Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

The String Quilt is Complete!

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.

String Quilt front

String Quilt back

ETA: Thanks for helping my photo make Flickr Explore for September 24th, 2009!

September 24, 2009   18 Comments

String Quilt Top Complete

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

Oh What a Feeling!

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

String Quilt Progress

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