Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fancy Strings!

Hi everyone!  I am just loving playing with strings...Using a few here!  I decided to make this setting a little more fancy...this takes a lot more time!  It is great fun, however...I really like going my own way, designing my own little quilts. Not that applique sashing has not been done before...but hey, I like it!
Close up of the applique...also made of tiny bits of strings.  I am having fun so far, but do not want to create another UFO, so will have to plan time to work on this one...



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Hey!  I took care of a 93 year old lady patient the other day. She was Hungarian!  And wow, she was drop dead gorgeous!   Lives by herself, etc... I asked her her secret...She said wash your face with soap and water each day.  Who knew that was all it took, LOL!!

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Have a great day, all!!

Julie

35 comments:

Loris said...

This is sweet! Love the design and framing your strings.

Frugal Queen said...

That quilt is going to be stunning x

Angie said...

Gone to wash my face, back in a flash. LOL I'm so wrinkled an iron couldn't get them out. :D Love love love your strings with applique, Julie. You are amazing. :)

Angie said...

Gone to wash my face, back in a flash. LOL I'm so wrinkled an iron couldn't get them out. :D Love love love your strings with applique, Julie. You are amazing. :)

Nancy said...

Love, love, love that sashing!

Lois Arnold said...

This is going to be one gorgeous quilt!

Anne said...

For goodness sake, Julie, there you go raising the bar again. You are going to have to publish a book soon with all your string quilt ideas! I can hardly wait to see how this one grows up.

Merilyn said...

Love that applique sashing, such a lovely idea, it softens the string blocks, this is going to look fabulous!!!!

Karen said...

The applique sashing really jazzes up the string blocks. Good idea.

Chookyblue...... said...

how many string quilts can a girl make that look different......you never cease to amaze me.......

Pirate said...

*love* the appliqued sashing! I've made many a string block before but never thought to pair it with your kind of sashing.

The result is just stunning!

Deb said...

Very cute!

Janet O. said...

Sorry that it hasn't worked that well for me. : )
Lovin' that sashing--and I'm glad it is you doing it and not me! But then it will never be mine if I don't do it. Maybe I need to rethink that.

Vicki W said...

That's going to be a great quilt!

*karendianne. said...

Too cute. I love it!!!!!

Terry said...

I love those vines! :0)

Jan said...

love the leaves made from strings. That will take a long time, if done by hand, but will be well worth it! good luck!

Kyle said...

I can't believe how many strings you have a available to design with. The appliqué lattice is really going to be stunning.

Quilter Kathy said...

I'm going out to buy a giant bar of soap! LOL

regan said...

This applique in the sashing is awesome! I love it! Sweet sweet sweet! And yeah.....Dove soap.....every day! My mom looks like about 68.....and she's 92! I've been doing the same for 20 years....I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Leeanne said...

Please excuse me if I have said this before.....but I LOVE YOUR QUILTS!!!!!
I love the scrappiness & creativity!
Thank you.
P.S I recognise a few of the fabrics!

Elyte said...

Great idea. This will look bright, happy and colourful.

Cheryl said...

Very innovative! Love it.

Teresa in Music City said...

Somehow I think it would take more than soap and water for me LOL!!! Your applique sashing is gorgeous - way to go! It is going to make a wonderful string quilt!

Lori said...

Where's the facial soap?! lol

Love the added applique on your string quilt!!

strawberrypatches said...
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strawberrypatches said...

When I first read your blog I was wowed by the string quilt in your title. The appliqué looks really great on the sashing - I feel inspired nowi

anne bebbington said...

Probably good genes too :) Loving the sashing for those string blocks Julie and the little black squares in the corner stones mmmmmmmm!!!

Linda O said...

Oh, Julie, the applique is darling and looks so great with the string blocks! You get so darn much done and are so creative! Wow, soap - who knew?!

Cyndi loves to stitch said...

WOW, O WOW! Is going to be gorgeous when done. LOVE the stringy blossoms on the vine!! You are so creative and resourceful! Perfect example of "Waste not, want not". Using it all even the tiny pieces!

Judy Dietrich said...

Could be the living by herself part too!! My husband tries to give me wrinkles (they would show if I was skinny)!! Love your blocks with the applique sashing--really changes the look from just the plain sashing. A lot of small scraps could be used in those little blossoms--great idea.

Nicky said...

Yup echo the book request or at least a pattern!

Brilliant fancy strings! I love the string buds particularly! Where next I wonder!??

Shelia said...

Julie,
This string quilt is gorgeous!! Love the scrapy applique you're doing.
Shelia

Linda_J said...

And here I thought that you could not top the gorgeous plaid string quilt in your header! Wow, girl!

Floss said...

This will be a stunning quilt.
I will wash my face and see how it works out.