Friday, April 18, 2014

String Theory Quilt

It's done!  I plan on adding a hanging sleeve, but I'm not sure which direction it should go.  I mean I know which way is up, but the final owner may need to hang it the long way across, depending on the size of their wall.  So I will wait until I talk to the winner of the quilt.

I'm glad I squared the corners of the quilt as I put on the binding.  The quilt hangs flat and true.  I hung it up on Wednesday so I could admire it from my desk.  It is a bright and sunny piece!  The circle quilting came out better than I had imagined.  I'm breaking out of my stitch-in-the-ditch routine.  I've done a few projects with some straight-line quilting, but this was my first attempt at curves and not following along the pieced pattern.  I am so pleased with the results.

I bound it with a mix of white and neutrals.  It mixes in well with the background.  I had feared a solid color, even white, would stand out. 



For a brief moment, I considered keeping the quilt.  I can name most of the other quilts and projects all the material came from.  Part of what I like about the quilt is the memories of those other quilts.  But I have promised String Theory to the Rehoboth contra dance, which is kind of exciting.  Besides, I want something slightly smaller to hang on my wall.  Hmm... need to add that to my project backlog.

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6 comments :

  1. Beautiful quilt and that quilting is awesome!!

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  2. I "heart" string/selvedge quilts! Yours is beautiful! I love, love, love the quilting!! Congrats on your finish!

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  3. Lovely string quilt! The quilting is fabulous!

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  4. You should be so proud - it looks awesome, totally love the quilting - want to try that!

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  5. The quilting is perfect for your beautiful string quilt, love it! Thanks for sharing.
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