Thursday, May 17, 2012

strings of color {finished}


All finished, done, no more strings of fabric all over our family room! Yay!!!

I started this quilt thinking it would make a nice picnic blanket. I loved that I could use up some of my scraps and I decided to use dark colored strings for the middle of my blocks simply because I thought dark color would hide picnic stains better. Just being practical here!


As soon as I had some of the blocks on my design wall, my middle daughter "suggested" that we really did not need another picnic blanket and maybe this quilt could be hers? So, it became hers, of course.


There was absolutely no hesitation when it came to choosing fabric for the backing. We bought this adorable kawaii sheet quite a while back and I promised to use it as a backing for her next quilt.


I did some straight line quilting, and bound the quilt using pink washi fabric which I think adds a perfect finishing touch.



I'm submitting this quilt to Bloggers' Quilt Festival which starts tomorrow, May 18th over at Amy's Creative Side.  The Festival is open to everyone and will run for two weeks, so hurry and get your quilt in, too. I can't wait to see all the wonderful talent and inspiration that will be showcased.

Amy's Creative Side

68 comments:

  1. You have one lucky little girl! : ) That guilt is divine.

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  2. that is BEAUTIFUL! and yes, i yelled that! :) xo

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  3. It's so wonderful Svetlana. I love the string blocks.

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  4. That's so awesome that your daughter wanted the quilt. That's the best feeling when my kids love what I've made!

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  5. It's gorgeous, and love the backing fabric too, so fun!

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  6. Oh it's beautiful. The back and binding are perfect too.

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  7. Gorgeous quilt! Love the color placement.

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  8. It turned out so beautiful! I love that your daughter wanted it for herself - what a compliment she gave you! :)

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  9. I'm in love with this quilt! Just stunning!! Love your new blog banner too! :)

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  10. Just lovely! String quilts are so much work but so effective!

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  11. It turned out beautifully! It's completely gorgeous - I looove it.

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  12. Glad you posted this quilt. I love it!!!

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  13. Love the color palette and the fabrics, it is a beautiful quilt, perfect for a girl.

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  14. You never fail to make the most stunning, colourful things. Love it.

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  15. This is beautiful and your daughter clearly already loves it. I am always so impressed at the colour choices you make, each block just sings and has so much interest and movement.

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  16. I love your colourful and beautiful quilt! Just fantastic!

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  17. Incredibly cool! I don't blame your daughter for snagging it!

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  18. this is a gorgeous quilt!! so bright and cheery, definitely something I need to try!

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  19. love it! I adore string quilts, and this is gorgeous!

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  20. Wonderful use of color and pattern! GORGEOUS!

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  21. Love this! It's amazing that you didn't start out making it to go with that backing because it all goes together so wonderfully!

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  22. It's finished!!! Yaaaay!!!! It turned out so beautiful! And the backing is so unexpectedly perfect!

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  23. Svetlana, I love it. It is so cheery and colourful. Love the backing, too!

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  24. It's beautiful, Svetlana. Just adorable.

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  25. Well duh! How could it ever be a picnic blanket when it's bright colors so easily call from the room to a child? :) It's very pretty and inspiring. I want to do one of these one day. You've just reaffirmed it.

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  26. Love this! I have a string quilt on my bucket list and a big pile of strings accumulating for the day it finally happens! Seeing your makes me think I should get a move on!

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  27. I think this is the best string quilt I have ever seen!

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  28. Such a pretty string quilt. I think I need a rainbow-y one too. Just cuz. I'm with your daughter - I'd adopt it myself!

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  29. great colours and asaalways immaculate sewing!

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  30. I have been following the progress of your strings quilt, and it sure turned out beautifully! Love it!

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  31. such a fun quilt!

    Margaret
    http://quiltsoflove.blogspot.com/

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  32. That is beautiful!! I adore the sheet too, so cute. That's a clever girl you have there ;)

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  33. string quilts are always so interesting! yours is just lovely. what a sweet story--glad your daughter is enjoying it. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  34. Very pretty! I can see why your daughter scooped it. I have a colour block strings quilt in progress but it is quite different from yours.

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  35. This is gorgeous! I'm glad your daughter gets to keep it ;)

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  36. Another gorgeous quilt S! So pretty, bright & fun :)
    PS Love your new banner!

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  37. What a happy bright quilt. I don't think I've seen another rainbow string quilt. It really is terrific. Smart daughter!

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  38. Love it! And I've added it to my file of inspiration quilts.

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  39. I love this quilt! The pattern is awesome. I love the way it sort of looks 3D! The back is perfect!

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  40. No wonder your daughter asked for this quilt - it is lovely !! Love the use of all those strings ;-))

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  41. Your quilt is beautiful. The backing fabric is so perfect it's hard to believe you didn't start with that and build a quilt around it.

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  42. I love your quilt! I must make a string quilt soon :-) Avis x

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  43. Love it! I did a fully scrap string quilt but I really like how each of your blocks is a different color!

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  44. I'd want it too - this is spectacular!!

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  45. Great colors--it makes me want to dig through my stash and try something similar! Hope your daughter enjoys it!

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  46. Lovely quilt! And I love daughter claiming it for her own!

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  47. Beautiful quilt! I always consider it a bonus when using up scraps! Great job!

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  48. So beautiful...isn't wonderful when our kids "claim" a quilt.

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  49. Semplicemente fantastica!
    Tua figlia ha bei gusti!
    Ciao

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  50. A beautiful quilt with fantastic colours.

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  51. LOVE! I'd claim it if I was anywhere near it too!

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  52. Love strings and this one is just amazing!!

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  53. LOVE this quilt, really. The binding is just perfect for it as well!

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  54. Svetlana: Beautiful use of fabric colours. Your
    daughter must be so pleased with her new quilt :)
    Awesome pink binding!

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  55. Awww she loves it! So do I. I need to make a good picnic quilt but so many other wip's on the list right now. Maybe in a few months. This quilt is lovely.

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  56. Beautiful. I love the coloring on this and the effect they create.

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  57. I love this! Beautiful colors!

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  58. Just the perfect string quilt and the colors are great! I'm glad your daughter claimed it. I would too.

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