Monday, June 1, 2015

Oh this is going to get messy...

really really messy!!! Here is what my sewing room looks like right now...on the cutting table...



on the floor...


And what do I have to show for this? Well...I made these two blocks!


Are you suitably impressed? or just puzzled?? Okay, so I saw this quilt on Pinterest...


and tracked it down to the blog by  Kviltstina which you can see here. This quilt was made by her bee block buddies in the Scandibee group. Do go and read all about it. Stina has included all the directions you need to make this quilt.

This quilt includes ALL the stuff I love in a scrap quilt...bright colors... novelty prints... low volume prints...black and white prints... and cutting a million bajillion pieces! I'm not sure exactly how big this is going to get. I need to sit down and map out some sort of color plan before I go too much further and remind myself that it doesn't have to be double bed sized... but it just might be...if you know what I mean, and I think you do! Messy messy messy... oh I LOVE IT!!!

Now as has happened many many many times before, I should be working on other projects. I was told by two friends that I should sew together that Phillip Jacobs Stack N Whack that was on my design wall... and I should get the borders on my Go 4 it quilt...but as you can clearly see I'm not doing either one. I thought I needed to sew the Stack N Whack together to be sure I have enough fabric for the border, but when I looked at the border piece more closely I realized I have plenty of border, so the urgency to work on that quilt has dissipated. And I did sew together the random scrappy borders for the Go 4 it quilt, but I found out last evening that my long arm gal is out of town till the end of this week so the urgency to get this one done also vanished. I considered these revelations a sign from the quilting gods that I should start this quilt instead, and who am I to argue with a higher power??

And other things I can't argue with are the cuteness of some of the novelty fabrics I've used... like this sweet little bluebird of happiness...


and this sassy high kicking frog dressed as a ballerina... you don't see that every day, now do you?


So I'm starting off June with a new quilt project and isn't that the best way to start off any month?

happy stitching-
carol fun



15 comments:

  1. As long as you have thought it all out...sounds like you must go with this new project. It sure is cute!

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  2. Ohhhh this looks absolutely fantastic.... Your blocks are amazing!!! Just perfect!!!
    Have fun!!!

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  3. I love that scrappy quilt, too. Can't wait to see your version!

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  4. Great start to a month! This is going to be ace.

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  5. isn't that fabulous!! I love the surprise of a cute print when you see it up close!!! Kind of looks like a bar code from a distance. Of course you started something new, that was fun to piece! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  6. This is going to be one fun quilt!! And colorful! Your fabrics are adorable.

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  7. Of course, a new project is the best way to start June! That quilt is going to be so cute with all those wonderful fabrics!

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  8. I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one that sees something on Pinterest and starts cutting for another project. I have a lot of Philip Jacobs fabrics that I'm collecting for just the right project. I really like his fabrics and hope you finish that stack N whack. I think a new project is the perfect way to start June.

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  9. I think it's totally ok to work on a new project even if you have one (or lots!) still in progress. This one looks like fun!

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  10. Ha ha, you've made me chuckle, love that high-kickin' fancy-footed frog fabric! Love this quilt...you're tempting me...I totally get what you mean by "messy messy" and "argue with a higher power" LOL...Okay I caved, going to click on your link....

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  11. Heck, why not Queen sized? It's going to be so cool! Love it.

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  12. Your paragraph that starts with "Now as has happened many, many..." is so ME. This is so how I am with quilting. However, with other projects I will start and finish then move on another project - Why is quilting not the same? Anyway - yes I totally agree that the new quilt needs to be made, especially with all the darling prints. (And colors!!!)

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  13. I know what you mean about "should be working on..." but once one gets inspired, it's hard to not work on the inspiration piece. It's really a lovely quilt. I like it, too!

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  14. Oh, and my studio resembles yours right now, too! Lots of scraps, getting ready for a scrap project...

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