I've mostly completed my first string quilt utilizing the bonus hsts from my 1930s Licorice Allsorts quilt I made while in Sunriver last month. Those of you who follow Bonnie's blog will know what the bonus hsts concept is. Suffice to say that I made an entire other quilt using the scraps from the first quilt! Yes, it took a bit of time but I have very little leftover now.
I still want to add borders and am a little undecided as to what I'm going to do. I don't have very many strings left but I intend to use them up!!!
I recently purchased a pair of Gingher Featherweight Thread Snips and realized I already had a pair! DUH... I used them once before I made the discovery. So I'd like to give them to someone who uses these type of snips. Send me your name and email and I'll draw a winner Sunday evening. DH and I are heading to Chicago and Wisconsin to celebrate our 34th wedding anniversary stopping at breweries and QUILT SHOPS!!! WOOHOO. I'll be back Sunday afternoon.
Hope you all have a great sewing and walking weekend!!
Do you really think it needs borders? Looks good to me just the way it is. Use some of the left overs on the back.ReplyDelete
I have never tried using thread snips, but would like to give them a try.
Have a great holiday and let us know what great quilt shops you saw along the way. Congratulations on making it 34 years!!!!
Congrats on the anniversary. We just celebrated our 33rd in June!ReplyDelete
I love the way black backgrounds set off scrappy quilts. Those stars just sparkle. This quilt is so fun!
Count me in on the giveaway. I can't find my snips!
Yes, I am very familiar with bonus triangles!! I really like your string piecing...wonderful! I would love to be in on the giveaway, thank you for doing it!ReplyDelete
It is obvious that retirement agrees with you from the looks of your projects. Way to go!! And congratulations on your anniversary. Thanks for the chance in the giveaway - those snips are perfect for the traveling supplies when I am away from home sewing.ReplyDelete
Ijust love the way the black sets off the "stripes" on your quilt. It is gorgious. I would love to win the thread snips, as I had never seen them in any of the shops I go to. Googled them to see just what we are talking bout. They would make a wonderful addition to my travel sewing kit. Nice and compact. Enjoy your weekend in my home state of WI.ReplyDelete
Hope you have a lovely anniversary trip... congratulations on 34 yrs together!ReplyDelete
Love your quilt... have no suggestions about a border b/c I think it looks great "as is"...
I've not used the snips before but would love to try them out as well as give them a good home! So sweet of you to do a give-away with your duplicate pair!
I agree! I don't think the quilt needs borders either! It turned out just lovely, Randy! Great job!ReplyDelete
I think the quilt looks great just the way it is pictured.ReplyDelete
Please put me in the drawing for the thread snips, I lot my favorite ones somewhere in my sewing room. Thanks
Stunning quilt. It looks finished to me. I would love a chance to try the snips, thanks.ReplyDelete
Lovely quilt! Those fabrics really "pop" next to that black!ReplyDelete
Please put me in the drawing for your snips! Can't find mine anymore and I think my 9yr old has taken them off, he is always trying to use them for something.
IMHO a border would frame up all the busy-ness that's going on in the quilt.ReplyDelete
Please put my name in the hat! I use snips a LOT for garment sewing and have recently been thinking of getting a better pair. Ginghers are the best!
Ooo...I have an old pair of cheapo snips, I would delight in a REAL pair! Thank you for the chance.ReplyDelete
I ~love~ that quilt!
Lookin' good Randy!! Happy Anniversary!ReplyDelete
So pretty. I love the black and agree that it looks great without borders. I'd love a chance at the snips so here is my email: email@example.comReplyDelete
Have a great anniversary trip.ReplyDelete
I love that quilt, it looks great as is. Love the way the black really sets off the blocks.
Thanks for the great giveaway too, I could use snips like that.
what a great giveaway and I definitely don't have a pair. Love Gingher.ReplyDelete
I too will be in WI this weekend but will be seeing our little grandson and that's even better than a quilt shop, I think!
Love your quilt. Enjoy your anniversary getaway, and just send me the snips when you get back (lol).ReplyDelete
Unless you need the quilt to be bigger, I'd think it's great the way it is. Ya know, I've run across that a lot lately - a near panicky "where are the borders - you have to have borders" type response. Sometimes borders just don't add to the "flavor" of the quilt.ReplyDelete
And CONGRATS on your anniversary! That's awesome!
I think the black finishes it up nicely! You've got a good balance and another border might make it a little too busy. I'd love to be in the drawing for the snips!ReplyDelete
Happy anniversary! Love the quilt. Have fun on your road trip with hubby.ReplyDelete
Still collecting my 30's repro's and assorted BOB's to make my own "Licorice Allsorts" That has been amy quilt show treat for about the last 6 years, a few 30's FQ's for my collection. Just love what you did with your "bonus" HST's! Makes me want to get busy on my own! Hope to have a chance at winning those Thread snips too! Just in case I do the email is: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for testing them out to make sure they work okay for me!ReplyDelete
I can always use another pair of scissors... My cats seem to hide them LOL.ReplyDelete
LOVE the quilt. It's SO PRETTY....
I love the quilt just as it is & would love to be able to make one myself...as soon as I finish up a few more UFOs. And I would love to have the snips as I've been admiring a friend's, but can't find some nearby. email@example.comReplyDelete
The strings quilt looks awesome just the way it is. I have some snips, just wanted to letr you know how great that quilt is! Happy Anniversary.ReplyDelete
Your quilt is lovely - it makes me think of twinkly lights. And, it is so cool to use "leftovers" to create another unique work of art. :-) Thank you for the giveaway opportunity! LauraReplyDelete
thank you for the chance to win the snips. I love the bonus quilt..worth the extra effort of working with the leftovers. Great! Michele GReplyDelete
Love the quilt just the way it is.ReplyDelete
I use my snips all the time problem is mine are dull now! would love to win a new pair. Have fun in Chicago Ijust returned today from that area dropping my DD off at college. Great weather!
The quilt is beautiful!ReplyDelete
I would put those snips to good use!
Happy Anniversary and may you be blessed with many more!
Frances in RI
Love the look of the quilt. I have not tried a string quilt yet but think I will save a picture of yours for inspiration. Enjoy your anniversary holiday. Jan firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
what a nice pair of snips that you are sharing in your giveaway. Someone is going to be very happy when you draw their name. Thanks for the chance to win such a fine tool.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary to you and your Husband. May you enjoy many more happy years together. I hope you had a fun trip and saw some terrific things in the quilt stores.
Your quilt is lovely- lots of beautiful fabrics and a very nice design.
Regards from Western Canada,
Oh, thread snips!! Love them, and no pair right now. Funny story - no matter how late or how lazy you are - do not use these to snip a toenail! Enough said - thank goodness they were only cheap ones. I'm thinking a warning posted on the snips would be wise!!ReplyDelete
doni @ Oregon coast
Happy Anniversary! Love the quilt without the borders. I am wondering...do you really think breweries and quilt shops are a good mix? You might come home with some mighty ugly fabric (cuz you know everything looks better when your drunk!)ReplyDelete