01 February, 2015

String Quilting

The quilting's done; this close up of the front (and back... lighter blue) is the most color-accurate  of the pictures that I took on this cloudy day. I'll spend the afternoon today working on a hanging sleeve and binding for this one. I put a hanging sleeve on every quilt that I make, no matter where the quilt will be used. I apply the sleeve (from extra backing fabric) before the binding, incorporating it into the finishing process, that way I never have to think about adding one again... it's already there! This one is destined for the back of the rocking chair in our guest bedroom. This quilt is the result of a workshop on String Quilting that I took from Ami Simms three years ago at Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton, VA.; I'm extremely happy with the final outcome!

Life is Good!

9 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

ooh so pretty...and finished...a double blessing!

julieQ said...

Strings!!! Lovely, just so pretty. I really think my favorite part is your quilting in the leafy border!

LizA. said...

mmm, very soothing colors.

Paula, the quilter said...

What a lovely palette. You can't go wrong with strings!

Janet O. said...

I love this color combo--one of my favorites (maybe I've said that before). Very nice quilting, Mrs. G. Beautiful quilt!

straythreads said...

Looks perfect!!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

The string quilt is beautiful

Laura Chaney said...

Lovely colors. I also really like the idea of ALWAYS adding a hanging sleeve no matter how you think a quilt might be moved. Saves that time and headache later on if you (or the quilt owner) decides to display it).

Quilting4U said...

I haven't read blogs lately, just caught up on a few, you have been busy! LOVE it ALL!!!!!!!!!!