Tuesday, January 15, 2019

First Finish of 2019

I have my first finish of 2019! I put together Blue Strings at a retreat in November and left it still needing borders. I think I actually began it in August. I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
We have a light snow cover. 
This donation quilt is about 56" by 56". It is made from mostly blue scraps (I still have enough blue scraps to make many more!) My inspiration came from a pattern called Fragmented Triangles by Liza Prior Lucy. I pieced squares with dark blue strings and some with light blue strings. I added a few colored strings to some of the dark blue squares for interest.Then I made half square triangles using both the light and dark squares.

I machine quilted this with a walking foot following the diamond pattern. I used a variegated blue, size 40, Long Staple Cotton Signature thread, which I've had for quite a while. The spool says Art. 44, M05, and TEX 40. I can't find it on the Signature website. I used Dream Cotton batting. 

The back is Basic Grey Grunge "seeing stars" #30148, a red star fabric that I bought at Primitive Gatherings in October.


I am busy working my way through all of these WIPs and the pile is growing!??! I have this column quilt that I have worked on periodically and I just don't like it so I'm going in a different direction.
I hope to use each column unit, which is 2 columns sewn together, in its own quilt. (I could unstitch and use individual columns but why unstitch if I don't have to?) Instead of one quilt, I think this will be four.

I have a couple of quilts pinned and I'm about half done quilting one. I have to take breaks often and rest/stretch my back. I'm thrilled to be able to quilt again and I'm hoping the breaks become fewer and further between. 


  1. Your first finish is stunner! Love those bold blues and the little pops of bright colours really spices it up. Gorgeous!

  2. I like that quilt. Nice one for a first of the year finish. I'm sure there will be quite a few more finishes this year ;)



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