Monday, September 24, 2012

drano quilt progress

This is about all that I've worked on in the past week, quilt wise. I only (ha!) need to make 14 more alternate blocks, then I can sew it all up. Making a twin size quilt out of two inch squares is intense! But, it's using up plenty of scraps...ugly and pretty...so it's totally worth it.

The best thing is....it's actually looking pretty good! I had my doubts.

Happy Monday to you!

33 comments:

Rachel said...

LOVE it!

Rene' said...

Such sweet scrappiness!!!! I am pretty much addicted to 2.5" squares as well. Glad to know there are plenty of ways to use them ;-)

Svetlana said...

looks fantastic!!!

Tara said...

I love it! Did you blog from your new device? I feel poorly and am spending that am in bed , but would love to chat or text after work!

Kelsey said...

Love it!! One day I will conquer my scraps and make one of these :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's going to be gorgeous! You have a great knack to stick to it!!

quiltingbonnie said...

I like it. The scrappier, the better

Elaine M said...

Marvelous, all that orange pops!

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said...

That takes dedication! Tiny squares and a large quilt...it looks great!

Valerie said...

I think it looks great! Keep up the good work!

momof3 said...

I am in the process of cutting out squares but they are going into the quilt from your book, "Checkerboard". I really love scrappy quilts.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Wow you are FAST!!!

Jennifer said...

I love this! I am normally anti-scrap but my scraps are out of control and it's totally time to make a quilt like this one.

Jennifer :)

jill said...

As strange as it sounds, my ugly scraps have always 'made' the quilt. Yours is stunning.

blessings, jill

Ann said...

It's absolutely lovely! Now I kind of wish I had enough scraps to make such a quilt - but to get scraps you have to realize many many other projects, which isn't happening fast enough...

Anna said...

Kudos to you. I have never had the patience to do much piecing, and definitely not 2 inch squares.

carol said...

Wow, talk about patience!! Good for you!

Cherie said...

Gosh what a way to use up scraps! =D

Mama Pea said...

Good work! It's looking good! That's a lot of sewing. Looks like you had fun with mary!

Clair said...

I am looking forward to seeing it completed.

Bee said...

You are amazing!

1stteacher said...

Lots of pretty colors.

Auntie Pami said...

I like the name of this. And my little box of scraps is calling...

Michele said...

Good for you. Using that small size does sound like a ton of work but having all those scraps gone and actually used would definitely be worth it.

kathy-o said...

Beautiful! I made one similar called "Step to the Alter"...I would do it again! Keep cutting & sewing....it's worth it!

Stacy Lindblom said...

It looks fantastic! I have a huge box of 2 inch squares and wasn't really looking forward to making a quilt out of them. But now that I see yours, I'm ready to get at it!

Hannah said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Makes me want to try out some 2" squares ... I've never worked that small.
Good work!

Live a Colorful Life said...

It is FABULOUS!!

Shelley said...

Looking great!! I love the absolute scrappiness of this and how the 'uglies' just fade away once all is said and done. :0)

Carla said...

Sorry but it doesn't look pretty good.....It looks great.
Thanks for sharing

Cilsa Camargo said...

I Amanda I am from Brazil and I love quilt. Congratulations for yours projects. I have a blog with my handcrafts. Sorry for my english!!
http://lembrancacomamorearte.blogspot.com.br

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Wow, it's BEAUTIFUL!! You'd better not quilt that thing anytime soon or else you'll be me and my "really small squares" quilt. I love yours. Looking forward to seeing the whole thing once you've pieced it. Love how the black squares work on this.

SewSara said...

i love it so much!
amazing work ... wow.

why is it called a drano quilt? or did i miss that part?
:)