Tuesday, July 5, 2022

String X Quilt

Instead of starting a new quilt, I've decided to finish up some of the UFQ's starting with the red string X quilt. I posted about this project back in March. Now it is finished.

I didn't have enough of mom's darker red fabric to finish the quilt so I pulled a lighter dark red. 

I was afraid this quilt would be dark and dreary since I used these old dark red fabrics but they play nice with the more colorful fabrics used in the blocks.

I had planned to donate this flimsy to be knotted then donated as a charity comforter. When the farmer saw the picture on my phone, he really like it. That surprised me, he's not one for bright quilts. This flimsy will now be sticking around our house for awhile, it's in the to be quilted closet.

It finishes at 60.5" by 81.5". It ought to be nice and warm, the blocks were pieced using muslin as a foundation then cut to size.

String X is a Bonnie Hunter pattern and can be found on her website here.

If you linked to the post about this quilt back in March, you read about the Indiana hatchet quilt. I'm still making blocks for that quilt. Indian hatchet has moved to the top of the list. I'm going to piece the squares until I have enough to finish the quilt. 

Linking to To Do Tuesday, Midweek Makers, Wednesday Wait LossNeedle & Thread Thursday

19 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a good scrap quilt for sure!

Linda said...

What a pretty quilt, I'm not surprised the farmer liked it. Looking forward to seeing Indian Hatchet.
Thank you for sharing with us at To Do Tuesday.

Ivani said...

I agree with ther farmer, it is a beautiful quilt. Love all the colorful scrapness on it.

Ray and Jeanne said...

Isn't it funny that when a quilt top is finished, it's often much prettier than we envisioned it would be?! I like this one - red is a great neutral for it. ~Jeanne

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

On my browser, this quilt is glowing; it certainly has a vibrancy to it that is wonderful to the eye. Yes, you should get to enjoy it for yourselves. What a beautiful way to use up scraps!

Bonnie said...

Good for you for moving UFOs to the top stage. This one looks terrific. Those two reds play together very well.

Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

This is a beauty, Gretchen and how wonderful to be able to use some of your mom's red fabrics too. I agree with farmer. So glad to hear it will be staying with you for awhile. Happy quilting.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

It's a great quilt Gretchen. The darker red makes all of the colours in the strips "pop".

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

The red really puts this quilt altogether! Really pops Gretchen! Don't blame the Farmer in wanting to keep it! Hugs

Nann said...

The reds add a rich glow and enhance the scraps.

Pat said...

great use of the darker red with the brights! awesome idea!

Marlys said...

This is gorgeous! The red makes a real impact.

Gretchen Weaver said...

Those red fabrics have been here ever since mom died!

Grams Jean said...

The two reds sparkle when they come together. No wonder the farmer likes it.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Love the scrappy reds! And when combined with the brights in the Xs this becomes such a pretty quilt. No wonder the farmer wants you to keep this one. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Susan said...

Looks great! I like your background choice - it sets off all the colors nicely

Preeti said...

Scrappy and Yummy. The red background is the bomb!!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Great job on rescuing all those strings and making something beautiful, Gretchen!!!

PaintedThread said...

The dark red background is stunning. What a beautiful quilt!