|Unquilted, finished top|
Inspired by Kate, of 'The Last Homely House' YouTube channel, I threw together a small string quilt.
I liked the idea of making it two distinctly different sets of values of squares on-point. So I used my dark browns, greens, blues, reds, and black strips........and then countered them with brights of all colors.
I really wanted the dark to be the main foundation, so I made sure that I had six whole 'squares' showing of the dark. Turns out I had just as many of the brights, I guess.Anyway, I love it, and it now resides on my kitchen table.
If I am not mistaken, I used a Pellon all-natural cotton for the batting, and it is thicker than my usual Fairfield 80/20 battings.Machine-pieced onto newspaper squares measuring 6 1/2 inches. Lime green flannel for backing, and machine-quilted, all on my 1953 Singer 15-91 domestic sewing machine.
I hope you like it, and I especially hope that this gets the ball rolling with more string quilts to inspire us all !