Monday, April 23, 2012

Granny's String Quilt

 I think it was early February when I first posted the box of strings and a partial quilt top I had from my mother-in-law who had passed away ten years ago. As you can see above, the strings and blocks are now a completed quilt!! Yeah! I did a 'floating border' with details on my blog, still using more of the strings. I did have to add a few fabrics to make it come out to a nice size.
 I took all the blocks apart, added more with her fabrics and mine and there were some of her blocks that were not quite large enough so they became backart.
This is the back. The yellow fabric was also in the box so I put it to good use. This quilt was a pleasure to complete and I had special memories of my mother-in-law as I sewed. She would love the final product as pastels were her favorite! For more photos, you can view them on my blog.

8 comments:

Brenda said...
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Brenda said...

this is lovely. what a great way to honour your MIL with a fabulous quilt. thanks for sharing the process and the finished product with us.

Vivian said...

What a lovely pastel beauty ! I love the 30s fabrics and the white centers used in the blocks. Great way to honor your MIL memory and and skills.

Now I know what I will want my 30s stash scraps to grow up to be!

Marie said...

What a lovely memory to have of your mother-in-law - you did a beautiful job and I really like the way you did the back. I'm just finishing up a top that mom and I were working on before she passed away (5 years this week) and it's so nice to see it almost completed. Not yet quilted but at least the top will be together.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Very, very nice ... I especially love how you worked the leftovers into the back of the quilt.

I hope you enjoy using it as much as you've enjoyed creating it!

Finn said...

I think the string quilt being completed was a lovely way of honoring your MILs memory and work. It turned out really well! A lot of work to take blocks apart, but worth the effort. Great job!

Lori R said...

Great Job! It has a really clean, neat look. I LOVE STRING QUILTS!

Rosa said...

It`s beautiful and loc¡ve how you did the back.congratulations!