Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's next

Another string quilt.  These are my go-to, relaxing, mindless quilts.  Cut up a bunch of strips in varying widths, sew them diagonally onto Missouri Star Quilt Company's neat 10" papers, trim and that's it. Beyond mindless.  The best part is that you get to make choices of which fabrics to put next to each other.  My kind of patchwork.

The blocks are 10" square,  and they are easy peasy to assemble.  When Miss R visited us for her week, she picked out the fabrics to go with her newly painted bedroom.  The colors on my monitor are pretty accurate.

So now I need to sew them together, then the strips, and then I'll have a pretty flimsy.  It's got to wait in the queue, because I have 3 other flimsies spoken for.

So what to do next?  I'm thinking another log cabin but this one with 2" strips and not curved.  I found tons of fabric that's calling me.  Hmmmm.

So, a question for you quilters out there:  What do you do with your quilts when you have too many of them.  I am making for family and friends, so I'm not at that point yet, but it's coming.  I'm thinking donations to charities.  


Julierose said...

I love your string quilt--the soft colorways really appeal to me. I don't have all that many quilts as yet--tho' my hubby keeps saying--"What are you going to do with this one"?? Ha ha..hugs, Julierose

Mary Johnson said...

Love these colors!

Ramona said...

Your quilt is beautiful! These colors are a favorite of mine, too. I do donate a number of quilts and I keep a few on hand to give when a quilt is needed... cancer diagnosis, etc. I love seeing a pile of quilts on a shelf or in a cabinet, too!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

String quilts are one of my favorites to make too! Beautiful colors you picked out for this one!

Vicki in MN said...

Love the colors for your string quilt. I do several craft shows so a lot of my quilting goes for that. But I also like to donate for charities. This year my goal is to make and give 12 for our neonotal unit. I am up to 8 now!

Sharon said...

What a great use for all those scraps I have. Your string quilt is pretty!

Carla said...

Oh I love string quilts. Especially in bright colours ; )


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