• Finished Quilts in 2010

    Click pictures for full details! Julia's Field of Blessings See Mom, I *Can* Make Snowmen in Texas! All Shook Up Pansies & Primroses Vintage Spring Vintage Baby A Bad Copy
  • Finished Quilts in 2009

    Click pictures for full details! Sunshine & Swimming Pools Loving Hands Boy Woogies Carina's Quilt Front Charity Quilt 1 Charity Quilt 2
  • Finished Quilts: Previous Years

    My sister's quilt Elena's Signature Quilt Cosmic Spiral Simona's Flower Garden ...And Everything Nice The Wool Quilt The Original Woogie
  • Finished Craft Projects

    Traveling Car Playmat Brown Bear Matching Cards
  • Finished Girls’ Dresses & Costumes

  • Quilt To Do List

    *Julia's "Baby" Quilt
    *Bethlehem Quilt
    *Kaffe Fassett String Quilt
    *Star Happy Batik Quilt
    *Red & Tan Single Wedding Ring Quilt (blocks made)
    *Batik Charm Square Quilt
    *Lingerie Quilt
    *Purple & Gold Mystery Quilt (just needs quilting!)
    *Eagle paper-pieced Quilt (@ half pieced)
  • Other Craft Project To Do List

    *Alphabet Matching Card Game
    *Apple/Pear Dress for Elena
    *Pillow Case Dress for Julia
    *Knit Dress for Elena (need to do post!)
    *Knit Shorts for Me

Sewing Olympics Update

WOOHOO! I am going strong on the Sewing Olympics and I’m loving how it’s looking! I was a little uncertain when I first started but once I laid them out yesterday I knew I was going in the right direction.

When starting the project I quickly decided not to mix up the warms and cools within each block. I thought it might get too muddled otherwise. I have actually used up ALL my warms, finishing with a total of 40 blocks! Just look at them!

Why hello there, Pokey.  Do you like my quilt?

And the best part of this? I really did throw out the little left over scraps!

I have a bad tendency to keep even the tiniest slivers of fabric because “I might be able to use it *some* day.” It has been extremely frustrating because I finish up a project and it seems I never make even the smallest dent in my stash. In fact, the stash just seems to grow! Case in point: finishing the “For the Boys” rag quilts that were done to use up these same flannel scraps in the first place.  I made 2 quilts yet still had a pile of scraps I couldn’t just throw out!  I really had to say no to my hoarding tendencies.  I*really* don’t want to be featured on that A&E show in future years.  BUT LOOK, the scraps are IN. THE. TRASH.

I am still working on the cool blocks, and have 10 finished so far. I think I have more cool fabrics than warm, so I’m expecting to get more than 40 blocks of these.

Totally liking the red zingers in these blocks.

And then I’ll have to decide *how* I’m going to put these all together. Separate warm and cool quilts? OR how about a quilt combining them all? Here’s one idea:

Or something like this?

Hmmm, decisions decisions…  Must get back to sewing so I have more to play with!

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8 Responses

  1. Ooh – maybe I’ll come raid your garbage. More scraps to steal. 🙂 Thanks for letting me be the recipient of some of your scraps. Bags already made and pictures soon to be posted!

  2. Oh wow, the orangey ones are so gorgeous!!! I would love, love, love it if you would consider posting these lovely pics in the sewing olympics Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/sewingolympics/

    I know the other participants would love to see this! I think you are the only Olympian making a quilt! 🙂

    • Thanks!

      I didn’t have those pictures on flickr yet (need to buy a membership to flickr so I can upload everything without worries!) I will definitely try to get them on your flickr group!

      Nancy

  3. Your italicized parentheticals are cracking.me.up!

  4. That is going to be a spectacular quilt, and flannel too. Cozy and exciting. It could be a warm front/cool back quilt too.

    • I *love* the idea of a warm front/cool back! Love it! Unfortunately the blocks will only be 6″ finished and the finished warm front can only be 30″ by 40″ unless I find some more fabric somewhere that goes with my current selection. I really did use every last inch I had Hmmm…

      Thanks for coming by and commenting!

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