Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cobweb Finish

I had to look way, way back .... to April of LAST YEAR, to find the post where I showed off this string quilt top.  Many things got in it's way, but last night the last stitches went into the binding.

It's story:  I bought a plastic box labeled "feed sack scraps" at a local quilt show for $15.  The box sat on a shelf for a WHILE.  I had just finished another string quilt when I saw this pattern in a little book of quilt blocks.  The perfect project for my scraps!  The size of the quilt (38" x 51") was dictated by the amount of scraps.  I have a few whole feed sacks stashed away, so that's the border.  


The green solid came from my stash and as you can see, I didn't have quite enough.  I quilted in big stitch.  I had one ball of #8 red pearl cotton and I was afraid that I would run short, so I used pearl cotton on the solids and 3 strands of the same color DMC floss on the prints.  In the center of each block, 12 seams come together and it's hard to make the intersection PERFECT, so I added vintage buttons.  30's reproduction fabric on the back.




9 comments:

Brenda said...

Fabulous! this is great on so many levels -- the feedsack finds, the make-do with the solids, the big stitching, and best of all, the fact it is a string quilt! congrats!

Linda said...

Absolutely adorable! I loved the 'story'.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Most excellent!!

Sue SA said...

Love the pattern and the fact they are real vintage fabrics. The red borders and quilting are also special.

Ann Brooks said...

Lovely quilt and delightful story! Congratulations.

Carol E. said...

Beautiful! Love the quilting and buttons, too.

Ginny said...

Love it! Thanks for posting it.

Jeane said...

You did a lovely job of making an exciting quilt with you 30's scraps. I love your big stitching to finish it off.

Elaine said...

Really lking the "string" idea and the hand quilting, homey feel.