Saturday, May 31, 2014

Two finishes and a few string quilts

 I hope you all are enjoying the warmer weather. I have been spending a lot of time in the garden, but you know I will always make time for quilting. 
I finished the purple basket quilt. I love how the quilt crinkled up after the first wash and dry. I know I said this a lot of times, but it is always such a great feeling seeing the quilt for the first time out of the dryer.
 Do you see all the different purple yo-yos? Well, I added them after I quilted the quilt to cover up the seams that did not want to line up nicely. I really like using little yo-yos.
 Here is my second quilt finished with leftover blocks. I like how it crinkled up; I love crinkled quilts. Here I go again about crinkled quilts...oops :)
 I really enjoy making string quilts. This is the butterfly string quilt I just quilted on my longarm for my youngest daughter. I used a good old stipple for the quilting.
Orange and purple are some of her favorite colors. I also added a few green, blue, and yellow strings. I like to use cona cotton snow for the background. This is probably the fastest string quilt that I have made and I like how it can look like bows too.
 A few more strings for a rectangle string quilt.
 I grabbed all the lighter colored strings from previous projects. 
 And this is the quilted string quilt. I used a cream colored fabric for the sashings.
For the border I used the pretty soft yellow fabric with pink flowers. 
 For the backing I was very tempting to use a colored back, but I went back to my usual cream colored fabric for the backing.
I hope you have a good weekend. I will be working on my daughters binding.