I finished another GIANT quilt. Once quilts get to be 100 x 100, I call them giant and they are hard for me to work with. My APQS quilting machine is only 10 feet. I have long wished for a 12″ one but my space would be hard to manage so I’ve stuck with the 10″ and suffered if I have a quilt that is 100 x 100.
I saw this pattern in a Quilt It magazine. Seriously though, if you’re an experienced quilter, you don’t need a pattern for this.
I used a scrappy border. I’ve been really trying to use anything up that’s around here and using strips from my 2″ bucket was perfect. Many of the strips were actually leftovers for the masks I made.
The backing was one I got when a fabric store went out of business. It’s 108″ backing..What a treat though to not have to piece a backing!!
I love string quilts. There are some many interesting things to look at including this….Check out the prints in this block. I love the “Alaska to Join Union”.
This quilt will be gifted….or donated. I’m thinking donated but I’m not commited yet.
Making this was a real way to use up lots of strings….
All in all, I’m happy with it. One thing I have to say about quilts with a design like this… They look awesome from a distance when you can see the whole pattern. Close up, they aren’t as dynamic.
Fun…but I think I like seeing them from a distance best.
With busy quilts like this, I don’t bother with a “cool” edge to edge design. I just do some loops and call it good. Fancy designs just get lost when quilts are so busy like this one.
Doesn’t it looks all ready for a family to plop down and have a picnic?
That’s another one off my flimsy pile. It’s getting smaller and I couldn’t be happier about that!!