September 04, 2013

String Quilt---Finished

I've quilted six donation quilts in the past ten days.  I think that's a record!   I attribute this  to the fact that I have a stock pile of (guilt) ---and quilt tops from our Remnants mini group to get finished that have been hanging in my sewing room closet for months, and also that I love my new Leader Grips which making loading the quilt backings onto the long arm so easy-----

I don't spend a lot of time deciding on quilting motifs when it comes to donation quilts. My motto as I've mentioned before is to get them done & delivered.

This twin size string quilt was a joint project with my friend Carolynn. We went to quilt retreat together in April and the last day of retreat she had finished her take along projects. I had bought along the strings of fabric and she offered to make the string blocks.  She did great!

If you want to learn more about making String Quilts please visit Mary Johnson's web pages. This is where I learned about String quilts----how to make them, and also some places to donate them.

Later on I pieced the quilt and added the border and hung it in the closet.

Yesterday I quilted it with the Circle Lord Swirls design and finished the machined binding this a.m.

I love using Judy Laquidara's method for machine applied binding for donation quilts rather than hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt. This twin size quilt took me about an hour to bind!  The tutorial for Judy's method is also listed here on the side bar of my blog. "Tutorials."

 Our String Quilt (Carolynn & Angie)

  A closer view of the Swirls design

The backing is a piece of fabric from my stash. Not pieced.

This is another Remnants donation quilt top I finished on the long arm  this past weekend.  Swirled! and done! Bless Michael at Circle Lord for inventing and designing this template system!

"Pinwheels in the Garden"



Dogwood Lane Rambles said...

I LOVE that string quilt and your quilting just about makes it perfect, lucky recipient. I use that binding method too for all my quilts except the ones I consider heirloom. The ones I think will be in daily use I bind by machine. I figure folks will be using and abusing so a sturdy binding is in order.

Diane Perin said...

I love these quilts, Angie! And I hadn't seen those templates-- very cool!

Purple Pam said...

The string quilt is wonderful. Your quilting really enhances the design.