Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Better late than never


When this blog started last year, I was overcome with envy that I didn't have the opportunity to jump in and start a string quilt immediately and sew along with the rest of you.  Living in NM, my sewing activities are confined to my visits to San Diego, for reasons that are too complicated to explain. 



When I'm in San Diego, I sew and quilt like a woman possessed.  Receiving my copy of Victoria's 15 Minutes of Play book last month set me in motion on this quilt.  I thought playing for 15 minutes a day was a great way to start my long-awaited string quilt.  Two weeks and countless hours of sleep lost later, I finished the blocks (I am nothing less that obsessive about my projects, I fear).  I wasn't happy with the size, and pondered the pros and cons of a border on such a busy top. 

Then, to the rescue, came Victoria's finished Christmas quilt from all the donated blocks.  I loved her border, and took off on mine from there.  The resulting top is 76" x 86".  The backing is all pieced from scraps also, but I was too lazy to hang it to show you.  I'm so tickled to finally be able to share it with all of you!


17 comments:

Andra Gayle said...

Gorgeous! I have soooo many crates of strings that I need to get busy on a string quilt!

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Lovely, lovely! It's such a lively quilt and I like the bright colors.

rubyslipperz said...

Super duper!!! It's very energizing with all the bright colors!

hugZ,
annie

Sujata Shah said...

It is as bright as the west coast!
Electrifying is more like it! Lovely border too.

Exuberant Color said...

It's a beauty! I love the border too.

P. said...

A wonderful, bright, and beautiful string quilt! Your made fabric really adds to the border.

JaneB said...

What a beautiful quilt! Here's to great inspiration.

Jeanneke said...

This is the most beautiful and colourful string quilt I have seen until now. I think it's because of the borders you added. Perfect!
You did a fantastic job.
Cheers!

Jeanneke.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Your quilt is FABULOLUS and WONDERFUL and SO well worth the wait . . . congrats on such a beauty!!

Brenda said...

it's lovely and bright and fun. thanks for sharing it.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful! The border really adds whimsy. Congratulations!

Joanne said...

I would suggest that it was well worth the wait. You have created a beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for adding sunshine to my day by posting your pictures. Joanne

Rosa said...

Your quilt is absolutely wonderful.Thanks for sharing!!

Janet OBrien said...

This is amazing! Love the extra touch of design in the border.

Janet OBrien said...

This is amazing! Love the extra touch of design in the border.

electricdunce said...

Absolutely lovely the colors are so vibrant and the border is just perfect...

Karin

roccagal said...

i like it-very cheery!