Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wanted: Your Opinion

I'm working on my scrappy string ring quilt but have run into a "design opportunity" and have some decisions to make before I sew the top together. 

Care to weigh in?  With your opinion, that is—no scale involved!

Stop on by!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Anything Goes on its way to a new home


Last weekend I delivered our group quilt, Anything Goes.
Here my nieces are wrapped in it, demonstrating that it's a warm and cuddly quilt.
They liked the variety of fabrics and the bright colours and the fleece backing.

These two girls will deliver the quilt to the Katie Cares Foundation,
where it will either be passed on to a child with cancer,
or raffled off to make money for the foundation.

Either way, it's doing good.
Thanks to all of you who donated string blocks and demonstrated that anything goes together.



Thursday, June 14, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Square scraps


Good morning to you all!

I'd like to show another scrap quilt I made. 
I used 2" squares that I cut from batic strips in different widths.
No borders, just a binding.



(Sorry for the blurry picture; I miss(ed) my steady right hand... )


This one was made using that special foundation fabric.
I made it from 4 cm. squares.


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Wishing you all a wonderful day!
Cheers!

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Sashing or no sashing?

I've had these strips sewn together for several years,
but I've stalled on the sashing.
At first I was going to make this a more traditional Chinese coins quilt
but now after playing with strings with all of you,
I'm wondering whta you think of a less orderly approach.
Here they are laid out side by side without the coins matching up.
I'm also thinking of inserting pinwheels or some other feature randomly.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Copy Cat!

I loved the round table mats with the rick rack trim that P. showed off a couple of weeks ago.  I just put the finishing touches on two of my own this morning:
She has great tutorial on her blog "The Way I Sew It".
Many thanks to all the bloggers that share so many ideas! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

String links

I added Anything Goes
to a string linky party over here.
Take alook at all the great string quilts there.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

String quilt finished.

Good morning / afternoon / evening to you all!

I thought you might like to see my finished string quilt.
Here are some picures.
The backing is a nice cotton children's curtain fabric, 
which was designed for War Child and got the name 'Save the Children', as the label shows.

 




 I used a scrap of the backing fabric, the selvage on, for the label.

It's got a place on the wall over the settee in my livingroom and I am very happy with it!

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Wishing you all a wonderful Sunday.
Cheers!