Saturday, June 18, 2011

Need more strings...

I have been working on my string blocks and thought I had them all finished. I stopped when I got 120 of them. For one thing I was tired of making them and also I figured this would make a good lap quilt. Well....last night I peeled the paper off the backs and started sewing them together. Got up this morning and started sewing again. I got them all sewn together and even pulled fabric for the border, but when I spread it out on the floor, I just wasn't happy with it. So after I saw it like this, I really wasn't satisfied with it, I want it BIGGER! :) Now I'm thinking that it needs to fit my bed. I just really like bed size quilts. So back to the string bin to dig out some more.

While I was upstairs in my sewing room, I had a visitor...Festus! He had not been around for a few days but he dropped by for a visit. Then he decided he wanted to play with my pins. He and Donkey both want to pull them out of the pin cushion and play with them.I am slowly trying to get my "sweat shop" pulled together. Not sure if I posted a photo of my bookshelf lately or not but I snapped a photo anyway. I have all of my quilting books and magazines on it now and I have been slowly digging out my Longaberger Baskets. I have a ton of them but they are all boxed up. So far I have found 8 of them. All of these will not stay on this shelf. When we move in, I will spread them throughout the house. The funny thing is, I have them on this shelf and they are all empty except the one with the patterns in it. I figure the big one in the floor would be great to store a hand project in. Anyway, I guess I will get back to sewing strings...
Kristie

10 comments:

Vesuviusmama said...

It's looking great so far. I, too, prefer bed sized quilts.

Texan said...

strip quilts are so great are they not. Mindless sewing which sometimes is just what we need!

Rhonda said...

The quilt is looking good. Maybe a stopping border of a darker color and then the border fabric you chose... . just a thought.
I participated in the FNSI for the first time and got my top done... so glad that's done.... LOL

Yvette said...

I am with you! I love big bed size quilts. I hate tearing the paper off so I do my strings on muslin. Call me lazy. LOL!

Angie said...

I love your string quilt! It would be lovely on a bed. :) I've never tried this block, maybe I'll add it to my 'some day' list. :) Love your baskets!! :D

Regina said...

I do my strings on muslin or sheeting - whatever I have on hand. Love the baskets just as they are - what a great collection!!!

Lady of the Cloth said...

I like the way the string quilt is turning out, A happy quilt for sure.
Be careful with the cats and pins. My nephew is a vet and he showed me xrays once of a cat with gobs of pins in it's stomach and some in the digestive tract. It didn't make it. My cat is fascinated with mine too and I have to hide them after i'm finished. Carline

Libby said...

Ruby pulls my pins out of the cushions too! I have to keep all but one put in a drawer..and I hide the one that I use:(

I LOVE your string quilt!! and I have to agree, I have some lap size quilts but now when I make one I want it to fit a bed!

lil red hen said...

String quilts are my favorites -- so much bright color to them. I piece on newspaper squares. I've always had a hard time calling wall hangings quilts; quilts are for beds!

This is my first time to visit your blog and I'm really impressed.

Guðrún said...

I love those baskets... If you will be happier making the quilt larger then go for it.