Neutral Strings Flanged

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I finished up my neutral strings and flowers wall hanging, how do you like it with the dark green flange?
Last week I showed the pieced top that I thought looked like it needed something else so I took it apart and added the flange. My post about it is here.

Neutral Strings Flanged

I’m not sure if I like the flange or not. I cut my fabric 1 inch, folded it and after stitching the seam about 1/4 is showing. I think I will leave it like this for now and then after I wash it see what happens. I can always top-stitch it down.

Neutral Strings Flanged

I just used muslin on the back and did some free motion quilting.


Neutral Strings Flanged

While I had that big box of neutral strings out I went ahead and made more string blocks to use for a couple upcoming projects. Then I grabbed my box of pink and made some that I’ll show Saturday for my Rainbow Scrap post.

My quilt studio isn’t that big so a couple boxes of strings, barn blocks and my Craftsy BOM spread all over equal…….a mess! It was time to clean and I have to admit that I love reorganizing fabric and trying to squeeze a little more space out of my room.

I also redid my wall and have all kinds of colorful things to look at. It has been a while since I showed some photos of my room so……stop back tomorrow if you’d like to see it!

Neutral Strings Flanged


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  1. Connie I like the flange a lot and love that it's not stitched down – a little 3 dimensional element. blessings, marlene

  2. Yup! The flange was the needed element. Looks lovely!

  3. I love the addition of the flange to your strings and flowers wall hanging! It really adds a lot to it. You're inspiration wall is lovely. I am finishing up a little quilt that will go up on my inspiration wall.

  4. I really love the extra strip/flange of that green Connie. It really sets it off.

  5. I love it! That flange adds zing to it.

  6. Createology says:

    Your green accent "flange" is just right for framing and enhancing the lovely floral bouquet. Mr. C and I were getting something framed for a ton of money and the framer suggested a "fillet" between the mat and the painting. It was exactly the perfect accent and of course once I saw it there was no NOT having it. Your quilt is stunning. I love your wall of beautiful art. Joyful Stitching…

  7. Pam @Threading My Way says:

    Stunning!!! I love the effect the green flange creates… just finishes it off perfectly.

  8. Love that you made this from strings – I haven't tried this yet. The green just makes it "pop'. Love it! Also love your display wall. Sooo great!

  9. I like the way the flange looks. Adds "just enough" to show off the flowers AND the strings. What a wonderful wall of inspiration you have.

  10. Oh my what a beautiful collection of wall hangings! The flange looks great! 🙂

  11. Love your wall! And that flange really did the trick for that wall hanging. I was going to suggest topstitching that flange if you didn't like it the way it is, but you already thought of that. I would not have thought of washing it first.

  12. Great look. I loved the look of the other but now that you put the green border around it it really pops. Good call

  13. Apple Avenue Quilts says:

    I love the flange. When you said you were going to take it apart originally I thought, "No! I love this quilt." but I like it even better now!

  14. this is very pretty. the flange is a wonderful touch. the dark green brings the eye to the flowers. lovely job. thanks for sharing.

  15. I love the green flange border… You could add beads to the centers of your flowers and then add a straight row of green beads around the flange to hold it down. Add a little sparkle to already a beautiful quilt. 🙂

  16. Love the dark green as it really frames the center and sets off the applique. For myself, I would stitch it down. Love your blog and projects!

  17. Yep….now it is just perfect! Good call.

  18. Karen in Breezy Point says:

    Good call–the green flange really sets off the flowers! It's so pretty and looks very summery and happy!

  19. Connie –
    I love the flange. To my eye it is perfect! I can't wait to see peeks into your sewing space. Your wall of quilts has me drooling to see more… I'm sure it is BEAUTIFUL.

  20. Quilting Babcia says:

    I love the addition of the flange – it really defines your total design and adds just the right touch.

  21. Vicki in MN says:

    Connie, I really like the pop of green using the flange-just what it needed.

  22. The flange works – they are something you either love or hate. Love the new Wall set up. Oh, the heart flowers in the vase is too cute!

  23. Oh, yes, Connie, that is just what it needed. It's is most delightful!! You so impress me.

  24. I am amazed at how the flange changes the look of a quilt. I liked it before the flange but with it, the flowers just come to life!