Running up to these awesome celebrations, I finished the June quilt top! This one is so light-colored that it was hard to photograph, but let's give it a try. This photo shows the colors best:
Does that not remind you of gentle breezes and fresh flowers? Even though the colors are hard to photograph, I really like them together. Pink and green is one of my favorite color combinations, and I am happy to use up the strings and the creamy polka dot fabric.
This quilt top was a part of the June quilt quilt along at crazymomquilts, from her book No Scrap Left Behind. It was very easy, but making some of those string sections was a bit tedious. I think if I made it again I would try piecing some longer strip sets and cut the sections from them. It would go a lot faster, but there would be less variety. And I can't help it, I used a bunch of very skinny strings. They just add so much interest!
Colorwise, mine turned out just about the opposite of Amanda's. If you look at the link above, hers emphasizes the larger squares and cornerstones, while mine emphasizes the strings. I've named this quilt Crosswalk because when I look at it it reminds me of an aerial view of city crosswalks. More colorful, of course!
This is the second string quilt I've made recently! I really don't know how that's possible, but there it is. I feel very virtuous, but there still seems to be a lot of fabric around. Wonder why that is?
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a great weekend! Whether you're celebrating with poutine and beaver tails (or poutine beaver tails?) or burgers and brats, enjoy!
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, crazymomquilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, and Oh Scrap!