Saturday, January 4, 2014

Start 'Em Up Saturday

I am the opposite of Finish it up Friday right now. Today, I have started MANY things, and I am very excited about it all.

1. I have laid out my Sisters' Ten BOM all over the floor and have started piecing the top together! Sadly, during my sewing adventures, I realized that not all of my blocks are the right size. The sashing between each square is 12.5" long. Some of my blocks are longer, some are shorter, some are SIGNIFICANTLY longer (as in more than a quarter inch, so really hard to fudge it into place).

Love those wrinkles- NOT

2. I laid out the wedding quilt on the floor and felt much better about everything. I think it looks really awesome- busy and loud, but awesome. It lost the "maritime/nautical" feeling it had when it was just half square triangles, which I am STOKED about. Now I don't have to name it some cheesy one liner about marriage being a ship on the ocean, blah blah blah. It's a small quilt, which I'm sad about, but hey, I'm doing the best that I can.

A banana for scale

And I made this little heart with the leftover HSTs- I'm going to put the label in the center and put this on the back :)

3. I pulled fabric AND made my first block for the Fierce Quilters Bee! My palette is low volumes and earth colors- right now, I have green and red to contribute to the stash I'll be mailing out. I'm really excited to see how it comes back to me. I have few rules for this Bee, I really want everyone to contribute whatever they like to the mix.

Stashy stash

So, I posted some photos from my trip to Europe to our group page as inspiration for my quilt. And I created this block straight from one of those photos. And when I say created, i mean it. I had no idea what I was doing, I just pulled fabric, made some slashes, and faked it til I made it. WOO.

This is a window at the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavik, Iceland. I wanted to see if I could re-create that patten in fabric, within my color scheme. I think I did an ok job of it, to be honest!


And to top it all off, I cut the pieces for a new pair of pajama shorts! I AM SO AWESOME.


  1. I guess I beat everyone to the punch with a comment most of the time, but that's what friends are for. #1 looks so dang awesome, #2 looks great too (as per usual I must say) and I really love the heart idea, #3 dang, I think you beat us all by making a block! To me it looks great and I'm excited to add to your quilt and stash when it arrives at my PO box :)

    1. I'm so excited to see what everyone does with my quilt pieces! The color scheme is way out of my comfort zone, so I'm excited :)

  2. The wedding quilt came out awesome, of course! If you're worried about the size, you could always add borders. (For some reason, this seems to not be a done thing in modern quilting, but I think borders can be great.). You could make a nice frame by doing something like 1" of ash, then 2.5" of color, then 2.5" of ash, then a colored binding. It looks pretty great, and voila! 12" of extra width in each dimension!

    1. That actually sounds like a great idea! I'll have to look into fabric for that. I sewed together the quilt top last night and it is definitely smaller than I had hoped. It won't cover the happy couple when they snuggle on the couch, which is kind of a problem.

  3. YES YOU ARE. Wedding quilt looks great! Sucks some of your bom blocks are different sizes... I hate when stuff like that happens!

    Your fierce quilters block is totally fabulous, though! You did an excellent job reproducing it in fabric, I think. I'm thinking the same as you- very few rules, just a color scheme and some random blocks and see what I get back :) I think it'll be fun!

  4. Um hi! Sarah here (sewwhatsherlock) Yeah so I have your block, which i assume I'm supposed to mail out in like a week, and I have NO idea how you made that window thingy. A little help? PLEASE? lol.