Thursday, May 30, 2013

Strings

I was waiting to post these two projects when they were finished, but I became aware of a CONTEST on "Stitched in Color" that ends at midnight tonight!  They are asking for pictures of any and all string quilts or string quilt tops finished in 2013.  I stitched the binding on yesterday.  The only thing left is the hand stitch finishing.  
Who but me would buy a Tupperware box labeled "feed sack scraps" at a quilt show for $15?!  The scraps sat in that box for a while before this pattern caught my eye.  I quilted in big stitch with #8 red pearl cotton.  Here is a detail picture.
I'm lucky enough to own a few whole feed sacks, so that is where I got the border.  The solids are "new" fabric.  I also added a few vintage buttons.

My little pelican is also almost finished.  It is layered, ready to machine quilt.  Those little skinny strips should qualify it as a string quilt too!

4 comments:

P. said...

I love both of them, Lori! You picked a wonderful green (and blue) to complement those feed sack strings, and the quilting on it is gorgeous. The reverse applique pelican is looking great too

Quiltdivajulie said...

Love that wonderful hand stitching -- great quilt!!!

Rachel at Stitched in Color said...

Love your quilting!

Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Who? indeed. Probably most of us would make that purchase. lol We're all hooked! My husband has given up on me: says I'm a lost cause. Well, duh! Your quilting stitches look great. This is an amazing quilt.