Woo hoo! I have another finished (and quilted!) top to show you! I'm entering this in Rachel's Festival of Strings, where she imagined us all hanging out quilts out on a line in a meadow. I did as best I could here in the southwest and took my quilt out to the closest thing I have to a meadow - the open desert.
I finished up my scrappy strings QAYG top this weekend. As I've mentioned, I really love the technique. I love the quilting on it and just can't wait to get it finished and crinkly! The hardest part was pressing the seams - they were bulkier with the batting and I didn't want to iron directly on the batting, so I placed fabric in between which further complicated things. But still, this was way less challenging than fitting a quilt through my sewing machine.
30 minutes of ironing seams > hours of quilt shoving.
Each square was 8 inches, so the quilt measures out at about 60" square, perfect to snuggle under while watching a movie or reading a book.
I have some of the Chicopee Voltage Dot fabric for the back - a fun black and white print that I think will compliment the front of this quilt nicely.
I am pleased to say that I also used almost all of my neutral, light pink and yellow strips in this quilt. I really liked the low volume color scheme. When I pulled my strips originally and had them all sorted in piles and decided to jump in and do this thing, these were the strips that called out to me. It was very calming at a point in time when that was what I really needed. I'm going to have to do something else with the other, bright colors at some point, but for now this is a decent dent in the scrap pile. Slow is still progress, right? I also used up almost all of the peachy-pink Butterscotch and Roses print I had used as a backing fabric for my very first quilt. It was nice to see most of that used. Finally.
I'm also linking up to Lily's Fresh Sewing Day & Small Blog Meet!