Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Day For The All About Strings Blog Hop

It's my day for Creatin' in the Sticks All About Strings Blog hop!
I have a few jelly rolls sitting around that definitely need some ideas for using and
I'm hoping this hop is going to be a big help in finding ways to use some of them!
There are a few in my stash that have been there a long, long time, but the one I used
 for this hop isn't too old. The white jelly roll strips has been there a few years.

I used my "strings" to make a quilt as you go project.


I used only fabric from my stash on this one and put some minky fabric on the back.
My youngest daughter snatched it right up! I'm sure there will be a few Monkey Boys
snuggled up in it with her. It's 54" x 54" which is a nice size for cuddling those boys.

When I looked around for string quilt ideas, I found a quilt-as-you-go method on 
Upstairs Hobby Room. It was easy and quick to make the 20 blocks. Once I'd sewn the
strips in place, I trimmed each block to 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" squares. The blocks were
 then sewn in rows of four across and four down. Each border was two strips of 4" x 36 1/2" 
and one strip of 2 1/2" x 36 1/2", with a square sewn on both ends of two of those strips


Monkey Boy feet!
He was an awesome helper.


Check out all the other "Strings" happening this week!



Monday, March 25th

Karrin's Crazy World

Tuesday, March 26th

ShirleyC

Wednesday, March 27th

51 comments:

gin said...

Bright and beautiful!

Carla said...

Gorgeous. Love the monkey boy feet. Beautiful pictures of an awesome quilt. Thanks for playing along with the All About Strings Blog Hop, my friend. What a fantastic start!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Minky always adds to a cuddly quilt - love the solid color you chose to set this off so sofly.

anna brown said...

Very nice pattern idea tytyty for sharing. ...happyness04431@yahoo.com

tubakk said...

What a happy little quilt.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your quilt is so pretty and cheerful!

Cynthia said...

Very nice project. Using the the quilt as you go makes it go quicker.

Carol said...

Neat quilt which will be much used, I'm sure. Love your Monkey Boy helper's feet! I've had a few feet in my pics from time-to-time. :) Sometimes it's unavoidable... Love your sunshine too--we can't seem to get enough of it yet this spring in IL.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carol! Your string quilt turned out so nicely. I love the addition of the string blocks in the corners!! That really sets off the whole quilt so nicely. How is it possible that a monkey boy is tall enough to hold up a quilt for you??!! No way! ~smile~ Roseanne

Vicki in MN said...

Beautiful quilt, it had me fooled I thought it was a wall hanging size by looking at the first pic! I like that you added the white strips to add unity to the blocks and how creative to use more blocks in the corners.

Lori Smanski said...

This is a lovely quilt. Its no wonder your daughter snatched it up. Thanks for sharing today.

Danette said...

This is a lovely quilt!

krislovesfabric said...

Love the pops of yellow in this one :)

tink's mom said...

This is a fun quilt, love that it came with feet. I really like the binding you did to set it off.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilt, love the colors!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a lovely fresh Spring-y quilt! Thanks for sharing with the Hop.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

So springy and colorful!! LOVE the monkey feet - ha ha

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Carol your daughter snatching it up for herself says it all! So nice when you make something that is loved by someone after all the effort goes into making it. Your string quilt is lovely and as always so nicely photographed.

wendy said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

Pretty Color choices!

Calicojoan said...

What a fun quilt and with Monkey boy feet, who wouldn't love it!

Scrapatches said...

QAYG = good way to go ... :-) Pat

KaHolly said...

Sweet quilt, Carol! I’d have snatched it up for myself, too!

Karla Brown said...

I love QAYG -- cute string quilt!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Sweet quilt and great way to use up the jelly roll strips. LOL monkey boy feet.

Danice G said...

Very pretty quilt. I love quilt-as-you-go method.

Sharon Lawson said...

I like the big squares for a fast quilt for an unexpected gift to make.

Janice Holton said...

GREAT use of strings. I love this little quilt and I'm sure your daughter does too! Hope you find lots of fun ways to use up more strings during this blog hop!

Sarah J said...

I love how you placed the corners!! Lovely quilt!

Denise L said...

Wow what a great quilt. I'll have to remember this when I need a quick finish for a last minute gift idea. For the love of geese

Farm Quilter said...

Great quilt for cuddling with the monkey boys!! They will get hours of being wrapped in the love in that quilt.

Sue D said...

Beautiful design and choice of fabrics and I like your helper.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

That is a gorgeous piece. Wish I had your strings and talent!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Nice quilt and how wonderful to have your monkey boy helping!! LOL

Sharon Aurora said...

That quilt looks great! I was wondering how difficult it is to use quilt-as-you-go method with money fabric on the back as I have been wanting to do that.

Jocelyn said...

Great job! Very Pretty!

Marian said...

I love how that turned out Carol, so bright and beautiful. I can see why your daughter snatched it up so quickly. Who would think that such fun and easy blocks would make such beautiful quilts, but I myself love these squares especially when I need a quick gift since they go together like magic. Love the fun colors, I wish I were this talented to get lights to go together so nicely... I am just better with dark fabrics. Of course, I think I am drawn to them I have more dark fabric than I do light fabric in my collection of fabrics.

Kathleen said...

That's a beauty! And of course another fun hop you are paricipating in!

Theresa said...

Very pretty quilt, love the bright colors. I have heard of the quilt as you go method but have never tried it.

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

What a lovely little quilt and monkey boy is a great nickname!!!

BarefootThunder said...

wonderful quilt, made better with the addition of monkey boy feet.
there's just something about a quilt picture with feet or a bunch of hands... makes me smile. thanks.

ShirleyC said...

Love your helper! LOL I love your colors too! This looks great!

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

Fun & colorful quilt and great idea for leftover strips.

Needled Mom said...

I can see why it was snatched up so quickly and I'll bet it feels great to snuggle under.

Createology said...

Fun quilt and great use of materials on hand. Minky backing equals cuddle cozy! Love the Monkey Boy feet too.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Carole, that's a really great quilt - and of course using quilt-as-you-go makes it so much easier to finish. Congrats!

Linda said...

SUCH A NEAT QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a sweet quilt Carol!

Mary Ann said...

Love this bright and cheerful quilt. Wouldn't mind cuddling under it myself.

nicolesender said...

Love your string quilt and the border!

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

That's just beautiful Carol! Great idea to use jelly rolls! xx