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Monday, April 15, 2019

Finally Making Progress

As someone who does not make many quilts, I am always amazed at the inordinate amount of scraps I accumulate.  I became interested in the Jewel Box style of string piecing after seeing a quilt on Debbie's Stitchin' Therapy blog.  All of her quilts are amazing, but with lots of scraps and unloved fabric, string pieced blocks really fill a need.  I copied her idea of drawing a layout plan and coloring it in to keep my colors on track.


I planned on taking pictures of the quilts out by our beautiful Star Magnolia tree, but it is raining and the wind is sending the petals to the ground like snow.  The 2 tops will be going to Kat, who blogs at Kat and Cat Quilts.  She accepts quilts and quilt tops through her group Covered in Love to distribute to patients receiving end of life care.  Not only is it a worthwhile cause, but I can send her tops to be quilted by volunteer long arm quilters.  Although I love to make blocks, I do not enjoy the quilting aspect.  Luckily, there are quilters who do and they are ready to help out.

If you haven't already signed up to participate in the 2019 Hands 2 Help Challenge, it's not too late.
Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is hosting the first link up for quilts in progress this week, but your quilt does not have to be completed until May 19th.  There are five wonderful charities waiting to receive your quilt.  It's a great way to motivate yourself to finish up a UFO or three.

I'm currently working on a quilt for Jack's Basket.  They need baby quilts that finish at 36 inches.  Even I'm willing to quilt something that tiny.  Unfortunately, the photo was taken inside so the colors look washed out.  I'm working on the backing today.




I'm linking up with Sarah's Hands 2 Help  Check In.  Stop by, there are lots of great quilts to see.


5 comments:

  1. Katie, your string quilts are marvelous! I like the Covered in Love project, too. I'm always amazed at the fabulous quilts which show up there. It says a lot about the colors you use that you could do that. =) I like the Jack's Basket Quilt, too.

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  2. Both of your pieces are just lovely! String blocks are always so satisfying, aren't they? Do you use a foundation for yours?

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  3. For a bit I thought you had put a lovely border on those strings - and fringe, too... oh, that's your rug, lol !

    gorgeous strings !

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  4. Ooh - strings! I love string quilts and yours is so bright!

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