Saturday, January 11, 2014

Heart on a String - Project Quilting

"Heart on a String" 
11.5" x 19",
made for Project Quilting, 
Season 5, Challenge 1: String Along With Me, Jan. 2014 

Challenge recap for  "String Along With Me":
Make a quilt using strings (strips of fabric no more than 2½” wide). Your entire project must be made from strings. It is OK to cut strings into other shapes.

Traditionally a "string" is a thin strip of fabric left over after cutting and the strips in a string quilt are often different widths.

For this quilt I made the heart using five different red fabrics and 5 different pink fabrics measuring between .25" and .75" wide. The cream-colored fabrics measure between 1" and 2" wide.

The burgundy colored stripes that run vertically at the top and bottom of the piece are ribbon sewn to the top. There are also beads outlining the pink part of the heart.

In the spirit of the string quilt, all of the fabric I used were scraps with the exception of the fabric that had the pink dots on the white background. I've had that fabric for awhile and have been waiting for the right project to use it in and I think having the pink dots helps connect the heart to the background.

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1 comment:

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Pam, I love this! You're right the pink polka dot fabric is perfect for this.