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!




49 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I just love turquoise and lime green together.

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

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  3. Spontaneous construction strikes again! That back fabric is perfect.

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

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

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  6. However it happened, the result is awesome!

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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!!

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

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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!

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

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  13. 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!!

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  14. 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.

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  15. I like turquoise and lime green together. Beautiful quilt!

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  16. So fun to use your scraps to make something beautiful !

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  17. These are so my colors. I love this!

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

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  19. 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.

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  20. Gorgeous quilt! Love all the shades of the colors.

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  21. 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 ;-)

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  22. 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!!!

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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

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  25. 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!

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

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  27. 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.

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

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

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  30. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  41. 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!

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

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

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

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  45. Squirrel! 8)
    I love love love that dotsy sashing fabric - so perfect!

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  46. Thanks for sharing it's happy, bouncy colorful polka dots with us at Tuesday Archives this week. (You probably knew already I'd LOVE it!)

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