Sunday, May 09, 2010

I had to!


I saw this on flickr the other day. Oh, mylanta, how I love it! When I woke up early this morning, I busted out the scraps and I did a little sewing. What a great way to start off the day! I also got the sweetest card from my oldest boy. A happy mother's day, indeed!

I have no idea where I'm going with this quilt, so right now it's all about enjoying the process. I love it!!!!!!!!! Each square is 1.5" cut and finishes at 1".

Happy Mother's Day to all you other mamas out there!

71 comments:

beth said...

You've got me inspired now!!
And happy mother's day to you!

Dresden Quilter said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I've been working on one of those for three years now. It's up to a full size at this point, but it keeps growing! Good luck with yours!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

It's so very cute! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Caitlin T. said...

i've been cutting my scraps into small blocks so that i could do something similar. thanks for sharing!

lari smiles said...

Wow, I love this block. What a great way to use up some teensy scraps!

Trisha said...

Happy Mom's Day to you too! Looks like a fun scrappy project.

Terriaw said...

I love your inspiration! What a fun project to work on. Happy Mom's Day to you too!

soggybottomflats said...

Happy Mothers Day to you to Amanda! I also wanted to let you know that because of you I machine quilted FINALLY without fear. Thank you for teaching old dogs new tricks...and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Thank you, Elaine from Texas

Amy said...

I'm so happy to see your blog back! Thanks for the inspiration, and Happy Mother's Day right back at you!

bloominworkshop said...

I am in love with those tiny squares! Hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Leslie said...

those are crazy tiny little blocks

Jackie said...

Love the colors! Happy Mother's Day!

Kate said...

This little quilt is darling. I LOVE the colors and the teeny squares!! I saw this type of quilt done once using fusible webbing to hold the squares together while you sew them. Great idea!

Tasha said...

Fun fun fun! Love it

PioneerValley said...

This looks like a fun project to work on with all those pretty little bits of fabric jumbled together


(and happy mother's day!)

Alexis said...

Darling block! Happy Mother's Day!

LadyUnderThe Oaks said...

when you do please share the thought; i have found your ideas very inspiring with hundreds of 2 inch squares given to me still sitting in a box!

Kris said...

Wooftie! Those squares are itty bitty (and so cute). :) I absolutely love the blue butterfly (top row, 4 from the right).

Happy Mother's Day, mama!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I love that feeling. A burst of inspiration, a racing heart, and a grin as you dive into choosing fabrics, imagining the possibilities. What a rush! :)

Petit Debutant said...

I'm not that crazy! (yet) LOL it looks great

S. Anderson said...

I have always wanted to do a postage stamp quilt! Can't wait to see more about your process. Might just be the inspiration I need to make one too!

Mrs Moen said...

Happy mother's day to you too.-)

Andi said...

Oh Mylanta!!
Such tiny squares destined for another Crazy Mom stunner!!!
Great to have you back.
Andi :-)

Alia said...

Hi there! I just wrapped up my Mother's Day over here! I get to celebrate it around the same date as my daughter's bday!

I made her a baby quilt like this for her 3rd birthday! I used to buy the samples from Keepsake Quilting and used those 1.5" squares to make a little baby quilt.

Have fun!

Renee said...

Happy Mother's Day! I am a novice quilter & blogger...and just found your blog. Wow...what a find! Your tutorials are SO helpful! THANK YOU!

MichelleB said...

And Happy Mother's Day to you, quilting mama.

VeeV said...

I have missed you sooooo!!

happy mothers day to you too!!

xo
eva

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you are back. i love the creative pieces you do. Leslie

JHRME said...

I am sooooo happy youre back! Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Hendrix said...

WOW so tiny!! I wonder where the quilt will go too! What a way to start your day!! Happy Mothers Day!

Laurel H. said...

LOL yes crazymom is back! Happy Mother's Day to you too, AmandaJean. :)

pklaw said...

Have you seen this tutorial for postage stamp blocks? I am inspired by both of you to give it a go!

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=1398

Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

JG said...

Oh, it is so cute!

Thanks! I had a great day and glad you also enjoyed your special day!

emedoodle said...

Beautiful! I had also seen that tutorial on sewmamasew... (like the commenter up there). I'm not nearly as amazing as you are and my squares don't always match up (getting better...) using the cheeter way with interfaceing was great and I felt so accomplished with those matching corners! I love the tiny tiny though. Thanks for more inspiration - so glad you're back! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

TOO cute!
Happy Mother's Day!

Dawn said...

Oh sew cute...he he.. Happy Moms day to you as well...
Hugs Dawn x x

Allie said...

beautiful!
Happy Mother's Day to you!

Adele said...

I love this little cutie... and I love love love how you say 'oh mylanta'!

sewjournal said...

That's lovely!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love your bitty scraps - Happy Mother's Day to you AJ!

Annie said...

Of course I love it too, and after my walk, I'm going to have a go myself. You surely have a talent to inspire is gals out here in blogland. Great to have you back.

Tania said...

I love the 'winging it', fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants approach. It's working a dream so far.

Can I borrow 'Oh, mylanta'? It made me guffaw.

Rhian said...

How perfect! Was just looking for inspiration for what I could do with my most favourite Honey Bun! I may just have found the answer!

Anonymous said...

I just started a postage stamp quilt, I plan to work on it for many years, because I can't seem to stay out of my scrap bins for other things. But it is fun to work with all those fun little pieces of scraps isn't it!

Have fun with this one.

Glad to have you back sharing your fun quilts and tips.

Stacey

kym said...

It was a HAPPY DAY when I saw you show back up in my newsfeed! I still have you there, because I love your blog for inspiration. Check out my Celebration Quilt at stringbean17.com! The beautiful things you to encourage me! I am glad you are back...no pressures, post when you want! We are all glad to see you! :)
Kym

Tara said...

I've always thought a postage stamp quilt would be awesome! Love the colors!

Amy said...

**swoon**

Mitzi said...

Oh, I'm so glad you're back! I kept you on the top of my favorites list just in case you came back and now you have. I'm glad I accidentally clicked on it today and found you instead of 6 months from now. That would have made me mad.
I'm excited to see what you have in store for us.

Rebekah said...

so cute! I love the mini patchwork.

I hope you had a wonderful mother's day!

Clair said...

That's an insane amount of work, but it is going to look great. A lady in quilt club made a postage stamp quilt with blocks that big.

Sue said...

I just did something like this, but I did it with the Thangles triangles, oh boy, 2-1/2 inch stripes and finished 2 inch squares, I have no idea what I am doing with them yet, but hey, I just might get a idea from one of you ladies:)

Sue said...

I just did something like this, but I did it with the Thangles triangles, oh boy, 2-1/2 inch stripes and finished 2 inch squares, I have no idea what I am doing with them yet, but hey, I just might get a idea from one of you ladies:)

Kim said...

Oh a little postage stamp quilt....love them........
enjoy every minute :0)

Happy Sewing

WHATUPDUCK said...

I have a thing with tiny pieced quilts too!! LOVE them!!

Annessa said...

That is just crazy quilt! I love how cute it is to use up every little square inch - literally! Thanks for posting!

heather said...

very cute!!!

Deb said...

I'm so glad you are blogging again. I was linking your blog to a post I was doing the other day and behold there was a post from you. I'm so so happy. I often think of you and wondered what you were doing, so I'm glad you are sharing again. You really are an inspiration to us out here in blogland.

Gretchen said...

I'm so glad you're back! I had a usual routine of blogs I would check regularly, and since you took a hiatus I had a hole in my routine. What a joy to find you back and better than ever! Thanks! You are the best!

Jenny said...

I'm so happy you are blogging again! I have learned so much through your blog. I have no local mentor, so I learn what I can through the web and you! I enjoy your blog so so much. I can't wait to see what is next :)

Anonymous said...

HERE, HERE ! TO ENJOYING THE PROCESS WITHOUT KNOWING THE END RESULT...EVERYONE ELSE I KNOW IS TRYING TO KNOW THE FUTURE AND STRESSING THEMSELVES OUT DOING SO INSTEAD OF JUST THE GETTING THERE.

wishuponafarm said...

I just found out you're blogging again and it makes me so happy. I've learned a lot from you and I'm glad that I can now say, thank you!

Wendy said...

Yes, adorableness!

Inger said...

OH!!!! I visit your old blog posts often to see your beautiful creations from the past. I'm so happy to see you posting again, whether it's alot or a little, it's nice to have you back.

Spendlove said...

Amanda - so so glad your back. You are an inspiration and you've made my mother's day by coming back to blog land. I wish you the very best, and thanks for sharing.

American Quilter's Society said...

Fantastic! These fabrics are great, and the colors are perfect. Amazing job, amazing blog, thanks for sharing!

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Christy said...

This is turning out so neat - and I'm so excited to see you back on your blog!! :o)

Natalie said...

Beautiful quilt. Simple and sweet. I just came back to your block to check your FAQ (such a great resource) and found you are back. So excited that you are posting again. Welcome back! I am a new quilter and have really enjoyed your blog and learned so much.

Andrea said...

I plan to do one of these with the scraps I inherited from my grandmother. But just thinking about it and looking at it overwhelms me.

Caron said...

My friend Deb did a 10,000 piece stamp quilt a few years ago. It's amazing - it shows up in the slide show on her blog. http://debrasvedberg.blogspot.com/

have fun with yours!

Margaret said...

i made a baby quilt with 100 9-patch blocks. 1.5" scraps. I love it!