Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April mini quilt - Spring Strings

Spring Strings. 

I love strippy quilts! Since I have been following along with Lori’s (Humble Quilts) string quilts sew-a-long I thought it would be fun to make a mini with some spring green and colorful strips. I know most people associate Spring with pastels, but I lean more toward the bright and bold colors! I adore the peachy orange tulips positioned next to those dark delicious purples. Yum! (sorry - no photo - nothing but the early tulips out yet).

Once again, I raided the orphan block box and started chopping strips. 
The backing is the last of a piece of fabric that my husband found for me in 1986. It was the first and last time he bought me fabric!
I have cherished it and the last little scrid will now go into the "pieces too small to use but too special to throw away" box. Yes, I am crazy, but I'm guessing some of you do the same thing!

Click on these blog sites to see the many marvelous minis of April. If I have overlooked anyone, please let me know. They are all sensational this month! I love them all!! Barbara's quilt is adorable, but her story makes it even more special! And Janet actually made two small quilts this month. 

Quilting Babcia (AmityQuilter)
It's never too late to jump in! We'd love to see your minis too!


  1. I like how you have included those strippy parts in your mini. An unexpected delight.

  2. I love the bright bold spring colors as well! Cute quilt!!

  3. I absolutely love this mini -- maybe if I use my own scrappy style instead of trying to follow someone else's directions/design, I might actually make a few more minis (BIG NOTE TO SELF).

  4. The essence of a spring flower garden, right down to the cultivated 'furrows' of ground between the flower beds! First thing I thought of was my Babcia's flower beds, there were three long wide beds near her farmhouse, just like this little quilt. Sweet memories!

  5. Oh what a wonderful spring mini! Love the bright colors, too. It's such a happy quilt :)

  6. Your spring strings are delightful and how you included those pieced bits as well. Love it!!

  7. What a fabulous spring mini--I'm truly surprised to see you use such brights in a top.. I LOVE it. And I love that you utilize orphan blocks in such constructive ways!

  8. I am just loving how you worked in little bits of leftover blocks. So cool! As usual, a wonderful mini, Wendy!
    Your husband bought you fabric once? Wow--we've been together almost 41 years now and I don't think hubby has ever purchased any for me. But he has told me to go buy fabric, so that is just as good. :)

  9. Okay--I have to find my orphan blocks and try this--adorable!!!

  10. I haven't made a lot of strippy quilts but I really like them. Maybe some other time in the year, I will make one of those.

  11. Weee love your little string quilt. I am struggling to organize my bits and so many are toooo gooood to toss even though they are only 1 1/2 or so. what is wrong with me? lol. The border fabric you used is just wonderful.
    Thanks for hosting us little mini makers - I'm loving it.

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