I’m so excited to share these photos of my first string quilt. And maybe last. LOL No, I won’t say I’ll never make another string quilt, but it was a labor of love. I used a selection of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line and am already plotting another purchase of her fabulous fabrics. I used left over fabric strips for the back, along with Bella Solids white and my first Kona Solid purchase – turquoise. Such a great punch of color and I loved the quality of the fabric, I’ll definitely be using Kona Solids again. Just as a refresher, I used the string quilt tutorial from Ashely of Film in the Fridge. I created 48, 9.5″ blocks.
I quilted diagonally – down both sides of the white fabric and then also one diagonal line through each block. I’m still not totally pleased with the straightness of my lines (which is why I tend to quilt free motion). Does anyone have any tips on getting those perfect straight lines? I think my straight-quilting-line idol is Red Pepper Quilts. In any case, it isn’t perfect, but it’s perfectly mine and I can’t wait to use it. The final quilt measures 54″ x 72″, making it my largest quilt yet.
ETA: Thanks for helping my photo make Flickr Explore for September 24th, 2009!
September 24, 2009 18 Comments
Just a little sneak peek at the Good Folks string quilt I’ve been working on for…well, forever! I finished the top last night. My daughter said the fabric looked princessy, which I can only assume is the highest compliment that can be paid to me by an almost 3 year old girl.
September 9, 2009 7 Comments
You’re looking at a stack of thirty 9-1/2″ string quilt squares! I’m done, I’m done! Once I add these to the 18 that are already sewn together, the quilt top will be finished. I’m so excited! Of course I’m going out of town tomorrow for 5 days so they will be sitting on my craft table for a bit of time. Oh, the agony!
September 2, 2009 3 Comments
I thought I’d share my progress on the string quilt. I think I’m going to do 6 blocks by 8 blocks….so 12 down, 36 to go! :-) I need to order more fabric.
August 4, 2009 6 Comments