Tuesday, February 26, 2013

String Quilt - A Collaborative Project

"String Quilt" 36" x 48", assembled by Pam Geisel, January 2013

Many years ago I participated in a block swap where we each made twelve string blocks 12.5" x 12.5" large. Then we sent them to one person who divided them up and sent us twelve different blocks.

I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do with the blocks that I got but I didn't want to use them at the size they were so I quartered them then cut the smaller squares in half diagonally. I sewed these pieces with white half square triangles then put them in a box and forgot about them.

Recently I was contacted by someone from the Children's Museum of South Dakota. They have a sod house exhibit that has a small bed inside and asked if I could make a quilt for it. I remembered the swap blocks and agreed to make something for them.

I assembled the squares into rows and sewed those together, quilted it, then made a scrappy binding to finish it.

The wonderful women who were a part of this block swap are:

Sue Andrus, Andrus Garden
Pamela Boatright, Pamela Quilts
Kym Delmar, Kimbuktu
Dayna Evert, Threaded Expressions
Karri Anastasia Gravina, Vintage Sew and So
Akiko Kunst, With Hugs & Stitches
Amy Perrin, Perennial Piecer
Michelle Rollins, Dragonfly Stitches
Nancy Tanguay, Uniquely Nancy
Barbara J. Wood, DownHome Designs
Robin Woods, Whimbrella


Nancy said...

Your quilt came out so pretty!

DownHome Designs said...

Pam, I love how you used these blocks, cutting them and piecing with the white triangles. It looks beautiful! I recognize my blocks. Now we'll all have small bit of work in a museum. : )

thebutterflyquilter said...

That came out really pretty and for such a great cause. You just never know when those unfinished projects will come in so handy!

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

Pam, this is a perfect quilt for the prairie sod house exhibit. And being a collaborative project, it is even more 'authentic'. And it looks great!

moosecarol said...

Very nice way to utilize string blocks in a different way. Love the story

Kathy Kinsella said...

A great quilt from this collaborative project ... well done!

natalia said...

It looks so fresh and festive! Thanks for sharing!