Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bright Strings!


At last, something quilty! But YIKES - how should I quilt this bright string quilt??? OK, Elaine, just get started and DO something! My thread is a near black/purple/gray King Tut. It's difficult to choose the 'right' thread on this one.

These strings were pieced on fabric foundation, and left in. The seams were pressed open, but I was worried about bulky seams possibly breaking my needle, but so far, it's going along OK. This will be a donated quilt. It's 48" x 60". I finally decided on large loopy-loos, and heart leaves, and I'm using a size 14 needle. The thread spool even says to use a 14.

11 comments:

floribunda said...

looks good! I think the thread shows up just enough.

Vicki W said...

What a happy quilt!

Joyce said...

Bright and cheery! I love it.

Dayna said...

I like it!

Candace said...

I love it, it's so cheerful and pretty. Someone is going to love it.

Mary said...

It's very cute! I think that ironing the seams open on these string quilts with foundations is the key to avoiding problems when it comes to bulky intersections.

LC said...

Nice, Elaine. And your quilting looks terrific. I've got one that I'd like to send you...!

KZK said...

Beautiful! Great thread choice. Don't you love the King? ;)

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the quilt...and your quilting looks wonderful... well done!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I bet when the quilting is done you'll love this piece. :) blessings, marlene

The Calico Quilter said...

What a happy donation quilt that will make! I'm sure it will please the recipient very much. The quilting looks nice - just enough detail and the thread is dark enough to show up.