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!