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PostSubject: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 8:58 pm

I am continuing to slowly plug away on my String Quilt :cheers: . I am about 3/4 finished with the blocks. I would like to finish this one for DH, he has been a real blessing and cheerleader thru all of this :sunny: . Don't know what I would do without him.
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:21 pm

Hi Paws, glad you are getting back at it, you even sound more upbeat!! How is your paw doing these days??? I'll be glad when I get these eyes done so I can do more, I'm too blurry to match points on my stars right now, so now I'm trying to make stuffed bears for Christmas. :sunny: Norma
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:26 pm

Norma, in about 37 hours (but who'w counting) I get this cast OFF!!! Then go to step 3!!!!
I will have a rigid boot that can be taken off for threapy. They said I will have to learn how to move my foot again. But......still can't put ANY weight on it for probably 6 more weeks.
It's been 6weeks tomorrow...........ISH!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 9:39 pm

Hi Paws, so thrilled to hear you will be getting that cast off soon. The boot won't be as frustrating hopefully. I'm sure it seems like forever!!! Can't wait to see your quilt finished, it is so pretty. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:21 pm

Paws, that will feel so good and then you can soak your foot, that is the first thing every one always wants to do!!

How do I get a picture on here like I had before??? :sunny: Norma

Oh Lord, I have a snake. I hate snakes!!! Shocked Norma
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:37 pm

Yea, I did it!!! :sunny: Norma
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:36 pm

Paws, I can't believe its been six weeks :affraid: I am sure you will be glad to get that cast off and to scratch your foot... :P I can hardly wait to see your scrappy quilt.. the picture you posted earlier sure looked nice..

Norma, I like your Avatar.. what a cute wall hanging... did you just make it :?:
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:48 am

Hi Golo, yes I did. It's a pattern I bought and made for mom when she was in the nursing home. I tried to change them each month for her and every one enjoyed checking with her each month to see what was new. :sunny: Norma

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PostSubject: String quilt   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:25 pm

Paws, I have been MIA. Sorry to hear you have been in a cast. Hope you are more comfortable w/it off. To get back to quilting. Be careful. Those strings appear to be addictive. I have made a large heartstrings quilt, small lap quilt w/narrower strings and have 2 bags of strings to use this winter. Good luck. Cindy
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:31 pm

You are so right. You keep thinking, just one more block. Did you quilt yours Cindy and how did you do it. It is a heavy quilt!!!! I am thinking, just have the LA gal do a stipple design because it's already very "busy".
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:45 pm

So that would be Friday...right. YEAH! :cheers:
We should have a party ..... I love cake...
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PostSubject: String quilt   Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:02 pm

I just do a large stipple. Heavy is good here in Eastern MT.
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:16 am

Paws, can you post a picture of your quilt? A string quilt in in my list of wanna-do's, and your inspiration will inspire many of us!

Carolyn
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:35 am

nuffsaid wrote:
Paws, can you post a picture of your quilt? A string quilt in in my list of wanna-do's, and your inspiration will inspire many of us!

Carolyn
:peek: Maybe we can get Finisher to join in and post the string quilt I saw in her Photobucket album, too. The more inspiration, the merrier!

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:23 pm

The String Blocks are all finished!!!!

Now I have to decide on a border....color and width. Any suggestions?
Then after that.......the dreaded binding.........ISH!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:33 pm

Paws to quilt wrote:

Then after that.......the dreaded binding.........ISH!!!!!


You know we're here for you, Paws! We'll cheer you on when you whine, oops I mean stitch, your way through the binding Go, Paws, go!! !
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:34 pm

That is beautiful Paws. I love it. Smitten

If it is large enough, I would just quilt it and bind it with no border. I like scrappys without borders, just a nice dark binding to frame it. ( JMHO
If it needs a border for size, I would stay simple so that it does not compete with all those strings.

It is really lovely.

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:47 pm

I thought about that Mary Ann, but I am afraid it will be to narrow without a border.
Maybe I should add two more blocks to the width. I will have to add two blocks and not just one or the "pattern" will be off. I did make it longer 'cause DH is not really short. I have plenty of strings left if I need to do that. How wide should a "couch quilt" be??????????????
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:52 pm

Wow Paws!!! That is beautiful!!! I agree with Mary, I would go ahead and add some more width and then just bind that in black or a very dark brown and leave it alone!!!

What size did you make your finished blocks??What did you sew them to and are you going to use battin and backing?? Great job. :heart: Norma

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:08 pm

Norma, the blocks finish at 7". So, without a border it will only be 42".
I used muslin for foundation. I gathered all the odd pieces left over from quilt backs and
have plenty with more left yet.

Yes, I am going to use a very light weight batting--maybe Theramore.
I am planning to use unbleached muslin on the back and have it quilted with a large
stipple pattern.

Yep.......I need to make 16 more blocks.......that's not to bad......I can do it Thud .
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:46 pm

Paws, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Whatever you decide to do, I am sure it will be wonderful!! :yahoo: :yahoo:
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:00 pm

I just love that quilt! Smitten Two blocks wider looks just right to me.

FB..I don't like my string quilt. I shouldn't have used any off white in the strings? It's posted in my PhotoBucket link.


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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:15 pm

That one is different Finisher and it's pretty too. Bet that one is hard to put together, looks like it would be!! That turquoise sets your off.

Paws did you make the muslin a little larger and then trim them down to 7 inches?? I've never made one but I do like that one, and love the earth tones too! Looks like I will have to make one one of these days when I get enough scraps that would look good like that! :heart: Norma

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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:23 pm

Paws, that is beautiful!! (I'd have said so sooner had I figured out I could click a link to see it. Duh.)
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PostSubject: Re: String Quilt   Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:24 pm

Norma, I cut the muslin 8 1/2" sqs. and squared the blocks to 7 1/2" and after seams it finished 7".

Finisher, I do like your quilt--really do like it. It's a lot more difficult than is mine.
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