Monday, February 22, 2016

String Diamond Quilt Finish

I finished this little string diamond quilt over the weekend. It ended up about 36x48 inches, just right for a baby quilt.  (See how I went about putting it together HERE.)

My niece and her husband are expecting their first baby in June.  This may go to them, unless I have a different inspiration or specific request (for certain colors, etc.) between now and then.

I sure like the bright scrappy look and hope baby and family do too.  If you ask me, there's hours of visual entertainment right there.  And naps.

It was a nice weekend for walking outdoors, with temps in the mid 30s to 40s.  We did that instead of assemble a treadmill (which we did this afternoon; all systems go).

We walked the trail on the wildlife refuge nearby.  Not a whole lot of wildlife to be seen or heard, but midwinter has an appeal all its own.

Pops of color in the thawing snow.

Shadows and reflections on the ice.

The leaning of trees over the frozen marsh.  Ashes, ashes, we all fall down...

The tangle of tree roots and limbs.

We did see some small creatures out for a stroll, little woolly bear caterpillars.  They're pretty bad at predicting the weather.  It's not spring yet, little buddy.

But it's right around the corner.


  1. What a great little quilt. Wonderful idea to gift as a baby quilt!

  2. thanks for the nature walk, it is storming here in South Louisiana and your place looks better than mine right now.

    I wonder why everyone else's strippy quilts look so much better than mine.........

  3. I LOVE the bright little scrappy string quilt. Great Job

  4. So pretty, P.! It will make a great baby quilt!!!

  5. So do you have any direction on how to make this quilt?

  6. What size are each of the strippy blocks to end up with 36 by 48. Are they 6*8". I love the finished quilt and the diamond shapes but I have a niche about 26 inches square so not sure I can do the diamonds on a smaller scale and end up with a square wall hanging. I guess I'll have to go to the drawing tablet.

  7. Thanks for asking, Pam. I couldn't reply to your email, as it is "no reply", so I hope you see this comment in reply to your query. I string pieced on 6.5 x 8.5 inch rectangular phone book pages, so yes, the finished size of the strippy blocks is 6x8 inches. You can see more about this on this post here:


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