Monday, March 5, 2012

Skinny strings and two quilts

Here's a tale of two string quilts, this one above
and one you can win here.

Back in January, Karen over at the Selvage Blog asked her readers
to sew together seven 1.25 inch strips to a final size of 6 by 55 inches
to make a group quilt.
That's my contribution above.

Except I was a bit slow off the mark, and Karen had already finished the quilt
before I sent her the strip.
So I auditioned some solids and came up with that bright green

and then made some half square triangles, 5 inches unfinished

which I sewed into a star, trying to match up the skinny strips in the inside blocks


auditioned some borders
and finally came up with the quilt you see at the top of the post.
Karen is generously giving away her World Quilt,
named because it has contributions from all over the globe.
I'm giving mine away too, once it is quilted.
It's destined for a yet- unknown baby.

7 comments:

Sujata Shah said...

I love the scrappy star. It sparkles on the green background. Gorgeous!

Selvage Quilter said...

This is looking great! Love the action in the middle of the star -
and the green.
Karen

Nifty Quilts said...

A very fun quilt that will make some baby very happy!

Finn said...

Love your strings Brenda! And that background color just things the whole piece sing! Great job!

Cheryl Willis said...

I am slow to getting around to commenting, i love this, I have been saving and using strings for awhile, I can see some scrappy stars in my future

Molly said...

I love the skinny sting star quilt! How unique and so full of beautiful fabrics. It's inspiring me to get sewing.

quilteuseforever said...

How funny to see how your contribution to the Selvage blog turned out!This star is amazingly interesting!