Showing posts from June, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday: Autumn Nickel Quilt Top

These are all square 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  Individually, these squares are outdated and not very appealing.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! I am linking up again to Amy's Sew and Tell Fridays … what sewing project have you been up to?

Weekly Finish #13 Patriotic Roman Stripes String Challenge

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. 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! 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 .