Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Final Strings

Only twenty-six string blocks remain of those I sewed in January. Twenty-five will make a baby quilt although I'm not sure anyone will want this. One block is blue {which I won't use} but the others are black, white and brown.

Here's what evolved.
Black, brown, and white string quilt
Black, brown, and white baby quilt
On one hand, it's handsome {perhaps.} On the other, not the most cheerful baby colors. If it were larger I could easily give it as a man's lap quilt. But it's not. Nor am I planning to enlarge it.

Someone will want it some day.

Edit: Linking with Scraptastic Tuesday. Check out lots of scrappy goodness.

Enjoy the day, Ann

27 comments:

  1. I think it's beautiful! It would be a great quilt for a baby boy.

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    1. Thanks, Ariane. A baby boy quilt sounds good.

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  2. It IS really good looking, actually. I love those brown blocks! I think you'll find the right person for it soon enough. All done? Now what?

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    1. I'm glad you like it, too. The prints show up more in this combination than any other color set I've made. Not sure why. There are many quilts still in the works.

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  3. We are all different, I really like it and my midwife daughter tells me neutrals are in with new Mums.

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    1. I'm glad to know neutrals are in. I thought it was only greys. Thanks, Kate.

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  4. Be still my beating heart! I've been dabbling in different genres, but scrappy still sings the loudest to me! So nice! XO

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    1. I'm finding I like scrappy best, too, Karen.

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  5. It would look so great in a baby (boy or girl) bedroom with a nature theme Ann. Plus, a lot of people like to put little quilts on the floor for baby to lay on and this would go with most room decors. I wonder what it is about black & white and sepia tones that makes you notice details more? Just liked with photographs.

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    1. I hadn't thought of nature themes. And I agree this set of colors shows the prints more than any other combinations I've made. I do envision all of these as very useable quilts - something to wrap in, through on the floor. Isn't it exciting to encourage young ones to love quilts!

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  6. I really like this string quilt! Quite striking with the different colors and the way you put it together. Don't think I would've thought doing it this way but it's great idea!

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    1. I like it, too, Judith. I just wasn't sure anyone else would. Nice to know I'm wrong.
      These blocks were made from all my string scraps last year, simply divided by colors. The easier ones made the first quilts and these are the leftovers. They worked better than expected. It's nice to have used them all.

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  7. I go with the idea from Lara B, iI made y first two grandchildren small sized floor quilts in darker colours, any spills etc wouldn't show, I figured.

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    1. That's a good plan. Thanks for letting me know it works, Maureen.

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  8. Yes they definitely will! One of my favorite baby quilts gifted to me for my oldest was a brown, gold and cream quilt. Perfect for little boys!

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    1. Ok, Audrey. Since so many of you smarties endorses the idea, that's what I'll do. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  9. I think the quilt is beautiful! What will you be using for the binding? I think if you would use a red, blue, green, or yellow/orange solid binding, it would brighten up and finish the quilt nicely.

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    1. I hadn't thought as far ahead as binding. There is some black and white stripe left but I'll check out colors, too. Thanks for the great idea, Patty.

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  10. A great string quilt! Neutrals are always popular, it'll fit in with any decor! And perfect for 'tummy-time'!

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    1. My daughter calls it tummy-time, too. Thanks for the endorsement, Linda.

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  11. Hope this lovely quilt finds a loving home. Definitely would fit a nature theme. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

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  12. It's gorgeous Ann! I know a couple of people that had woodland themed nurseries that this colour scheme would be perfect for - I have a couple of small scraps I'd love to send you for a scrappy binding or back! One has little brown foxes and I have one with an earthy pinkish brown badgers sett print! They'd be absolutely spot on and I'd love to send them, so let me have your address!!!

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  13. I think the quilt is gorgeous. I love the tonal changes. It reminds me so much of nature- trees, bark, rocks.

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    1. What a vivid sight, Linda. It looks like a first choice of blocks rather than the last of the stack that it really is.

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  14. I think it makes a gorgeous quilt, no matter what becomes of it.

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    1. Thank you. I'm always amused when my pre-construction opinions are so wrong. Guess who doesn't know best? :-]

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  15. This is one of the coolest combinations - not one I would go to on my own unless, like you, the strings themselves instructed me to . . . LOVE IT!

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