12.12.14

scrappy string quilt top



We are waking up to see either rain or snow every day. Only these scrappy strings are saving me from becoming dull and sleepy. Sewing these colorful blocks really brightened my mood and I am able to ignore the grey sky outside.


Isn't this blue fisherman the cutest! It is one of the scraps sent by my dear friend, Beverly. As I was putting the blocks together, I kept spotting her adorable scraps, and thinking how special they make this quilt.

Beverly is the kindest sweetest soul one could imagine.. more I get to know her, more I realize what a rare gem she is! Her cheerful patchwork style is so unique and amazing! I easily drop everything to simply sit and gawk at her projects. She is a great inspiration for me! Thank you, Beverly!! ( ' u ' )


With 12 string X blocks of 14" size, it is a small quilt, only 41" x 55". I like the casual way these X's are spread out, so I am thinking of leaving the quilt top as it is without adding borders.

The blocks are slightly wobbly due to the stretchy linen I used for the background. I am hoping it won't be a problem when the quilting is done ;)


It only takes a few stolen moments to make this quilt, so simple and relaxing to sew. I am excited to see a good dent in the string pile too! Pattern for this quilt is on Quiltville blog.

Thank you for visiting! Have a wonderful weekend! ( ' v ' )

5 comments:

elnorac said...

Loooove your blocks! And I so agree that Bev is a sweet, sweet lady with a great talent for patchwork!

Candace said...

Oh my - I think you've found just the perfect solution for dreary winter weather, Pratima! Who needs expensive "Seasonal Affective Disorder" treatment when you have such a happy quilt to chase away the winter blues! A lovely friend like Beverly helps, too :>)
Cheers!

Stephanie said...

Those happy colors and sweet prints can't help but lift a mood on a dreary day. It's wonderful to have a friendship like Beverly's to encourage you along the way of your quilting path.

Beverly said...

Omg...you are so kind Pratima. I am blushing at your sweet words and a bit embarrassed! I just do what comes natural to me. I love people and love to do things for others. I think God gave me that gift.
I so love this quilt. I made a purse in a swap with scrappy blocks and it was fun. I need to try and make this too. What a great way to use the scraps from our favorite fabrics. I am so happy that you have enjoyed the ones from me! Thank you again for saying such sweet things about me!

sewplay said...

Oh, i missed this (unsurprising really !) and it is stunning. The linied really shows off the gorgeous prints.