Sunday, December 10, 2017

In The Hoop: More Than Three Sheets to the Wind


I finally have a big quilt (84 x 96, I think)  pin basted and in the hoop.   
I'm doing some big stitching with pink perle #8. 
I'm just stitching and not marking. 


This is a VERY SCRAPPY string star quilt. Most of the strings came from the trimming of quilt backs.  Some  Most of the scrappy stars lack symmetry but I don't see that as a problem.  My goal was to use strings and make some stars. I'm definitely seeing stars. 

A lot of the quilt backs were sheets.  So I call this quilt More Than Three Sheets to the Wind. 

I'm also using a nice soft pink silky feeling sheet from the thrift store for the back of this one. You can't really see it here but the sheet is embossed with roses. 

21 comments:

SandraC said...

Your quilt is lovely....and it's so nice to just quilt away with no marking, love it!

Terry said...

A pretty quilt. I also use sheets from the thrift stores for backings! lol

The Joyful Quilter said...

TOO funny, that quilt name!! Happy quilting!

gayle said...

Another winner! And a nice handwork project to relax with. Enjoy your peaceful pieceful quilting time!

FLR said...

Love the quilt and love thrifty sheets too! Have fun!!
groetjes, Francisca

Linda said...

Well: I love Stars, love Scrappy, love Strings, love hand stitching with Perle threads so....... Three Sheets to the Wind has to be a winner for me! The name you have chosen is perfect. ❤️

tubakk said...

Great inspiration. I love stars, and especially scrappy ones.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like an enjoyable thing to be working on today! The stars are so pretty!

Suzanne said...

Best quilt name ever!

Quilting Babcia said...

So lovely and soft looking. Are the sheets difficult to hand quilt through?

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I don't remember ever seeing this one Cathy. It looks so soft and inviting. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love your quilt and I too don't remember you showing this one

Deanna W said...

Great name for your quilt. I would like to do some big stitch hand quilting one day!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A great name for this quilt! I love all your big stitich hand quilting, adding lots of special texture. Enjoy!

mangozz said...

I don't remember seeing this one before either. Did you just whip it up overnight? I have yet to try using a sheet for the back. Yardage for backings is way out of control and I don't enjoy piecing the back either. Will this one be another finish for this year?

Kate said...

What a great way to spend a chilly Sunday afternoon. Very pretty stars.

Quilting Nonnie said...

I like your idea of big stitch quilting. I've done it on some wall hangings, but not with perle thread. I have a few UFOs to hand quilt, I'll have to try it on one of them. I see a thrift store in my future!

The quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it.

cityquilter grace said...

love serendipity quilts like this...channeling our ancestors for sure who made 'em up to be used...no time for fancy patterns or year-long projects...these were needed for daily use...

Louise said...

Completely scrappy piecing and no marking quilting? Sounds perfectly relaxing and lovey to me!

Ann said...

Scrappy piecing and no-mark quilting. Hooray!

cspoonquilt said...

Looks like a lot of fun! love the pink and blue together! Makes me want to try some free and easy hand quilting! Cheers!