Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Strings Bee Quilt

This quilt was a collaboration of many wonderful quilters from two different quilt bees.

The front was completed with the help of my quilt bee buddies from the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild.  Each member of our bee did two strings blocks for me.  I completed 16 more to finish this top. All of the fabrics are from my stash.  This has to be one of my favorite color combos of all time. The finished size is 72" x 72".


The back resulted from one round of the 4x5 Modern Quilt bee.  The idea behind that bee is to make 5 of the same block for 5 different quilters in their desired colors.  If you do the bee all four quarters you have 20 sampler blocks for a fun quilt.  I chose not to continue past the first round.  I was just trying to do too much, and some things had to go.  I got some really fun blocks and didn't want them to go to waste so I came up with this arrangement for the quilt back.  




I did fairly tight loopy quilting.  I was a little concerned about all of these seams and wanted them tacked down quite well.  

This quilt goes perfectly with my blue chair!  Definitely my favorite stash buster of the month.

Speaking of using your stash, don't forget Slash the Stash at the end of the month.  We have a fun giveaway and promo code coming from Jennie over at Zipit.


25 comments:

  1. This turned out just beautiful! I, too love this color combo, so calming. What a great way to incorporate your 4x5 bee blocks, your arrangement on the back is such a great compliment to the quilt front!

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  2. Agreed! Loved how it turned out

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  3. I absolutely love how you incorporated your 4X5 bee blocks into the back - so creative!
    And the front is beautiful too, amazing colors!

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  4. This looks fantastic! You're so clever to use the 4x5 blocks too.

    That herringbone print makes a great binding!

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  5. Phenomenal! I remember seeing it at Sewing Saturday..so breathtaking. Amazing work as usual..

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  6. I love your string quilt! So pretty. And those colors...WOW!

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  7. It's really beautiful! So sunny colours and the pattern is wonderful! x Teje

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  8. Gorgeous!!! The colors are so "in" right now too!

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  9. Totally refreshing! Another beauty x

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  10. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt! I love those colors too. Perfect for spring (and for your chair!)

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  11. I super love the way you set those 4x5 blocks. Such a great idea!

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  12. Oh my word, another amazing quilt with an equally amazing quilt back... ♥

    I am absolutely copying that layout idea with the 4x5 blocks.
    Such a beautiful quilt! (again!)

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  13. The close ups are so beautiful and I agree about the color combinations. Cute new profile pic Katy!

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  14. This is gorgeous...I love it!

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  15. Kati, it is breathtaking! Absolutely gorgeous. The colors! The arrangement of the blocks! Well done!

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  16. It is absolutely beautiful. I have a soft spot for string quilts although I have never attempted one. Your colour choice ticks all the right boxes with me.

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  17. Love the front AND the back. Such a good idea to put the 4x5's on the back :-)

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  18. love the colours and the arrangement

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  19. Yet another fabulous quilt, Kati! I think you have the best scraps around - or better yet, you are the best at putting those scraps to good use. :)

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  20. LOVE the back especially Kati! I love how you were able to use some sampler blocks but still make it feel cohesive. I have some blocks that I need to do that for and I may have to steal this idea. Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

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  21. Gorgeous! Love the string front, and the back was a fab idea for those blocks

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  22. I love the way you used your 4x5 blocks! That back would have made a great front - you've got TWO awesome quilts here! The string blocks are amazing.

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  23. I love the colors in the string quilt.
    Thanks for sharing

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  24. I think there might be a lot of 4x5 quilts that use your method. It's brilliant. Love both the front and the back.

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