Tuesday, February 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday~Group Quilt Mania

What have I been doing this week...

Hmm.. lots of random sewing it seems. I've been keeping busy with these "Taking Names" blocks for our group quilt/pattern test project.. been making a few more of my own while I wait for my package to arrive with all of my partners' background fabrics in them.  When that comes, I will be making 12 blocks for each person (eight people) so it will be crazy for a few days.  I don't want to be the one who misses the deadline.  However, I think I'm the only one from the west coast, and my package hasn't arrived yet from the Boston area. :/  So when I wasn't working on my own blocks.. (I have 18 now)

..I started cutting out some strips in preparation, as I've heard some of the other participants have chosen black and white to go with their chosen background color.  

Can you believe this was my scrap basket when I started..

And this is my scrap basket 18 blocks later?

Is it just me, or does it almost seem that they've multiplied?  You can't even tell I've touched it, much less made 18 blocks.  So crazy.

No progress has been made on the Impromptu quilt, but I did sew up a quick valance for our upstairs bathroom..

 ..that is primarily used by my son.  This is some home dec weight fabric I've had for years and years.  

Slice, dice and hem. For this window..

I think will warm it up in there a little and go with his jungle-y things.



$4 pics from Target:

And last but not least, the tissue-puking Tiger. :)  Gotta love little boys!

One of these days, I will take care of the mirror situation, and repaint the vanity.  For now, I'm just glad I finally got out that piece of fabric and made something with it!  

So far so good in keeping with my "Drop and Give Me Twenty" (minutes of sewing a day in February) pledge.

Gonna link up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.  Hope everyone's having a great week so far!


p.s. In other good news, my finger hasn't fallen off, and I've graduated from a pressure bandage to a regular bandaid and it's not bleeding or throbbing anymore. :)

*also linking up with Crafty Soiree, What's It Wednesday, Transformation Thursday, Show & Tell, do something crafy, confessions of a fabric addict


Anonymous said...

Hi Kelli i am glad your finger is getting better and boy you have been busy,well done.xx

Gina said...

I love your scrappy triangles!! Isn't it great to make something you need from something you have?! and yes!!! it seems your scraps are multiplying instead of decreasing!!

The triangle quilt is going to be super gorgeous! Well done!

Katie said...

at first I thought you were making a joke with your scraps pictures but then I remembered I made a queen quilt top with mostly scraps and had the same problem -- it looked like I had more scraps when I finished. But hey there are worse problems to have. great progress this week.

I think those scraps have definitely multiplied, they're obviously breeding in there ;o)

Loving the bathroom redo, espeically the tissue-puking tiger :oD

Patti said...

Had to laugh that your scrap pile is growing instead of shrinking! Glad I'm not alone with that! Fun bathroom re-do as well. Who doesn't need a tissue puking tiger!!

Gotta love little boys!!!!

My scrap basket also grows when I'm not looking.

So glad the finger is better.

Chris said...

Perhaps the little elves that cause my scraps and laundry to breed over night are also visiting your house?

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem with my scrap bin. The more scrap quilts i do the more scraps I seem to have. Not sure what to do about it all!

Sabrina said...

The exact same thing happens to my scrap basket when I make scrap blocks. It is mind boggling.

Jenelle said...

Those scrappy triangles look fantastic! I need to break out my scraps too and use some up. :) Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

Beth said...

Glad your finger is improving! My grandson has that same jungle theme in his bathroom - even a monkey bathrobe! I think I need to get him that tiger . . .

Jenniffier said...

I have been feeling the same way about my scraps. I have been trying to work my way through them but they just keep multiplying and taking up more room. I really need a better way to sort them.

You are making great progress with the blocks, so glad your finger is coming along. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us.

Your blocks look fabulous! My scrap basket does the same thing - it just keeps multiplying on its own! And no, you're not the only one to try to cut off your finger with a rotary cutter - I cut mine so bad once it bled for three days even though I had a pressure bandage on it! But it finally healed, and now I use it as an object lesson for new quilters.... ;-)

Whoop whoop!!

Leonie said...

Awesome blocks and fab room decor! thanks for linking up last week!

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