Friday, June 11, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday #8: Autumn Nickel Quilt Top

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These are all scraps that I’ve had around for years.  Individually, these squares are outdated and not very appealing.  But put them together in a scrappy quilt, and they all somehow work beautifully together! 

Just finished this quilt top yesterday and it measures 57” square.  It’s another nickel quilt from Pat Speth’s “Nickel Quilts” book.  I just love this series of books!

This pattern is “Autumn Stretched Star”  and I used an alternate block arrangement.  The design is created with 5-inch squares from a fall-theme fabric and 2-1/2” squares in a cream color.  This was a really easy and fast pattern … great for a beginner!

Am linking up again to Amy's Sew and Tell Fridays … what sewing project have you been up to?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday #7 and String Challenge #2

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I signed up for two string challenges, and this is my second string quilt.  I thought Memorial Day weekend was a good time to finish this one up. I’ll be donating this quilt to the Quilts of Valor program.

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I started it way back in March and posted about it here.  It all began with this pile of strings in patriotic fabrics that I’ve had for years.  I still have a bunch left so I’ll be making another string quilt to use them all up … finally!DSC00887

I’m linking up again to Amy's Sew and Tell Fridays … and also posting this on Stacie’s It’s a String Thing Challenge and Stephanie’s No Strings Attached challenge.