Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Festival of Strings

Festival of Strings

Welcome!  Today is a lovely day for a festival!  If you could be here, I imagine we'd string a line over in the meadow to hang our quilts outside.  Then we could stroll around admiring all the colors and shapes with a happy chorus of oohs and ahhs.  We might want sunshades too - pretty little umbrellas, just like proper ladies (gents also welcome)!

Please join me in this virtual festival to celebrate the beauty and joy of scrap quilting.  The Festival of Strings welcomes all!  You may enter multiple quilt in the festival, so long as each one is:

*a finished quilt top or finished quilt of any size.  "Finished" means you are ready to quilt and bind it.  It does not need to be quilted/bound yet, but it could be.  Mini's can be quite small and are often hung on the wall.  Other patchwork projects, such as pillows or mug rugs, do not qualify. 

*made "mostly" from strings.  If the quilt originated as a concept to use long, then strips of fabric and you succeeded in making the quilt top mostly with strings, it's a sure thing.  You did not have to use scraps this year! 

*completed in 2013.  It doesn't matter when you started your quilt top, if you finished the quilt top this year, it can enter the festival!

The Festival of Strings is open for entries today, May 28th through May 30th (midnight, eastern time). On the 31st random winners for all door prizes will be announced, and we'll open voting on 5 finalists for our grand prize - the huge roll of Warm Company batting.  See details in prize announcement posts here, here, here and here.

A festival is most fun if you also enjoy the quilts others have made.  Please honor some quilts that catch your eye with a visit!

Enter your quilt(s) below by uploading an image from your computer OR copy/pasting an image URL from anywhere online.  The form will request the "URL of your blog post" but you may leave that section blank if you do not keep a blog.  (If you leave the URL field blank, the next page will let you upload an image right from your computer.  If you enter you enter a URL into the field, the next page will allow you to select an image from that online location.) Blogging about the festival is not at all required.  However, if you have blogged about the quilt you are entering, link up to it so we can read more!

29 comments:

  1. An outdoor quilt festival sounds wonderful! :)

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    1. Doesn't it? I know we'd have to take them down the same day to protect them, but it sounds just lovely to me!

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  2. Do table toppers/runners count?

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    1. no problem, thanks for answering, I can't wait to see everyone's entries!

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  3. My first quilt was a mini string that I finished last week! :)

    http://saintsinead.wordpress.com/2013/05/28/stringy/

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  5. I checked the comments after I submitted my photo. It's of a placemat (set, but only one front pictured), so I suppose that probably falls under the no table-topper rule as well. I won't be offended if you take it down :)

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  6. String quilts are one of my favorites... so fun to see them all!

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  7. Oh dang! I was going to enter a pillow I just made. I'll enjoy checking out all the beautiful entries though. :) Thanks for hosting this!

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  8. Thanks for organizing this. I love everything scrappy, but strings are a particular favorite. Excited to visit everyone's quilts.

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  9. Boy, I slipped off the deep end and enjoyed visiting so many blogs!

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  10. (Sarah at)Stitching and Bacon sent me over--and I'm so thankful! I needed some bright, cheery, original goodness today!

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  11. I can't wait to link up, but it was too windy today for pictures. Maybe tomorrow. I am enjoying visiting everyone else's blogs though - finding some new ones to add to my reading list.

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  12. This festival of string quilts is a feast for the eyes! Thank you for hosting.

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  13. thank you so much for hosting the Festival of Strings! I just love looking at everyone's gorgeous creations!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. I'm loving this, thanks so much for all of this inspiration, I'll be treasuring my strings.

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  15. Your scrappy festivals are my favorite! Thanks for the inspiration to get started on this. Scrap quilts rock!

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  16. Sorry to bother you with this again, but I finally figured out how to do it right. Please delete #66, as #96 will now click into my actual Flickr photo where you can actually see what the quilt looks like. Sorry for the trouble!

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  17. wow, that's a lot of beautiful stringiness :)

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  18. Got mine in just under the wire. Thanks for hosting this amazing festival! (And pushing me to finish my string quilt top :) )

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  19. Thanks so much for holding this event and giving me the kick to get my quilt top done!

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  20. I would love to see all the pretty quilts in one place blowing on the breeze!

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  21. Darn I missed this by a hair! I have been sewing all night. Damn life just got in the way. Lovely lovely quilts all of you!

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  22. This is a beautiful collection of string quilts!
    Now I am lost in a daydream viewing these lovely creations in a meadow filled with bird song, gentle breezes and riot of color as we all visit enjoying the moment.
    Thank you for a wonderful spring adventure!
    :)

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  23. I missed my entry -- during installation of dishnet the technician knocked out my dialup interest connection and didn't get it working in time to linkup (not did I figure out how to do a linky). Oh Well!

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  24. the most wonderful group of "string" quilts ever....everyone did an amazing job and they all are blue ribbon winners to me! thank you everyone for sharing and most of all to you Rachel for hosting it here...fabulous!

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  25. I did it! I've visited every blog and flickr post listed. It took me quite a while, but done and done! And I've been so inspired that I made a string quilt of my own for my sister's grandson. Thanks for the inspiration and the fun blog finds!
    Mary

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