King Top Finally Done!


It’s with poor lighting but this is the largest space I have to lay out this 96”x109” King quilt top. I made up the design as I went along. Laying out the square of string blocks prompted suggestions from others to make a center medallion quilt. I liked that thought and started to build around the medallion. I used only scrap and stash fabrics, sewed borders around borders, and over a couple months it really grew. I didn’t measure anything, just checked the size along the way by laying it out on our King bed. When it looked right, I knew I could stop. It has 88 fabric foundation string blocks and became heavy for me to handle, but I kept going to the end. Now it’s time to add batting and backing and decide how to “quilt” it to a true finish!

7 comments:

  1. WOW! It grew up to be a BEAUTIFUL quilt! I LOVE the scrappy string blocks - and 88 of them is quite a few. I'm looking forward to seeing how you quilt it - ;))

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  2. Well done Barbara-It's beautiful-My Mother would have loved your quilt, she did a few of these-much smaller though for donation quilts
    good luck with the quilting-I would have a family party and tie it

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  3. Wow Barbara, this came out gorgeous. I love all those rich colors and arrangement of them. Happy weekend!

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  4. This turned out great, Barbara. You are a master at putting quilt scraps together in a creative way. I'm super impressed!

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  5. That is really gorgeous Barbara. You did a very artistic job putting it together. It reminds me of something from a Gwen Marston book.

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  6. Ohhhh this is gorgeous. I just pulled out all of my quilting fabric to sell. Interested?

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  7. I have got behind with my blog besties. That turned out really nice. Yay forgure out which way you want to go. you! Strings are so fun.

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