Monday, July 19, 2010
I have been spending spare moments when I am not in the garden making a new quilt for this winter. Making a decision to use all my scraps earlier this year seemed daunting. I wanted a quick quilt that didn't require a lot of little brain cells busting. I prefer foundation piecing for the most part, so it was only natural that I settled on a string quilt. Scrappy quilts are my most favorite and this quilt is certainly that! I chose to sash each block set with black fabric which sets off the serendipity of colors quite well.
For the sheer fun of whimsy I did an occasional applique of flowers to remind me of my summer season.
This will be a quite generous queen size quilt. Quite selfishly I decided I wanted a big enough quilt for those three dog nights when Luscious Larry grabs the covers up, he will have to tug quite a lot to take up my share of the warmth! ha! All that is left now is to attach the backing. I will enjoy the handwork after sitting at the machine.