Thursday, January 10, 2019

Stringy Lanes

I decided to make another traditional pattern but with the addition of string blocks.

I made a Sunny Lanes pattern in the past using calico in place of the usually solid "lane" fabric. My post about that quilt can be found HERE.

Calico Sunny Lanes

This time, I replaced the four-patch blocks with string blocks.

Stringy Lanes 74" x 94"

This is a larger quilt than the first, and I'm not really happy with how the lanes at the edges worked. Next time, I need to take a bit more time in the planning stage, to create a more symmetrical pattern.

I do, however, love the colors and fun fabrics.

Stringy Lanes (detail)

Stringy Lanes (detail) Two little monkey faces

Stringy Lanes (detail) Nutcrackers and chocolates

Stringy Lanes (detail) Inspector Clouseau and a chicken

Stringy Lanes (back and binding detail)

This was a fun project. It is easy to replace traditional blocks with string blocks to make a new variation on an old favorite.

I'm almost finished with the top of my Good Fortune quilt (Bonnie K. Hunter's Mystery). I'll have pictures soon.

Happy quilting!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Good Fortune Clue 7

And the mystery continues...

I'm glad for a bit of assembly. Oftentimes, the reveal of a mystery includes extra units and an overwhelming number of things to do--it's nice to do a bit at time.

I updated my quilt journal yesterday. I like to keep track of what I've accomplished. I found that in the past five years I have finished 125 quilts--some big, some small, some gifts, some donations, and a few for me!

I wish you a very Happy New Year!

I'm linking with Quiltville's Mystery Monday.