making progress?

It’s strange not to have a completed quilt to show you this week… when I’ve had a chance to sew, I’ve just been working on blocks for either my block party quilt or for the string quilt. I think I nearly have enough blocks for the block party quilt, and once I receive blocks from 2 more people, I should be ready to put it together. Here are a couple more I made to add in…



And then, since I can’t help myself, I decided to start a new quilt. I’ve wanted to make one with these colors for quite some time. I think it will be a baby quilt, so I can get some satisfaction of being able to finish a quilt!


So that’s about it… well, aside from a bit of organizing… I’m not sure how my fabric manages to find its way into every room of the house, but it does. Seriously. Even places like the kitchen and the bathroom, where frankly, it really has no business being. I finally collected it all and now I just need to put it away (although it is quite pretty stacked like this!)


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38 Responses to making progress?

  1. 1
    Faith says:

    So pretty! I love your fabric stacks. So when you find a fabric you like, how much do you tend to buy?

  2. 2
    Deb C says:

    I was going to ask the same thing as Faith. It looks like you buy quite a lot of yardage of each. Great idea. I’m always short. Hmmm…

  3. 3
    Cristina says:

    I love this project,the blocks are lovely.
    kisses from spain

  4. 4
    Jen Eskridge says:

    Those fabric stacks are beautiful!

  5. 5
    shelly says:

    I have fabric in every room of my house too. And many times I have no idea how it got there. Happy sewing, you blocks are great!

  6. 6
    Alice S says:

    I’m impressed with your fabric stacks. Both in neatness and quantity.

  7. 7

    Ditto Alice! I’d love to have stacks like that! Just the sheer quantity of fabric is impressive!

  8. 8

    the blocks are lovely, I so wish I had some FMF:) your stacks are pretty, I have fabric every where too, not in the bathroom though:)

  9. 9
    Alissa says:

    Beauitful. Both the cut up and sewn fabric and the still uncut and folded and stacked fabric!!

  10. 10
    Erin says:

    WOW! That is a TON of fabric! It looks so beautiful the way you have it stacked.

    And I love the yellow/gray/green block. Love love. Maybe it’s because I’m on a yellow kick 🙂

  11. 11
    Wendy P says:

    How do you get all that fabric? Do you have a sugar daddy? A fairy godmother of fabrics? I am jealous!!!

    Love your blocks too.

  12. 12
    Janice says:

    oooo I am so jealous of all your fabric! I love the new blocks!

  13. 13
    Karen says:

    Love your blocks! Very pretty. You have a nice stash of pretty fabrics!

  14. 14
    Linda says:

    Oooooooooo! I love the new, potential baby quilt! I love those colors and prints. Some baby will be very lucky. I also like the colors of your block party blocks.

    Can I be you when I grow up??? 😎


  15. 15
    Audrie says:

    Gorgeous blocks! My fabric and batting find their way all over the house too… my husband tuts me and chides me for it lol Ah well!

  16. 16
    penny g says:

    I am headed up to your area in October. Are there any places I shouldn’t miss?

  17. 17
    Joy Harper says:

    Pure eye candy!!!

  18. 18
    Crystal says:

    I do like your new quilt! And I wish I had stacks of fabric! I just started and so I bet (or hope) I will have stacks later!

  19. 19
    Kate says:

    Lovely blocks…and what a lovely pile of fabric!!

  20. 20
    andi says:

    Such pretty stacks of fabric!!!

  21. 21

    I’m echoing the majority. Beautiful stacks of fabric!!!

  22. 22
    Terri says:

    Oh oh, I really like that first block! Something about the red and aqua combination. You crack me up about having fabric all over the house! I did that too, until I recently cleaned out my craft stash and set up shelves to keep things in one place.

  23. 23
    Kyla says:

    ya the stack does look really pretty!!!! i LOVE the yellow block!!! the contrast with bright and gray makes the yellow look great and even brighter!!! the combination of purple and green look very elegent

  24. 24
    Kyla says:

    great skiing today by the way. im glad you decided to go and that i got to see you ski

  25. 25
    pamela says:

    I love your fabric choices!! So great. I just think you need some fabric from the giveaway on my blog!!

  26. 26
    Adele says:

    Looking at those stacks of fabric made me smile, isn’t it odd that gorgeous colourful pieces of fabric folded so beautifully can make people so happy.
    I love your blog, reading it is part of my daily routine. 😉

  27. 27
    kreachr says:

    Wow – that’s just a stack of random fabrics you had lying around the house? Envious!!!

  28. 28
    Nadine says:

    The colours on that baby quilt are so lovely. Think I may need to start one.

  29. 29
    randi says:

    I LOVE the yellow/green gray block! Very nice!

  30. 30
    erica says:

    Great Blocks! You have such an impressive stash of fabric! Drooling over here…..
    If you want to add some FMF in pink to it, stop by my blog for a chance to win in my giveaway! Spread the word!

  31. 31
    Meg says:

    I love your blocks! You have such a great eye for color combinations! I notice you have some pretty darn skinny stripes in some of them. What size seam allowances do you use? What’s the skinniest scrap of fabric you’ll consider using? I have lots of skinny strips left over from a batik project and I’ve been trying to figure out if they’ll be useful or not!

  32. 32
    Rayna says:

    I love these blocks! Can’t wait to see the finished product. You keep inspiring me….

  33. 33
    jodi says:

    Ashley I love those blocks! Fantastic they are! I have so much catching up to do! You must come visit me in my new home on the web! Fun stuff. ;o) ooxx`jodi

  34. 34
    Jaime says:

    How big are your finished blocks? I want to do something fun and “off pattern” like this, but I’ve never deviated from a plan before. Are they 12″? Any tutorial or tips on doing quilts like this?

  35. 35

    What is it about those stacks of fabric in the last photo that makes my seratonin levels rise? Ahhhh.

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