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 Responses to “I almost didn’t get downstairs”

  • 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!

  • Great job.

    You and Tish make a great team!

  • A beautiful quilt that is beautifully quilted…love it!

  • Sheila:

    I love homespuns and they look so great in string quilts. The quilting adds so much character.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Pat Skaggs:

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

  • What kind of batting do you use?

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