Friday, October 21, 2016

The Secret...

 You may remember this quilt made of scrap/crumb 1/2 square triangles and silly flowers, which I love.   As usual, I got stuck on the borders, and into the quilt abyss it went!  (the quilt closet)
 It is time to finish up all these border-less quilts!!  So...I made a border of strings and away I went!!
 Black print squares in the corners...
 and black borders around the flowers, so that kind of goes together.
 Here is the whole thing!  I like the light strings in the borders...they kind of sparkle!
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The quilt grew feet!!!  Hee!!!




By the way?  The secret to life????  ready??












Is string borders!!  I have never made one that I don't like, and plan to finish several of the remaining quilt tops this way!  And will use up my remaining strings, so win/win!

So...aren't you glad you know the secret to life???

SNORT!!!

Have a great day!

Julie

23 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Double snort!

Needled Mom said...

Thats a great border for that pretty quilt.

Smiley Quilter said...

Love it, I have a few quilts needing borders and was thinking if strings so now that I know that is the secret I can proceed 😂😃😆

Scrap and quilts said...

I should have known there was a string attached to the secret of life! Hahahaha! I hope I will remember it now that I know! It could work on a few (lots) of my UFOs. Thanks for sharing Julie. I love the light string in the border too. It does sparkle! Congrats on the beautiful progress. ;^)wtg

Quiltdivajulie said...

Wonderful finish -- and thanks for sharing that secret!!

Vic in NH said...

Snorting my coffee at that! I am most charmed by the light scrappy sashings around each HST. It makes them shimmer to me, a really pretty effect. Congratulations on redeeming a top from the scary quilt closet!

Karen said...

Strings certainly worked on this quilt!

AnnieO said...

Haha, Julie, and it looks terrific. Maybe I should try it--but I don't save strings. Another scrap to sort and save is too exhausting to consider at this point 😋

Jeane Quilts said...

I adore that quilt

Michelle said...

Super cute quilt and thanks for sharing that amazing secret to life! :) :) :)

Janet O. said...

Boy, am I ever in trouble! I don't do strings. I'm doomed!!! : (
Very cute finish on your quilt. I am glad the secret of life works for you.

Tired Teacher said...

Wonderful use of scraps and strings - you've created another beautiful quilt.

Yanicka said...

I love string borders too. I usually go for plain or strings....maybe I should vary more but meh lol. Love your quilt

Lilac Joan said...

You quilts are always fun! And lovely! I wonder what some of these quilters who do not save strings do with them. I hope they have friends that would love them. Have a happy autumn!

P.S. My strings and scraps go in a big plastic bushel unsorted. I never know what I will pull out. But alas the bushel never gets empty!!!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilt!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I've never made a string border, but now I have to! That is a beautiful quilt! I like the crumb HSTs. Another thing I need to try!

Lori said...

Looks great! One of these days I'll have to make a string border!!

Quilter Kathy said...

So happy to learn the secret!
Must get to work fixing everything now!

KaHolly said...

Perfect! I've made a piano key border before, but never strings. I love how nicely it framed this pretty quilt! XO

Little Penpen said...

Another beautiful quilt!! So happy to know the secret of life.... I'm been wanting to make a string quilt; does that count? LOL

Linda O said...

Fantastic finish! Those strings make a wonderful border! Finally...the secret is revealed! Haha

liniecat said...

Stunning!
So clearly I need string borders lol
tis the secret after all!

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