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:

  1. 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!

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

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

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  4. Your quilt is so pretty and cheerful!

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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.

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

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  10. Love the pops of yellow in this one :)

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

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  12. Beautiful quilt, love the colors!

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

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

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  15. 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.

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  16. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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  20. I love QAYG -- cute string quilt!

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

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

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  26. 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

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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.

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  32. 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.

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

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

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

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  36. 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.

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

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  38. Fun & colorful quilt and great idea for leftover strips.

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

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

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

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  42. SUCH A NEAT QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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

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  44. Love your string quilt and the border!

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

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