Friday, March 09, 2007

Patriotic String Star


I couldn't sleep last night and got up to make a few string blocks. Decided I'd make the last 20 I needed for my Patriotic String Star and by the time I was finished it was too late to go to bed. Keith and I planned to go to breakfast before he headed to work and I knew I'd never get up at 6:30 if I went to bed at 4:30 so I decided to stay up and assemble the top.

This isn't the greatest picture but I really love how this top turned out and Keith really liked it too. We went to breakfast and now I'm going to bed!

19 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's so striking - I love it!

Angie said...

Wow! What a beautiful quilt!! I love it, as well as the one in your last post! :)

Bonnie said...

Your string quilt is stunning. All your quilts have such vibrant colors and show up on my computer screen like a huge smile!

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Wow Mary you're on a roll! I don't remember staying up the whole night since "final's week" in college!

Your String Star Quilt looks fantastic!! Happy Weekend & sweet dreams to you today :c) ~Bonnie

Beth said...

Your pictures always inspire me to get OFF the computer and back to the sewing machine! I'm slogging thru borders. I hink I don't like them as much as I hate loading on the frame!!!

Dianne said...

So ya pulled an all-nighter, huh? If I had better light in my quilting studio I'd probably do the same...not sleeping well these days!

The quilt turned out SO well, didn't it? It's a very strong design, and I love the subtle play of colors in the blues and reds...another great job, Mary!

deputyswife said...

Mary it is beautiful!!!

Anne said...

Oh, that is pretty!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

It came out great! Some of my best work is at night; although - it has been years and years since I've pulled an all-nighter!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Samantha said...

First- get some sleep!! Second, it's fabulous! Love that quilt! So dramatic and striking!

Norma said...

I used to get up and do laundry when I couldn't sleep! *VBG* This one is a beauty!

Laurie said...

GORGEOUS Mary...I love it! I hope you got some rest!
Hugs
Laurie

Patti said...

What a fantastic looking quilt - and one would hardly know it was a string quilt. I just can't imagine staying up all night. I hope you feel rested by now.

Laurie said...

Mary,
I read your post on my blog about my son's problems. I never did yell at him...and LOL...he did call me tonight and thanked me for NOT losing my cool with him. I guess it's one of those "baby steps" that he needs to take. He did say it was the worst day of his life!
Laurie

Helen in the UK said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT. Think you deserve lots of catch up sleep. Congrats on another fabulous quilt :)

Esteemarlu said...

What a beautiful quilt. Those fabrics look like jewels.

Vicky said...

This is my favorite string quilt ever! Beautiful!

Hope you caught up on your rest!

(Hugs)

Linda_J said...

Very striking and for such a good cause, Mary.

swooze aka Suzette said...

I love this quilt! It makes me want to try a string quilt!