This summer I made not one, but *two,* string quilts from Amanda Jean Nyberg's book No Scrap Left Behind, and now they're both finished! Here they are:
Don't they look happy together? Both are made from different leftovers of floral fabrics, which I am happy to tell you are now all used up. Glad to have those old pieces used up! I also used bindings from the basket of bindings that I've made from leftovers and the cutoffs from old backings, so every bit of these quilts are scrappy.
The first quilt is called Start of Summer, and was made from the Scrap Happy Rails pattern. This quilt was really easy to make. The pattern in the book is for a queen quilt, but it's very easy to adjust the size if you want to. It uses a *lot* of strings, so be ready if you want to make this one.
I call the second quilt Crosswalks, and it is made from the June quilt pattern, which is also in the book and was a quilt along hosted by Amanda Jean on crazymomquilts. This one is kind of hard to photograph because the colors are so light. They are softer florals than the Start of Summer quilt, but in person they are just perfect. If you look in the bottom right corner, I appliqued in a little bird that was left over from another project, too.
Both of these quilts make me really happy. I'm so pleased with how they turned out, and I'm sending them off to two of my nieces, who will love them and use them, I'm sure.
Another reason to be really happy about these quilts is that they were quilted by my friend Diane Minkley, who has a new quilting business! Diane does beautiful quilting! She's done a lot of quilts for me and her work is just great. Her prices are really reasonable and she does both pantos and custom quilting. Congratulations on the new business, Diane! I'm so excited for you!
Hope everyone has a great weekend! This weekend is our anniversary, so you know what that means-- no cooking for me!
Sharing at Finished or Not Friday, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, crazymomquilts, and Oh Scrap!.