Want some inspiration?
Love looking at quilts from around the world?
Like to go to a quilt show in your pj's?
Well then the 3rd Quilt Bloggers Spring Quilt Festival is the place you want to go. hosted by Amy at Amy's Creative Side.
This is my entry. I started the quilt back in January. I love using leftovers of what I have on hand. I had seen many versions of the string block and wanted to try my hand at it. Let me tell you once you start you can't stop. They are addicting.
The hardest part was deciding how to quilt the darn thing. I didn't want to do more free motion. I didn'want to use more straight lines. so finally i opted for a serpentine line horizontally across the quilt. I used a yellow thread on both back and front. The border...what a process that was. The blue was a great match I thought, but I didn't have quite enough, so I made a few crumb blocks to take up space. I ended up with 1"of blue left over. Since the 'front' is so wild I thought the back needed to be a bit more tame. I love this orange, pink, red and yellow fabric. the binding was made with a solid yellow
I have given this quilt to my 20 year old niece for her birthday. She just finished her second year of universtiy and a history trip to Europe. She was also rookie of the year for her soccer team.
I would definitly make another one of these. Great scrap buster!