Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Scrappy Coins

54" x 82"

The sashing is a chintz curtain found at a thrift store.   The scraps are cut up shirt, pants and cloth napkins.

It was fun to quilt, with different designs in each piece.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Work In Progress

I got a String X quilt top put together last week, and now I'm stumped as to what to use for the border.  Nothing I have seems to "go" very well.

please excuse the crummy photo

I've been working on these blocks off and on for a few years, then finally decided that A. I was tired of working with these strings, as I've been using these for years and B. I had enough blocks to make a charity quilt the size that my guild likes.  It does need some border to bring it up to the right size.  I'd like to get this finished before too long.  I'm debating whether or not to do a simple pieced border.  (I still  have some more squares of the background fabric that I could use.)

If anyone has any suggestions for border ideas, I'd really appreciate it!  Thanks!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Magnolia Sewing Circle Makes String Quilt Blocks

At our Magnolia Sewing Circle today I was in charge of this group of ladies making string blocks for a comforter top.

By the end of the day their 38 blocks made quite a show.