Monday, June 21, 2010

quilt along week 3, and a giveaway winner!

Welcome to week 3 of the quilt along!

This week's step is to cut all the pairs of strips into 2 1/2" wide segments. I showed briefly how to cut them in last week's post. You will need a total of 490 segments. I'll confess that my hand was VERY sore after I was done, but it will be worth it. Happy cutting!

Feel free to add your photos to the quilt along group pool. And if you are inclined to do so, leave me a comment letting me know if you are caught up or not. Just curious, you know.

Thanks for all the comments on my giveaway post. The winner of the Roll Up is MissBossyPants! (Love that blog name.) Please email me your address, MissBossyPants, so I can send you the fabric.

I had a BLAST at the retreat. I'm a little worse for the wear after all the sewing and very little sleep. My younger son told me at supper that I didn't look quite right. LOL!!! My husband told me a couple times that it looks like I'm getting sick. My voice is a little bit hoarse and I feel worn out, but it was TOTALLY worth it!!! :) But, I'll do a more in depth recap of the retreat on another post.

One last thing for today...Happy First Day of Summer. (Quite possibly my fav blog post ever.)

47 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm up to date & loving it!
Dawn W

Thimbleanna said...

Welcome Back CrazyMom -- I'm glad you had such a great time! Hope you're not getting sick though....

Laurel H. said...

LOL! I remember that scraped-knee post! (BTW I am hosting a giveaway! http://LivelyStitches.blogspot.com)

Pam said...

Yes! I've been looking forward to this post all day! I'm caught up, even started cutting already, as I figured that was the next step. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hmm ... I was kind of hoping for some magical way to skip this step. ;) I'm sure I'll be done by Monday, though!

Laura said...

I'm a bit behind- my fat quarters finally got here Friday! I just finished cutting all my fabric and as soon as I get the baby to bed, I will start sewing the strips... then cutting them!

-Laura
http://www.theabsoluteluckiest.blogspot.com/

Terriaw said...

It was so fun meeting you in person and spending the weekend at such a great retreat! (in spite of the lack of sleep) How funny about the comments your son and hubby made. Hope you're not getting sick! Rest and relaxation after a retreat? Sure, why not!

Congrats to your winner.

Amy B said...

Just finished cutting my FQ :) Will get to sewing them tonight. Glad you had fun @ the retreat!

Lisa S. said...

I am up to date as of before this blog post! I've got my project packed to take with me to my weekend quilt retreat in Shipshewana. I'm sure I'll get this step done too.

Needled Mom said...

Wish I was joining you guys, but time did not allow it right now. I may give it a go later.

beth said...

oooh! those knees are too cute!!

Annalee said...

I cut all of my segments last week, so I guess I'm not only up-to-date, but ahead. This is my first quilt-a-long, and I'm a little over-anxious!

alice said...

Welcome back! I think I may have to ty to catch up with you guys on this one. I love your colors. And can't wait to hear about your good times at the retreat.
L,A-

Anonymous said...

I'm like Annalee, my first quilt-a-long and I am sooooo excited. Since I'm using charm squares, I cut them in half as I went. Retreats are the best, glad you had a great time! Karen-aka-Hazel Dell Quilts (For some reason I can only only post here as anonymous)

Aimee said...

I'm a tad behind. Got all my strips pieced together but then our AC went out and I was not about to handle the iron in 95 degree heat. Now my three-year-old twins have head lice. Talk about being a crazy mom...I may never get caught up, on anything.

peaknits said...

I just got all of my strips sewn together - I'm anxious to get my first block together, just to admire... and then onto sore hands!! Thanks again!

Annalia said...

Funny! Kids are never afraid to make those comments.

...we're still waiting for Summer. It's a little slow in coming this year.

Faye said...

so glad you had fun at the retreat. im not doing the quilt along, i got overwhelmed looking at it! lol but i will try the next easy one you do. i LOVE your blog. first one i check yours and sewinspired.

thanks for sharing!

Brenda Rae said...

Your blocks look so perfect! Do you have a secret for cutting and sewing accurately? Try as I might, my blocks, strips, whatever, are ALWAYS off. I don't want to get too hung-up on perfection, but I would love to cut/sew an accurate block now and then. Regardless, I'm loving this project.

Q said...

Nothing like cutting all those little squares to remind you how much work quilting could be...even before the quilting :P.

Crystal Hendrix said...

I have started cutting my things out, but haven't gotten that far....I was kinda held up by all the math....umm the measuring. I am to the point were I am just going to cut as many 2 1/2 strips and sew them together and cut them up so I have the right amount needed

Jessica Christensen said...

Can't wait to hear about the retreat, see what you accomplished. I hope you can go to bed early and head off any sickness. A nap would be out of the question, right? =) And I'm not completely caught up. I have more strips to sew together and the center block to make. And now a bunch of cutting too. =/

WHATUPDUCK said...

I laughed when your son said you didn't look quite right! Sounds like a good time was had!

kellikay said...

Oh no, I accidentally got confused (and over-excited) and did this step last week, now I guess I just have to keep busy with some other projects until next week. It's just such a cute quilt, I want to finish it right away!

AllieKatMom said...

Aw, week three already. Ok I still have to do week two. Got to get caught up now :)

liz taylor said...

I have about half the strips cut up, then I will be caught up!

AMD said...

I remember that scraped-knee post too. Compared to now, those legs all look short and chubby...can't believe how time flies.

Mary Lou said...

I have all my strips cut and sewn to together. I will be cutting them this week. I figure I will take my time and cut a few between doing other things so that I won't get burned out (or a sore wrist).

Regina said...

So glad you had fun. Hopefully you don't get sick. It's big time allergy season where I live.

I'm hoping to stay caught up. Currently working on hand sewing the binding of another quilt. It's my first and boy oh boy is it going slowly! I'm doing a little then taking a break to cut my pieces. Just wish I had more kid free time!

Brenda said...

I have picked my fabric and plan to start cutting it tomorrow. i hope to be caught up by next week. Hope so anyways.

Suzanne said...

Welcome back. Get some rest so you can enjoy the "lazy days of summer."

Denice said...

so glad u had an awesome time at the retreat! envious :) just so you know - im all caught up!!!

Heather said...

Oh my. Week 3. That means its been at least 3 weeks since I last logged into Blogger to read blogs. Bad, girl. Guess I'll have to go back and see what you all are making. :)

Deanna said...

Caught up and very pleased with my pile of pairs. Looking forward to next week.

You can see it here:

weddingdressblue.wordpress.com

Regina said...

Grrrrr. I am not cutting well today. I've messed up 3 squares so far so making myself stop until another day.

Anyone know if we end up with any extras? Just trying to figure out if I need to sew some replacements.

Betsy Lynn said...

Yea, I'm all caught up!
Will post pics on Flickr tomorrow.
Thanks for doing the quilt-along!

Lisa said...

Do take care and rest up - maybe take some E-mergen-C or something like that. I am just getting over a nasty cold and hope you get the rest you need and avoid anything like this one!!

Marsita said...

Hello... I'm Marsita from Malaysia. Your quilts are very amazing... with beautiful mixing of colors inspired me. For that, I want to ask your permission to put your blog link in my blog.

Thank you.

Dawn said...

My jelly roll came last friday and this weekend I should have caught up.... looks fabulous so far and I have only unrolled the jelly roll.. he he... can't wait.
Hugs Dawn x x x

Cheryl said...

Amanda Jean welcome back to blogland. I am so glad you are back blogging.
I am in the middle of a move...packers packing boxes and moving craziness all around me and what am i doing??? I am quilting. I am putting on binding so that I can hand quilt it down on the drive to our new house. If it wasn't for you binding tutorial available online, my sewing machine wouldn't be on the truck now.
Thank you for all you do with sharing your knowledge of quilting.

Natasha said...

How wonderful for you to go on retreat!! And to Grubers of all places- just 45 min north of where I live! I am sure once you rest you will feel refreshed! I can't wait to hear the details.

Angie said...

Amanda, as of today I am caught up with the quilt along...shew...I am ready to sew!
Lovesewspecial
Angie

Regina said...

Aaaaah....still not caught up! I'm in for it too. Leaving in a few days to go on a road trip then coming back to a move. Oy!

liztius said...

I am just about caught up. I just need to finish pressing the strips which I will do tonight and then cut them in to 2 1/2 inch pieces. This is my very first quilt-a-long and I am loving it. Thanks so much for doing it.

kmodich said...

I am also caught up ish. This is my first quilt along and every monday feels like Christmas. I love making something and not really knowing what it will look like.

berylthepearl said...

I am caught up -- have made all the strip sets and cut them up but not sure if it came out to the right number and I have used up ALL my 31 jelly roll pieces! I will have to count again...

Regina said...

Woo hoo! I got caught up just in time. Can't wait to see what's next. Thanks again!