Friday, June 7, 2013

Whooping it up on Friday

I want to start a new project so badly.  See this one, Common Bride by Laundry Basket Quilts.  I saw this when I went to the quilt show at Shipshewana last year.  Oh you should have seen this one, my it was absolutely stunning!  Now it's definitely going to be a challenge and it's definitely going to take time, but I am so in love with this quilt.

However, I feel like my scraps are kinda taking over the sewing room and it's hard to find anything.  So I made a deal with myself.  If I can get 4 quilts out of the mountains of scraps (and seriously there are about 14 quilts that can be made with those scraps!) then I could start a new project.  So I got started and 10 fat quarters and 2 yards of fabric later, I had 2 quilt  tops and 2 backs all pieced from the scraps.  2 down, 2 to go.
 This first one is the baby quilt that I start last week.  I had the blue strings that I was going to add to easy street to make it king size.  But I got lazy :)  Now they make a baby quilt.  And the green strings, left over from Orca Bay.  Nice size baby quilt ended up at 40x45.  I used up the last of the green and blue strings along with some flannel scraps for the back.
Those peach and brown scraps literally came from a scrap bag that I won on a give away some time ago.  They were so pretty and just sitting on the table, I found 10 off white jelly roll strips and 10 fat quarters, along with that bag of scraps and here's quilt number 2.  I used the rest of the fat quarters, 2 yards of fabric from my stash and scraps of flannel for the back.  This one ended up a little on the tall and skinny side.  I should have added a couple more strips as most of the strips in the bag were about 30 inches not a full width of fabric.  The colors look much better in person :)

And then I decided that was a bit too easy.  I need to do something with these squares before I start another big project that isn't finished.  I'm stuck on the sashing.  I really wanted to do something curved, fancy and incredible, but hey I'll settle for done.  Any suggestions?  I may need to stare at them a bit longer.

Linking up with Sarah to see what everyone else is whooping about.  

10 comments:

  1. The blue and green quilt looks like a diamond in the water. Very pretty baby quilt. It is so much fun make strip quilts. I would do something simple with the blocks. Probably a border with cornerstones. But thinking outside the box is hard for me. I will be watching to see what you do.

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  2. I love that Laundry Basket quilt too, definitely one I want to make. But like you, have to clear out some of the other projects first. It's on my list though. Looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

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  3. Good for you in slashing the stash of scraps! Maybe a storm at sea border will give that curve look?

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  4. wow! you have a lot of great projects! I especially love the diamond quilt with the warm/cool colors. The layout is so pretty!

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  5. Great projects! Congratulation on these two!
    Esther
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  6. Maybe a dark green or if you want curvy maybe a print fabric w/curves.

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  7. Great projects, and beautiful quilting as always. I love the Laundry Basket quilt pattern! I call these type of projects my Forever projects as they usually take me about 2 yrs. (or more to finish) I work on forever projects between doing other quilts. I think they are a lot of fun! It will be fun to read about your new quilt and the progress you make on it. Lots of appliqué! and beautiful colors.

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  8. That Laundry Basket quilt is a real beauty. I would love to see it in real life.... was it in batiks??
    Like you, I need to finish some projects and really put a dent in the fabric stash........ I just can't possibly start another project.....although I do like to take on a "long term project"..... this could be that project. Take care......

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  9. Sue, I saw a curvy sashing design for a Tshirt quilt ages ago. See here: http://piecefulkwilter.blogspot.ch/2009/06/t-shirt-quilt-tips.html. I have used the Creative Grids Split Seconds Quilt ruler to make curvy cuts in blocks. Could do something similar for this.

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  10. I can't wait to see the Common Bride quilt when you get it finished. I have one similar that I would love to do but I have way too many UFO's. I've made a list but haven't been working on it

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