Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Little Bit of Scrappy Sunshine

A year or so ago I made a series of string scrap quilts to control my ever-growing string stash.  Four large quilts later things were in hand, but since then the strings have been multiplying quietly in their box on the scrap shelf... To prevent them escaping and taking over the sewing room Jumangi style something had to be done.


You may (or may not) remember the I pulled these strings aside while I was sorting strings for another quilt.  I folded and bagged them for a rainy day when I finally put them together using Cynthia's wonderful tutorial.


Lots of strings and some narrow white solid for sashing made a 50"x70" quilt.  I quilted it with an allover stipple and bound with more string scraps.  The backing is a fun tiki-style print I found on clearance at Connecting Threads.


This quilt of course is being donated to Covered in Love which gives quilts of comfort to the families of patients who pass away in the hospital.  If you would like to support CiL please check out the main page for more details or our June block drive which is going on now.  Donate a quilt, a top, one block or ten, or just send good thoughts our way. Everything helps!


Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it Friday.

9 comments:

  1. I agree - a very pretty quilt! The colors just pop, and the bright yellow backing is lovely!

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  2. I love how the pattern looks like a basketweave, great use of scraps!

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  3. so cherry! I need to make one

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  4. A very bright and happy quilt. I love it! Thanks for linking to my tutorial.

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  5. Very pretty quilt--so Summery!1 hugs, Julierose

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  6. What a great charity to receive a beautiful quilt!

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  7. I love this! It is random but also structured. I am going to have to practice FMQ!

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  8. Hi Kat, your quilt is really lovely.

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