Friday, February 18, 2011
Green string center quilt
I started off with the intention of speed piecing string blocks for a green string block quilt. However, my calculations were off, and I didn't like the finished blocks for a complete quilt. But I DID like the blocks. So I built a quilt around them.
This quilt is now twin sized, and measures at 67" x 74". (Before washing, it measured at 71" x 79"--and no, I don't prewash my fabrics!) I forgot to take a picture of the back, but I quilted in straight diagonal lines in the center medallion, and the rest was a large meandering quilting stitch.
Here's a close-up of the binding. Love it!
As I type this, it is on its way to the Bronx, to be given to the homeless.
I truly hope and pray some little boy or girl is blessed by this. :)