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!
you have been blogging as long as I have and I too can't imagine not blogging - love your scrappy quilt
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!
I love this quilt! It will be such a keepsake for your family.
LOVE the family time couch quilt!! Super fun idea.
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!!!
What a good idea for a family quilt! Congrats on 8 years blogging.
Happy Blogiversary! Here's to 8+ more scrappy years ahead!
Happy blogiversary! The Family Couch Time quilt is looking fab, I have an 8yr old and can so relate to your wonky comment!!!!! x
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!!
Amanda Jean..... You go girl! I love your blogging and your work!!! You are awesome!!! Happy Anniversary.
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)!
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!
Love it! So much fun! And I love that everyone is participating in its design!
It is so FUN!
Scrappy quilts are my favourite too.
they lend to how quilting began....with scraps.
i sent you an email the other day, hopefully you received it;
please stay at it for another 8! such inspiration
AWESOME! That is going to look so cool, but what a lot of work!
Oh, mercy, that is a lot of scraps!! Great work, and congratulations on your blog anniversary!
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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!
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...
8 year old wonky = perfection :)
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!
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!
scrappy's the best!!! Congrats on 8 years of blogging fun!
Aww I love that second photo! How do you do that???? Love your blog, it's my favorite!
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I was just thinking about my similar quilt. It might be time to turn some of all my snippets on dates into blocks.
the more I see of scrappy the more I love it and this is certainly very lovable
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!!!
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.
I just love the quilt!
Muito bom abrir seu blog e ver tantas cores bonitas e alegria!!!!
Love all the different shapes and the bright colours :)
Congratulations on 8 years. I'm so glad I found your blog - your projects and ideas are fun and very inspiring!
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.
Wahoo! Gratz on 8 years! I hope you don't get sick of scraps either. I love looking at pics of what you do. ;)
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.
Happy Blogiversary to you! And here's to many more!
Congrats on 8 years - wow! And I love this quilt, it's so alive and perfect.
Jia you!!! In Chinese means keep it up!!! Stay happy, keep blogging!!!
Congratulations on 8 years. I love the scrap fabrics you are using in this family project.
Love the concept of a true family quilt where everyone makes apart of it. It will be extra special. Congrats on 8 years!
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!
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!
What a sweet memento this will be... you will treasure it more and more with each passing year! Happy Blog-versary too.
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.
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Really looking great! I love all the little bits and pieces in this scrappy quilt!
Congrats on 8 years of blogging. I found you about a 1 1/2 years ago and really enjoy your blog.
Thanks for sharing all those years and thoughts with us:-)
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!
It's great ... great colors, great use of scraps, great teamwork project ... just great!
Jane @ Handiworking
It is wonderful how you are putting all those scraps together. And fantastic that your scraps are so colourful!
I always love seeing how you put scraps together. Congrats on 8 years of blogging!!!
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. ; )
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.
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