Friday, September 7, 2012

String-x Quilt Finish

I finished stitching the binding on this quilt last night.  Some early morning sun really makes the quilting pop.  And check out that clear, blue sky.  After a summer of fires, it sure is nice to see the sky.
Pattern: String-x using the combo of this tutorial from Quiltville and this tutorial from Nittany Block Party to add the white borders.  I made really long sets of strings and then cut what I need from those.  This made left-over triangles that I turned into flying geese for the border.

Fabric: Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott for Moda Fabrics.  This was 2 charm packs and a fat-eighth bundle of solids from Pink Chalk Fabric.  I used Kona white for the borders and Kona coal for the corners.

Quilting: Free-motion quilting by me on my little ol' machine.  I found the idea for the center pattern from a book from my local library.  Wish I remember what it was. I thought about doing some straight line quilting 1/8" from both edges of the white border, but I have not the patience for that right now, so I'm calling it done.
Backed and bound with prints from the line.
Finished size: 49" x 67"
Finish date: September, 2012. (Started in February, 2012.)
I'm linking up to Amy's One Thing, One Week Challenge.  My goal was to finish this quilt so I could get my pins back ;)


Erin said...

I really, really like this one!

Melinda said...

Just lovely, both the piecing and the quilting!

Tanya said...

What a beautiful quilt. The white border really makes those X's pop! And, I love the flying geese border and the quilting!

Kati said...

Wow! I love this. This block is so great. I love your flying geese border as well. Really impressive!