Friday, July 2, 2010

String Quilts

Happy Independence Day weekend!

I thought it would be fun to celebrate with some good old fashioned string quilts.

My favorite part of making quilts is the pile of scraps at the end. I love to sit at the machine with a mess of scraps and sew them all together, design-as-you-go style. The results are always a fun surprise!



This quilt was inspired by one on the cover of the book, Georgia Quilts, by Anita Zaleski Weinraub. The original quilt was made by Annie Parham Howard in Morgan County in 1960.


This is your basic Spider Web design.



This one is great for using those little pieces. This sashing is 2" wide.
I plan to quilt both of these this summer, so stay tuned!



One of my all-time favorite quilting books is Liberated String Quilts by Gwen Marston. It includes many photos of old string quilts that are truly amazing!

12 comments:

Sujata Shah said...

What a great collection of most beautiful string quilts! Wow! I love your flowers and the spider quilt looks amazing!

Tonya R said...

woohoo, beautiful quilts. I am with you - love love love the Liberated String Quilts - so much inspiration in there.

beth said...

Lovely quilts and you ended with one of MY favorite books too!!!

Angie said...

My favorite is sooooo the tulip quilt. LOVE IT! That is just awesome!

decafplease said...

they look fabulous! welcome to the world of blogging. :o)

tracey

shellysquilts said...

I love your red string pieced tulips quilt!!! It is GORGEOUS! Your use of that red polka-dot is sassy! Well done! I hope to make a string pieced tulip quilt myself sometime in the near future. Yours is very inspiring! Have a great week and happy quilting!

Karen said...

Your string quilt flowers is certainly a perky quilt. A vintage look with a modern flair.

Janet said...

I love your tulip quilt, the red background looks sensational. The other string quilts are gorgeous too and that's one book I love as well. Welcome to blogland.

Mary said...

great inspirations! thanks for sharing and look forward to much more from you

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

love love love the RED!!! beautiful strings too!

Bonnie Hull said...

another comment...love this quilt...COMMENT!!!!

Vesuviusmama said...

That first quilt really speaks to me. I love it!