31 January 2014

edgy




First friday finish of fourteen & a freezing photoshoot:

my edgy outside in the cold, 60" * 72" with hobbs thermore polyester batting

This quilt is part of my using up scrap mission. It was started and blogged last summer. Sewing uneven strips (made when trueing up fabric after pre washing, into strips wof) to paper it was easy and fun making the top. Concentrating on paring up the colors.

I can see fabric from at least 7 different quilts in there, at least 3 of them are quilt backs... A good record of 2013 and even 2012 quilts.

If my stack of quilt tops wasn't piled so high, I would have loved to hand quilt it in perle cotton.  Hopefully there will be another one as there is and will be more strips from trueing up fabric...
This one is quilted by long arm in a favorite pantogram called "hurricane". Love the result!

From my last post you are right to assume it is my lap quilt no 100. Happy to not keep all of them to myself, this one I'm not going to part with. How could I?

; )))

Finish it up in fourteen is to be continued. Wish you all a happy weekend and hope you'll have enough quilts to keep you warm. Or that you lucky ones will enjoy your summer!



17 comments:

Rita@PinPrickedFingers.com said...

Oh,my! I love this! I am making a scrap string quilt for RSC2014 but now that I see yours I'm going to tweak mine a bit. I'll just use my finished block for a pillow slip. Thanks for the inspiration! Love!

Sew HappyNess said...

I love this. And I love that you see some of your previous quilts in this. What a great way of wrapping up the last year.

Byrd said...

Beautiful! I can see a distinct weave and it really works. It's nice to have all those reminder fabrics in a quilt, isn't it? Take care, Byrd

Mary said...

What a great stash buster !I love the basket weave look. We have had a wild winter here and I think next week we are supposed to get tons of snow! But I have fabric and ideas....so I am ready!

Brenda said...

My favourite kind of quilt! great colours and simple design. would you post this over at http://stringthingalong.blogspot.ca?
If you don't have posting privileges, email me and I'll get you connected.

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! Congratulations! It's a fabulous quilt, as always with your skilled use of color-blue, aqua, bits of yellow and red. Happy and fresh. The quilting adds a wonderful texture. It will only get better with many years of cuddling and washing.

Rene' said...

Congratulations on such a lovely finish!!!

audrey said...

String quilts are just fun. Love your colors! It's a great way to use up your stash for sure.:)

Patchwork and Play said...

Mostly I am enjoying our Southern Hemisphere summer, except for the forecast of 41C tomorrow! The stringy scraps quilt is great!

Charlotte said...

fantastic use of scraps!

Lappedamen said...

I love scrap quilts. This is gorgeous and I would love to make one.

daveandlo said...

I love string quilts! Yours looks lovely. Congrats on the finish! Lois

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Marit! Gorgeus quilt! Happy weekend and good February! x Teje

Janet said...

Congratulations, what a great quilt, I love it.

Janet said...

Beautiful colors and I love the swirly quilting!

Carla said...

I'm sorry to be late to the party in wishing you a happy blogiversary, Marit, as well as congrats on #100! It is so pretty and definitely a keeper. Don't ever stop blogging about your quilts!!

free indeed said...

Very nice! My strings are starting to overflow their basket, time to get busy with them. I really need a machine on the main floor, I'd be sewing more often with snippets of time.