Thursday, May 2, 2019

String Quilt Report, Etc.

My string quilt is all put together and quilted.  I'm stitching the binding to the back this morning.  This will be a donation quilt.  I have made a few quilts like this and from now on I am going to do something different.  I'm tired of this design.  The last row in the first picture is one of each color because I needed another row and didn't have enough of one color to finish it.

The other half hanging on the the shady side of the clothesline.  We have been having beautiful weather lately!

My quilting was mostly swirls and echo stitching around swirls randomly done all over.

Another finish is a patriotic round robin donation quilt.  This will be donated to a veteran in a hospital.  It's a project in my quilt guild for the season and last month we got the quilt we started back and I quilted it.  I'm always amazed at how good the round robins turn out.  I started it with the center panel - that part was easy!  I did a lot of straight line stitching around some of the borders, cross-hatched the flag block and quilted curvy lines and stars in the white outer border.

I pieced the backing as you can see.

My quirky little quilt is finished with the striped binding.  I stitched in the ditch for each pieced block and quilted the rest with navy blue thread, so it is hard to see.

The backing is a blue print.  It feels good to be getting some projects!

I'll end this post with some beautiful flower pictures.  The lilacs are blooming here and this is a bush that we walk past on our morning walk.  We had to stop for a sniff - just love lilacs!

The dogwood tree is right next door and is beautiful now.  Too bad it doesn't keep the flowers longer.

My clematis has it's first bloom - with lots of buds to follow!

I still need to get more done in the yard.  Yesterday I planted 4 rows of onions (short rows).  My neighbor had extra and gave them to me.  I have never grown onions before.  I still need to get a tomato plant.  Do you plant a garden?


  1. Great finishes all! My tomato seedlings are about 3 inches tall, but it will be at least the first of June before they can go in the garden. It has been mostly cold and rainy here this spring, with only a couple of warm days thrown in.

  2. I can't believe how much is blooming around your place! My tulips just bloomed!!
    Lovely quilts and I know they will be loved by whoever receives them!!

  3. The rainbow strings are so pretty! And that is a great Veteran's quilt. You know I love the little quilts, so that one really caught my eye.
    Oh, such pretty flowers. My lilac bushes haven't even leafed out yet. Can't wait for their scent to be on the air.
    We do a garden, but it keeps getting smaller. This year will probably be onions, cukes, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, and maybe a melon plant.

  4. Your donaion string quilts always look amazing but I understand the need for a change. That pariotic round robin is fabulous. Quirky quilt is delightful. How lovely to see your blooms. Autumn is upon us here but not like you get in the States.

  5. Love that string quilt with the colors striped across the quilt. I had not seen one done like that before and it really wants me to make another :)

  6. The string quilt is so colorful, makes it very pretty! The quilting is so nice, too. The round robin quilt came out so nice, it will make a great donation to a veteran. The quirky little quilt is adorable, I love the blue squares. All the flowers are so pretty, Spring is here!

  7. Don't know how I missed this post. I love how the patriotic quilt turned out. It is beautiful. Your string quilts are also very pleasing to my eyes. Makes me want to make one too, but it will have to wait. Your little quilt is really pretty too. I need to switch down to that size! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of your flowers. My roses were beautiful too, until the rain got them! ---"Love"

  8. Your String projects are really LUSCIOUS! Good jobs. Elaine Adair