Friday, February 04, 2011

Quilt-along progress (and snow)

As I mentioned a few days back, I'm doing the Bloggers' Block-a-Palooza quilt along right now. Here are the first four blocks - starting to get a sense of how this might look:

 The top right square was the first one and is the least good of the set - I wasn't quite sure of my color and fabric choices that week, but has been evolving since to the point where I have a pretty good idea what I'm doing now. I'll be remaking that block at some point before the end - in addition to not quite being right in terms of layout, it's a little smaller than it's supposed to be.

The latest two are the bottom row, both of which I really like. It's evolving into a very modern looking quilt, making a lot of use of polka dots and stripes and simple, graphic fabrics. I'm also liking the dove gray accents in place of much white.

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And, because I don't have enough projects going on at one time, I've started one of these quilts, from Crazy Mom Quilts, one of my quilting heros. It's a great way to use up a ton of scraps, which are literally eating up my studio space. I have baskets and baskets of scraps of truly wonderful fabrics I've used over the last couple years of making things for etsy, all of which would look awesome in a quilt. And nine patches are so quick and easy to make that it's going to be a breeze to accumulate 70 blocks in no time - I've already made over a dozen in the last few days.

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We're heading up to Mazama this weekend for a week's stay. I'm very excited  to get up there and see all the snow (the pic above is from about a month ago, sent to us by our neighbors across the way), and to spend some time relaxing and sitting by the fire. Sofie is bringing her sled and her dollhouse, and I'm bringing three or four quilts that need their binding sewn and a big stack of books, and I think it will be a very idyllic week in the snow.

1 comment:

franberry said...

Cool!
I'm also doing this. Of course I haven't finished any blocks yet - hoping to get some time to sew this weekend. I washed some fabric already, and have more inspiration from your post, so perhaps it will actually happen.

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