Monday, February 8, 2010

Next batch of blocks, next quilt

I started this batch of blocks on Saturday night. They are quarter log cabin blocks using strips whatever width they are in the scrap bag, some crooked ones, some straight ones. The black print corner block is 5" and the blocks are about 13" now. I'm shooting for 16-18" finished blocks. These are inspired by the blocks in the Gwen and Freddy book I showed last week.A lot of people commented on my scrap organization. Since I make so many quilts I create a lot of scraps. A lot of the strips in the blocks above are my clean up cut pieces explained here. A lot of my scraps are kept in separate categories, batiks, Kaffe prints, dotted fabrics, regular prints, etc. The dotted ones were kept separate because I cut them all for this quilt and just kept all of the clean up cuts together afterwards. That picture is before the border was added. For more of my organization madness check out this link for the Organization category on the label list (on the right side of my main page). For pictures of how a lot of my stash is stored click here and here. If you click on the word Stash on the label list it will take you to all posts (42 of them) where I mentioned my stash in the 2.5 years I have been blogging.

16 comments:

Jackie said...

I can already tell this quilt is going to be a favorite of mine! The bright and cheerful colors are just the best. And who can resist dots?

Julie in the Barn said...

I read all your posts on organizing back when I first discovered your blog. You are the queen of organization in my book. I've tried to keep my scraps organized and have dozens of those little clear lettuce containers I've re-purposed for holding various categories and future projects. They just keep stacking up since I keep starting new projects.

Jean said...

these are bright and pretty blocks...nice way to bring a little sunshine into this winter.

karenfae said...

I love your stash - so many colors and all folded flat on the shelves. I can tell that you have been collecting fabric for some time now, I believe you said you use to work in a fabric shop at one time? I love all those colors.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

elle said...

Another great set of blocks. I can see after checking some of your organizational posts why you have such variety and speed. I'm always tweaking my organizing and I think I need a spot for precuts. Great idea to have the 'paints' at the ready! Thanks!

Cathi said...

Fabulous fun blocks -- they're SO cheerful and perfect for this time of year!

Feather on a Wire said...

This one is so exciting!!!

Anonymous said...

Those look great! I amy have to dig through my scraps. Hannah

Colleen said...

Once again you are soooo inspirational, your exciting quilts, and now your organization! Seeing your shelves of batiks is a treat for me eyes. After 20 yr of not quilting I started back 2 yr ago. My experience before was limited to say the least. I have done two quilts with batiks and fell in love instantly. Thank you for sharing your stash in all its glory. You bring much joy to blogland!!!
Colleen

Anonymous said...

Love the quarter log "Next batch of blocks". I can always feel the excitement you create with your projects.

J~MT

Rhonda said...

You are so right about keeping thing organized...I strive to do the same but fall short sometimes.
Your blocks are bright and cheerful...Love them!

LC said...

This one is the most exuberant quilt so far! Love the stripes and dots together!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Omigosh - I LOVE LOVE LOVE these blocks ... they simply LEAP from the computer screen shouting HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY!

Such fun to watch you play!!!

Joyce said...

Now that is bright and beautiful!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your quarter log cabin blocks are just great! I need to try something like this for my next fun quilt. That black "middle" block sure ties it all together.
Got any snow yet?
We are being told tomorrow should bring 6-12 inches and blowing...
Keep warm.
Vicky F

Wanda said...

This new quilt is going to be great! I love how your coordinate your colors and layouts and create such wonderful things. But with this one...it's just sort of like "I AM HERE"!!!!! Sometimes that "shout out" is exactly what we need!