Sunday Strings, my second quilt based on designs from the book Sunday Morning Quilts, is done. I was worried I wouldn't get to take pictured of it in time for Finish it Friday, but after raining for 2 days straight the sun came out on the most beautiful afternoon! After sorting my scraps a couple weeks ago I sorted out the strings for this top. It is a lowered volume quilt, but not quite low volume. For someone who is drawn to bold colors it's hard to scrape together enough scraps for a real low volume quilt!
This is my first top to completely free motion quilt. I used the flower design that you can see on Cheryl's quilt "Sunday Morning" in the book. I think it looks like Chrysanthemums. I'm glad I chose such a small quilt to do this on because it took a surprisingly long time to do such dense quilting. The final texture was worth it, of course. I wish you could feel how soft and krinkly this baby is.
I had a large piece of this blue/pink/brown fabric that I'd been saving for the perfect occasion and I knew this was it. I pieced together some pink scraps to make it large enough for the backing and attached one of my usual twill tape labels under the binding. The binding I used was scrappy remnants of same of the same fabrics that are in the top and back.
|My standard twill tape label, written with Sharpie Stained markers|
Amanda Jean's pattern for this quilt is called "Candy Coated." I followed her directions loosely but made a smaller size. The biggest change I made to her design was adding white fabric to the end of the pieced strips to make them all the same length, rather than trimming them to length. I wound up with 10 strips, ranging in height from 3" to 10.5". This has at least made a dent, if only a small one, in my strings containers.
|Delicious texture and skinny strings|
|Snapped quick before it blew away! The wind was less than cooperative|
Fly South" and "Little Peeks" are now available in .pdf format in my Etsy shop as well as the original twin-size Little Peeks quilt.
|Parting shot, looking especially low volume|