Sunday, April 4, 2021

Dark Strings !

Unquilted, finished top
 I keep hoping to see new posts on this blog, so I've decided that today I'll be the change that I want to see !

 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 !

1 comment:

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have been working with my Dumpster Diving quilts (long "strings" made up of lots of 1-3" segments - but I haven't posted any of them over here because they really aren't "strings" in the traditional sense of the term. I really like the quilt in this post!