Friday, April 5, 2013

A Finish for Friday

My UFO Finish for the week is Bright Blue Strings. These string blocks were from a HGTV Quilting Forum swap several years ago. I asked for shades of blue for the center string and bright gender neutral  fabrics and received 2 blocks from each quilter. Didn't they do an amazing job?

I added some blocks of my own to fill out a good sized kids quilt. I love how my eyes chase the blue strings all around this quilt!

Isn't this little kitty just the cutest?

I also really like the umbrella print and the slice of the basketball players.

And these cute doggies too!
I choose turquoise polar fleece for one step batting and backing. It seemed a little stretchier than the fleece I've used in the past, but I think the bit of wave I have around the edges will disappear after I wash it. I used a pretty variegated Star thread in shades of blue, turquoise and a bit of purple and a scrappy binding of 5 royal blue prints from my 2.5" string drawer.
I just LOVE string quilts! This one will be donated to Project Linus.

I'm linking up to TGIFFCan I Get a Whoop Whoop?, Finish It Up FridayLet's Make Baby Quilts and Link a Finish Friday.

25 comments:

  1. I love your quilt - it's so bright and cheery!

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  2. That looks great! I love the way all of the different blues tie together so well. Thanks for linking up! :-)

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  3. I love those novelty prints, too--and String quilts do show them off really well. Your quilt is soooo cute! Hugs, Julierose

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  4. I love this string quilt. I love your quilting, too.

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  5. What a great looking quilt! I love brights and novelties and you just have to smile when you see this beauty!

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  6. Such a bright and happy quilt! You are putting me to shame with all these finishes. I really need to get in gear!

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  7. Pretty! I love the prints in there. :)

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  8. Great quilt!
    So fun to watch all the fabrics and the stunnig blue stripes are soo good!!

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  9. That is amazing that the blocks were made by a group of people - great matching!!! Congrats on the finish!

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  10. Fun blocks. Fun quilt. Some kid will love it.

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  11. this quilt is so happy!! great job!

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  12. That quilt definitely deserves a Whoop Whoop. I love the pops of novelty fabrics scattered throughout. Some child is going to love this quilt.

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  13. That is really striking. Congratulations on the finish.

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  14. All things bright and beautiful!!!! :) Lovely. thanks for linking up

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  15. visiting from finish it up friday. What a fantastic bright kids quilt. Lots of work in that and I think the quilting you have done is great. Sometime straight lines are so simple and effective.

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  16. Congratulations on your finish! Very cute quilt!!!
    Esther

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  17. I love, love, love string quilts. Yours is a bright and fun one. Love how you quilted it.

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  18. Great quilt - so fun, bright and cheery.

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  19. I, too, love the blue strings and the neat little fabric slices.....and the kitty is awesome!!!! The quilting is perfect, too!! Don'tcha just love string quilts.....they form such interesting secondary patterns....like a kaleidoscope!! An "I Spy" quilt that will be loved for years to come!!! Hugs, Doreen

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  20. Oh this is so bright and wonderful - the kiddo who receives this quilt will feel the love for sure!! Great quilt!!

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  21. Very cute quilt. Love the blue and bright colour combo. I hadn't thought of doing those forum swaps, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for the idea.

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  22. Great quilt, I love how the blues draw all the blocks together! I guess it will make a child very happy!

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  23. Great quilt. I love all the bright colors. String quilts are a favorite of mine too.

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