This quilt was designed and created throughout 2017 as I participated in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and made string blocks in each color of the month.
By December, I had the flimsy finished, and then it took a back seat to other projects for a few months!
Here it is today with quilting and binding finished -
I bound it in a navy and white dot leftover from finishing my Dancing Monkeys quilt earlier this year.
Here is a shot of the back - lumps, bumps, and all!
And, after a run through the washer and dryer, here's how it looks!
You'll have to take my word for it, but the "crinkle" factor, after washing and drying, made all the difference. The lumps and bumps from my quilting frustration softened up and shrinkage seems to have tightened everything up. Finished dimensions are about 46 x 46, and before washing it was 49 x 49. That definitely did make a difference!
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!
Wonderful finish. It looks so good with all the straight line quilting your had done in different directions! Definitely worth all the work.
Well worth the effort! Great finish.
This is stunning! I love it so much. (insert big heart emotie here!)
Wow it is beautiful! Love the color placement. Great eye for design.
LOVE it!!! I'm SEW surprised by the 3" shrinkage in both directions. Glad to hear that it all worked out!
it looks great - one day I need to use my strings I have plenty of them after all
It is gorgeous Diann! Love it so much. It is a lovely string quilt.
Beautiful, Diann! You managed to transform your collection of string blocks into something wonderful!
wow! it's great- and it's finished- even better! congrats!
Love how you quilted it! Great job and congrats on the finish.
A Beautiful scrappy finish! It's cheerful with such a nice play of color.
Wow- What a great idea and beautiful quilt.
Oh, this turned out so beautifully - I love it!
Your string star quilt is just striking! Beautiful results from such a simple technique. I'm a sucker for stars in just about any form. :)
I love it!! So much scrappy fun, and the star design is very striking. Congrats on a wonderful finish :)
Congratulations on your finish! It is beautiful! Love how all the colors add to the pattern.
Congratulations on a stunning finish! It’s truly a mouth-watering, one-of-a- kind quilt. I wish you lots of happy snuggles within its borders. And who doesn’t have wobbles and frustrations withDSM quilting? I count on that first wash and dry to “smooth out” the imperfections as it crinkles and adds texture. Way to go, Diann! xo
This was well worth finishing! Congratulations!
Your String Star quilt is gorgeous! Congratulations on a wonderful finish!
Congrats on a gorgeous finish!
It looks awesome! Congratulations! :)
Beautiful finish - congratulations!!
It's fantastic! A terrific string project!
Love it. x
I love your star quilt. The white strip in the middle of each block really makes it striking.
It's wonderful! Great job all around.
It's gorgeous, Diann! So happy to see the finish on this one - I've really enjoyed your posts as you worked on it, and it's even better than I had pictured!
Congrats on that wonderfully creative and colorful String Star!
It's just as beautiful as I imagined it would turn out!
I love this one! It is such a fun layout for those string blocks. It inspires me to play with my own scrappy strings.
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