Thursday, September 13, 2012

Bull's Eye

This little quilt is the end of a run of string quilts that were stuck in my head and needed out....LOL
The blocks are one 4 1/2 inches and the quilt measures 42 inches square.....and no, I haven't been able to use up those scraps.....they just seem to multiply....sigh!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Our quilt is getting media attention!

Thanks again to all of you for participating in this string quilt.
You may recall we donated it to the Katie Cares Foundation.
Katie's mother Ruth was just on a local radio station being interviewed about the foundation,
and she mentioned an upcoming fundraiser, which includes raffling off our quilt.
For the record, it is the first prize, ahead of a pair of Winnipeg Jets hockey tickets.
She thinks it is beautiful -- and I know all of you do too--
and she's thrilled that 20 quilters from around the world made it.

The website doesn't have many details about the quilt
(check under fundraisers)
but there's a link to our blog on the Katie Cares facebook page.

Check that out, and be proud once again of the effort we all made together.
What started as a bit of a joke to prove that string quilts are beautiful
has grown into into a larger piece of good work that could potentially help many sick kids.

Thanks again!

Anyone want to make another quilt?
Let me know in the comments, and I'll issue another string challenge soon.

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Biggest Quilt Yet!

I've been doing string quilts for about 5 years now and so far this is the biggest quilt yet.  My youngest son recently bought a house and right away I knew he needed a bedspread.  I had plenty of fabrics from various African styled quilts and I wanted to make a string quilt for him.  He wanted it BIG as he doesn't want to contend with a bed skirt and all the "frilly stuff."

I think this quilt is big enough.

His birthday is tomorrow and my youngest turns 35!  Hope he likes it! 

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Diagonal Finish

All done and loving the results!!

Final measurements are
62 by 82 inches. I even managed to miter the piano key border. Yea!