Wednesday, March 5, 2014

String 'Splosion is a Finish!

Another week, another finish :) This small scrap quilt is made from the leftovers from the Country Home quilt.  It's kind of hard to tell with all the busy-ness, but there are 4 crumb blocks, bordered by muslin sashing, floating in a sea of strings.

I finally got to take some "snowy" quilt pics like everyone else in blog land.  This isn't exactly snow, but what passes for it in Texas. A couple of inches of sleet, frozen into a solid sheet of ice.  Note the lack of footprints in these pictures-- that's because this stuff doesn't crunch, you just slide all over it.

I like to quilt my scrappy quilts fairly densely.  I chose to do a stipple in the crumb blocks, while most of the string rows got ribbon candy.

I also snuck in a few feathers, in the style from Angela Walter's book, because I wanted to practice them and it's busy quilt so I can mix my motifs without it standing out.

It's fun to look closely at the scraps and see different ones pop out.  It's amazing how well all the different fabrics work together when you stand back and look at the whole thing.

The binding is scrappy (of course) pieced together from my stash of leftover bindings.  I attached it by machine.

Backing is this fun, intricate print that was on sale at my LQS.  The quilt measures 50"x 42".

Our fruitless pear is already blooming. It must be so confused!
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Link a Finish Friday at Richard and Tanya Quilts and Finish it Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.


  1. Very nice! I wandered in and am happy I found your quilty goodness today ... :) Pat

  2. wow! this is so beautiful! The design is so interesting and the colors are so pretty!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. This is lovely and in my favourite quilting colours as well.

  4. Perfect backing for this quilt! I also LOVE the last picture! Congrats on a great finish.

  5. Scrappy quilts are the best! It looks great, I love your free motion quilting.

  6. I love string quilts and this one is so much fun, especially with the addition of the crumb blocks. Congratulations on a great finish!

  7. I just saw this quilt for the first time in your '2014: Year in Numbers' post, and I had to come check it out. It must have been the last quilt you finished before I started following your blog, so I just missed out on seeing it the first time. Anyway, it is very cool.