Friday, July 31, 2009

officially on a quilting break

yesterday and today i made 26 more of my string quilt blocks. it was actually very relaxing and fun but i'm taking tomorrow off and we leave sunday after church.
i now have 51 blocks. i want it 8 rows by 10 rows. we'll see. that would make a VERY LARGE quilt! i love big quilts though so we'll see. it was looking large when i laid it out 7 rows by 7 full rows and two left over. i really LOVE this quilt and the way it's coming together. i can't wait to sew the rows together. but that's for a later date. i'm not going to take the whole vacation off of blogging but i am taking a few days off! have a GREAT couple of days.

25 comments:

  1. wow!!!! what an amazing quilt you'll make!!!!

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  2. Have a great time.
    Your string quilt is looking stunning!!
    Andi :-)

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  3. Fabulous, this is going to be a looker!
    Carolyn*

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  4. ALl those strings look amazing! Have a great vacation.

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  5. I love it! I think I am going to have to make a quilt like this for my friend.

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  6. It looks great! Have a great vacation.

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  7. That quilt is looking sooooooooo amazing! Have an awesome vacation and enjoy what you do and who you are with!!!

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  8. your string quilt is beautiful! i hope you have a wonderful vacation! :)

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  9. What an amazing quilt!
    Hope you have a wonderful vacation.

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  10. this is looking really amazing...love the colors. enjoy your vacation!

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  11. You made 26 blocks today???? Well, Wonder Woman, Good job!!! WOW! I am impressed! Those colors will be beautiful and it will be a very fun quilt, whatever size it is!!! Have a wonderful vacation!!! Visit with you when you return!!!! With lots of pictures!

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  12. your string quilt is amazing! i say go BIG!!! you have the scraps for it, you might as well. :)

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  13. it looks beautiful! love the colors.

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  14. Have a wonderful vacation!!

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  15. I so admire the stamina to do 26 in a day - i do 4 and then get bored.
    That is going to be absolutely stunning when it's done!!

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  16. What beautiful strings you have! The colors you work with are so 'clear' and fresh. I guess I tend to work with deeper, darker, 'dirtier' colors...my strings never look this fun!

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  17. wow - very pretty. I love the look of those quilts, but I don't love the thought of ripping all that paper! I am too lazy! : )

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  18. Your string quilt is going to be gorgeous! Have a safe trip!
    Paulette

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  19. Amazing, amazing, amazing - I love it!!! The colors are magnificent!

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  20. Lovely, lovely. I did a little one and gave it away to a new babe. I'm thinking of doing another now that I've got the knack. I've been sorting my strips to make it easier to piece. Thanks for the inspiration! Have a nice break....you lucky thing, middle of summer. We're middle of winter! Cheers, T.x

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  21. Wow! I must say, before I say your quilt laid out in this post I haven't been the biggest fan of strong quilts. But your work is really making me re-think that! Perhaps I passed judgment a bit too quickly!

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  22. I can't wait to see this finished. It's beautiful so far!

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  23. I love the way this is looking too. Wow 26 at one time, I don't think I have the patience, it does make me want to go work on mine. :)

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  24. I'm just quilting my Queen sized string quilt. I laid the patches of strings in a basket weave pattern. I estimated (after I started) that there are about 3000 strings in it. Just as well I estimated AFTER I'd started, otherwise I probably wouldn't have begun. It looks fabulous though, can't wait to finish it.

    (I've been working on it since Feb, so it'll get on my bed just as winter ends, probably. Only have a couple of weeks to go till Spring...)

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