Tuesday, April 3, 2012

My String Quilt is Done!

I finally finished my very first String Quilt.  You may remember my very first post about it in January 2011.  I used a pattern by Elizabeth Hartman called "Valentine" in her book, Practical Guide to Patchwork.  It's scrappy, but with a bit of a plan.  The white strips give it some structure.  It's between a double and a queen size - each set of 4 blocks is 24".  I'm using it on my bed, just for me.  Hubby gets the older quilt now.



Here's a closeup view.  I made a scrappy binding using leftover strings.  As I said on my Facebook page, I free motion quilted it on my Janome.  (Hey, if you don't follow my QuiltedCupcake page, please do - I try to post different stuff there, like updates on this quilt as it went along).
 
I'll talk all about it on the next podcast, which I hope to record this weekend.   

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10 comments:

Jessica said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the colors. Well done! :)

Jackie said...

Agreed, very nice. How wide are your strings?

Scooquilt said...

Very, very pretty!

-amy said...

Loved this the first time I saw it in the book. I think yours turned out great!
- amy

ShariK said...

It's beautiful Jean! The colors are stunning.

Scooquilt said...

Just finished my first string quilt: http://m.flickr.com/lightbox?id=7018622517

Karillia said...

haha i also just finished my first string quilt( well quilt top that is, its basted and awaiting quilting now) inspired as well by Elizabeth Hartman's book. i made my string blocks smaller tho
http://www.flickr.com/photos/karillia/6873212984/

LisaAnn said...

That is gorgeous!!! You did an fantastic job! Did you use that strip ironing thingie for this?

Terje said...

I LOVE the color choices in your string quilt. The chaos of some string quilts doesn't speak to my tastes but your controlled "scrappiness" is just perfect! I also love the white sashing. It really sets off the colors well and makes it so much more modern looking. Well done. Now off to raid my string stash! ;)

Terje (Sounds like Terry)

Mae said...

All I can say is WOW!! This is so beautiful, I love it!