Friday, January 22, 2010

Rainy Days and String Quilting

DSC00797It’s been raining like crazy all this week … which makes for perfect quilting days.  In between regular household chores, I was able to make some progress in my string quilt.

The picture above shows 12 blocks (3 x 4 setting).  I originally intended to make 20 blocks (4 x 5 setting), but I think I’ll just add one more column and one more row of 6-inch patches.  I’m thinking I’ll add a 2.5 inch inner border and then use more strings to make the outer border, a piano-key border.  I’m still playing around with this but I HOPE I can finish it up over the weekend.

post divider imageOn a more personal note, I’m a little sad (really a lot sad) because my DS#2 has returned to Tennessee after spending the past 8 weeks visiting for the holidays.  Too bad time has to fly by so fast.  I guess I’ll just have to be comforted by my quilting and immerse myself in sewing … that always makes me feel better!


Keep on piecing!


  1. I love your string quilt. The colors are so vibrant. Did you use foundation?

  2. Darling quilt! I love the pops of orange and green!

  3. Bright, bold, happy! Love your strings.

  4. Hi Rita....Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blog. Whereabouts do you live in Corona? I am near Santiago High. I have been quilting about 10 or more years. Love it! Surely you must visit Stars & Scraps Quilt Shop. It is one of my favs.
    Looking forward to hearing from you again.