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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Amish Ice Cream Social




Thought I would share a finish! This is my first attempt of using scrappy strings, I really loved the process and will start another this summer.

18 comments:

  1. Did you piece those stars in or did you applique them to the background? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    1. I appliqued them onto the solid background. I am not a great piecer but love applique, worked best for me.

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  2. I love it and I can see why you want to do another.
    Love the quilting and I hate to assume but on the stars did you stitch in the ditch? For me that's not the easiest but I love the results. Bravo

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    1. Yes, I stitched in the ditch on the stars! I agree it is not fun, but really needs to be done otherwise the stars would be a bit poofy. I did cut out the background after I appliqued them down so there wouldn't be the extra layer of fabric to quilt thru.

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  3. I had never used strings until recently when I made two pillows I was amazed at how quickly I got them done - love your stars

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    1. Thank you Karen! It is mindless piecing and doesn't have to be exact. You really don't even need a foundation. I made a template to cut the diamonds for the stars and then sewed them into eight pointed stars. A glue stick was used to turn under the seam allowance on the stars and then I appliqued them down.

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  4. Awesome quilt!! Gorgeous quilting!

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  5. Hi Carla: great stars! would you like to show them off at our group string blog, stringthingalong.blogspot.com? email me at strings[at}mts[dot]net and I'll send you an invitation so you can post.

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    1. Thanks for stopping would love to see what others are doing with strings.

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  6. Looks so beautiful! I absolutely love it - the green is so fresh as a background. Congratulations !! Such lovely quilting too.
    Hilda

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    1. Thank you Hilda, it was a big change of pace for me!

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  7. Beautiful! Great idea for scraps and I love, love, love your stitching.:)

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    1. Thanks Audrey! This quilt makes me very very happy!

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  8. Lovely color choice and I really think that interior border pulls everything together. Take care, Byrd

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    1. I agree the scrappy inner border does pull it together, and more scraps left the scrap box, and that is s good thing!

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  9. Oh, this is lovely ..... congrats on a finish!

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  10. I love it!!...turned out so beautiful....great work!

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