Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Moonlight and Strings

This is Winter Moonlight hanging on the wall in the library and though I still need practice quilting, piecing, and making letters, I like it.  And since my goal was to get it completed by this Friday, I made the goal, but it took many, many, many hours over the holidays to get it quilted. 

This is a spiderweb styled string quilt.  I started it on Sat evening and have 6 blocks together and another 6 blocks made, but not yet together.  I will use the dark blue batik for a sashing, border it with more strings, and then use the dark blue again for the binding.  The top should be done by the weekend.  I think this one may go to the longarm quilter for an all-over pattern.  It will definitely not be hand quilted, see lessons learned for Winter Moonlight.  All that fabric bunched together makes for really hard going with a needle and thread.     
This photo was taken by Pam, my sister in law.  She thought it would be a good inspiration for a quilt.  It is, but she paints beautifully and I can hardly wait to see these paperwhites painted.  I think she takes lovely photos too.  I love the sunlight coming through the fading, translucent flower petals.  The golds and greens are gorgeous.    


  1. NICE! I especially like the quilting stitches in the shape of stars. I cant wait to see your interpretation of the paper whites.

  2. Lovely finish! I also like the spider web blocks...one of my favorite scrappy projects!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)