Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Finished.......with 2 days to spare!

I took the Scrappy String quilt to the quilters a couple of weeks ago hoping she could have it done in time.  She did!  So I put on the binding today and it is ready for the wedding Friday night.  I think it turned out so great.  I know I'll make another scrappy string quilt again soon.
I actually machine stitched the binding down this time because of the time.  I usually sew it down on one side and hand stitch along the back.  But this one is so big and I knew I wouldn't have time to get it done so I opted to go with the machine stitching.  It was so quick and easy that I may just forget the hand stitching from now on.  I always worry about the outcome when making a scrappy quilt..........but I'm always pleasantly surprised too when it is done.

I've already purchased the fabrics for my next quilt and I'm ready to start cutting.  I saw it on Bee in my Bonnet blog.  It is a big 12 inch block of a dresden flower.  However........the center of the flower is a big 7 inch circle.  I'm using red and white polka dot for the center of each flower.  I can hardly wait!

Happy Quilting!                         Lynda


Oops-Lah said...

It's a gorgeous quilt Lynda and I'm sure the newly married couple will be over the moon. I'm also always surprised how lovely scrappy quilts come together. It's sometimes hard to imagine when looking at all the different fabrics before they ware sewn together. Can't wait to see your next project. Isn't the planning stage the must fun ;)!!!

QuiltSue said...

Well done on finishing it on time. I'm sure the newly weds will be delighted with it.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gawd what a terrible looking quilt. So scrappy, but will do for wiping down the wellies on a wet road.
Such fun!
Kim D, New Jersey, US