Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sometimes -

by Karen on May 30, 2012

in quilts

You just have to play with fabric!  I have this new quilt in mind that I told you all I am waiting on the book to arrive before I start.  In the meantime after I got the green row straightened out re-sewing down the two pieces that were out of order and getting the black circles sewed in place I thought it was time to look fabric over for the new project just to start deciding color!

Since around Christmas time I had gotten quite a few new fat quarter bundles and I want to use them Smile the quilt will be a scrappy look of course with white connecting pieces together.  I think I am going to use a lot of these pieces. 


If I need more solids I bought these last week when the Green Fairy ran her sale -  Not pictured is the bolt of white fabric that will be used with the quilt – we all know what white fabric looks like Smile mine is Bella Solid White.


Instead of another box to keep things in I decided to get this plastic container instead that is two boxes hooked together to make one box.  It will help me keep fabric colors separated into smaller stacks than would have been in a box.


I found this at Wal-Mart


I had hoped this little box would fit inside of the above box – it doesn’t – the lid makes it too high, I guess I will have to use something else – I will look through the “stuff” and see what I have.  This holds supplies for hand piecing – the little container is actually bigger than what I need anyhow – hand piecing supplies take up very little room. 


Starting a new project is so much fun – I am almost done with Joseph’s Coat and the Pineapple Square is coming along nicely also and is more than half way finished! 

By next week or two weeks –  Joseph’s Coat might be on the quilting frame.  Pineapple Square will get binding on and a wall hanging sleeve, the new project will be announced and started and the Red and Green Applique quilt will shortly be back on the front burner getting its applique border started!  The summer is looking great for inside work while the summer sun gets to hot to be outside!


More Green and Scraps

by Karen on May 30, 2012

in quilts, Scrap Organizing

The Joseph’s Coat is moving so quickly now, I can’t believe this project is almost to the end of being pieced.  I am looking forward to having this hand piecing project done and start a new one.  Yes another hand pieced.  If you have never tried hand piecing you should do a small table topper or doll quilt – something just to try it and see if it really is all wrong for you.  Some quilters who do every thing by machine do not realize it is relaxing and that they might enjoy it – try a small project and realize how much they enjoy it.  My new hand piecing project is in a book that is being sent to me today – I will certainly share it with you all – and of course a good lot of you will think I am nuts once again!

Head on over to Lee at Freshly Pieced and see what others are working on today.

Here is the newest row for Joseph’s Coat attached to body of the quilt.  After I got the row on I noticed at the lower end I had mixed up two of the greens in the wrong place – I picked them out last night and will put them in their proper place today and get the black circles on also. Luckily they are on the outside edges so easy to do.  I already have them pinned in place.


I haven’t showed my scrap boxes in awhile now – these are the 1 1/2 inch squares, I can’t believe how many of these little babies I have and it just grows and grows.  I think this box will be full by time I am done with the laundry basket full of scraps still!  I have one little stack of bars in here too as I do not have an empty box at this moment.  They are 2 1/2 x 5 inches.


The 2 inch square box is getting pretty full also and will be filled soon.


And this is the second box of strings that I have = this one will get full before any of the others I bet.  I had no idea I had so many strings hanging around.


I won’t bother to show the other boxes right now.  They don’t have near as many as these boxes that I showed you have.

I will be picking up some more of these boxes today – they cost under $4 and are decorative and just the right size for these things.  The new box today though is for the new hand piecing project.  I will be cutting out a lot of pieces soon and the box is the perfect size to carry them in to work on at group and in the car or where ever!  Can you tell I am excited to start a new project!