Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a new project

I've finished up 3 quilts in the past week, so it's time to start some new ones! Hurray!

These blocks are for a block of the month that Anina is hosting.
More details here.
I'm not only paper piecing, but I am enjoying it! Go figure.

57 comments:

Jennie said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love your colors! I am sad that I missed the first month- I may not do the quilt, but the paper-piecing foundations are nice to have! ~ Jennie

Rachel said...

Your blocks look so great!! I am also working on this project. This is my first time working with triangles and paper piecing and I am loving it so far!! I am not so sure I could handle triangles without the paper piecing though!! :) Anyway if you want to peek at some of my blocks from last month, I have them here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28046380@N02/

Cheers!
Rachel

Lauralness said...

Great colors!

therese said...

Hi Amanda,
I sewed a pair of mittens today!!
I thought I'd cheer myself up since the snow has decided to visit us one last time (I hope it's the last). I LOVE your Hopscotch Baby Quilt. Love those "crooked" squares. So relaxed and fun! Love you, too : )

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love your Geese in the Forrest blocks. I am also doing this BOM in the Christmas colors. So fun with the freezer paper piecing!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

If I had your beautiful scrap stash I'd be allover that group too! Love the fabrics you've used - have fun :)

nicolette said...

Great blocks! The colours are totally yours!

Erin said...

I love the colours - is this one for you to keep? :)

Mama Urchin said...

I'm going to make mine scrappy too.

Jasey said...

i LOVE your scrappy style. I have been searching for the perfect pattern to use a huge stash of Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market line. Do you have any suggestions. I thought I wanted to do the stacked coins but got it all laid out and am not so happy with it...

Jackie said...

The colors you chose are fantastic! It will be a nice soft quilt. I have to get started on mine.

Kristin said...

Love the colors! This will be a beautiful quilt.

Shanna said...

Oh, I just love the pink and green together!! Looks like fun...tried paper piecing for the first time last week...not bad!

amandajean said...

erin,

i'm not sure what i will be doing with this one yet. :)

aj

amandajean said...

jasey,

maybe you could make a candy bar road quilt with your farmer's market fabric? i think that would be LOVELY! (let me know if you need more details.)

aj

Heather said...

Looks like fun. I love the colors you have chosen. Who doesn't love pink??!

Kerri said...

love all the triangles!! i want to try paper piecing soon! looks like a lot of fun. :)

everythingquilts said...

Love the colors you used. I've been saving the patterns and hope to start mine soon.

heatherandrienne said...

they look good. i'm having a lot of fun doing this!!! glad that i learned.:)

Alissa said...

Yay! New quilts! This one looks wonderful. And you know, I've enjoyed the tiny bit of paper piecing that I've done too...it's different but sometimes that's fun!

Deb C. said...

I love your taste in fabric and colors. Just awesome. I look forward to your posts.

Cheryl A said...

Yeah for paper piecing! Seriously, I actually like it.
I have to tease you for pink, again. But this will look fantastic!

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love paper piecing. AND your colors are so perfect for this project.

becki said...

Very pretty! I just learned to paper piece last night, and I am loving it too!!!

Em said...

Three quilts in a week?!?!? You are unbelievable... Well done.

Jessica said...

How cute!! I find paper pieceing addictive, too! I found out about this BOM too late and I don't really have time to start it now anyway...so I'll just sit back and watch yours grow! ~Jessica

Katherine said...

Lovely colour choices for your blocks, Amandajean. This is looking like it'll be another beauty from your talented hands.

house on hill road said...

you have been busy!
spiderweb looks great!
yay for getting rid of the wallpaper.
the swell quilt is better than swell.
so glad susan is helping you name things - she has a knack. and the pinks and oranges look great in that quilt.
and paper piecing? you are my hero.

Princess Martha said...

They look great! Love the fabrics, and look, you have put them with that lovely crisp white! Love it.

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your blocks. I'm working on this project also and have been fussing about whether or not I've done the right thing by not making everything green. You have made me feel so much better with your beautiful colors. Isn't this a fun project.

Philigry said...

love this! just got your comments...what are you doing up so late?? he, he.

martameiga said...

I love the colours you chose... this design from Anina in definitely on my list of "to do someday" whenever I will be friends with my sewing machinw (at this point we still do not work well together hehe).
I am sure it will turn out as beautiful as all the quilts you do.
Love

Marta

The Calico Cat said...

I still don't know what colors to use...

QuiltedSimple said...

Love this one - the colors are great!
Kris

Linda said...

Looking good! I don't think I would enjoy the flying geese, though, besides, my printer isn't working. I go for much simpler patterns that go together faster, lol.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

Looks great! I love the tiny ones, they look like candy. I can't do paper piecing as a hand sewer, it cuts off all my knots! But I still make geese the sew and flip way. I've got a cute geese quilt on my blog, under Lydia's quilt if you want to see.

Judy said...

I have plans to start my next bunch of block today! I'm doing a xmas color solid first but I have plans to make a Kaffe colored model too! The pink and green look fantastic!

MichelleB said...

My goodness! It looks great. I love the pink and green.

lera said...

Pink and green. Can't go wrong there!

hobbyvenn said...

What a lovely work you have done. I am always getting some good ideas when I am visiting you. Thank you so much!

Anina said...

I love the pink and green!

Kerry-Lea said...

I have been following your blog for a few weeks now and am loving it! I am the mother of five, and had not done much quilting for a while, except to try to start one for each of my kids when they were born (usually finished about age 6!), #4's is still in progress and I haven't started #5's, sigh.

I looked online for the batting you recommend, and thought you might like to know that it is on sale online at Joann.com, for about $5.00 a yard, and there is also a 10% coupon you can use at checkout (SGD073), so even with shipping, this is a great deal!! Keep up the great show and tell. I love it.

P.S. In part due to your inspiration, I pieced and started machine quilting one for a friend, all within the last two weeks. Yay!!

Renee said...

Love these spring colours. :)

Jilly's Space said...

This is going to be a beautiful quilt!
Thank-you so much for commenting on my blog..I was so surprised and honored getting one from you!!
Jill :o)
P.S...I finished the quilt today and blogged it!

pratima said...

Your flying geese look so cute in pink and green. It's going to be a wonderful quilt :)

MommaJ said...

Love, love, love the color choice! Any chance you would be willing to share February's pdf?

amandajean said...

mommaj,

anina has the feb pdf up for sale in her shop for a small fee.

aj

MommaJ said...

Ooooo, great! Thanks!

sulu-design said...

Like that little different one off to the left - makes the whole set just right.

Sarah M said...

Love the colors on this. I'm saving her instructions so I can try this "someday." :)

Rebekah said...

cute stuff! I have really been into the triangle blocks lately

Kucki68 said...

I love seeing pink and green togehter, always a winner for me.

Marcia said...

I'm going to do this one too. It makes me happy to see you are as well.

Liz said...

I really love the colors on this one!

Amy said...

Are you using the paper piecing method on the twiddletails website or another? I have never done it and find it hard to follow. Suggestions???

amandajean said...

amy,

i found learning paper piecing very challenging, but thankfully i had a friend teach me. i think learning from a friend was the only way i would have figured it out. maybe you can find a class at a local quilt shop that would teach it? or maybe you have a friend that quilts that could teach you? those would be my top suggestions. hope that helps!

aj

Katie said...

Oooo. Yours are pretty!! :-)