Tuesday, May 01, 2012

I'm actually getting it done...

I'm following Vicki's lead and quilting for an hour first thing in the morning. I have been making a lot of progress on my Scrappy String and I'm enjoying it immensely.


If I keep up at this pace, this quilt will be done in no time.

Since I've decided to make it a tall, narrow wall-hanging I think it will be easy for me to quilt too. I have an idea of what I want but I'll probably play around a bit. I don't want anything too complicated or swirly. I'm going for a more "modern" and simple look, but graphic too.

In this bottom photo it's possible to see at what stage I'm working. All of the triangle portions of each block have been sewn together and now I'm sewing the blocks together into horizontal rows. I've only just done one row so far, but I do love how it's looking.

I'm planning on using a black/white polka dot for binding and no borders. Even my husband looked at it and commented (before I told him) that that's what it needed.  :)  He always surprises me as to how much knowledge he's picked up over the years. He's really developed quite a good eye for color.

Take care,



23 comments:

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I have so loved making my first string quilt. My next one will probably be a scrappy one. Just to use up all the scraps that I have been saving since who knows when :-)

Terri Stegmiller said...

I think this quilt is going to be so stunning. It sur makes me want to make one.

Jackie said...

I don't think I've seen a prettier string quilt. Ever.

Vicki W said...

Oh, I like this a LOT! Isn't is amazing what you can get done in one hour?

Carolyn said...

I love the look of your scrappy string blocks. The colors go beautifully together!

Connie said...

This is so beautiful, love the fabrics and especially the way you used the white print! You'll be done in no time, thanks for sharing!

Kar said...

Gorgeous Terri! The polka dot binding will be perfect on the quilt.

HollyM said...

I agree with all the comments. It's such a pretty quilt! I think the polka dots will be perfect.

Cathy said...

That is AWESOME!! I love it Terri, what an eye-catcher. xo

Annie said...

Nice scrappy string, I'm in the middle of one too. Love the way they use up some scraps!

: )

Sally said...

Nice to see it coming together! Black and white for border--yes.

Patrica said...

This is so pretty and fresh looking and I can just imagine that polka dot binding.

Linda Stokes said...

Your quilt is looking great!
Thanks so much for the gorgeous fabrics - they arrived safely last week.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! And that's a good idea...setting aside some time to work each day! That really helps you reach your goal!

Diane J. Evans said...

This is coming out so well -- you must be tickled. And I like that idea of quilting an hour at the beginning of each day -- I usually fill that time with the Must-Dos instead of the Want-Tos. I plan to start the new routine tomorrow . . .

Diane

Sue Daurio said...

This is going to be gorgeous when it's done. Yep your hubby has a great eye, black and white polka dots to finish it off will be wonderful!

Cyn ;-) said...

Gorgeous string blocks! They just sing.

Marie said...

This piece just gets more and more beautiful the more you work on it - absolutely stunning. You must be thrilled.

Vicky F said...

Hi Terri,
i love that black on white center strip through the block (for some reason it looks way better than a dark). Maybe it's just my eyes needing bright and springy!
Vicky F

Needles, Beads and Threads said...

What size are your strips? Your quilt is a beauty, so colorful and cheery.

Janet said...

That is amazing what you've achieved in that hour a day, I could take a lesson from that. It looks stunning.

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! Well done!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Wow Terri....this is just FABULOUS!!

I.LIKEEE.TOO.MUCH.