13 April 2009

spring string fling



There has been a bit of sewing going on lately, and my second string quilt is coming together. It's sewn on foundation muslin that was intended for kaleidoscope blocks. Nice and thin muslin. I enjoyed sewing on foundation, making the blocks a bit bigger and then cutting them down to 10.5". The foundation makes the quilt a bit thicker and heavier. I would like this to be quilted on a longarm, we'll see...
The colorscheme is planned a bit: red x-es on pink background with a contrasting color for each block: yellow/ orange / green / turquoise. I like the result, young and colorful....
The strips are varied in with: 1.5" red x-es, 2.0" most pinks and 0.75" for the contrasting stripe. The finished quilt will be about 60"x 70". I think this would work well in other color combos as well. How about orange?










9 comments:

Michaela said...

I really the effect of various width of the your strings. I can see different colors as well and playing with widths. very very pretty!!

True Blue Nana said...

Such a dramatic quilt. Gwen Marston has one very similar in her string quilt book. I love the way the reds come together. Good job!

Quiltefia said...

Hei!! Det blir en utrolig spennende quilt!! Du er flink med farger!! Inspirerende blogg å følge!! Kan anbefale Gla, lappen i Oslo hvis du skal få det quiltet. Hilsen Quiltefia

shellysquilts said...

Luv it! It is gorgeous! Well done!

Kathie said...

beautiful, my daughters would love this quilt
PINK! Looks so fun to make as well
Kathie

belinda said...

I think this is wonderful!!!

Vicki said...

What a great quilt! I love all the bright colors you chose.

Sharon said...

Wow, your string quilt is very cute! Bright and colorful...a happy quilt! Aren't they addictive to make? *grin* I've made one this spring, and have started another already.

KyTriplets said...

You did a beautiful job! So fresh and cheery!