Wow, instant love! Keep on going Amandajean, it can only get better and better!
wow how cool is that. You've inspired me to start sewing my little bits of fabric together ;-)
That is so terrific! I love it.
This is fantastic! Scrappy and colorful. I just love it!! : )
so. am. I!
Me. Too.You know what it reminds me of? Strings of paper chains! The all time BEST children's project! :-)Keep going....you're on a roll!!! Looks great!
so am I!!! <3
Oh my, this is going to be nothing short of fabulous. WOW.
I'm smitten too. This is sew fun!
Oh, I like what I see!
This immediately reminded me of birch trees in the fall. How perfectly timely!
It is so beautiful! I love the little pieces of fabric, and it reminds me of the fall. Keep going!
That's funny I was just about to say what MeganAnne said! Birch trees are beautiful and that is looking gorgeous. love it
Also made me think of birch trees... a pop-art type of birch trees.... VERY nice blocks!
I love it so much!!
Love it! Its so contemporary!
All of the above....I love it.
I love this! It is going to be fantastic when it's finished. Beautiful palette!
It is gorgeous!
as am I! That is very cool!
That's so pretty! It makes me think of happy rainbow birch(? I have no idea about tree species) trees!
That's so pretty! My first thought was aspen trees.
I am, too! Just beautiful.
wow, that is really terrific. I think I might like to try something like that, too.
cant wait to see the finish! love the background colors and anything scrappy has my heart!
Me too! I love that all the background colours are different.
Fantastic! For some reason it makes me think of birch trees. No?
oh i love it. will you show us how you make one block?? pleaaaase? :)
Love this! Need to try it myself :-). Great work, as usual!
Awesome!! I would love an up close of the block and/or a how-to! ;)
I.am.smitten.too. And I want a place like that to hang the blocks that are ready!
Oh My Word, you are the woman! They look kind of easy...are they???
Add me to the others that thought "Birch Trees!" right away too! (And here I thought I was being all original in having that thought!!)
I also saw birch trees! This is fantastic!Karen
OoOo Cool! I can't wait to see how it turns out.
Oh wow! This is so cool.
Birch Trees was the first thing that popped into my mind too, love it!1
Smitten! Yes you are right to be.
I'm head over heels for this. Great colours and wonderful use of scraps!
Too Cool. These blocks rock!!! How did you get some of the scrap-strips to match up with the next block of scrap-strips, was it random or intentional? Anyhow, love, love, love it----you're dah-bomb!!! :)
Such a clever use of scraps, really love this one! Makes me feel guilty about ever throwing even the smallest scraps away.
count me smitten'ed as well!
This is lovely! Good work!
I like...they make me think of technicolor birch tree trunks. Or maybe I'm just really tired...but I still LIKE!!
REALLY like how this is coming together! And the bold solids are just the perfect background! Great job...and I must say that I totally agree with QuiltinMama-my first thought was 'birch trees!'
Fantastic Amanda Jean! What a wonderful use of scraps.
your artistic mind knew dense solids were needed to make your birch bark sticks sing.Most excellent. A lesson in a pic!
Haha. I.thought.I.was.being.clever. until I read all the other comments and saw that everyone is smitten.too.
It looks like birch or aspen trees, I might have to copy you!
I'm smitten, too! This is fabulous! Good on YOU!!
Yep smitten here too!
I should say, too, that these remind of rainbow birch trees. The white background looks like rainbow birch trees in the snow. The black one ... at night. The blue ones ... birch trees by the lake. The bright coloured backgrounds reminding me of various sunset colours or the harvest moon. I LOVE THIS!!
Cool, very cool! Wig.
This is FABULOUS!!!!Cary Verona Wi
OHHHHH! So clever and great to look at!! I hope there's a turorial in our future..... Really love this!
Yes! A tutorial would be nice for a new quilter like myself! I can see this being a great way to use all those tiny scraps. Can't wait to see it finished.
How funny--my immediate thought was birch trees and as I scrolled down through the comments, I see I was not alone. This one will be great. Can't wait to see it finished!
I'm so loving this!
whoa. i am in love! FANtastic :)
Amazing! Love it! Can't wait to see more!
Reminds me of birch trees. Suddenly, I have a vision of amazing birch tree curtains. And/or a baby quilt for my nonexistent child. LOVE this so much!
I am a new blogger that has been following your blog for a while and I have to tell you: I LUV this quilt--so happy!! Julierose
Smitten here also-wow.
Love it! It reminds me of birch or aspen trees.
It's beautiful, like funky colored birch trees :) I can't wait to see the finished quilt.
Oh, I LOVE it!
this quilt is so fun! i can't wait to see it completed!
Where is the 'Like' button? I agree w/ a previous commenter--it reminds me of birch trees.
And rightly so! It's lovely!
Oh! You've done it again Amanda Jean! LOVE!!!!
I too see "Birch Trees"! Amazing how many people see the same thing! I think it is beautiful! You amaze me! And inspire me! Thank you!
This is SO FanTAStic! I can see why you are smitten.
I can easily see why you would be smitten! Fun & Funky.Carolyn
That's so cute! Thanks for the eye candy! :)
Oh, I love it! If you don't already have a name for this quilt, from the comments, I'd say it's either Birch or Smitten. ;)
Oh this is looking amazing!!! I love it!!!
Me too! That is fabulous!
I love this. I thought birch trees right away too!
They have multiplied before my eyes!
Hi crazy mom! I just wanted to leave a quick encouraging comment...I just started reading your blog recently and I love it. You have wonderfully detailed tutorials, and so colorful! I am sort of new to quilting (just finished college so haven't had a lot of time, but finished my first quilt about six years ago), and I have looked to your tutorials first when I want to try something new. Thank you so much for them and for your vigil in blogging. I love seeing your progress and new projects. Thank you so much for all your work!
I don't usually comment on your blog, but I read it all the time. I just had to comment on this one though because I LOVE it! Wow! Really cool! :) Enjoy the process and the beautiful result!
Oooh, me too! Loving this :)
they are really beautiful. I love the birch tree effect like some people have commented on. It's true....I could see this being done in some neutral scraps....
Your blocks are fantastic.
I reallllly like this so far. Love the colors. It's almost impressionistic. I wish I was so arsty!
Very attractive... can't wait to see the whole of it... and how you quilt it...
Holy cow!!!!! I love these blocks. Didn't necessarily "get it" when you showed the single block, but now... Wow!
That is just SO cool! I really love it. Gorgeous colors.
It's really interesting! It looks like a cool rainforest type setting... with long trunks... as high as the sky!
Love this! Gives me incentive to save my scraps too!Question: What's in the spray bottle on your ironing board? I love your little tricks, so I'd love to know what you use whether it's water or starch or liquid awesome :o)
Very cool! I couldn't envision it when you shared only one block, but now I'm in love!!
OH. MY. Me too! :)
Smitten as a kitten! Wondrously fun to see! Thank you for sharing your creations.From your fan, Candice
I read comments but didn't see if you mentioned the size of your block. I would be interested to know if you care to share!
I love this!
So am I! Great work!I am still sooo glad you are back blogging, you really inspire me!
Love it too
I have your site bookmarked for quilt inspiration. First I did a twin-size zigzag quilt top, and now I'm working on a cartwheels quilt, with your help! I feel a scrappy string quilt in my future as well! Beautiful!
looks like im not the only one who thinks it looks like a forest of rainbow birch trees. Vy cool! I'm really enjoying seeing these blocks come together.
WOW! Very different, striking, lovely!!!!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! Can you FEEL my excitement all the way from Muscat Amanda Jean? This is i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e!!! Love, love, love!
I love it sooooo much! I hope you teach us how to do it someday!
I LOVE IT!! That looks totally like something I would do!
This is really beautiful and inspiring! I think I may have to get some solids this weekend and start experimenting.
Looks great, lovely idea.
ooh I loved it...I pinned it right away! Great work!
C O O L.
I love it - and it just pops on your new wall color! :)
Dude, I totally LOVE this! Reminds me of birch trees. I love how cool each tree trunk looks with a different colored solid background. Definitely want to make this for a wall hanging in our house - mind if I use your project for inspiration to make my own? Such a great way to use up snippets, which I'm not so good at doing, as you know.
LOVE IT!!! Guess I have to stop throwing those tiny tiny little bits away......
Love, love, love this!
Love this forest of birches!
wow it looks beautiful! i love how you used different background colors. i might have to try this one myself! :o)
Gorgeous - I too saw trees! Oh I need more time (and more beds for quilts!)
Hi AmandaJean, I've been following your blog for a couple years now for inspiration and entertainment. It was time for me to finally write a comment to you in appreciation for you and your blog--when I opened this page I literally gasped with awe & excitement! When will you stop pulling out these awesome scrap tricks & designs???I hope that one of these days I will be able to stop working and start quilting again and show you some of my things that you've inspired. :)Thanks for your time you take for blogging. I look forward to your blog posts every week. Keep it up for as long as you can-your blog is my FAVORITE!Cheers,pashalu
Just WOW! Love this!
This makes me think of River Birch trees, the way their bark peels off in pieces and has different colors so much. I like just the 2 strips as a wall quilt :-)
I was just going to write that it reminds me of birch trees, but I see many beat me to it! Beautiful!
It's totally awesome AJ! Looks like bamboo to me. LOVE the different background colors!
Great minds, ladies! I immediately thought of birch trees, too! These are email@example.com
WOW - do I love those colors! I'm totally copying you.
Seriously, that first block you showed us was the ultimate teaser! We had no idea what was coming and I know that I'm not the only one who was like "OH WOW"! Really, it's so great! It's not terribly complicated but yet it looks amazing. Can't wait so see what the rest of it looks like! I also think it looks like birch trees :)
holy goodness, that is some gorgeous...
I can see why you're smitten. That quilt is going to be fabulous!
awesome, i love it!!
My first thought was Willy Wonka's birch tree forest :) Looks really cool!
I read your blog often but seldom comment. This little quilt is quite facinating! I think it is growing on me, and I like it. :) You are quite the artist!
I am fairly new to your wonderful blog and I am such a fan already!! You have given me much inspiration and I hope to become a skilled quilter. Thank you and God bless!
this is gorgeous!!!!
Beautiful! It makes me think of colorful birch trees.
As well you should be - gorgeous!
These are awesome, Amanda! Beautiful colors!
I don't usually leave a comment when there are already a zillion here, all saying the same kinds of happy words, but here I go! This is just fabulous. I love the whole idea of using those little snippets and making such a happy, improv quilt. Using all the different background colors is just brilliant. I keep coming back to your post over and over to admire this quilt!
stunning. really and truly stunning.
also, the way it climbs, it reminds me of your ladder blocks :)
Gorgeous! It's modern, yet scrappy...I just love it!
I love this quilt. It is without a doubt my FAVORITE quilt that you have ever shown. You should call it "Falling Birches" ... at least that's what I might call it when I use it for inspiration for a quilt of mine.Thank you so much for sharing, such inspiration!
I luuuurve this! Simple, colorful, fun!
And why not? Love.
Love your quilt: bold, graphic, versatile, and adaptable in so many ways!Vision of birch trees immediately jumped at me.Diane Côté, Montréal
Wow. period. Awesome. period.
I'm smitten myself! You clever quilter, you!
I just love it. If there is one project to get me back into quilting this is it! Thanks.
Makes me think of trees . . . absolutely love this quilt! Beautiful and so creative!
Ditto to all the wonderful comments and compliments already shared above. I'm inspired to pull out all my random solid leftovers and play. Would love to see the completed version. Thanks for sharing.
HI Amandajean. I saw this "halfway" project a while ago, and am wondering if you finished this. Did you post a photo anywhere? I'll try Flikr and see if anything is there. My copy of your book just arrived from Amazon today, and I LOVE it. I can't wait to devour it page by page.Kaaren in CA
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