May 22

Black, White, and Green string quilt complete! (64)

I finally finished this little quilt.   A friend of mine had given me a lot of her scraps, with which so far I have been able to make 10 quilts.   I still have lots left over, and it included a bunch of random black and white fabrics that I just had no idea what to do with them.  I had seen a quilt on the blog “Film in the Fridge” and I know I’ve linked to it before, but I have to give her credit again for helping me figure out what to do with my scraps!  Her quilt is made with a lighter green, and includes green with the black and white, and my quilt is a little heavier on the black colors, but her quilt was inspiration nonetheless.

 

I think I spend too much time thinking about how I am going to quilt this.  I decided for the maze/ blocky meandering free motion quilt, which is now my go-to for a boy quilt.  When I first started quilting it this way, after finishing one bobbin’s worth of quilting, I stared at it and was not liking how it looked.  I kept thinking “It’s too much!  It’s too much!”  So, I actually started quilting straight line diagonal echoing the strings, and then I kept thinking, “I like that even less!”  So, I went back to the blocky meandering/ maze quilting.  As soon as I had finished quilting the whole thing, I liked it a lot.  And after I washed it, I liked it even more!

 

The reason I chose this over a free motion meandering design was because I wanted the back to have a blocky look to it.

The drawback to taking photos on the grass is it makes the edges of the quilt look wavy.  I promise it doesn’t look like that on a flat surface.

 

Here is a close-up of the back design.  I used 1 inch strips to make the 5.5 inch square blocks.  So FUN!

 

And, in the end, I bound it with Kona Grass Green to tie it all together.

 

 

And that is my 64th quilt.  Hope you enjoyed it!

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  1. celeste says:

    64 quilts?!?!

    you’re incredible.

  2. Sue says:

    You quilt looks like a lot of fun. It looks like all your quilting worked out for the best.

  3. Janet says:

    Wow ..I love this pattern!! My new daughter-in-law loves it to :). Where did you get the pattern?

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