Wednesday, October 10, 2018

etc.-a new work in progress

I've been resisting starting a new project for the past several weeks. After a lovely trip down to Iowa for teaching last weekend (and 500 miles of time to think), I cracked. I HAD to start something new or I was afraid I would explode. SO many ideas. SO little time. I know, it's a great problem to have. I wouldn't have it any other way.
The funny part is, when I went downstairs to sew, I thought I was going to start a specific project that I had sketched out on graph paper. I had worked out the math and everything. This isn't that project! I guess this one needed to come out first. I'm not sad about it! I'm having a lot of fun with this idea already and it will be perfect for my Salute to Solids series, too. (You can read more about that here.)
I'm calling this one "etc." All the solids are from the scrap bins so far. The strips measure about 1" finished and the blocks are about 6" unfinished. I'm excited to see where this goes. It's always an adventure!

14 comments:

Jessica Christensen said...

Amanda Jean, I love this so much. And I love that you're doing a solids series. Mixing solids with using up scraps. Genius. Can't wait to see the end result. :)

LoveJesus.Farm.Quilt said...

Where did you teach in Iowa? 🙊❤

Carla said...

You are on to something!

Debbie said...

LOVE it!

Robby H. said...

I saw this on IG, and it's really a wonderful example of how less is more sometimes. Looking forward to seeing more of it.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh, I definitely love where you are headed with this one and look forward to seeing more!

Melanie said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of this. Love the colors and the design.

KaHolly said...

Your scrappy creations are always an adventure!

FlourishingPalms said...

Love, love, love what you're doing here, Amanda Jean! Such a simple design, but so effective! I'm glad you got a little side-tracked, and started it. Maybe I could do the same... sit down to start playing, and end up with something really fun. Would love to have a little of your creativity rub off on me!

Patty said...

These look great and are all of my favorite colors!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Looks good, so far!! I'll be interested to see how this turns out. One of my scrap bags is filled with a bunch of strippy solids to use up!!

Jannette said...

Such a simple design with a LOT of impact! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

Sandra Healy Designs said...

Looking great, can't wait to see how it progresses.

Suzanne said...

You wing it llike nobody I know.