Monday, April 9, 2012

Too Cold to Garden

Since it was too cold to work very long outside over the weekend, I did some work on my string quilt.  So far I have finished 9 full blocks (36 4.5-inch sections)  which is 27-inches by 27-inches.
I am liking this pattern, but I don't know if I like it enough to sew another 11  pieces this size ( that would be 396  4.5-inch sections!) plus a border or two.  That is what it would take to make a king-size quilt to fit my bed.  Once all that was done, I would still have to hand quilt it all.

I tossed this atop the quilt on my bed so you could get a better idea of what I am talking about.

As you can see, I need a lot more.   I know I would be totally bored having to make the same thing over and over and over.   So I am going to play around with it a bit longer to see if I can come up with a totally different pattern to go around this center.  . . kind of like the "Roses are Red, Borders are Blue" quilt that is already on the bed.  It has a number of different borders.

  Yes, we quilters do name our quilts.

 After all we work longer on making a hand-quilted bed covering than it takes to give birth to a child! So this spring when it's too cold to be in the garden, I will be trying to turn this little section of pieced fabric scraps into a new quilt for my bed. 


  1. Very pretty Zoey. I love quilts but hate to sew. You do such a nice job though. You'll come up with something that won't be so many little pieces.

    Cold here too. We had a freeze a couple days ago that did some damage here. Doing a post soon on that. Not happy and we're suppose to get a couple more nights this week like that.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  2. I love seeing your quilts...

  3. Zoey- That is beautiful. You do a wonderful job. I used to do a little bit of quilting but nothing of this magnitude. My grandmother was a great quilter and we have no idea where the quilts went that she made. It is just sad! I will love to see yours completed when you are done! xo Diana

  4. It's cold here too Zoey. There is a freeze warning out for tonight and tomorrow night. I went out and covered all my plants that are leafing out and getting buds. I hope it helps.

  5. I do that same as you I build from the center out!
    Frost is predicted for tomorrow night here, I might have to pull out some sheets.
    Did you plant your rain lily bulbs?

  6. It's turned cool here today too for a few days! Your quilt is beautiful I've always wanted to quilt, but I don't think I could wait a year to finish one. On paitience!! Have a fabulous week!

  7. How curious that we have picked the same pattern, Zoey!!!! I think that it will be my go-to quilt for using up scraps and that I'll let it evolve slowly. Yours is brilliant!

  8. Wow, that is so intricate a design and pretty! One of these days, I'll try a mini quilt.


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