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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quilty Pleasures-This String Quilt is Hot

It was cold when I started making this string quilt, so I must have been over compensating when I chose its colors. Those are definitely colors to make someone feel nice and warm! If you want to know more about how I picked the colors for this quilt, click this link.

Anyway, it's done and ready to be used as a model for the string quilt block workshop I'll be hosting at ThreadBear in Las Vegas on April 26.

String/strip quilt blocks are fun to make. They are a totally mindless endeavor, perfect when you want to make a quick quilt with little fuss.

I was going to use the sunflower fabric for borders, but when I auditioned it, the quilt looked way too busy, so it's part of the back along with a neato red batik I bought at ThreadBear.

This is the sunniest, warmest quilt I've made in a long time and it makes me happy just looking at it.

If you're interested in learning how to make quilt blocks like these, sign up for the class, because we're going to have some fun!


  1. Your quilt is beautiful. Love the colors. I wish I was traveling through your area at the time of your class.

  2. What a beautiful sample you've made. I have a feeling that many of your students will use your color palette as inspiration.

  3. I love the quilt! Orange is my favorite color, and sunflower fabric is my favorite, too. After such an awful winter, what a beautiful way to brighten up the day!!

  4. great job on this quilt...and so I do not have to do the spam things again...I love the pix of Ms Pearl on the railroad tracks!! And the purple verbena...I never knew it was wild. Very very beautiful.


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