Wednesday, April 10, 2019

String Frenzy Blog Tour and Gift-Away!

Welcome back, everyone!

For those who are new, and following along on my String Frenzy Blog Tour with C&T Publishing, I want to thank you for taking the time to stop by and find out more about my newest book release.

I am in love with ALL THINGS STRINGS.

If there is a place within any block or quilt that I can get away with throwing in some fun string piecing, I will do it.

I see many more string quilts in my future!

This is how it all starts for me.

Oh, the possibilities!

Strings are basically those narrow strips of fabric of various widths – things either narrower than 1 1/2’’ or anything I am ready to be “done with” and sew right on out of my stash into scrappy string quilts.

This bin holds the remnants of 30+ years of quilts - an archive of the fabrics that have come through my life as a quilter, a timeline of projects past.  Each one is a treasured (or many not!) friend just waiting for the right place to play within a scrappy string block.

While I am sharing just a few close up photos below, you can visit the original String Frenzy Trunk Show post HERE.

Close up of Dawn’s Early Light from String Frenzy

Often times I will sort fabric strings by color family, as seen here in Dawn’s Early Light – which includes a combination of string blocks, half square triangles and other units.

You can't go wrong with Red, White & Blue.

Mixing string piecing in where normally one large piece of singular fabric would fall takes the quilt from nice to OH, WOW for me.

And no, I can never have enough neutrals!  Why use just one piece of background, when you can use 100?

Sometimes neutrals are used as borders and sashings -

Just look at that texture sing in Daybreak!

All of the greens in Emerald City (Close Up!)

Silver linings (Close Up!)

If you are excited about digging in to some very fun and rewarding string piecing (Free quilt, just add thread!)  how about entering a little giveaway on the last stop of my String Frenzy book tour?

We will draw for the winner in Sunday morning's blog post, April 14, 2019!

Not just String Frenzy – but let’s sweeten the deal!

It’s a whole Quiltville Bundle!

I will also be sending a PDF pattern for my Hunter’s String Star!

This bundle is limited to USA participants only.  Thank you for understanding the postage weight issue and why we are not able to ship internationally.

Did you know that when you order your copy of String Frenzy from the Quiltville Store you get it at a discounted price AND, you receive a free PDF pattern for my Hunter’s String Star direct to your inbox at purchase?

An $8.00 value not available anywhere else! (And I will sign your copy!)

And while you are at it - grab an Essential Triangle Tool - marked 20% off in the Quiltville Store, (Comes with a free Wanderlust Table Runner download!) and you are going to want it to help with all of the half-square triangles in the quilts found in String Frenzy.

If you are ready to dig in - you may also want to check out my first book on String Piecing - String Fling.  On sale for $19.99 in the Quiltville Store.

Don’t forget to visit the other participants of the String Frenzy Tour – Catch up on what THEY are string piecing on, and enter their give-aways as well!

Friday, 4/5: C&T Publishing at ctpub.com/blog
Saturday, 4/6: Pat Sloan at ilovetomakequilts.com
Monday, 4/8: Susan Arnold at quiltfabrication.com
Tuesday, 4/9: Bernie Kringel at needleandfoot.com

Thanks, everyone for Participating!

Our Quiltmaker Bundle Gift-Away will be drawn for tomorrow morning - have you entered ON THAT POST?

Today is a travel back to Greensboro day to get Lori dropped off at the airport for her long journey home to Oregon.  I’ll post yesterday’s Virginia Creeper Trail photos tomorrow.  It’s been a great visit!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Vintage hexagon quilt found in Ohio.
Know your passion! Follow it!

Dream it! Love it! Live it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday, folks!

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