String Jean

My friend Jean gave me some strings she had leftover from a flour sack quilt that she made it. She is a tongue-in-cheek kind of person, so I think she will enjoy my newest quilt I am making and naming in her honor. Here are the strips as I received them:

Because I consider the antique fabrics to be "collectibles"of sorts, I didn't want to cut them up anymore than they were. I left them the exact lengths that she gave me and added white strips to the top and bottom to make the full length of the strings approximately 65 inches. Here are the strings completed so far on my design wall.

I intend for this to be a lightweight lap quilt to use in the spring - what do you think?
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  1. I think this is going to be a beautiful, light quilt. I don't think I would want to cut them either and your design makes good use of them in a pretty pattern.

    1. It looks like something to use on the porch swing doesn't it? Almost done.

  2. I think it's a really cute idea and you get to enjoy the fabrics.


    1. Thanks Billie! Hope you are doing well.


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