A String Quilt – A Group Effort


Isn’t this a happy quilt?  It began on a spring retreat in 2016 with members of the Rising Star Quilt Guild.  I have been going for a very long time to these weekends.   I love them as we sew, eat, laugh and have a great time.  We also play games.  That year we brought strings in rainbow colors.  I no longer remember the game, but I remember the aftermath!   We had piles of strings (we all brought a quart size bag of strips.  At the end of the game, there are blocks that get constructed into benefit quilts.  The leftovers were on the center table. Well, the compulsive among us sorted them.  I couldn’t stand throwing them out, so I brought them home to make a benefit  quilt.

IMG_1760 2I have followed and admired Mary at Mary Quilts/Making Quilts from Stash and loved what she creates.  My decision was to use up some white strings and then do whatever color family you wanted on each size.  We made them on 8 1/2″ square notebook paper.   Missy and Gwen are among those I know who made blocks, but I am sure there were others.  They are great mindless sewing.  We then came up with this design. I can’t tell you how many people sewed but everyone had fun.


I love the happy star that was quilted by my friend Chris.  She, in fact, is the creator of the game.  For instance, one year it was a version of Chopped – a basket of mystery ingredients and you had to make a block!

I found this colored snowflake backing on sale, and loved it.  I think this quilt could work for either a boy or a girl and is really cheerful.  If you look carefully, you can see my faithful assistant in the next picture.

I know this quilt will make someone very happy and that makes me happy.


This quilt “Rainbow Strings” was on my list for the 3rd Quarter Finish Along and my One Monthly Goal.  It was done Friday, but just blogging about it on Monday.

Linking up to:
Elm Street Quilts – One Monthly Goal
Sew Fresh Quilts – Lets Bee Social
Busy Hand Quilts – Finished or Not Friday
She Can Quilt – Third Quarter Quilting Goals (at beginning of October)

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