By Holly Field Design

Saturday, February 2, 2013

String quilts

This quilt was made several years ago, and I can't remember if it's been mentioned in a post before or not.  It currently hangs in our dining room, and covers an electrical panel that was put there for some odd reason.  Really, who would put a panel in the middle of a wall?  So, there must always be something hanging to hide the panel.  But the longer this quilt is there, the more I find wrong with it!  So, I've added "start a string quilt series" on my list of quilts to make.  I think it will be fun to see how many different looking quilts I can make using the same general idea.

The criteria I've set is fairly basic.  Each quilt will have the same size square and must be a string quilt.  I think the quilt shown was "quilt as you go", but the series will be FMQ.  Fabrics from my scrap boxes will be the only fabric allowed.  Yes, boxes.  I'm ashamed to say I have two huge plastic storage boxes, the very biggest, longest they make--cedar chest size, full of scraps.  Probably 20 years worth of scraps.  I'd forgotten about them, but they surfaced during my rearranging project.  This project will be killing two birds with one stone hopefully.  I'll get several "panel covers" and two empty storage boxes.  

In my last post you saw my huge mess, caused by my hair-brained idea to rearrange my studio spaces.  Well, if you saw photos now, you'd swear everything has multiplied.  There is a huge mess here, and it may be awhile before it gets better.  But, it will be clean!  It's amazing how much dust comes out once things are moved.  Wish me luck -- I'm going back in. 

1 comment:

Bianca said...

Love this quilt and gives me a good idea for a simular kind of quilt with my scraps... Don't have nearly as much scraps as you have, but I'm only a quilter for 7 years now. Maybe wise to make scrap-quilts every now and than to keep the scraps restrained......

Good luck on that room!! Don't get lost. It may be a mess now, but just think of the satisfaction you'll have once it's done.....
Hang in there!
Hugs, Bianca

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