Tuesday, October 30, 2018

LOTS of work in progress

I've been working on a lot of different projects lately, and I'll share just a bit about each project in no particular order. I was trying to NOT add any new projects to the list for the past few weeks, but as you can see, I haven't been the most successful in that endeavor. :)
This pink pineapple quilt has been a lot of fun to work on! I started by working out of the scrap basket, but I had to supplement with the stash. (It's all good! I'm actually USING my fabric. Hurray!) I looked back at my photos to discover that I made the first block at the end of June. Funny, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago! The blocks will finish at 8". I'm using the creative grids pineapple trim tool. (I'm pretty sure that the ruler is smarter than I am!) I am planning on making 20 blocks for a baby quilt. The recipient is already 7 months old, so I'd better get moving on it before I have to make it a twin size. Hahahaha!
I had the very beginnings of this quilt on my design wall for months and months. Last week when I moved the blocks to make room for more maple leaves, I decided that I might as well start sewing them together as I moved them to the side. I added several more pairs of squares and now I have YET ANOTHER work in progress. It's all good, though! I'm using my robust stash of 2 1/2" squares that I have been cutting along the way for a "someday" project. I'm calling this one "two step". It's just as simple as can be, but I already love it so. Simple scrappy quilts are my all time favorite!
I'm almost there on my magnificent maples! I'm so excited that there are only a few more blocks to make. I'm also VERY excited that the layout is already determined. That will save me a lot of time when it comes to assembly. Hurrah! I plan to do very thin sashing to allow the leaves to have room to breathe, and I might add a wider border to it. We'll see how it shapes up. I am still LOVING this color palette.

That's all I have to share today. I hope your week is off to a great start! xo

22 comments:

Laura said...

I love all of it! After I finish some obligatory projects (church craft bazaar), I think a "two-step" quilt would be fun.

La Tramuntana said...

You have been very busy, but it has its reward. They are all beautiful!!

Tami Von Zalez said...

I am constantly amazed at the quality and quantity of your work.

Emily Camfield said...

They all look great! I love your use of the 2 1/2 inch squares. Thanks for sharing!

Patty said...

Love the maple leafs - especially the fabric waiting in line to become a block!

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially like the pineapple one

Jenny said...

Every one looks great, especially love the pink pineapple top, so sweet.

Kirstin parker said...

I love the maples quilt, it's gorgeous. Two step is a brilliant, simple way of using squares, I have a large selection of those so I might have a go too.

Chris said...

Oh, the pineapple quilt is striking!

Jessica Christensen said...

I am LOVING the magnificent maples. The colors are just beautiful!

Melanie said...

Those are great Projects. I love pinapple quilts and the baby will sure love it. Also those leaves are amazing.

Sandra Healy Designs said...

Three beautiful quilts are taking shape. I can't decide which I love more, the pineapple quilt or the maple leaves. . .

KaHolly said...

Typical of all of your posts, you fill me with inspiration. All three projects are magnificent! I’m winding down my island sewing in preparation for my annual migration south, but your images will remain in my head as I plan out my winter sewing projects.

Food and Fiber Floozie said...

I love, love, love the pineapple quilt! I'm going on retreat in 1-1/2 weeks and my girlfriend is bringing that ruler to show me how to use and make the blocks...can't wait!!

Barb Neiwert said...

Such a joy to look at your works in progress. Especially knowing how much time they all take. The pink pineapple quilt is amazing!

Bernie Kringel said...

great projects!!! love that two-step scrappy quilt - you have a great ability to take scraps and use them in simple but effective ways. Love it.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

It's always fun and inspiring to see what you have in the works. I recently did the same thing you did when I needed to move blocks off my design wall. Sewing them together just seemed easier than trying to label them all in the correct order.

---"Love" said...

All three of those are really pretty. I especially love the pineapple one. ---"Love"

Cyndi in Iowa said...

Oh these are delicious! How was two-step constructed? Did you do pairs of similar colors, or 4-patches with same-color side by side, or what? I am thinking this would be a PERFECT leader-ended project but I could use a little direction... thanks for any help and all your inspiration!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm loving ALL of these projects! And I think "magnificent maples" is the perfect name. :)

TM Frugal Gourmet said...

I love your pink pineapple quilt, the maple leaf one, and all your quilt alongs. I wish you would do another quilt along.

Kleine Vingers said...

What beautifull quilts you are making progres on. I love all of them. My scrap bin is full and I should make some with it but so not want to start a new project at the moment, see how long it will take before I start something. You have given me some great inspiration with your quilts, thank you.