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 Individually, these squares are outdated and not very appealing.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?
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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. 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 .