Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, November 13, 2020

A Rainbow UFO

When does a WiP become a UFO?  I'm not sure which category this project belongs in, but I do know that most of the blocks were made in 2019, and I've not made much progress on it since then.   But this week I've been sewing string blocks like there's no tomorrow!

Lots of blocks like these - 6.5 inch squares and 6.5 x 9.5 inch rectangles in my light(ish) neutral scraps!


String blocks sure make a big mess!




Here's where this collection of blocks is, after lots of string sewing this week:

Just 4 border blocks left!

I'm thinking about making a change in these blocks, though.  When I first started this project, I made a dark red set of blocks and a light red set.  

For a long time I thought I liked the light red block better, 
but I think I changed my mind!

What do you think?

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24 comments:

Michelle Churchman said...

Your string quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

Michelle
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Michele McLaughlin said...

I like the dark red where it is in the last photo. It balances the blue block! Looks great by the way! Have a great day!

Deb A said...

What a fun quilt! I think the dark works better in the top in the last photo. Will the light go on the back or become a new project?

Kate said...

You did manage a good bit of scrappy stitching this week. This is such a fun quilt. As far as WIP or UFO? I guess that depends on how you view it. Which ever, it won't be on your to do list for much longer.

Libby in TN said...

I think you need the dark red to balance some of the other lighter blocks. I really like the neutral "border."

PaintedThread said...

I like the dark red better. I love the look of the rectangle string blocks - I need to try that one of these days.

Julierose said...

I like the darker red, too; what lovely string diamonds...the neutral borders are perfect nice work hugs, Julierose

Vicki in MN said...

Boy you really did have pedal to the metal didn't you! I think you don't have it mess enough, good grief when I do it, well you can't hardly step on the floor, haha. Now that you have shown us both shades of red blocks, I do like the darker better.

grammajudyb said...

I like the darker red in the last photo too! More punch there! Guess you have the beginnings of a different quilt, or as Deb A says...it could go on the back! Your almost done!

Sandra said...

I love the way you are laying out the string quilt top; those borders really add so much to the design. Pretty!

The Joyful Quilter said...

SEW excited to see that you need only a few more blocks, Diann!! You asked about the red blocks. I think the dark red one might look nicer in another project or added to the back of the quilt. It feels too overpowering compared with the other blocks in the quilt top.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like the darker red and the neutral border - that border really finishes it off well

LA Paylor said...

lol you haven't seen a mess! come to my house and see a mess when I sew strings!!! Yours are dynamic !!!!

piecefulwendy said...

A happy mess, though! It's looking really good, Diann!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Nice string quilt! I love the dark red block best, but the light one is pretty great too. I also would like to know when a WIP becomes a UFO. Cause I have plenty in both categories.

Chantal said...

Excellent work, Diann. I like the last picture best. The string border is perfect in neutral colours. ;^)

Katie Z. said...

Nice work! I do so dislike the mess of string piecing.

Linda said...

Although I really like the light red, the dark red in that setting looks great. I agree, making strings makes a mess!

Rebecca Grace said...

I don't believe in UFOs; only WIPs no matter how long they take to finish! Even when I'm not actively working on a project, my unconscious is working on it like a marinade so it will be even better when I come back to it. And if the project is marinating, it's not abandoned!! I love your string blocks, by the way. I can't choose between the red blocks because I like both of them, but the dark red one is pretty strong.

Cathy said...

I like the dark and light red blocks. The will both sparkle with the right neighbors. I call them UFOs if they are out of sight in a box, bag or bin. If they are laying out and about somewhere they are usually a slowly moving WIP.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You know I love string blocks! I really like the beige blocks around the border. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

TerryKnott.blogspot.com said...

Oh my! The setting for those string blocks is amazing. I love it!!!

Angie said...

Yay for string quilts! I like your design; looking forward to seeing your blocks assembled.

Louise said...

I agree with Rebecca Grace...it's only a UFO if you abandon it completely! I love your rectangular string blocks. The diamonds that appear are just the best. And you've really committed to it with the borders, too! This piece is so cool :)