Wednesday, September 19, 2012

drano quilt

I have a scrap addiction. It's getting worse, not better! I intended to spend some time stash busting, but I guess that's going to have to wait.
My all time favorite scrap size is the 2.5" square. (With ticker tape pieces coming in a close second.) I have a box that is overflowing with pretty squares. Then I have a separate box of ugly squares that I couldn't bear to part with. Now Moda started making candy...which is pretty much cuteness defined. I have several of those cuties from market.
All those squares can't sit around here forever. So, I started another quilt.
It's deliciously scrappy. All those squares (and more!) are going into this quilt.
The inspiration quilt has been a favorite of mine for a good long time.
A few years ago Katie hosted a quilt along based on Melanie's quilt.
(You can find the instructions on her tutorials page.)

This quilt will have a little of everything in it.
I sure hope it works!

26 comments:

Deb said...

Isn't it a positively addicting quilt?! It's fun seeing all those random fabric playing so nicely with one another! I'm making the same right now... 22 blocks done out of the 49! Can't wait to see how yours comes together!

Gramma Quilter said...

Have to say that my fav is 2.5 square. Have a couple of WIPs on the go using that square. Cant wait to see yours!

Jenny said...

Thanks for your awesome blog! I've been reading a long time now, though I rarely comment.

I have a random question, though, and maybe you would have some advice...I recently inherited, from my mother-in-law, a baby quilt that her grandmother made entirely of 2" squares. It's adorably, and the pieced part is in good condition, though the backing/binding (which seem to be one and the same -- I think I've seen a method for that) is a bit worn.

Do you have any idea what kind of care an antique quilt in good condition should get? Or know where to look for more info? I'm guessing that once our little baby, who spurred the gift, is grown a bit older, I won't need the quilt in his room for middle-of-the-night warmth ;) and would likely want to tuck it away somewhere. Thoughts?

Or maybe this is just the age-old question of what to do with any appreciated item that isn't going to be hung/displayed. Attic storage...

Thank you for any ideas!!

Toni Selman said...

Ohhh...love the colors and the movement of this quilt...makes me want to dig into my box of those cuties and get one going.
Thanks bunches for sharing!
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Tanya said...

I made one, and I love it! I can't wait to see yours, though. You always seem to have the cutest scraps!

mindingmomma said...

It looks so fun already, can't wait to see the finish.

Jantine said...

This it too funny, I have this quilt in my head for the last week too and have been wondering about the plain colours to use, whether I will go for black of charcoal of dark purple ;-)

Kar said...

How fabulous are all those squares! It's going to look great.

Pieces to Love said...

Love them!

Live a Colorful Life said...

No question about it--it'll work!

Cherie said...

Wow you must be living in a sea of scraps!
Such gorgeous colours! =D

DianeY said...

Love you called it drano! I've always debated a scrap quilt called garbage disposal!

Svetlana said...

wow, this is going to look stunning!!!

Anonymous said...

I've made one of those quilts using 2" squares. The next one I make with be with 2 1/2" squares. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
cindy

Mama Pea said...

I love those little squares they are making now. It's such a great way to get scraps! Looking forward to seeing more!

Thimbleanna said...

Ooooh, HURRY! I can't wait to see it!!!!!

Cheerful Homemaker said...

I can't even imagine sewing something so tiny! It'd take me 100 years to finish a quilt top.

I can't wait to see yours!

natalie christensen said...

Looks great! I just finished my scrap vomit yesterday.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

One of my favorites. For this particular quilt it seems the uglier the scrap the prettier the quilt becomes. Truly! Can't wait to see your version...

Kris P said...

Love this quilt! Can't wait to see the finished product. Knowing you, we won't have to wait long. You really are great at sticking to a project and seeing it through.
You really must stop giving those little links to other blogs, though, Now I have yet another blog that I want to follow, which has SO many great ideas!
So many ideas, so little time! Thanks again for all the great inspiration.

Becky said...

I have recently developed an obsession (passion?) for 2 1/2" squares and cut out 900 or so over a weekend, whew. Last week I found a bag of charm squares that I also cut into small squares. All this because 1) I made a granny block and loved it and needed more squares to choose from, and 2) I want to make the checkerboard quilt from your book (LOVE it, by the way). And now this . . . and who knew Moda would be so wonderful as to start selling the mini charms (I just ordered a pack on Etsy)? Thank you Moda! And thank YOU for sharing. Can't wait to see how your quilt progresses.

Sarah said...

Looks good!

Nita said...

It's going to be fabulous!

Suzanne said...

You are on quilting crack but it's what we all come here to see! I know I'm going to just swoon over your drano!

Jill said...

Love the shades! I am looking forward on the result. Awesome!

Jill @ www.egarages.com.au/

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