Over a year ago, I started sewing some of my very favorite strings together. All blue, deep teal with scattered with tiny confetti-like punches of red, yellow and orange thanks to my favorite print from the original Flea Market Fancy. And then….I hit a wall. Literally. Those strings stayed on my design wall for a really long time.
And then as quilters do, I started many more projects, went on with life, rearranged my sewing room, started a local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild in Santa Cruz and moved up the street to a new house.
After looking through my many UFO baskets, I saw these lovely strings all sewn and waiting to be transformed into something big, I remembered one of my favorite quilts by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson.
From the book Block Party:
I took my pieces and went to work. The waiting was worth it.
Quilting was done on a longarm in a double circle that I let the quilter choose for me, and I’m really happy with it. The solid orange binding finishes the whole thing off in just the right amount of contrast for me.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts and her finish it Up Friday. Happy Weekend to you!