Thursday, May 24, 2012

WIP - Scarlett's string quilt (and a bonus giveaway)

This week has been more borders I'm afraid - and even worse a border for a secret project. It won't be published until September so nothing much to show other that this little teaser shot...

As a break from border hell I rewarded myself with whipping up some blocks for Scarlett's string quilt.  I have 48 blocks to make and have done 27, so my aim over the next week or so is to do at least 3 per day and knock this project on the head.  After all it's only been languishing in my "current projects" box for 2 years.

I love making these scrappy blocks - you get to fondle favourite fabrics from projects past and the colours are just so pretty.  I taught this project at one of our retreats a few years ago and you can download a tutorial for how I do it here if you like.


All neat


Only 21 to go!

The layout so far

Earlier in the week I took part in Sew Mama Sew's giveaway - I have been overwhelmed by the response to my giveaway.  When I first posted it I wondered if I'd have anyone enter at all!   I have absolutely loved ready everyone's comments, it is amazing seeing where everyone is from and learning a little bit about your corner of the globe.  You guys have amused me so much that I have decided to have a little bonus prize.  I have another 8 Whimsy fat quarters and I will do a second draw on the 25th for them.  So if you're keen head on over to this post and add your comment there.

The bonus 8 Whimsy Fat Quarters

As usual I'm linking up with Quilt Story and Freshly Pieced and you can follow the links below to see what everyone else has been up to this week.

Fresh Poppy Design


  1. Love the tutorial for the string quilt, I may have a go at this one, a great way to use up some scraps!

  2. Phew! More borders! I'm impressed. I read about last weeks' borders and thought smugly that I am fine with borders. Then I had to put one on and face up to the fact that I HATE doing borders! (What was I thinking so smugly?) Then I realised that I have a stack of tops that are missing borders. I stall so often at the border stage. So huzzah for your borders this week! Well done!

  3. LOVE your string quilt, Shontelle!! It's something I have wanted to do for a while now!

  4. I just love string quilts! I made a black and white one with hot pink accents for my friends baby earlier this year. Also, your teaser photo looks gorgeous, can't wait until September to get the full view!

  5. Love love love the string quilt!

  6. I love it! ...the blocks, not "border hell" ;) I am swimming in scraps and those scrappy blocks are haven sent! The picture of the neatly trimmed block is my favorite. Its so comforting when the fabric is all peaceful like that...or should I have said "pieceful"? ;)

  7. aren't string quilts fun?? The end result will be gorgeous

  8. LOVE Scarlets quilt. I keep thinking I will make one but never do. It is on my ever expanding to do list though.


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