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. 🙂
Today 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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
Nice work people!!