I got a String X quilt top put together last week, and now I'm stumped as to what to use for the border. Nothing I have seems to "go" very well.
please excuse the crummy photo
I've been working on these blocks off and on for a few years, then finally decided that A. I was tired of working with these strings, as I've been using these for years and B. I had enough blocks to make a charity quilt the size that my guild likes. It does need some border to bring it up to the right size. I'd like to get this finished before too long. I'm debating whether or not to do a simple pieced border. (I still have some more squares of the background fabric that I could use.)
If anyone has any suggestions for border ideas, I'd really appreciate it! Thanks!
Here is my partially string pieced Autumn Winds quilt....the side blocks were my
very first attempt at the "Eye of God" block string work. I thought it apropos to use for the Change of Seasons.....
(Sorry for the crooked photo--it was windy outside my deck!!)...I used some of my first attempts at hand dying fabric and a whole lot of leafy fabrics which I collected after attending a knitting retreat with a good friend on Killington Mountain; the trees just about shouted with vibrant color that year and they inspired me to make this quilt--the 3rd quilt I ever tried.
Here are a couple more including that wonderful brown grasses fabric. And, that wonderful little blackbird on red (I wish I had more of that one!!)
This quilt took about a year to make; I just was flying by the seat of my pants--
no plan: make some blocks and see how to fit them together. I hand-tied it with brown embroidery thread............
Altho' today, I would probably done it differently, I cherish this quilt for the wonderful memories it evokes....hugs, Julierose, La Blageuse
Help!! I am being overrun by strips of all sizes, lengths, widths, colors -- you get the picture. I'm known for my strip-pieced work, but it's been years since I have cut pieces of newspaper and started sewing old fashioned string blocks.
Last week in a fit of insanity, I posted these four on my blog, when Brenda kindly invited me to post them. They're sitting on the design wall till I finish stitching another piece I've made from a UFO block, but here they are so far - not sewn together, of course. Perfect baby quilt fodder!
When I sew string blocks I don't pay any attention to how wide or what color the strips are. I mostly pick up blindly and just sew. It's how I learned to do it eons ago from a family friend -- and it always ends up looking great. Some day I'm going to limit the color families I use and see what happens. Might be interesting...