Wednesday, June 06, 2012

It's on the wall!

My Scrappy String quilt/wallhanging is finished and hanging on my entryway wall. It's the perfect spot for it I think, and my husband agrees. We love it hanging there to greet people as they enter our home.


I quilted it with "organic" lines down the middle of each string. I like the fact that the lines are not perfect. And, I love the black/white polka dot binding. It's perfect!


There is not a good way to get a photo of the whole quilt so this view is from the hallway looking toward the front door. The next photo is the view from the stairs as you are walking downstairs.




I'm really, really happy with this quilt. It was fun to do and I love how it looks on the wall!!

I was going to do a tutorial but I found an even better one than I could have written. It's seems many, many people have used this tutorial and I can see why. It's very good. Here's what I did differently - rather than one narrow white strip down the middle, I did two strips of black/white fabrics. That way, when they were opened, they created a much wider light "middle". I used a 10" foundation block and when finished sewing all the strips onto it, I trimmed it to 9 1/2". I used 1 1/2" strips throughout. It was an easy, easy quilt!!

In case you want to see even more string quilts, I've created a little linky party. Please join in if you've got a great string quilt to show us!

Take care,


19 comments:

Marie said...

This is so, so beautiful Terri, I can see why you love it. I have watched it come together and can't tell you how much I like it; and you have hung it in what looks like the perfect spot. Another project to add to my ever-growing TO DO list! Love the linky party too!

Sally said...

Awesome. You have such a great color sense. And I love how it fills the space. It's just great!

P. said...

That is amazing! What a great quilt to have just inside the door. It's such a happy, scrappy string quilt!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love your string quilt. And the size is perfect for your wall. Great job!

Vicki W said...

It looks perfect there!

Sharon T said...

Oh wow! O wow! Oh wow!

HollyM said...

It is so beautiful and perfect in that space! What happiness it must give every time you pass it by.
I did a string quilt, well it ended up as a lap size because I got tired of the colors. I sure like yours!

Terri Stegmiller said...

wow, I really love how this quilt turned out.

Exuberant Color said...

I like the wide white/black prints down the centers. It fits perfectly in the space where you hung it.

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I just love it. Thanks for the links it is on my to do list for sure.

Diane J. Evans said...

Perfection! Love the addition of the black and white fabrics -- they make this such a modern quilt. And I can see why you love it so much -- it makes ME smile, too.

Diane

Magpie Sue said...

Very Pretty! I have recently become hooked on string quilts, via Brenda's String Thing Along blog. I'll have to do a post recapping my completed tops and add it to the growing link list here. :- )

Jackie said...

Terri, it's absolutely gorgeous! You know how much I love this quilt!!!

carol fun said...

That is one fantastic quilt! I love it. Thanks for the inspiration - I definitely feel the need to start a string quilt>

SarahVee said...

Love your quilt - it looks like ART where you placed it! So welcoming. Thanks for the link party. String quilts are so inspiring. I want to do another one with a specific colour in the middle of each block - maybe purple - or orange!

Rosa said...

It`s gorgeous and it`s perfect where you hanged it.Congratulations!!

Sally Vangeison said...

I love love love your scrappy quilt.
I started to do this today with my scraps but curious about your choice of colors. Did you use a number of fat quarters that worked together.
I started this with all sorts of scraps - both warm and cool tones -but I am concerned that it will not be cohesive.
Also did you sew your two whites together and then center them?

Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
I hate to put the effort in if it won't turn out as beautiful as yours.

imquilternity said...

Sally,

I'm unable to answer your comment directly so I'm hoping you'll see my response here.

I didn't pay much attention to what colors I used or where they ended up. My focus was on the black on white fabrics. I think the more colors you use, whether warm or cool, will help make your quilt stunning. I used 1 1/2" wide strips. Doesn't matter whether they are from FQs or not, just as long as they fit in the spot where you want to use them. I did sew the two whites together in the center of the foundation and then worked from the center out.

Hopes this helps. I truly believe that whatever your effort, your quilt will be gorgeous when finished!

Sally Vangeison said...

THANK YOU for responding to my questions. I have learned a lot through this. I have bought my fat quarters and am ready to jump into it. I think every quilting project leads to the quilting store. So much for using up scraps :-)! Again thank you.