gorgeous! I can understand making this one again. It looks like an easy way to use up scraps.

  5. Wow!!! Great way to work with scraps. A beauty!!!

  6. I love this quilt and would love to make one. Could you give me a source for the pattern? I tried to google it but I couldn't find it.

  7. Can you tell me the name of the book where you got the pattern? I know I have that book but can't find it. Thanks

  8. Beautiful! I love the scrappy look , and your red is the perfect colour for the borders!

  9. It's so much fun to make scrappy string quilts! Yours looks so good. I like the idea of using a scrappy filler border. Can't wait to see what you do! Thanks for linking up to Main Crush Monday - I really appreciate it!

  10. What a wonderful quilt! Love the bright colours and the overall design. Well done!

  11. I love your red string quilt. Is the pattern a stand alone on from a book. It's not one of Bonnie's is it? I am the scrap queen in our Bee, so this is right up my alley. The red goes perfect with it too. How about one in purple, and blue and maybe even yellow or green. Heck I have so many scraps I could make one in lots of solid colors for the alternate blocks.: lol

  12. This quilt is beautiful! That red was a great choice for the background. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  13. I like the scrappy strings against your red background a lot and also think your little thin strips would look great in the border. Thank you also for your kind comment my my blog. I couldn't reply directly as you came up as a no reply blogger.

  14. You have such an eye for colour and detail, a beautiful creation.

  15. Wow! I love string quilts and your quilt is an amazing example! The red just helps it pop.

  16. Look how great this has turned out! I'm another vote for the insert border - it look terrific.

  17. I love the deep red you used as your "anchor" color. It really makes those scraps sparkle.


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