Monday, July 15, 2013

More Strings

 I just finished the binding on my 30's String Quilt. This is definitely going to be one of my favorite quilts. It went through the washer and dryer one time and crinkled up so nicely.
 I used most of the leftover strings from my 30's Disappearing Four patch quilt in this String quilt.
 I love gardening and therefore could not resist using this rose fabric on the back of the string quilt.
 The red binding just pops. I love it.
 While I was watering my potplants, a beautiful blue butterfly came to say "hi". He is on the leftside of the top flower pot.

Isn't it a beautiful butterfly? I don't think it's a coincidence that it came the day before my birthday. :)
 What makes this butterfly moment even more magical is that I started this Butterfly String quilt and began with the machine quilting an hour before I took the pictures.  I found this cute Butterfly tutorial over at Freshlemonsquilts over here. This is the fastest String quilt I have made so far.
 I always have more than one project going on at the same time. I started a Bow Tie quilt in red, pink, green and yellow.
Wishing you all a happy and magical summer,


Andra Gayle said...

Love that string quilt (both!) I have one that I just need to put borders on and then quilt up! But, there are always 20 -30 UFOs to choose between...

Svarta Malin said...

So beautifil stringquilt Millie!
And: Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Your string quilt is beautiful. I am saving my mother's beloved collection of 30's reproductions to make something special one day. I also have all the scraps from a feed sack quilt she made (real feed sacks from my grandparent's farm) which would be perfect to use in a small string quilt. Tomorrow is my birthday, too. Happy birthday to us!

Cindy in NC

Christine M said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Millie.

Muddling Through said...

Happy Birthday Millie! I hope it is just perfect for you. I love the 1930's string quilt. I don't know how you get so many of them done. I think they are one of my favorites, simply because I love seeing all the bits and pieces of other quilts I've made, but they do take me a long time to make.

Cynthia said...

Looks great! I really like the flower quilting pattern on that second one! Happy birthday to you too!

Barb said...

Love love your strings