Sunday, October 30, 2011

Novelty String Quilt


This novelty string quilt is my latest addition to the Etsy quilt store. The novelty fabrics include some Victorian children and toys, an ice skate, flowers,etc. See close-ups below. This quilt is a fun combination of improv string piecing and an organized pattern of blocks in a grid. I like how the red outer border holds it all together. I should have added some selvages to this one. Next time.




18 comments:

Kelli said...

Love it!

susiloci said...

Que maravilla, es precioso!!!!

FabricFascination said...

Very unique and lovely. It would be fun to pick out all the special prints you've included.

Stephanie said...

I like that alot. Novelty fabrics are such fun.

Jean said...

I love the chunky take on a string quilt. Love it!

Stay warm and comfy with all your snow...

Stitched With Prayer said...

Great quilt! I love dropping by your blog, you always have something wonderful to share. Thank You, Big Hugs...

Unknown said...

Just wonderful! I'm already thinking about how to incorporate selvages into this pattern. Thanks for the great idea.

Edda

MB in MI said...

WOW--beautiful!

Annie said...

That really is a striking quilt! As I viewed the quilt and read your post, I kept thinking I'll have to see this close up and see where the selvages might be hiding...hahaha...soon enough I had my answer to that. I don't like novelty fabrics much but I love your use of them here. Probably because they blend into the overall beauty.

Nifty Quilts said...

Wonderful use of value. Beautiful quilt!

pcflamingo said...

HEY! I actually still have some of that blueberry fabric from way back when. Love string quilts, where you can use any size, any color and the Quilt Police have no jurisdiction.

Jan said...

Wow, another beautiful and so original quilt! Love it!

Needled Mom said...

It is fabulous!!!!!

Dinah said...

I really love this one, Karen!

JoAnne said...

Beautiful!

Helen said...

Great design, Karen! Love those novelty prints too. And I am in love with string quilts besides.

patty a. said...

Beautiful quilt!

Terri said...

Red is the best accent in any quilt. I love yours.