Friday, July 10, 2009

Slow and Steady Progress

I've been picking away at the string quilt blocks, and my pile of blocks has slowly grown to 22.

Sewing in the summer is hard . . there is so much else to do . . .we've been berry picking, which resulted in two jam making nights in a row . . we tried a new (but old) method of pectin-free, low sugar jam. It worked out pretty well, although you do get far fewer jars of jam as it's really more of a concentrated fruit reduction. But it's summer in a jar, and you can't beat that. I found the recipes over here, if you're interested. We made strawberry and cherry blueberry.
But back to the string quilt . .

... I think I might be falling in love.

My husband's only comment thus far, when I force him to look at it is "it's colourful." And that it is. Which is why I think i love it. I love that it's perfectly imperfect, and that it's helping me to clean out the fabric cupboard. I love that there are so many of my very favourite prints in it. And most of all, I love that it's relatively mindless sewing at this point. Perfect for those lazy days of summer.
I wanted to give a shout out to Christina over at the Sometimes Crafter, too. If you haven't been over to her blog, please stop by for a visit . .if you're here via her blog, welcome! We hope you'll come again!
Happy weekend, everyone!
- Donna


roseylittlethings said...

I love it too, I am adding this on to the long lists of quilts I want to make!

~Michelle~ said...

looks great - kudos for having the patience to do all of the strings!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

I'd never have had your patience to do this ... gorgeous. TTFN ~Marydon

Donna/Sara from Kindred Crafters said...

Oh, Donna! It is so fantastic. I think I'll need to make one, too now! Keep up the great work!!


Kay said...

I love it too! I think I need to make one, they always draw me in.

My husband always says, "Nice hubcaps..." when I show him something like a quilt. It's just to remind me that he's only paying attention because he loves me not because he actually cares about what I'm showing him, lol

jaybird said...

its looking great!! i love how the white center really ties it all together!!

Sarah said...

That is so pretty! Love it

wishes, true and kind said...

Hi, I followed the link from flickr (Fresh Modern Quilts). LOVE the string quilt!!! Are you using a foundation, or just sewing strips together? Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Capital Mom said...

So beautiful! I love it.