Sunday, February 04, 2007

strings


All the wonderful string quilts showing up on the stashbusters ring got me to make my first string quilt. I had made blocks before, but is my first whole top. The strings are lights that have been languishing in my 1 1/2 inch strip drawer--the stuff that was not selected over time due to the blah feeling of most of them. I used 3 different blue solids I had pieces of for the diagonals, and had some 5 1/2 inch squares given to me by someone for some unknown reason that I cut in half for the corner pieces on the foundation. I used Bonnie's method with the wax paper, and 8 inch strips of 6 different lights for the borders.
A cheerful, summery looking quilt made in my unheated attic when it was -1 degree outside!

9 comments:

dot said...

This is a wonderful quilt. It certainly makes me think of a breezt summer day. I don't knoe if I would have sewn in such a cold room though.

Darcie said...

How fresh-looking! It reminds me of a quilt that would be draped over a porch swing. Perhaps not in February...but May or June!

Stay warm!

Diana said...

Hi Lynn, Your string quilt is beautiful. I love the combination of lights and blues.

paula, the quilter said...

It is a nice summery looking quilt. Good job! Aren't strings fun?

Nancy said...

I love this quilt. So light and dainty looking. Love the borders, the lights with the darker blue centers. Love just everything about it!

Clare said...

I've just started my first string quilt too. I love doing it - it is so easy. YOur quilt remidns me of spring time.

jason said...

It looks wonderful! Like vanilla and cream!

Bonnie

Finn said...

Hi Lynn, love the cool, fresh look of your blue and white string quilt. So many possibilities with such a simple idea.
Hope you are having a good winter and gets lots done. Hugs, Finn

Elaine Adair said...

So pretty! Light and fresh, and breezy.