Monday, June 4, 2012

Quilt and a Magazine

I finished this quilt last week, but forgot to show it.

It is a string quilt that I made when I was stash busting at Christmas. The blocks are 7",  and I paper pieced them. The quilt is 70" x 84". It has all kinds of fabric in it.

I quilted a very simple design (on my DSM) - meander in the blocks and a swirl design for the trellis (a design from Carla Barrett).

I tried silk batting for the first time on this quilt. Here it is next to the wool batting I usually use. It seems a bit stiffer than the wool, more like cotton, but it puffs nicely when quilted, like wool.
My son is using it as his summer quilt.

Last month I won a year subscription to Quilter's Connection magazine (a Canadian magazine), and my first issue arrived today (there are 4 issues a year). I won the subscription from Monika Kinner-Whallen (My Sweet Prairie) when she was celebrating her birthday (the day after my oldest son's birthday as it happens) and her 2nd blogaversary.
Monika is a very talented Canadian fibre artist - if you have never seen her blog be sure to check it out to see her incredible artwork and amazing photos. Thanks Monika!!

Monika's art is even featured in this issue of the magazine!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!


Deanna said...

String quilts are always pleasing. Lovely work!

Kristie said...

I love scrap quilts! That is very pretty. Oh and I love the color on those walls!! :)

I've not tried silk batting yet, I would like to as I can.

Jan said...

Great string quilt! Haven't tried any batting other than cotton (and polyester in the old days). Any trouble with bearding with the wool batting? I would love to try to hand quilt with it, but my quilts are fairly dark.

Sheila said...

Your string quilt is amazing and congrats on winning that subscription , it is a wonderful magazine.

Lucy said...

What a nice quilt. Love the sashings .

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