Friday, February 17, 2017

Turquoise and Lime

Here is why I don't like to clean my sewing room!



After sewing up all of my turquoise string blocks for the month of February (I ended up with a total of 21), I decided to tidy up my sewing room and started putting away all my scraps.  Well, my turquoise color bin is right below my lime green color bin and I noticed it was full.  I was curious if this color was even on Angela's list for this year.  Hmmm....



Seeing it was not one for 2017, this quickly happened....followed by more lime blocks.
I think it took a total of 24 blocks to sew up all of the lime green strings. 
Once I got started, I couldn't quit.



Using the two colors together, I ended up with lovely piece.  It is a nice 60" square.  Thanks to Linda over at Koka Quilts, I am a bit obsessed with prints on prints right now so dots were used for the sashing and border.




I think turquoise and lime are one of my favorite color combinations.  I was not planning on finishing another string quilt this month but these blocks were just screaming to be placed together.  The few leftover blocks, I put aside for later use.  I know they will eventually find a home!



 I had two different backings that would work on this quilt but decided these triangles work perfectly with the geometry of the string blocks.  And I went with a bold lime green solid binding. 
This one is going to be hard to pass on to its next home!

I did get my scraps cleaned up - I just kept my eyes closed this time  :)

Have a wonderful weekend!




46 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

Beautiful! I just love turquoise and lime green together.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the two colors look great together - have always loved that combo

Libby in TN said...

Spontaneous construction strikes again! That back fabric is perfect.

Alison said...

This is really fun! I love how the backing perfectly complements your color scheme! :) Plus dot fabrics are always a good decision.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Best color combo EVER... and such a speedy quilt!! LOVE that you had the perfect backing and binding right in your stash. What luck!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

However it happened, the result is awesome!

Robby H. said...

This is a wonderful quilt. Even more appealing than a tidied up studio. That backing is definitely a good match for the front, and I'm not sure I could let that go either.

Vicki in MN said...

You are definitely not the only one to get lost in your sewing room and working on something other than what you intended~~ But this was so worth it, it's a beauty!!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

That backing is so perfect for blending all the colors together; how awesome you had two to choose from!

Jasmine said...

I love how cheerful this color combination is. Your blocks look great all together and have a 3-D effect. The backing is pretty neat as well.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a pretty quilt! I've never put lime green and turquoise together, but now I want to! Love that backing fabric, too. It was the perfect choice!

tisha @ quiltytherapy said...

It's fun when a project just kind of happens versus being planned out. Wonderful backing choices as well.

Ariane said...

What a great finish! It's nice to have an unplanned quilt come together and get finished in a jiffy. Your doing amazing using your scraps!!

Kate @ Smiles From Kate said...

I love blues and greens together whatever the shade, I think some quilts are just meant to be, they seem to take on a life of their own, and they always turn out great. Love the binding.

Małgorzata said...

I like turquoise and lime green together. Beautiful quilt!

The Cozy Quilter said...

So fun to use your scraps to make something beautiful !

Sarah@123quilt said...

These are so my colors. I love this!

Cathy Tomm said...

I love the two colours you have used. Great quilt!

Marcelle said...

Well done! lol about keeping your eyes closed to clean. Congrats on the finish and best wishes to whomever is lucky enough to enjoy this bright cheerful quilt to contrast with the Eugene's winter skies.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Gorgeous quilt! Love all the shades of the colors.

Cherie in St Louis said...

What a great quilt!! I love the polka dots :) They go well with the beautiful string blocks but the backing is even better! I can see why they demanded to be made into a top right away and why it will be hard to give it away, give it away, give it away now ;-)

Debbie B said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Jo said...

I love those colours too

Barb Neiwert said...

I keep thinking that one of these days you are going to run out of scraps. But, nooo. They must multiply at night while you sleep! This quilt is lovely!!!

Jen said...

Beautiful finish! I love how you see the fabric, are inspired and follow it through. I wish I was more like that. This is a beautiful quilt!

Pamela Arbour said...

All of that and you even got a finish! It's good you kept going! Now you have me wanting to make string blocks. You have probably said in another post, but do you use paper or fabric for your foundation for these string blocks?

Thank you

pearbour@gmail.com

Kristi said...

Sewing strings is so relaxing! I was asking myself this morning "why is this so much fun"? I think it's because there are no seems to match and no specific order to the fabrics. Just grab and go!

Miaismine said...

How awesome is that?! Love your quilt and how you kept "stringing along" to have a finished project! :)

scraphappy said...

As if going down a rabbit hole and finding a quilt lurking in your string bin could be a bad thing. What a fun project to pop up out of nowhere. Love the colors.

moosecraft said...

Now that's my kind of cleaning! Gorgeous little quilt!

Valerie Reynolds said...

So fun! And I'm so inspired. Curious what my day ahead of scrap busting will produce.

Jayne said...

What a beautiful combination! I sometimes think how crazy it is that we cut up and sew together fabrics to make one large piece! It's even crazier to me that a bucket of scraps can make something so beautiful!

Kat Scribner said...

What a great combo! You get sew much done. I quess I need to spend more time off the computer.

PaulaB quilts said...

It looks like a nice cool drink beside the ocean, so relaxing. A good size, too.

Cathy said...

Yummy color combo, perfect fabric for sashing and backing. Who doesn't love a string quilt!

Sandy said...

Wow, those two colors ARE great together! The print you used for the sashing really sets the blocks off in a beautiful way!

Wendy F said...

I love your turquoise and lime together! The sashing and backing fabrics are perfect to pull it all together!

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Love the combination of lime green and turquoise. They sing together. It feels good to do something with all those scraps, doesn't it.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Wonderful colour combo, and the sashing is perfect with it!

Heide said...

Love this beauty! Perfect colors and great choice in boarders and binding.

Sally Trude said...

You will never convince me that you didn't design the quilt top JUST to go so perfectly with that backing.

Marly said...

Wonderful cleaning up; I really must start making these too.

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Scraps keep turning into new projects for me too! I love a string block. We're considering it for our MMQG charity quilts this year. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge!

claudia said...

That's a great combination of colors in the string blocks quilt! It's refreshing!

pandchintz said...

That's a great reason not to clear up!! Looks fab.

Kate said...

Wow, when you clean up you really do! A very bright and fun quilt. Congrats on another finish (and clean scrap drawers)!