String Along Update

Are you taking part in the String Along hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts? I’m making ten of these diamonds a month out of the scraps left of my dad’s shirts.

While visiting Daughter #3 recently, I found the perfect red for the alternate diamonds.

My dad’s shirts were mostly thin, poly/cotton, button downs so I decided to use fabric foundations that will stay in the quilt. It’s a good way to use up ugly fabric!

I cut the foundations using this Accuquilt studio die.

When I’m done sewing the strings on, I trim to the edge of the foundation piece. I’m linking up with Lori for the monthly String Along Update.

Have a great day!

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About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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12 Responses to String Along Update

  1. Paulette says:

    Love these string diamonds from you dad’s shirts. The red is perfect with them!

  2. Jannette B. says:

    Thanks for the tip for using foundation pieces for thin poly-cotton fabrics – that’s what I’m working with too, and some of the shirts are almost TOO thin. I’m also going to incorporate some of dad’s handkerchiefs as well.

  3. What a great way to use up the scraps from your dad’s shirts! The string diamonds and that red are perfect together!

  4. Rebecca says:

    Love the plaids, they make great string quilts. Beautiful way to remember your Dad. I agree, the perfect red!

  5. karenlogcabinquilter says:

    Good use of shirt fabric. The colors remind me of men’s ties.

  6. Robin says:

    I love everything about this. It is the kind of quilt I would love to make. The red is glorious.

  7. Awesome! I may need to invest in that studio die!

  8. Katy, do you mind if I pick your brain about these diamond shapes for a bit?

  9. LoriD@ Humble Quilts says:

    That red is perfect for the string blocks!! I love everything about this!!

  10. I love these string diamonds – my die cutter uses the Go! dies (not the studio size) so I’ll have to be content with my 60 degree diamonds ruler . . . your blocks are stunning (especially with that RED background).

  11. Lovely shirtings diamonds–what a super memory quilt this will become…nice work hugs, Julierose

  12. Kathy D. says:

    This will be another lovely memento of your father’s life. You definitely nailed it with that red.

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