Happy Independence Day weekend!
I thought it would be fun to celebrate with some good old fashioned string quilts.
My favorite part of making quilts is the pile of scraps at the end. I love to sit at the machine with a mess of scraps and sew them all together, design-as-you-go style. The results are always a fun surprise!
This quilt was inspired by one on the cover of the book, Georgia Quilts, by Anita Zaleski Weinraub. The original quilt was made by Annie Parham Howard in Morgan County in 1960.
This is your basic Spider Web design.
This one is great for using those little pieces. This sashing is 2" wide.
I plan to quilt both of these this summer, so stay tuned!
One of my all-time favorite quilting books is Liberated String Quilts by Gwen Marston. It includes many photos of old string quilts that are truly amazing!