A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, June 11, 2012
Those Strings are taking over!
Well, remember those string rectangles? I made 96 of them...a12x8 setting. Am I out of strings? NO, but the box is about 1/3 full now. I have been thinking of a applique border, and this is what I came up with. The leaves are strings too, panels of strings sewn together, then leaves cut out from them. As you see, I have one border still to prep with more leaves.
I like the movement of the chevrons, it is fun looking at the wiggles!!
The hearts are string too, sewn together, then the heart cut out. String blocks finish the corners. Now all this still has to be hand stitched down, so there is quite a little bit of work left to do. I am putting a scrappy binding too, little bits of binding from all my other quilts. I love scraps!!
The strings laid out, in the contemplation phase of what to do next...before the borders were born.
In the string box were some little squares. Not strings! and an odd size...What is a girl to do?? I couldn't just leave them in there, LOL!! So I made this little quilt for fun. I have seen several similar small quilts on the blogs this spring, so thank you all for the inspiration!
Hey...would anyone be willing to part with strings and scraps, in trade for collections or bundles? I just don't use them, I always turn toward the little pieces. Just seeing of there is any interest, if you are not a scrapper...maybe we could trade!!
OK, well, have a great day to all!! Too many projects and not enough hours!!