29 June 2010

no strings attached...


A second challenge quilt finished this month; my "xoxo" using selvage from favorite fabrics. The blocks are sewn on to a cloth foundation. Stephanie of Loft creations invited us to make and share string quilts, and this is my contribution.

This little quilt finishes at 24" * 39". I used Quilters Dream Cotton Select as batting. The quilting is a mix of in the ditch and parallel lines. You can vaguely see it on the back:


Lovely, warm and overcast weather today, perfect outdoor picture opportunity:


It was fun working with selvages. I'll keep on cutting them at 1.5" and saving them...

; )

23 comments:

MandMStudio said...

LOVE it:)

Char said...

Beautiful quilt!

Carla said...

This is a very fun little quilt, Marit!

Jennifer said...

SO adorable! I love how your "little" quilts are often rectangular... it gives them a lot of character!

Jennifer :)

Stephanie said...

What a sweet quilt! Restful colors and I just love that you used selvedges. Congratulations!!!

live a colorful life said...

A selvage collector: someone after my own heart! This quilt is amazing!

wishes, true and kind said...

Love it!

nicolette said...

Such a lovely wuilt with fresh and crispy colours! Great finish Marit!

Mrs Moen said...

Very pretty, Marit; you must have been outside before the rain started.-)

Selvage Quilter said...

What a beautiful selvage quilt. Great colors. I'd like to feature it on the Selvage blog.

Andi said...

Absolutely stunning Marit!
Given that you have used a cloth foundation, did you also add batting?
How does this affect the thickness of the quilt?

Allie said...

What a lovely quilt - great finish!

Diane said...

Oh Marit, what a sweet little quilt. The colors remind me of candy and the selvages really add interest.

A.S.K.-P. said...

LOVE IT!

Deborah said...

Lovely little quilt!

sewkatiedid said...

I love myself a good string! That Mendocino line is still one I'm figuring out what to do with.

Sharon said...

What a great little quilt! And you have some wonderful selvages too. Good job!

Ulla said...

Lovely use of selvages!

pratima said...

Very sweet! Love it!!

Shasta said...

All your string quilts are so lovely.

jaybird said...

love the string selvage quilt!! it's beautiful!!

comfortstitching said...

Love your take on the string - so light and summery!

Millie said...

Beautiful quilt...LOVE it!