Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On a Lighter Note


Mollie of the Heartstrings Quilt Project Group I belong to issued a challenge for July and August to make Heartstring quilts with light colored centers.   Well, here it is almost October and I finally finished a top 60 x 78. I used a light gray floral print and had just enough for the blocks with a little bit to spare.  I wanted to use a garbage bag full of light colored quilt trimming strings and I used about half of the bag.  That's about the extent of any light colored fabrics or scraps around here.  For the border I used another gray floral piece that looks like it is left over from a maternity top I made in the 80s.  (I might have made a little dress for my daughter with that same lovely piece of calico). 

And if I ever get it quilted (after I piece together some batting pieces) it will be a donation quilt. 

Can you tell I use a lot of cotton sheets for quilt backs? 

Since I definitely used scraps I'm going to link up to Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework. 

12 comments:

Vic in NH said...

A lovely creation! It reminds me of the sugar candy dots that used to be sold rolled up on adding machine paper in my childhood. They always looked better than they tasted!

Ann said...

So soft and sweet. I have no idea what candy dots are but it looks like candy floss (cotton candy) to me. Congratulations.

Helen in the UK said...

So pretty! Bet you're happy to have made a dent in those light strings :)

gayle said...


(I remember candy dots...)
That quilt pattern looks like such fun. It's on my list - I'm hoping to get to it before I turn 100. Or at least before 110...

Alycia said...

Oh that is REALLY pretty!!! I love the soft soothing colors!

Lara B. said...

That is a very sweet and pretty quilt Cathy! It will make a wonderful Heartstrings donation quilt. I'm amazed that it only used half of your bag of scraps.

Ellen said...

It is a wonderful quilt and the recipient is going to be very happy to receive this pretty quilt!

Dee Dee said...

A very sweet quilt - perfect for a little girl.

Jasmine said...

It is pretty with the light strings. And the gray frames it nicely.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Such nice soft colors. I love string quilts and this one is really pretty. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A very pretty finish!

Deb A said...

Very pretty in the soft hues.