Saturday, July 28, 2007

purple string quilt, large




Here is my second string quilt made with the purple constant. I used a great Jane Sassaman print for the border.
This one will be donated to our block party fundraiser. Block Parties are a wonderful Chicago institution, where the street is free of cars and neighbors and friends spend the day together. Our block has one of the longest running in the city's history, since 1955. This year has a circus theme, so this purple quilt seemed appropriate. We have the local food pantry as our service project.
Eve and her friend Rachel agreed to hold the quilt on their way to the Wicker Park Art Fair. Eve has been helping me clean my sewing space--it is at the point where I can see what needs to be done, rather that where it was, in a state where I just closed the door in despair.

11 comments:

dot said...

Very nice quilt. Cute quilt models and have a great time with the block party.

Libby said...

Oooh, that is so much fun! I really love the black prints with the dots; they add a lot of "zing", so to speak :)

Andrea said...

You have used some great fabrics in this quilt ! The purple constant is really lovely and is a nice change from all the red and blue I've been seeing on all the blogs !

Vicki W said...

What a fun quilt!

Finn said...

It's a great quilt Lynn, and what a good cause! It's nice to be able to have something like the block party still exist in our high pressure, fast moving world. I love the border, perfect for your purple constant. Great job! Hugs, Finn

Darcie said...

What lovely quilt help! Love your terrific strings...and the JS border is just right!

Kairle said...

You're really on a roll! What vivid colors...very cheerful!

Lily said...

Block parties sound like so much fun! And what a great tradition for so long too. Love the purple strippy - it's lovely :)

Carol E. said...

The string quilt is so pretty. I love the border. Can you send Eve to my house to help clean my sewing room? I'm afraid I'm still at the "close the door in despair" stage.

Malagueta said...

The purple border really makes the top pop!

Dawn said...

MMmm - I really like your fabrics in this string quilt!