Stephanie over at Loft Creations challenged us, I think, back in January to create something with strings in the No Strings Attached Challenge! Well I took up the challenge in a big way creating a quilt for my niece that turned 20 in March. I didn't quite get it done in time for her birthday, but it is completed now. (I partly didn't get it completed in time because I knew my mom would be visiting in April and could take it back to Ontario for me.)
The borders were challenging, trying to decided which colours to use. I had to make more crumb blocks, which bt the way are fun to make, because I was running out of the solid blue. In the end I only had 1.5" left over! whew
The other reason I didn't finish it on time, was because I wasn't sure how to quilt this one. I finally settled on using a serpentine stitch across all the string blocks hortizontally. I stitched in the ditch around the purple border and then 4 rows of serpentine in the blue border using a varigated thread. It measures 60"X 80". I used up all my bright strings. So now do I do one with my light and dark strings too?
I love the backing fabric. I wanted something not too funky incase she doesn't like the front anymore, the back is a little tamer!!
What do you think, does this shout SPRING??