Thursday, August 9, 2018

Tiny Strings, Big Quilts

Happy weekend! I finished two scrappy quilts for Covered in Love this week.  These were pieced by me back in late April during a fit of scrappy productivity using 1.5" string scraps.

I made a tutorial for these blocks and it has become pretty popular on Pinterest.  I wish I knew if any one has actually made their own version!

Basically I sewed together skinny strings to make panels of warm, cool, and neutral fabric, then made HSTs from them.

I had a whole lot more blue/cool colored strings than neutral or warm, so I made one cool/neutral quilt and one hot/cold.

They each measure 60" square and I stippled them densely. I hope the finished quilts live up to the promise of the tops!

Thanks for visiting! I hope you have a great weekend.

Covered in Love donates quilts to patients dying in the hospital, over 300 so far! Our block drives are back on track and July/August is the annual "Oh My Stars!" drive.  Check out the main post HERE if you want to get involved.

Linking to  Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Finished or Not Friday


  1. Oh, Kat, those are both SPECTACULAR!!!

  2. Beautiful quilts, Kat! So much scrappy goodness with the added bonus of a great color structure. Now I want to make a hot-n-cold quilt, too :)

  3. These are beautiful! Love the colors.

  4. Oh WOW! Those are really pretty & unique. I love the hot/cold one with it's different design. You really know how to arrange blocks to make them special in a quilt. When do you sleep? :)

  5. Yummy quilts!! You make scrappiness look elegant!

  6. Thanks for this inspiration. I do love scraps and I do love strings. I might have one or two. =)

  7. It is amazing how string blocks can turn into so many interesting quilts with different layouts!