Thursday, May 20, 2010

the big winner!

Is it weird that I actually get a little nervous before I pick a giveaway winner? Yes, yes it is. Oh well - I asked, and it picked....

Lucky #307 is Meg - The Mad Quilting Librarian!
Meg said...

I've been wanting to make a vintage sheet quilt for the longest time, but I never seem to have any luck at my local thrift shops. This would be a great solution!

So happy to oblige, Meg! Hope you have fun working with them!

Thanks to everyone for entering!! And a great big welcome to those of you who took a look around and decided to subscribe/follow!

Here's what I've been working on lately - more string squares. It's all Rachel's fault - she picked string blocks for her bee month, and I got a little addicted. Yes, there's one missing - I didn't pay close attention to how many I was making, and ended up with an odd number!

I'm not sure if I'll go for a sort of traditional layout...

Or all one direction...

Or maybe I'll try a zigzag? Must go consult Flickr for some inspiration... I'll most likely add some sashing in there somehow, since the blocks I have right now would make a pretty small quilt all by themselves (and I'm quite sure I'm done making them, if you know what I mean)... It would help if I knew what I was making it for, I suppose! At least I'll have plenty of time to think about it while I pull all the paper off the back!!


  1. Love, love, LOVE the quilt. I like both layouts...though I think I might prefer the first by just a teensy bit.

  2. how do i keep forgetting that great string-type block?

    i love it, e!!

  3. Lucky Meg!

    I like the second layout quite a lot. Not that the traditional isn't nice too, of course.

  4. OOO I am excited to see how you lay it out. I have a bunch of string blocks waiting to be sewn together and I don't know what to do with them!

  5. Lovely blocks, Evelyn! There is so many options for a great layout. I like your idea of sashing. How about white? That would frame and bind the pretty pastell together. I made one with blue sashing, and just posted about it
    ; )

  6. Gak! Those are gorgeous! I don't know which way they should go either, they are beautiful both ways!