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I was just in the process of starting a new string quilt when I signed up for the festival, but that project took a little detour and I had to start another one. I had recently both finished a quilt using mostly solid fabrics and made a pieced background using light thrifted fabrics and the leftovers were sitting right there in front of me. It was meant to be.
You can find progress posts here, here and here.
Although I had some measuring problems, the approx 42”*42” top was done, not only in time, but with time to spare. Not bad considering it was squeezed in between a heavy load of deadlines and commitments. It would have been a totally different story if it had to be finished to qualify though; the top is already tucked away in a pile of stuff.
Photographing the top turned yet again out to be a challenge. Wind. Rain. Wind. Wind and a ever so light drizzle (which happened to be the day I picked). The top was dancing cheerfully one minute and pressed against the fence the next. The pressed pictures turned out the best even though the edge between the wall and the fence gives it a little stair-effect. Oh well.
There are curtains and bed sheets and duvet covers and table cloths and curtains and solids. I love how nicely the totally different fabrics play together, no arguing between the old and the middle aged, just showing each other off and making each other look good.
I love that even though it’s just a square with gigant borders, it looks quite different when rotated 90 degrees. If I decide to make it into a wall hanging, I may stitch hanging sleeves on two sides so I can pick and choose.
How I will quilt it? No idea. Yet.
You’ll find the Festival of Strings post at Stitched in Colour here.
Have fun looking at what people can do with the humble string, and thanks for stopping by!