Monday, November 03, 2014

scraps in progress

I've been sewing quite a bit the past several days, which has been so nice! All of my works in progress are intense and scrappy, so I have been jumping from project to project to keep things interesting. I pulled out this WIP that my daughter and I have been working on together. It's quite hard for me to give up control, but it's nice working with her. She has dubbed it "the family couch time quilt". Since it's going to be for the whole family, we are going to make every member of the family (my husband included) make a few blocks for it. It looks kind of chaotic right now, but I love it all the same. Let me just say, no one (and I mean NO ONE) can do wonky quite like an 8 year old! Ha!
I hope that I never tire of working with scraps. They are my absolute favorite!

Yesterday marked 8 years since I wrote my first blog post. (!!!!) I can hardly believe that it's been that long, but then again, I can scarcely remember life before blogging. I'd like to thank each and every one of you for reading, encouraging and cheering me on. It really and truly means SO MUCH! Thank you! xoxoxoxo

Happy Monday to you!

58 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have been blogging as long as I have and I too can't imagine not blogging - love your scrappy quilt

Lauren said...

Love the quilt and all the inspiration - I have been following you for a few years now, and I so enjoy the glimpses you give us into your work. And your patterns are great!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love this quilt! It will be such a keepsake for your family.

Ashley Calder said...

LOVE the family time couch quilt!! Super fun idea.

Brenda said...

I am lovin' the family couch quilt!!! And love that your helper is having a great impact on how it's created!!!
This is a fun project and it will be even more fun once it is done and people are eating popcorn and watching a movie under it this winter!!!

Lana said...

No...THANK YOU!

Hollie @ Just a Mom who Sews said...

What a good idea for a family quilt! Congrats on 8 years blogging.

Quilter Kathy said...

Happy Blogiversary! Here's to 8+ more scrappy years ahead!

Sonia said...

Happy blogiversary! The Family Couch Time quilt is looking fab, I have an 8yr old and can so relate to your wonky comment!!!!! x

Melissa Corry said...

That totally inspires me. I want to have a quilt that everyone had a hand in making. What fun!! And I love the scrappy goodness!! And Congrats!!! 8 years, that is amazing!!

Diane E. Dodd said...

Amanda Jean..... You go girl! I love your blogging and your work!!! You are awesome!!! Happy Anniversary.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love that sea of colour in all those scraps...just wonderful!

I'm coming up to my 8 year anniversary of blogging this month too! wow can't believe it! Congrats to both of us :o)!

Susan C. said...

Your daughter is as old as your blog! Wonderful! I would like to take the time to thank you for your generosity in sharing and inspiring and encouraging which is what you do in this blog. I too adore the scrappy quilt and this one is so liberated, love how you acknowledge that handing the reins to the young ones is not easy. All in all THANK YOU!

Crafty Ashley B said...

Love it! So much fun! And I love that everyone is participating in its design!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

It is so FUN!

VeeV said...

Scrappy quilts are my favourite too.
they lend to how quilting began....with scraps.
love it!!
i sent you an email the other day, hopefully you received it;
later..
xo
eva

pforgerson said...

please stay at it for another 8! such inspiration

Kat said...

AWESOME! That is going to look so cool, but what a lot of work!

frommycarolinahome said...

Oh, mercy, that is a lot of scraps!! Great work, and congratulations on your blog anniversary!
Carole @ From My Carolina Home
(I'm sure I'm a no-reply, Blogger doesn't play nice with Wordpress, contact craftnut at rocketmail dot com)

Beanstalk said...

Congratulations on 8 years. I credit your blog with dragging me back into quilting after a long hiatus. Love it that your daughter is collaborating with you already!

Shari said...

I think it is us who should be thanking you for 8 years of sharing yourself via your blog! And if you ever run out of scraps...I might a have a bin or two...

whatknotgirls crafts said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Nikki K said...

8 year old wonky = perfection :)

Heather Graves said...

Congrats on the big 8! Thanks for inspiring me all these years, I have learned so much.... Like I love scraps too.... And all about Sr Harris! Important stuff!

Paula said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging. I enjoy reading your posts and look forward to Finish It Up Friday. I find so much inspiration on the different blogs. Thank you!

sallgood said...

scrappy's the best!!! Congrats on 8 years of blogging fun!

Di~ said...

Aww I love that second photo! How do you do that???? Love your blog, it's my favorite!

Roberta Mendes said...

Hi, I love your craft, is a beauty, I love a colors, I follow your blog, hugs from Brazil.
Visit my blog - Tita Carré - free patterns crochet

Cheryl Arkison said...

I was just thinking about my similar quilt. It might be time to turn some of all my snippets on dates into blocks.
8 years!!

thea said...

That's beautiful!

margaret said...

the more I see of scrappy the more I love it and this is certainly very lovable

Lorna McMahon said...

Your design wall looks fabulous... Makes me smile just to see it. Especially that piece with the polka dotty heart! What a wonderful project for the whole family to participate in making. Thank you for sharing! And Happy Blogiversary!!!

Mama Spark said...

What a fabulous idea! I just might begin something like this. I always seem to have soooooooo many scraps! It would be fun to have everyone in the family make at least one block too.

Teresa Palmer said...

I just love the quilt!

liloca, liloquinha said...

Muito bom abrir seu blog e ver tantas cores bonitas e alegria!!!!
liloca

Lesley Gilbert said...

Love all the different shapes and the bright colours :)

Liz said...

Congratulations on 8 years. I'm so glad I found your blog - your projects and ideas are fun and very inspiring!

TakeMeThereTotes said...

I so enjoy your blog. I am a newcomer only just finding your blog in August when I was searching how to best to execute spiral quilting. Your tutorial was great. I quickly added you to my blog list and have enjoyed every post and more. Eight years ago I did not even know what a blog was...now that I have more time, I read and write and spend way too much time on blogs. Thank you for inspiring the scrap happy in all of us.

Anne said...

Wahoo! Gratz on 8 years! I hope you don't get sick of scraps either. I love looking at pics of what you do. ;)

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Sorry. Did you say every member of your family, even your husband? Your husband?!!!! I know it can happen, but I am trying to picture mine sewing and not drawing blood somehow.

Heather said...

Happy Blogiversary to you! And here's to many more!

Karen said...

Congrats on 8 years - wow! And I love this quilt, it's so alive and perfect.

倩™ © said...

Jia you!!! In Chinese means keep it up!!! Stay happy, keep blogging!!!

Daytona Damsel said...

Congratulations on 8 years. I love the scrap fabrics you are using in this family project.

Anne said...

Love the concept of a true family quilt where everyone makes apart of it. It will be extra special. Congrats on 8 years!

Carolyn J. said...

Love all your scrappy projects. Where do you get all your scraps? Do you sew for designers?

Keep sewing and blogging, you are an inspiration!

Katherine said...

What a wonderful idea for a quilt - it's looking gorgeous!

Happy Blogiversary! Can you believe how fast those years have gone? Amazing. So glad you're here, continuing to share and inspire. How lucky we are!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a sweet memento this will be... you will treasure it more and more with each passing year! Happy Blog-versary too.

Pauline Perry said...

I love scraps too but to get them I have to make other things first - ha ha. I make childrens clothes for my grandchildren and as many gifts as I can for family and friends.
Congrats on your 8 yrs blogging.
Pauline
perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Really looking great! I love all the little bits and pieces in this scrappy quilt!

Vicki H said...

Congrats on 8 years of blogging. I found you about a 1 1/2 years ago and really enjoy your blog.

Darlene Fel....... said...

Thanks for sharing all those years and thoughts with us:-)

FlourishingPalms said...

Awesome scrappiness! You and your daughter are rockin' this one. Congrats on eight years of blogging. I thought I was a long-time blogger at six years. You're a pioneer!

Jane Cisneros said...

It's great ... great colors, great use of scraps, great teamwork project ... just great!
Jane @ Handiworking

Janet said...

It is wonderful how you are putting all those scraps together. And fantastic that your scraps are so colourful!

Laura said...

I always love seeing how you put scraps together. Congrats on 8 years of blogging!!!

Elaine said...

What a great memory quilt this will be. I am not fond of so much precision either, too stressful! Love how this looks. By the way I saw you at Quilt Market while you were getting on the escalator and I said to my friends, "hey there is crazy mom quilts" and they thought I was the crazy one! It was nice to see you in human form, at least from afar. ; )

Karen said...

Congratulations on 8 years of blogging! That is a lot of commitment. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. I think its a great idea to get the whole family involved in couch time quilt.
Love your scrap busting projects.