Strung Out

I finally finished my string quilt. Yay!

I started this quilt forever ago! I think over two years. As you may remember I finished the top this spring. But I was waiting for my new Machine to quilt it. Although I got my machine in June it has taken me till now to get it finished. You know life and such happens. Plus quilting is intimidating to me because I know it is a big time commitment, which is a bit tough around these parts.

I did a simple straight line zigzag quilt from top to bottom approximately 2″ apart with a few smaller ones thrown in for randomness. The back is a simple yellow and orange vintage floral sheet. I used only scraps for this project, and wow it’s like I didn’t even use any scraps. Oh well, that just means I need to make another right? :)

Have you ever made a string or scrap quilt? I would love to see it.


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Thrifting Thursday lite!

Luke and I went out earlier this week and hit up a Big Salvation Army store. We didn’t find much. Actually only one item. Mainly because I didn’t feel like looking through the clothing, and it was getting precariously close to Luke’s nap time.

This is what I found. It is a 100% super soft wool houndstooth blanket. YES! I snatched it up without even looking at the price. But low and behold it was $1.90. That’s right. I couldn’t believe it.  It’s lap quilt size, and one side is missing that silky binding. But I am actually going to take off all the binding and make and bind it with vintage sheet fabric. I think that will add a fun touch.  I washed it, and it is so soft and lovely, so as soon as I bind it  I will be going in a cabinet of cuddle blankets once the binding is done.


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