It’s my birthday today. N has informed me that since I am in my 40’s I’m ooooollllld. But my sweet and wonderful grandma told me I’m not old. Because she has children that are senior citizens and I’m no where near that.
As a present to my self I have a finish. I was so thrilled when Stephanie started her Strings Challenge. I had never made a string quilt before that. I had seen many and I loved them. The challenge was just what I needed to get me started. I went to a thrift store and bought several old sheets to use as foundation. Probably a little over kill. But like I said I loved these quilts and heaven knows I have lots of strings that needed a home. I cut up one of the sheets into 10″ squares and went to town. Those blocks were addictive and before I knew it I had a top.
I knew I was going to be taking a long road trip so I hurried and quilted it. Then while my wonderful hubby drove I bond this quilt. I love the memories in this quilt from all the different fabrics used from previous projects. I love the happy bright colors. Thank you Stephanie for this fun challenge. I know this will not be my last string quilt.
I am also linking up for Amy’s sew and tell. Go see what everyone created this week.
Love it! I really do! I haven't decided if I want to do a full size quilt for the string challenge, but this giving me ideas:)
Happy Birthday!!! What a cute, happy Quilt. Love it and the color of your binding, too. Great finish.
You are right, string quilts are addictive. I have made a few and I love them. Most of my scraps are strings sorted by color. Your quilt is beautiful!
Happy birthday!!! Your quilt is G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S.!!!!!!! Have a fantastic day!
Your are NOT old because…if you are… I am…and that's not possibe!!!LOL! LOL!
I gotta get going on that string thing!
Happy Birthday!! I love string quilts too – this one is really fun!
Happy Birthday! This quilt is beautiful and it's wonderful that it's so full of memories. I hope you have a great birthday!
I signed up for Stephanie's string challenge and have not made anything yet. Lame, I know! Maybe I can get one in before it is over. I love your string quilt. Very pretty. Happy Birthday!!
So pretty!! congrats on a great finish Em 🙂
this is amazing and so gorgeous….happy birthday
What a beautiful finish!
Your quilt looks great!
Happy Birthday, Em! That string quilt is gorgeous! Great way to use scraps! I know what you mean by addictive! I still have to sew mine together. I don't know if I like sewing the blocks together. But I really like sewing the strings!
Gorgeous string quilt!
and a Happy, Happy Birthday to you!
Great job Em. And Happy Birthday!! I did a string quilt for my friend and it is addicting. They are just so colorful when they're done. Is this one for you?
wow, thats fabulous!
Love string quilts, and yours is just incredible!
I love it. Of course I love all scrap quilts! The colors are just wonderful.
I forgot to tell you happy birthday!!!!!!
Happy Birthday! May you always have loads of fabric under the needle!
I love you string quilt; they are the best quilts, always happy.
Happy Birthday! blessings, marlene
scrappy quilts are the very best…especially when you have all those memories wrapped up in it! Happy, happy birthday!!
Gorgeous! A string quilt is on my to-do list too. I am making myself finish some of my other projects, some long neglected, before I start anything new. Your string quilt is inspiring.
Happy Birthday! 40s isn't old!
Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors in it, love the quilting, love everything about it!
Happy birthday! This is a gorgeous present you got yourself, beautifully done, I love the colors.
Happy Birthday Em! This quilt is beautiful and it's wonderful that it's so full of memories. A great present to yourself..
Happy birthday and a great present to yourself. Aren't these string quilts fun to make and as you say lots of memories in using all your scraps.
Many Happy returns for yesterday! I just popped by to grab a link as I have just posted the Maverick Star piece you inspired!
Happy Birthday a day late! Your blog is great – good photos and interesting stories. Thanks for the compliment on my Relay quilt. I'm about to work on some more parts.
It's a beautiful quilt!
Happy Belated Birthday…Love what you did with your Scraps…your Quilt looks Gorgeous..
Happy Belated Birthday!!! Congratulations on your beautiful finish.
beautiful job! I love having something monotonous to do on a road trip 🙂 I need to start organizing my scraps & shop the house for a sheet!
Happy Birthday!! Love the string quilt, it's lovely.
Hi Em, love your string quilt…I felt the same way when Julie sent to me a box of strings and I made the Caramel Star quilt for Heart Strings …I am hooked…Hugs Lyn
I love it! I have been collecting strings for this purpose, but I haven't started yet. Great idea of using vintage sheets for the foundation!
Happy Belated Birthday Emily! Love your string quilt – so colourful and fun!