Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sunshine strings top done!

Thank you everyone for your extremely helpful comments on my last post! The Liberated Quilters group had a virtual retreat today, so I took advantage of that to make more strip sets for the border and to use in the second top (more on that later).
I trimmed all the blocks to make them fit perfectly so I would be less tempted to stretch a bias edge, and of course I overtrimmed one of them. Took me a bit to deal with that complication, but otherwise it went pretty smoothly. Better than that, it was fun!
And for the second top -- I'm going to use the hourglass blocks I showed yesterday in a column down the left side, a row of 3" blocks like the ones above across the bottom, and the rest of the quilt will have sets of Chinese coins using these strings. I should be able to use all the waste pieces from this quilt plus all the animal strings I've cut. I'm excited about it!

10 comments:

Beena said...

The babies WON'T be cold!

Susan said...

It looks great, Cheri! I love the borders!! I guess I need to get to work on mine now...

belinda said...

Oh...this is great....I think it has a whole different 'flair' than other string quilts I have seen!!!

Joyce said...

Beautiful. Waste not, want not seems to apply here.

LC said...

This is so colorful and packed with child appeal - and this old kid likes it too!

ROZ said...

This came out so great! I love bright yellow with the strings

Finn said...

The top looks wonderful Cheryl, a good save from what you blogged about it yesterday!
And I do like the hourglass block the best. Have fun! Hugs, Finn

Elaine Adair said...

NOW Iunderstand something you said to me about your strings! 8-)))

If I end up with bias on the outside, I simply staystitch the edges. Works for me. Also, if you have "a lot of yellow" on that large triangle, you can add a quick corner of another color to liven it, or tone it down, depending on what is needed.

This is one cool quilt!

Lisa said...

I love it! The colours pop :o)

Mrs Moen said...

Lovely sunshine blocks; we could use them up here as the sky is on the greyer side today.
My guild are making quilts for the local hospital this winter, and this would be a great setting for any string blocks. The solid triangels calm all the strings down, even when they are so bright.