Monday, December 19, 2011

strings of hope

This quilt was made with the help of a few of my friends.
We started it a few months ago and I finished it up last week.
It will soon be headed to Margaret's Hope Chest.
I hope & pray that it brings someone comfort and HOPE!

It was made from strings from my bottomless scrap basket. :)
It measures 48" x 60".
I've decided that I've never met a scrap quilt I didn't like.
Shocking, isn't it?

Happy Monday to you!

41 comments:

Freddie said...

I love scrap quilts. All the colours to explore and textures and prints. Someone will be very happy with this quilt.

Jopsy said...

That's really lovely :)

Char said...

It's a great quilt! I love scrap quilts. Why use 5 fabrics when you can use 55!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great way to use up scraps. I am SURE it will bring someone some comfort.

Jenny said...

It is wonderful and I know will be treasured!

Sarah Craig said...

It's beautiful, Amandajean - scrappy and for a good cause! I'm sure its new owner will find it both beautiful and comforting!! Merry Christmas!

Fran said...

Looks fantastic. Very funny perspective with the trees behind, makes the quilt look like it must be enormous :-)

Melissa said...

What a great gift! Lovely quilt as always! I love reading your blog, in fact, I get so excited when you have a new post, it makes my day!

Michele said...

Yep, scrap quilts are definitely the best. That one is a beauty.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Hello, inspiration! My string bin is jammed full but I just can't bring myself to start another string quilt or spiderweb type project. This seems way less stressful -- and just as beautiful :)

Shawn said...

Beautiful Amanda,I'm sure your quilt will bring comfort,hope and JOY!!! You have some great looking scraps!!

Jacque. said...

It's beautiful and will surely bring someone comfort and HOPE! YAY for you!

Eileen said...

Beautiful ! I have never met a scrap quilt I did not like either, lol.

QltnHR said...

I love it and what a great organization to give to! I really enjoy your work.

Kim said...

Scraps.......aren't they great!
You've done a wonderful thing giving this give of love.

Happy Sewing and Merry Christmas

SometimesCraftyChristy said...

Scrap quilts are the best because there's always something new to see in them. :)

Quilting Yai Yai said...

Awesome!
I feel the same about scrap quilts.

Rachel's Quilts said...

Looks great! I just finished piecing the blocks for my first real scrap quilt and already have plans for my second.

pcflamingo said...

Love that quilt! And I love Char's comment above - why use 5 fabrics when you can use 55? So true!!

Terriaw said...

What a cool quilt! I love these kinds of collaborative quilts, especially for such a great charity! Such a fabulous way to use strip scraps too.

berylthepearl said...

I love this quilt and how you used your strings. Did you sew them onto paper? Beryl

Renae said...

I agree, can't say I've ever seen an "ugly" scrap quilt either.

I love these kind of blocks too.

Love Of Quilts said...

I have never saw a scrap quilt of any design that I haven't liked...I love patchwork quilts. Merry Christmas Trish

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet.

Education said...

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Textile-tally said...

I love it and am sure it will brighten someones day and bring them comfort.

goletagirlwendy said...

It is a beautiful bright quilt and it will cheer up anyone who receives it.

Helen said...

What a great assortment of fabrics! I could get lost for hours just enjoying them all.

Beverly said...

I love the string/scrap quilt. Do you have a tutorial on that one? It doesn't look hard but if anyone could mess it up it would be me. I just might have to have a go at it. Yours is beautiful.

Kim with a K said...

I love scrap quilts and you really make some beautiful ones!!!
Thanks for more inspiration!

diplofam said...

awwww...thanks! you always surprise us!
Christmas Blessings my friend!
Carin

Ati. said...

A lovely cheerful quilt for people in need! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Thank you for sharing your great ideas trough your blog!

momof3 said...

I love it!! I imagine it will brighten someones day. Your blog is great for ideas, I look forward to it every day.
Merry Christmas!!

Chase said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing! Such a great idea!! Another great project to use up all the scraps!

michelle b. said...

Very inviting. It just beckons you to come take a nap under it!
Beautiful quilt for a beautiful cause!

Suzanne said...

You sure know how to artfully use scraps to make something wonderful.

Kate said...

that is really cool - I am gearing up for a scrap quilt... some day soon. :)

Michelle said...

Wow, that is GORGEOUS!

Mama Pea said...

Love it, love it, love it. I bow to you and your scrappiness. Please let some of it rub off on me, will you? I swear, nothing in my scrap basket goes together!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love string quilts. I love scraps. I'm sure this quite will be well loved.
P.S. I have some scraps that will soon be coming your way--would hate for you to run out!!

Shannon said...

It's beautiful, and Jesus surely is smiling at your kind act of love and generosity! :)