Friday, March 21, 2014

A dream quilt...literally!

 Hmmmm...I have woken up thinking of making a string quilt like this one for several mornings in a row.  Why not start!!!?  This is just strings and crumbs, foundation pieced on scrap fabrics, cut into melon shapes, and blanket stitched to the background. You could also use paper foundations, but then you have to take out the paper, and I can't sit still long enough to do that, LOL! But that method works really well for some quilters, so whichever a person likes is just dandy.  Above is my first figuring out what to do...the squares are 6 inch finished, so I cut the melon shape to just fit with a seam allowance and a tiny bit extra room.
Here is my first one appliqued down.  I sincerely love working with these little pieces...love, love!!!


Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!

Julie

31 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a lovely dream. Wish I would awaken with such workable inspiration! : )

Lesley said...

What a great idea to use strings in a melon shape! I would love to do this one some day...good for you for inspiring us!

Cathy said...

Very nice. Hugs

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

Like your idea. Bet it's going to be another winner.

Ali Honey said...

That's going to look fabulous.

Sharon said...

WOW, I've been busy using my dresden ruler.

Kyle said...

Your dream is going to be lovely.

Chantal said...

Oh Julie! What have you done? I have to add this to my to-do list now that's for sure. I just love it. I have a crumbs pattern that works great with flannels and this pattern will be the cotton crumbs pattern. Yeah!! Thank you for the inspiration.
Have a quilty weekend.

Leeanne said...

Stunning! think of all that wonderful white space for quilting too!

regan said...

Another fantastic quilt in the making! I just love coming to your blog for all this great inspiration! You rock! :o)

Karen said...

Another good use for strings. Creative idea.

Nancy said...

I love how you've made your dream come true!

Quilt Hollow said...

You are one smart cookie! Looks good so far!

Kelly Warriner-Simpson said...

What a great scrap quilt! Love it

WoolenSails said...

I really like how that is coming out, nice idea for scraps.

Debbie

AnnieO said...

Clever of you to use your REM sleep for quilting, lol! Wonderful idea :)

Missy Shay said...

These are looking great!

Quilter Kathy said...

YUM! I want fun dreams like yours!

Lois Arnold said...

Love it, Julie! Dream on to come up with even more great quilts!

Lakegaldonna said...

Hello Julie
Wow, really looking good.
Did you turn the edges under on the melons before doing the blanket stitch? I can't tell if you did or if it's raw edges.
Have a lovely weekend.

Me and My Stitches said...

What a nice way to wake up! This is going to be another beautiful quilt.

Joyce said...

Wonderful idea Julie! Love the way you pieced 2 different fabrics together on some of the melons. Can't wait to see it all done!
Hugs,
Joyce in AZ

Joyce said...

Wonderful idea Julie! Love the way you pieced 2 different fabrics together on some of the melons. Can't wait to see it all done!
Hugs,
Joyce in AZ

Kindred Quilts said...

Love the brightly colored melons... what a fantastic quilt this will make!

Kim said...

Wow what a great idea!
Happy Sewing

Helen in the UK said...

This is going to be a really fun scrappy and I bet you'll use up lots of those precious but really small bits :)

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! Love the inspiration in your dreams.

Lori said...

Super cute! I wished I dreamed up quilt designs!

Vic in NH said...

Such bright colorful eye candy! Maybe bright strips as sashing, too? Dunno, it might be too much? Having fun rubbernecking your designs, LOL!

Barb said...

Simple yet simply WONDERFUL!

Rose Marie said...

I'm looking forward to seeing this new project take shape ... great idea!