Monday, February 7, 2011

Good Ol' Fashioned String Quilt


My very favorite quilts are the mish-mash "string" quilts from years ago. This is my attempt to recreate one of those. It's a group project with the fun gals over at the 15 minutes play blog.

There's nothing better than sitting down and sewing a bunch of scraps together. Each block is 6-1/2".

19 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Looks fabulous!!! these kind of quilts just make my heart sing!

Lisa said...

All that color! Love it.

True Blue Nana said...

This kind of quilt is my favorite too. I love looking at it and remembering where I used to fabrics. My grandmother would make this kind of quilt out of our old dresses.

Magpie Sue said...

I am seriously considering using your block premise to make a quilt out of mostly polka dot prints. I sometimes have a hard time working with large pieces; it would be a growth experience, but what a fun quilt!

Alexis said...

Wow! It is looking great!

Sujata said...

I am rally loving this quilt. SO happy!

Sujata said...

I meant really.
: )

Nancy said...

Lively, colorful, fun... and a great dent in the fabric scraps!

liz said...

It's kind of nice looking at the blocks and recognizing some of the fabrics even though there is only half a "clue" as to which ones they are. Like a eye candy puzzle. A really interesting quilt.

Shelley said...

This is just so much fun!! I love all the colors mingled together any way you look at it!!!

Julie Fukuda said...

That is a real sock in the eye. You must have had a lot of fun with this one!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love these true scrappy, don't think about it too much, just sew it together quilts. This is a stunner!

Kathie said...

oh as soon as I saw these blocks I just had to smile
LOVE them , this is going to be such a fun happy quilt
keep going.
I love smaller blocks so glad you chose to do them 6" finished.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Ah, yes. This is the kind of quilt that will result from my Crumbs 2011 box (year long gathering project).

LOVE IT!

Grazia said...

Bellissimo!!!!
I love that color explosion!
Ciao
Grazia ;)

Ann Champion said...

What a joyful quilt! It's like a scrapbook of past projects. :)

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

Yes, Yes, color explosion is right. Fantastic!

Victoria said...

Full of joy, life and energy! What a treasure this will be!

Dan (Made by a Man) said...

Wow, it's beautiful and looks like it'd be fun to make.