Thursday, February 17, 2011

String quilt and other stuff

I’m feeling lucky again. Lori, of Humble Quilts, did a giveaway for those of us who participated in her Midnight Stars quilt along and I was the winner of a bundle of blue and cheddar fabrics! Woohoo! Thanks, Lori!

Here is my completed Virginia Bound string quilt that I started in a class with Bonnie Hunter last spring. I’m really happy with it. It was made with strings resulting from over 20 years of quilting and crafting. I still have a lot – maybe my next string quilt will be a spider web. I’m thinking of naming this quilt “Nifty Fifty” because today is my 50th birthday! I’m feeling really good about it and looking forward to my 50’s. I have a friend who keeps telling me “fifty is nifty”!

In honor of my big day I’ve decided to do a giveaway.  Leave me a comment on this post and I’ll draw Monday, the 21st at noon. The winner will receive this seat cushion and quilt carrying bag. The cushion is wonderful for those awful chairs we sit in during quilt guild meetings and workshops. I’ve also used mine at high school football games (my youngest son is in the marching band). My husband started using one, too – those bleachers get awfully cold on a chilly October evening. The quilt carrying bag is light weight and big enough for a king size quilt. Good luck!


  1. Congratulations on your win and Happy Birthday!! The big 50! Welcome to the fabulous fifties!

    Your string quilt turned out wonderful.

    Great seat cushion~~~but, #1 commenter rarely wins.

  2. Maureen....Happy Birthday! Mine was 2 days ago, turned 49!

    Your Virginia Bound string quilt is beautiful....I just love string quilts and all the colors that pop out!

    And I had a really good laugh at the seat cushion....that's priceless! Would love to win it, but if not, where did you find it? What a hoot!

    Enjoy your lots of cake! :o)

  3. Happy Birthday! Love the string quilt; they're one of my all time favorite quilts!


  4. Happy Birthday, Maureen, mine will be feb. 22 (52). You are very lucky to win and to meet Bonnie Hunter : I am a big fan.

  5. Happy Birthday Maureen and best wishes for the coming year. Congratulations on your win and I see much more sewing in your future with those new fabrics.

  6. congrats on your recent win!
    The quilt looks great - close ups - please!!
    I love the cushion, it would so go with my don't drink and quilt t-shirt :)
    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  7. Happy, Happy Birthday!! Congrats & Welcome to the Fifties. You're gonna love them!

  8. Happy birthday!!! Love the string quilt!! I bet you used up a lot of scraps on that one!!

  9. That's a good string quilt! Scrappy but not too scrappy.

  10. Belated birthday greetings, Maureen. I'm sorry I didn't wish you H.Birthday early enough to be in the drawing. Blame my computer sluggishness on that. I wasn't visiting anywhere cuz downloads are taking tooooo long.
    Your Virginia Bound string quilt is absolutely wonderful. Those light diamonds almost sparkle!