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?