I almost didn’t get downstairs

I should have made myself quilt first and THEN start the new quilt but I started piecing first. It was hard to make myself come downstairs, load and quilt a top but I’m determined to finish quilting all 9 of the HeartStrings tops I had here as of Jan 1st before the end of the month. Just 2 left but you know what I’ll be doing in February right? — Yep, I’ll be binding!

This photo doesn’t do this one justice at all – it’s too dark down here at night. The homespun HeartStrings are one of my favorite variations and this one was pieced by Tish. It’s such a pleasure to quilt a top that is well pieced, pressed, and without a bunch of loose threads needing to be picked off. Tish does a lovely job with hers.

The pantograph is seaweed.

10 thoughts on “I almost didn’t get downstairs

  1. Susan Denton

    I’m pretty sure I know the name of the quilt design- but could you let us know what panto you used? It sure looks great on this quilt!

  2. Flatlander (Linda)

    For years I have been taking my husband’s 100% cotton shirts as they wear out (he wears plaids or stripes) and cutting them apart. I have TONS of really nice fabrics and after seeing this top know another GREAT project to put on my bucket list. LOVE the black border around each block … makes them pop. Could you post a picture of the full quilt sometime; would love to see it. The pantograph is wonderful … seaweed, huh? Looks just like it “sounds” … going to have to remember that one for my long arm quilter.

  3. Pat C in Washington

    The black with the homespun is so striking – it’s just beautiful. And the “seaweed” pantograph is just right – the flowing pattern goes so well with the linear homespun – I like that contrast.

  4. WonkyGirl

    Wonderful quilt! I’m thinking maybe now my stash has enough plaids to start a plaid string quilt. My sis just sent me the Easy Angle ll ruler. That ruler is perfect for cutting string blocks like the quilt you are showing.

  5. Jeane

    I love your quilting and would like to give the sea weed design a try on my domestic but can’t see the full design. Where can you order this from?

  6. Pat Skaggs

    Was wondering what kind of batting you used. Your quilts are beautiful. Glad I found your blog.

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