I really can't tell you how much I loved this quilt top. Maybe it's because I made it among friends at a small retreat in the woods.
Or maybe it's because fabric is a medium for time travel, each scrap reminding me of a project (or multiple projects) made before.
Maybe it's because it's super colorful and scrappy, and that's the way to my heart.
Probably, it's all of these. And these reasons probably explain my delay in finishing the quilt. Quilting is the step that often stumps me. After seeing C use painter tape as a quilting guideline, inspiration struck.
I placed several pieces of tape in various directions, and then began to quilt straight lines in each section.
In this photo, you can see the intersecting lines. It was a slow process, but it gave me a chance to spend time with this beloved project.
And it is beloved.
I used Joel Dewberry herringbone for the binding. I've used this on countless quilts. I debated a scrappy binding, but I really wanted something that matched the back of the quilt.
The back features a large piece and a few large scraps, mostly from Jeni's Color Me Retro line.
And now, I will love the finished quilt as much I loved that top.
I will probably make another strippy string quilt in the future, since my string box is overflowing again.