Wednesday, June 10, 2015

FO: Strippy Strings

Back in December, I shared a quilt top.

strippy strings quilt top

I really can't tell you how much I loved this quilt top. Maybe it's because I made it among friends at a small retreat in the woods.
Or maybe it's because fabric is a medium for time travel, each scrap reminding me of a project (or multiple projects) made before.
Maybe it's because it's super colorful and scrappy, and that's the way to my heart.

Probably, it's all of these. And these reasons probably explain my delay in finishing the quilt. Quilting is the step that often stumps me. After seeing C use painter tape as a quilting guideline, inspiration struck.

I placed several pieces of tape in various directions, and then began to quilt straight lines in each section.

FO: strippy strings

In this photo, you can see the intersecting lines. It was a slow process, but it gave me a chance to spend time with this beloved project.

And it is beloved.

FO: strippy strings

Scrappy strips binding

I used Joel Dewberry herringbone for the binding. I've used this on countless quilts. I debated a scrappy binding, but I really wanted something that matched the back of the quilt.

FO: strippy strings (back)

The back features a large piece and a few large scraps, mostly from Jeni's Color Me Retro line.

FO: strippy strings

And now, I will love the finished quilt as much I loved that top.

I will probably make another strippy string quilt in the future, since my string box is overflowing again.


  1. it is so beautiful, and so perfectly you x

  2. i love this quilt so much. when you showed it originally i wanted to make something similar out of my FMF and Chicopee lines. I should really get that project out and work on it again. thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This looks so happy and cozy! And I love your photos!

  4. This might be my new favorite quilt of yours. It's just so good! The scrappy, the strips, the quilting (!!)! Love it!

  5. Joining the chorus -- it is charming & I love it. And for you, the special bonus of memories of fabric & friends.

  6. This is gorgeous! I love scrappy and colorful, too. But I have yet to tackle my scrap bin; thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Absolutely fantastic! I love all the colors. (sjn821 on Rav)

  8. Beautiful! I, too,love scrappy quilts, and how all the pieces remind you of other fun projects you've made. How special that this one reminds you of good friends, too.


I appreciate your comments and questions! I try to respond to every comment. If you are a no-reply blogger and would like a response, please leave an email address in your comment. Thanks!

Related Posts with Thumbnails