Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Utility Quilt #2, Geese Have Landed

It started with the string blocks left behind by my Grandmother and what would have been her 100th Birthday coming up.  My goal is to finish as many quilts as possible using the string blocks Nana started.  A little more of the story is here.

While watching Bonnie Hunter's Quilt Cam over at Quiltville one night, inspiration struck like a bolt of lighting.  Bonnie had picked up an antique quilt using string geese blocks and was using it to reproduce in her own style.  I was in love!  And with the string blocks already done by my grandmother, I started cutting the wings -- mine in brightly colored scraps.  

The Geese have flown into a bright green lake and settled nicely into a finished top of 64 x 80.  I can see more quilts done in this style --- with the geese flying into various other colored lakes.

I have two major projects behind the scenes and this is the perfect "Ender and Leader" Project.  I cannot thank Bonnie enough for her helping me celebrate Nana's year!


Fran said...

Beautiful! It truly sparkles.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I really like this idea! It's gorgeous.

Marls said...

That is a gorgeous quilt. Someone in the family is going to be very lucky.

Sarah Craig said...

That is such a wonderful way to use old string blocks!!

Kate said...

Love this use of the strings! It looks great!

Inch Worm Fabrics said...

I love it. That was great inspiration. I have some old quilt blocks passed down that I need to finish. This probably wont work for them but I love it.