String of Pearls Update – Delicious Eye Candy!

String of Pearls has been by far my favorite quilt to date. Perhaps because it’s really graphic and modern which appeals to me immensely. Or because all of you that are quilting along are doing such a fantastic job! Probably both. 🙂

Block LayoutToday I want to share with you some delicious eye candy showing variations on my String of Pearls. You can use different fabrics, play around with the design, or make it larger or smaller. It’s really up to you!

Here are some other fantastic variations submitted by a few quilt along followers:

Pam A. has put together a patriotic version showcasing some awesome Texas fabric. She sewed hers together slightly differently by sewing the connectors together first, then adding them to the blocks row by row. Way to innovate Pam!

Pam's Texas Pearls

Pam’s Texas Pearls

Sandy from Canada who blogs at Upstairs Hobby Room made her version using Pure Style fabric by Stof Mfg. of Denmark. Notice that she made more blocks – make it your own!

Sandy's String of Pearls

Pure Style Pearls by Sandy

Ann, better known as TheQuiltingCats on flickr, is working on a batik version. Isn’t it stunning? Seriously, you guys give me goosebumps when you share!

String of Batiks by Ann

String of Batiks by Ann

Karen T. selected an assortment of Amy Butler prints along with Kona Solids in Pepper black and Iron grey for her quilt. She says she “cheated” by piecing larger chunks of background, but I don’t call that cheating. I call that innovating and making it your own!

Karen's String of Pearls

Karen’s String of Pearls

And finally, pressed for time, Betty C. made a simplified version omitting the “strings”. She strung together her pearls with lines of quilting instead. I love it!

Betty's Stringless Pearls

Betty’s Stringless Pearls

Nice work people!!

 

12 thoughts on “String of Pearls Update – Delicious Eye Candy!

  1. Kelley says:

    I really need to get my flickr account fixed so I can add my pics. I love everyone’s quilts, y’all are all so talented!

  2. lattegirl40 says:

    Very cool!! Thanks for the quilt along, I have learned a lot!! I’ve only been quilting for close to 2yrs now, and if muscle memory works in piecing I should be good from here on out matching seams!! lol

  3. Sarah says:

    Wow! Everyone is doing such a fantastic job! I finally managed to get all of my blocks sewn yesterday and up on my makeshift design wall. Still working on the layout, but hope to have the quilt top completed in the next few days. I’m so glad I joined this QAL. I am really loving this quilt and so is The Hubs. He keeps poking his head into my sewing room and complimenting the modern design. Originally, this was going to be a surprise gift for a friend, but I don’t think Hubs is going to let it out of the house! Thanks for putting this QAL together!!!

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