Friday, March 12, 2010

A string quilt top!

EIGHTY string squares ready to have their paper torn off to sew into .............

............this quilt top. I finished this late this afternoon after spending most of the day helping out my DH with Beach hop stuff.
I've got to say that I loved the process of making this quilt right from recieving the fabric from some ladies over on the ORBC flickr group to choosing groups of fabrics for each of the squares and then seeing it all come together. The worst bit was taking off the paper before sewing the squares together. That took the looongest time but hey the end result certainly made up for it. I am planning on adding a 1 1/2" border in the white but still thinking on how to quilt it. If anyone can recommend a good quality batting and where to buy it that would be great and it doesn't necessarily have to be local.

And one more photo because I like this one.

I'm linking up with Amy's 'Sew'n'tell Friday' too this week so go on over and check out some other great finishes for this week over here or click on the button over on the righthand side bar.

28 comments:

Ariane said...

Your quilt top looks fantastic!!!

Susan said...

OUTSTANDING, Catherine! It's just wonderful and such a pretty quilt, I really love your strings! I need to get started on mine, you and Nichole are making me jealous!

Great job! Did you let anyone help tear off the paper? Was it really messy? lolol

Suzanne said...

Wonderful! I love it! This is on my list of todo's...one day :)

Lara said...

WOW Catherine. This is stunning. Honestly! The colours are gorgeous! And I think I may see a wee bit of me in there?! LOVE this! Awesome work!

Deb said...

Oh oh oh I love it. I've made 4 squares towards my first string quilt and I don't know how I managed to quilt for so long without making one. Yours is STUNNING! Congratulations. are you really going to quilt it yourself? you are amazing!

Lauren said...

AMAZING! I love all of the colors. Your hard work has certainly paid off!

nima said...

beautiful quilt top..

ktquilts said...

That quilt is goosebumply good!

SueWis said...

This is soooo striking. Love the vivid colors you used. Beautiful!

Deborah said...

This looks wonderful! Great colors!

Kristen said...

Nice! So bright and happy! I wish I had enough scraps to make one of these. Beautiful!

allyn said...

this is my dream quilt. i want to do this so bad. yours looks awesome. i love it and now i want to do one even more.

Lesly said...

Love these string quilts and yours is spectacular! Love those colours! Thanks for the inspiration!

Jennifer said...

This is so beautiful! It really makes me want to make one of these string quilts. Great job. Can't wait to see it all finished.

Sally said...

Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love it. It definitely inspires me to want to make one of these someday.

pinksuedeshoe said...

oh wow. That is one of the prettiest string quilts I've seen. It really is just fantastic! I love it, I just love love it. Your pics are definitely going in my inspiration folder.

Rita E said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the bright colors!

Karen said...

Your quilt looks fantastic. Great job.

Rafael's Mum said...

I allready told you on the flickr... It's beautiful! amazing how you manage to do all this AND all the other things you do.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love this so much! One of my next projects is a string quilt and this is very inspiring. It's looks a lot like a paintbox.

amylouwho said...

oh I love this! My mom always uses warm and natural or warm and white. It's a cotton batting and you can get it off the bolt at Joann's and cheap if you have a 40% off coupon. The nice thing is that it shrinks up and gets crinkly when you wash it.

Can't wait to see it quilted!

Shasta said...

It's a beautiful quilt - love all the great fabric. I like Warm and Natural too. I haven't done much quilting, so haven't been able to sew and tell anything in a while, but hopefully soon.

KQuiltyBee said...

Looks great!

Mary said...

Wow, what a gorgeous quilt top! I can't even imagine how much work went into that. My favorite quilt batting is Warm & Natural, but I'm not sure if that's readily available in New Zealand? I've been really happy with it and I've heard great reviews from other quilters too.

beth said...

What a lovely quilt!

yudis said...

wow, wonderful job
make more and more friend, cause it will make u happy

georgie said...

hi catherine,

wow your always so busy where do you find time?how long did this quilt top take you to do start to finsh?and is it done by hand or on the machine?

take care love georgie xx

Melanie said...

Catherine, this is beautiful! I love everything about it!

My favorite batting is a bamboo/cotton blend. It's much softer and drapes better after washing than Warm & Natural. This is the brand I've used: http://www.poly-fil.com/batting.asp (scroll down for bamboo/cotton), but there are many others.

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