Thursday, April 10, 2008

starting week

Last week was finishing week, so naturally, this is starting week.

Here are glimpses of the 4 quilts that I started in the past 2 days.




What fun I am having!
It's apparent that even though my favorite color is orange, I am still awfully fond of pink.

33 comments:

Hip Mama Crafts said...

All of them are really cute although- I like the pink and green one the best! I am slowly starting to plan a quilt for my niece's wedding present next May. I figure at the rate I am going with the Funky Quilt I'd better get on it! :) ~hj

QuiltedSimple said...

Starting 4 quilts in 1 week - I envy you. I'm still trying to finish up my pinwheels and other started projects. Love them all!

KRis

Jacquie said...

I'm bowing at your feet...four in a week! I'm agog at your productivity. Of course I love them all.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh I love them all. Which one will I try??? So many ideas. I have a new quilt for my daughter to make. Too many options.

Gretchen said...

How fun! I love starting projects!

I have two quilts that I am making myself finish before I start any more...

Can't wait to see how yours progreses!

nicolette said...

Promising pictures! I like starting a new quilt better than finishing one!

Marcia said...

Oh, you shouldn't be teaching me that I could work on more than one quilt at a time! (LOL)

lera said...

You are *starting* four quilts? Oh my! Ms. Incredible!

Kat - Taylor Made designs said...

you are so industrious! I wish I could get my act in gear and start a project like this... I just have too much on my plate right now. But you are inspiring!

Philigry said...

i love pink too. i love orange and pink together even more!
your quilts are going to be awesome!

Amy Jo said...

They are all beautiful. I can't wait to see how they all come together!!

Kristin said...

They look great! I am starting my finish it up week tomorrow night. I am even more determined now that is followed by start it up week. Yippe!!

Anina said...

How much fabric do you have????
These all look wonderful, especially the pink ones. :-)

RobinE said...

Wow! You are motivated! And these are some really beautiful starts.

sarahmurray said...

You rock sister! Your quilts are awesome, I'm really enjoying your blog!

amandajean said...

anina,

I have enough fabric in my stash to make at least 15 quilt tops. it's more than that, but after 15 I stopped counting and put myself on a fabric diet. fat lot of good that did me, but still. I'm back on the wagon again.

Melissa said...

Beautiful, I can't wait to see all four of them.

I have a question- Do you know of a way to revive an old quilt, a very old quilt. Someone very special made it when she was young and gave it to me- I worked with her, I was her nurse. Anyhow, some of the squares are ripped and some are practically missing. Do I cut out the lines of sqaures and replace, then re-sew down to a smaller size? Or could you refer me to a sight? Thanks.
Melissa

Heather said...

I can't choose a favorite. They are all pretty.

Amy said...

oh for crying out loud! Four quilts in one week! Geez...I still need to pull my ONE back out and work on it again! I don't even want to tell you how long ago I started it!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Very nice...there is a lovely lot of variety in these four quilts...

Suzie said...

Four quilts in one week, that's what I like!!! Creativity just have to flow. I can't wait to see all of them, you do such a fine work!

Jackie said...

You just amaze me!! Fantastic, can't wait to see the progress.

Ayala Levinger said...

They are all so lovely I can't decide which the most.
May I ask why do you start 4 quilts at the same time? are there advantages for doing so?
I find that interesting because I have also some projects in different stages but I never thought about "massa-quilting". it is a new idee.

qusic said...

I love starting quilts but after having a pile of countless wsip I put my self on project diet, just go on or finish what I have, so I indulge in your new projects even more for not contributing to my "pile" but to my fun! I'm in pink too even if orange and green are my faves, perhaps because it is a spirit lifting colour?

Rachael Adele said...

What size are these blocks?

amandajean said...

ayala levinger,

there is no good reason for starting 4 quilts at one time. I couldn't decide which one to make, so I started a bunch. I had all the fabric sitting in my stash, so I figured the sooner I start on the quilts, the sooner I will finish them. at least that is my hope! :)

amandajean

amandajean said...

melissa,

I don't know of any sites about reviving old quilts. there are differing opinions on whether or not it should be done, but I would say try to salvage it if you can. sorry I can't help you on this subject....it's something I haven't done.

good luck!

amandajean

amandajean said...

rachael adele,

the block sizes are as follows...
in the first photo each of those 4 squares are 5.375" unfinished.

in the second photo, each of the 4 blocks are 11" unfinished

in the third photo the block is 14"
unfinished

and the last block is 12.5" unfinished.

NanaKaren said...

As always, I love your blocks, ALL of them! Have fun!

Sherry said...

Those blocks are going to make some awesome quilts. I love them all but I'm partial to pink/green combo and I've been on a polka dot kick lately. :) Great productivity....you go girl! LOL

Rebekah said...

love the two tone log cabin...a quilt like that is on my wish/to-do list

Clair said...

I love the triangles (from the first picture). Maybe it will inspire me to make a quilt like that.

Joanna said...

I have FINALLY found another person that loves orange! You seriously need to see my kitchen
;-) Up next on my quilts to make list - an orange one of course!