Friday 4 August 2017

Productive week

I think this is the most productive week I've had in quilting - ever as far as I recall. Two finishes, both of which had been tops hanging around for quite a while. I think it helps when I know where they're destined to go - to foster children, through a friend made at our quilting show back in May this year.

This string quilt was fun to put together several months ago and I enjoyed stipple quilting it today. Even though the strips are quite short (around 3½" long) its fun to see all the different fabrics that I've used over time. It took a while to put together, but I'm sure someone will find enjoyment in it and its better than just hanging around here. I'm sure I'll be on to another one before long - I can't bear to throw away even very small scraps.

Even though it's only a smallish quilt (43½" by 57½") by the time I got more than half way through I wanted to do something a little different, so I ended up doing some swirls in the blue squares

The backing is just a simple tree pattern which I think is quite cute. 

So that marks the end of my productive week, a beginning with one quilt here and now ending with this one as well. In addition to balloons and strings here that makes 3 quilts to pass over next week which makes me smile. 
It could be a little while before I have some more to complete, but I'm happy with those for now and I'm sure some child will be before long too. 

Quilt Stats:
Size: 43½" x 57½"
Wadding: Cotton/polyester blend
Thread: Embroidery variegated for top; Rasant for bobbin.  

Until next time,


  1. Oh nice job on this one--love your stipplngs. ;)))
    Cute pattern, too hugs, Julierose

  2. Congrats on a fun, cute finish! Some little person will find all sorts of goodies hidden in all those scrappy pieces :)

  3. Excellent Quilt and quilting! Plus, what a fabulous way to end the week with donating it. I try and make quilts for Project Linus, yet have been doing a terrible job at creating any this year due to other projects and family health issues. Thank you for sharing all of your great projects!

  4. Yea for you finishing all those quilts! You are going to make some children very happy. I love seeing all the different versions of the string quilt. It has such good space to show off your quilting and make it snuggly.

  5. Hi, Lynn - I really like the light blue with the scrappy strips! That's super pretty together. I'm completely into scrap quilts right now, and drawn to lots of ideas for using them.