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Thursday, March 28, 2019

All About Strings Blog Hop - Last Day, My Day, and Giveaway - Wavy Strings

Welcome
to
the final day of the
All About Strings Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
My vision became a reality thanks to everyone who played along.

It has been so fun to see string
quilts and sewing projects
take center stage for one week
and
to all that participated or commented -

Thank you so much!


The projects have all been fantastic and the posts have had so many
tips and new ideas!!

Today is my day to show a new favorite quilt.

Wavy Strings


I just love making blocks with strings, it feels therapeutic.  
I actually made more blocks than are shown here, but time wasn't on my side.


So it's a smaller quilt than planned - 48" square, but still, love 
and
 I have a good start on another one.

I will draw the pattern up with the next one and will share all the details then.  
This one was a bit bulky and needs some perfecting.

I used a muslin foundation to stitch the strings and then a stitch and flip method for 
the top and bottom of the blocks.

Rainbow is my favorite colorway and I love scrappy quilts.



I quilted it with straight lines in Aurfil 40 wt. long arm quilting thread in white.

Part of the fun for me is the pictures.  
This one shows a big Dodge City water tower in the background.





All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with string sewing projects and quilts.
It's been incredible!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Creatin' in the Sticks - YOU ARE HERE 

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.


Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, April 1st, 2019
no foolin'



Thank you, again, for the super fun and inspirational week!
Stay tuned, I'll have this pattern ready soon.


69 comments:

  1. Oh, love it Carla!! It's turned out so well! Thanks for hosting this hop! xx

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  2. Tyty for this blog hop it's great to see diffrent ideas on scrappy strings...Your quilt is very very pretty ty for sharing... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks for hosting us. Wow I love quilt.

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  4. Oh wow, this is fantastic! I've been totally amazed this week at all the creative things that have been done with strings. Things I'd never thought of, like your zig zags, and other things I saw earlier. Such fun!

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  5. What a great quilt! Thank you so much for putting this together!

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  6. Thank you for the blog hop!!! I'm was so intimidated by string quilts, but y'all have made it look so fun (and do-able.) I particularly like your straight line quilting over your chevron design. It adds so much texture to it!!! Genius! :)

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  7. Carla, your rainbow string quilt is amazing, and thanks so much for this wonderful hop!

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  8. I love the way you used color coordinated strings to create the chevrons.

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  9. Gorgeous quilt! The strings effect in the color ways are beautiful.

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  10. I love your quilt. A great way to use strings!!

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  11. Wonderful Wavy Strings! I am trying to persuade myself to take better photos for posting as well. They are so much more fun to look at than the grainy and off color photos I see sometimes. I know that if I dislike them, there won't be much interest from guests either. Great hop! It has been fun!

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  12. I love this! Would you kindly share how you made the blocks??

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  13. You had some great contributors with neat ideas. A success! Your waves look like a project I could do too.

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  14. Your quilt took my breath away. It is absolutely radiant!! I would love nothing more than to race up to my sewing room and start RIGHT NOW... Except you were stingy with your process pictures! *Grumble, grumble grumble.)

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  15. WOW Carla I love your rainbow zigzag string quilt! It looks fabulous on the fence too, lol! Thanks for sharing your quilt and hostessing this blog hop. So much inspiration from all. I had fun participating in the hop and hopping about to see all the other creations too. Strings are one of my favorite type quilts and now my head is swimming with new possibilities to try even more ways.

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  16. This quilt is gorgeous! When I first glanced at it I thought you had done your white fabric in strings as well but upon closer inspection it is the quilting! Wonderful. Love the rainbow.

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  17. Great blog hop! I've never made a string quilt so this has been very inspiring. Love your Wavy Strings quilt!

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  18. OMG Carla, this is the best string quilt ever!! Can't wait to see the pattern for it-oh oh another quilt for my bucket list, LOL

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  19. OMG a definite wow rainbow quilt. Using strips for the blocks was a perfect use of strips.

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  20. Love your rainbow Wavy Strings! Thanks again for organizing this! It has been a really fun blog hop!

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  21. This is really beautiful, Carla, and your quilting adds so much to it. Thanks for hosting such a fun and inspiring hop!

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  22. I love your rainbow string quilt. I've always wanted to make one of those.

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  23. That is so beautiful. I love the idea of using strips in the chevrons. This was a fun hop. There were so many great ideas for the endless amount of strips we have.

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  24. Enjoyed the blog hop, lots of fun ideas. Your chevron string quilt is a beauty!!!

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  25. Oh my gosh Carla, that is just beautiful. I love everything about it!
    Thanks for hosting another fabulous hop. So much stringy inspiration!

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  26. Wow your Wavy Strings is gorgeous. Thank you so much for this hop. There are so many wonderful projects and tips and inspiration. This has truly been fun. LOL my list is longer than before now. quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  27. I really like the movement that the strings bring to such a simple pattern. Really nice. Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for hosting this hop. I'm really enjoying it.

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  28. This is so beautiful! Was it quilted on a quilting machine? I love the simpleness of the design.

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  29. I have really enjoyed this blog hop and especially like your quilt

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  30. HI,this is one beautiful Quilt! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  31. Great blog hop, thanks!!! Your quilt is beautiful, I, also, love rainbow.

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  32. Love your quilt! Definitely remembering this one for the future. Thanks for sharing it!

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  33. uhhh this quilt is just AWESOME!! great job

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  34. Beautiful quilt Carla. The photography is perfect also. Thank you so much for hosting this Blog Hop.

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  35. Great showcase of your strings. Thanks for sharing it and I'm looking forward to the pattern.

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  36. I love this. I also like sewing strings!

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  37. Your quilt is great. Thank you for this inspirational blog hop.

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  38. Your quilt is pretty amazing!

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  39. Love your Wavy Strings quilt! All the posts on this hop have been inspiring. Thank you.

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  40. Rainbows are the best! I'm a huge fan of anything with lots of color. Love this version of a string quilt. This is one of my favorite projects in the whole hop.

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  41. Lovely quilt - dances all those colorful strips. Thank you for hosting such an awesome Hop. Everyone certainly did come thru with loads of inspiration.

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  42. Love the rainbow strings quilt. Looking forward to seeing the pattern and adding another quilt to the never ending To Do List!

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  43. Carla, that is one heck of a good looking quilt, and I'm happy you plan to draw up directions for us, because I was going to ask if you would do so, but you made the offer first. I just love it, especially because it's so bright and happy looking. Thank You!

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  44. What a fun blog hop this has been. So much creativity and inspiration!!! Thank you for hosting it!

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  45. I love this! Thanks for hosting this hop.

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  46. Great quilt--I really want to try a string quilt after seeing all these!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  47. Your wavy string quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting the blog hop - I've really enjoyed all the fun projects!

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  48. Strings...are WONDERFUL THINGS!!!

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  49. I love your gorgeous quilt! Thanks for such a fun hop :)

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  50. Oh I LOVE it!!! that is such a beautiful way to set those strings! Thanks for organizing this hop!! it was such fun!!!!

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  51. your quilt is gorgeous!! the hop was wonderful.
    It has given me something to do while recovering from asthmatic bronchitis. I don't usually have the time to visit every place on hops.I feel really cruddy, this has been a beautiful distraction. thank you for the perfect timing.

    many, many wonderful quilts!!!

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  52. Oh my Gosh! I have always loved you blog but this one has been so much fun. I have a real love with string quilts and I got to check out every one and saved a lot of them. Thanks so much doing this.

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  53. Thanks for the Hop and all the new ideas!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  54. Love the colors on your wavy quilt!

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  55. You had me at string and then you added rainbow! Two things on my bucket list...awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  56. Love your quilt! Great hop! Thanks for taking the time to share it with us.

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  57. This was a fun hop with a lot of great projects and good ideas. Love your quilt.

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  58. This was such a great hop, now I am going back to check out some of the cool ideas I saw to add them to my list of things I want to try.

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  59. Love the wavy strings and look forward to more details although I could probably figure it out. I've enjoyed the string blog hop and found new inspiration to work with strings.

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  60. Wow, wonderful quilt! I love all the colors in it and the way you quilted it. Thanks for sharing and thanks for another great hop!

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  61. (((grin)) one more comment - Thanks for the giveaway!

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  62. Your quilt is fabulous! I have really been inspired to get out my strings and start using them. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  63. Great blog hop! I love your wavy strings quilt!

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  64. Great quilt! There are so many things you can do with strings. I think I need to explore this a little more. Thanks for sharing. :)
    MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

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  65. Very neat projects. Enjoy your day! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  66. I look forward to the pattern! Love the zigzag in rainbow colors!

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  67. I'm not always big on rainbow quilts but I love this one. It reminds me of the zig zag crochet afghans I used to make as a kid when I was into rainbows and care bears. Remember those. lol Awesome, strings hop. I was inspired my the many wonderful projects.

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  68. my second comment on Wavy Strings quilt. I have a gazillion scraps and would really like to try my luck with this quilt. Has the pattern been posted? Plz advise as to where I can find the pattern or how to construct it. Thanks!

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