Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Double Star with borders

Well, here it is:


I used Dawn's suggestion and added two wide strips of the blue on the outside of the string stripes, then went around the whole thing in dark red. Kinda bright, but should add some color to someone's room in the nursing home I'll be donating it to!

And on the bad news front, I went to Walmart for an oil change today and of course, had to cruise by the fabric area. I'd never bought as much there as at Hancock's, but they did offer some name brand quilting fabric, Cranston, VIP, Quilter's Blenders, etc. Now, as stuff sells, they're not getting in any more. They said they'll still have some small notions, but nothing that has to be cut. So first the Hancock's near me closes, now the Walmart nearest me closes it's fabric area, where will I shop? Online only? But I like to feel my fabric... :(

15 comments:

quiltpixie said...

love your string hearts. they are nice and bright and "fun" looking. With your fabric options narrowing maybe it'll be incentive to shop your stash? hehehehe

Mary said...

It looks great - Dawn's suggestion was a good one.

I posted another quilt on the HeartString blog was inspired by your HeartStrings logo.

joyce said...

The heartstring quilt looks very nice. I wonder if all the online shopping is part of the reason for all the fabric store closings? I also prefer to see and feel my fabric before buying.

Helen said...

The two floating string borders look great.

mereth said...

That was a greqat way to make the top wider, the whole thing is looking good. I'm sure it will make someone cheerful.
Bad luck about losing the fabric shops.Nothing beats being able to rub a bit of material between the fingers and feel the quality, or the lack of it.
I hope Toby liked his taste of tea!Mac also likes Iced Coffee, what a waste.

Lily said...

It looks great Jane. That Dawn is one smart cookie!

Mama Koch said...

Looks good! Now....to work on mine.

Hanne said...

Lovely quilt. I really like those heartstring blocks. They always looks good.

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh - it is GORGEOUS! It turned out even better than I pictured in my head! I LOVE it!

swooze said...

Nice layout on your quilt. That added border of blue sure did make a difference!

YankeeQuilter said...

beautiful quilt. Sorry to hear your local fabric sources are drying up. I too like to touch the fabric before buying!

Patti said...

Dawn was right. I love what this did for the quilt!

Helen in the UK said...

Perfect way to finish your latest Heartstrings top. I'm sure the recipient will love it to bits :)

Happy Valley Quilter said...

Turned out great! I really like the blue setting.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I buy nearly all of my fabric online now, and if I need a feel-fix well there is plenty in the stash. Are there no LQSs near you at all anymore? At least if I want to look at some fabric in the store there are some that I can go to.

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