Scrappy Strings Quilt - Finished!!

This quilt began in the Spring of 2012 as a project for the kids to work on.  We made a few blocks in Spring break that year and a few more in the summer. Then this past summer it came out again and I had hoped to get it done by November so we could give it to my in-laws for there 35th Anniversary.  But...it takes a lot of 6" blocks to make a big enough lap quilt!!
The back made out of scraps of blue
As it happens, they celebrated their 65th and 66th birthdays yesterday and today so I sent it to them for these wonderful milestones.
This block with pink is Sophie's.  When I pulled scraps from my bins I stayed away from pinks and really bright but Sophie insisted and now there are a couple signature blocks from her :)
I quilted a squiggly line in the white strips and then tied the center of the blocks with cotton yarn.  I've never tied a quilt before but I didn't have any inspiration for quilting that part and thought the tying would go with the scrappiness.

I asked them to Skype when they opened it so I could watch their reactions.  Modern technology is wonderful!

Linking up to the first Finish it up Friday of 2014 :)


  1. Wow, that turned out beautiful! I like that it has the white diamond shapes in there, too.

  2. It's beautiful! Lovely work. They look very pleased!

  3. It is beautiful! And much brighter than I imagined it would be (and you know I like brighter.) I am sure they loved it and will use it. Way to get it finished!

  4. Lovely Suzanne! How colourful and fun.

  5. What a great birthday(s) gift to give your in-laws! The finished quilt is great.:)

  6. The white makes all the colors pop nicely!! What a sweet gift for your inlaws!!

  7. I love how the white ties everything together. Your backing is awesome.