Friday, January 11, 2013

Some quilting and thank you to another FAL Sponsor

Scrappy Trip Along - 12 blocks

Here is my scrappy trip along quilt so far - 12 blocks. I think I will make this one smallish, either 16 or 25 blocks in a square. It is fun to make these blocks and then post a picture on Instagram (where I have more followers now, thank you everyone) where people "like" your picture from time to time. There is no "dislike" button, which I am good with too. The tutorial at Quiltville Custom Quilting for making these blocks is here.

I am not normally drawn to make quilts this scrappy, I am a fan of the negative space of modern quilts. Too much scrappy is hard for me to look at, as I don't know where to focus. However, this block, once placed together with others, has just enough pattern, while still being random and not symmetrical or predictable, for me to really enjoy them. I might be making more from time to time - I am going to get a box just for collecting strips for this purpose.



Jo from the Organic Stitch Co. has jumped aboard to be a sponsor for Q1 of the Finish-A-Long too. She sells a beautiful selection of Liberty of London tana lawn prints in various sizes and also custom bundles. Jo sponsored the Liberty Scrap Challenge last year with Nova at a cuppa and a catch up where you can find several cute ideas and tutorials for using Liberty, and other, scraps. I can also tell you that Jo has excellent service, including to those of us far away from her. Thank you Jo, I love Liberty fabrics and am so glad to have you aboard to sponsor the FAL. 

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There is still plenty of time to round up the UFOs that you want to finish in the first quarter of 2013 and join Q1 of the 2013 FAL by linking up here (p.s. a camera phone picture is fine, you know, if getting a photo of the project is holding you back). A full list of our sponsors is here. Our flickr group is here. It looks like we have a great group of folks finishing along!

By the way, I have been noticing that the follower number for this blog has been nosing up for a long while and it is getting to be time to celebrate. I have a couple of wonderful items to give away too. Maybe I will set that up tomorrow, I need to take some pictures during the daylight. You might want to check back.

Today I am home waiting for the internet repair guy - it seems upgrading the internet has taken hours and hours of trouble shooting, phone calls and this is repair guy #2. So I am going to do some work, put a pot on to make more homemade soup and later I have to make some quilt hanging sleeves and storage bags. I need to get those quilts off to Texas on Monday.

Best,

Leanne

19 comments:

Debbie said...

I agree with those scrappy blocks - not my norm, but I can't make them fast enough! Awesome RE: your sponsors AND followers!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I am managing (barely) to resist diving into making these but have added them to my New Project List. I just LOVE these blocks and haven't seen a bad set yet!

Judith, Belfast said...

Loving your stripalong quilt!! Scrappy quilts are my fav! Jxo

Canadian Abroad said...

Jo is brilliant. And she just made me that amazing star block! Your numbers are going up because what you make is so inspiring. They will continue to rise.

dutchcomfort said...

I’ve been wondering why I didn’t like my scrappy blocks, but I never thought of missing the negative space.
Hurray for the sponsors and follwers!

Kelly said...

Loving the blocks you have done so far. I am not normally a scrappy quilter either but there is just somehting about this quilt!!!

Jenny Squawk Scheidt said...

Congrats on getting your entries accepted for QuiltCon. I'm noticing a theme with the accepted entries I catch glimmers of. Still not going to scrappy trip - this is worse then Farmer wife last year.

Annabella said...

It's no wonder your followers are increasing Leanne - you have a beautiful blog and everything you make is amazing. Congrats on Jo joining it - I'm so happy to have linked up!

Erica said...

I agree about the scrappy blocks too. They aren't normally my thing, and even after I made a couple I wasn't convinced, but once I had enough to layout and look at them I was hooked!

Di said...

The scrappy quilt is lovely. Di x

Patchwork and Play said...

I am feeling like you about the scrappy thing! I've made five but I'm not feeling the love! They have been banished to the WIP pile!

Flying Blind... said...

Love your #scrappy and love Jo too.

Hope the internet is all super speedy soon x

Coffee Break Whatever said...

Just thought I'd say... I am the same way with scrappy quilts with this small a piece/square! Just to busy for me to look at and enjoy! But...I have been collecting the little pieces/strips of 2,1/2 size and intend on at least trying one..just cause I dont' like it, doesn't mean others wont and I am trying to make some to put on consignment to sell and what I also donate quilts to certain places. But what I intend to do is a sashing between each small patch square..kind of breaks it up a bit

Catherine said...

Been and found you on instagram, how are you finding it? The scrappy quilt is looking amazing

Katy Cameron said...

Hope yer man has waved his magical internet wand for you now, so go and get sewing those hanging sleeves!

barbara woods said...

I made my first scrappy quilt and I love making them

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Carla said...

Thanks to the sponsors. I am taking my time with my scrappy trip.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your scrappy blocks!