I'm not so good at keeping secrets.
I finally finished my scrapbuster swap quilt and I wanted to enter the Gen X Quilters Summer Fair and there's only one day left.
I mailed the final package to my brother and sister-in-law today. Babyspawn should be arriving in just a few more weeks. I included a few things that will still be a surprise but I was just too happy with this quilt to keep it to myself.
Finishing this up reminded me of how much I love string quilts. Do you have that one block that you keep going back to--the one you never get tired of? I think for me, it's the string block. i just love the scrappiness and the diagonal lines. finishing this quilt made me want to make another bigger version for myself. i just love the neutral border.
About a third of the blocks on the top and all of the blocks on the back came from the group participants. It's amazing to me that this quilt has already traveled through so many hands and will be welcomed very soon by my new niece or nephew. i really hated piecing my own mod mosaic blocks but i love it on the backing so much that i wouldn't rule out making more in the future.
I stuck to very simple crosshatch quilting, 4" apart. I also adore solid bindings. The bright red makes me happy.
Scrapbuster Swap String Quilt
made from scraps (mine and the group's)
border is kona medium grey
backing is kona coal
binding is kona red
quilted with connecting threads essential in silver (and red for the binding)
warm and natural cotton batting
straight grain one step binding from the modern quilt workshop
I'd post a recipe but i'll cheat instead and link to this perfect summer fare. so delicious.