Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The decision is final....

 
This is the 2nd UFO for this challenge. It's been hanging around about a year. I showed the picture last challenge, but never got around to it. The blocks finish at 8", right now it's 48" X 64". I'm going to make it double bed size for DS #2. Using the 8" size it will be 80" X 96". I need to piece quite a few more string blocks...LOL. Better get to it!
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16 comments:

Amelia said...

Such a lovely quilt...the contrast in colors is the definite factor!

Tamara said...

i love the dark/light thing! its beautiful!

Michele Bilyeu said...

You absolutely can do it, Finn! And DD #2 will just love getting such a nice big quilt! I'm working on 2 strings at once (one full, one queen), and 2 orphan 9 patches charitable donation (bunk quilts)at once, and haven't quite finished pulling all of my hair out yet! What I have left may be going grey...but I am having a blast!

julieQ said...

Your strings! Wonderful, wonderful! (remember Lawrence Welk saying that?) I love the bright colors contrasting with your neutrals, and your layout is wonderful. Enjoy making the rest of your blocks!!

Ila said...

Those strings sing! I love the contrast.

sudoco said...

I love this...just beautiful!

Chris said...

Lovely string quilt, Finn. I am so glad you got your mojo back. i also love this challenge -- I have TWO completed UFOs to report. Admittedly, all they needed was binding and labels but they have been sitting around for a VERY long time. Your challenge gave the kink that I needed to focus. Quilting ADD is a very bad thing.

Mary said...

What a pretty UFO. That's one you should finish.

Angie said...

That is going to be a beautiful quilt, Finn! I love the contrast between the blocks. I've decided to add my crow/acorn wallhanging to your UFO challenge. :) Surely I can finish big-stitching that one, and get it into wallhanging or pillow form, right? :d

Dolores said...

I do love this quilt. The high contrast with light and dark is just wonderful.

Magpie Sue said...

So what method are you using to piece your string blocks? Are you piecing onto a foundation? It's sure lookin' good!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the contrast of the light and dark in each block.

Dionne said...

Stunning! I love it!

Rose Marie said...

Just deciding which UFO to finish is a huge decision (if you are like me and have lots to choose from). I look forward to seeing your progress!

This string quilt will be gorgeous!

scrappy quilter said...

I love the effect of the light and dark on this quilt. Beautiful as always. Hugs

Stephanie D. said...

I remember this one! It's the first time I've seen a string quilt with alternating dark and light squares. Very striking!