Saturday, January 26, 2013

Twelve




I finished blocks 9 -12 of my Scrappy Trip Around the World the other day. Now I need to gather more strips, fast.

 
Of course I had to look at all 12 together. I can't even describe how much I love this quilt. It's just so scrappy and so much fun! I can't wait to finish it, but at the same time I feel like I don't want to finish...it's so much fun to work on!
 
 
Some bindings from my marathon sewing afternoon on Wednesday. I probably should explain that I would never have finished up so many things had I been at home. I was sewing with some friends, and I was completely amazed at how much one can get done when the phone isn't ringing and you aren't doing laundry and dishes between sewing tasks.
 
Also, I need to congratulate Michele who won the Kaffe fat quarters from the Canton Village Quilt Works giveaway! I'll be sending you an email, Michele!
 
Things have been a little crazy around here...I have 3 classes I'm preparing to teach at a retreat in a couple weeks, and I also have some pretty big deadlines  with some quilts I can't share just yet. School also started this week, so now I have papers to grade to add into the mix. But I have a plan to be pretty much caught up by the time I head off to the retreat...so I'm looking forward to some good relaxation when I'm not teaching. Thanks so much for stopping by!
 


25 comments:

Tessa said...

It's looking awesome, and you're right, I just want to keep making more and more

Kath said...

Looking fantastic, absolutely love it.

Illuminatedquilt said...

I really like how the scrappy alongs are going , aren't they wonderful also they go pretty fast when you get going..Im taking a break this moment. Yours looks so nice. I have a pile of strips ready for me they will be a little color challenging .

Sheila said...

i have finished 36 and was a little disappointed to have them done, but now i have begin to stitch them together i can't wait to finish.

Kate said...

Making good progress! Can't wait to see it all done.

Britt-Inger said...

It will be a wonderful trip. I will start one soon, but I have some finishing to do first.
I´m waiting for see it done, you have so wonderful and bright scraps

Lesley said...

Love to see your scrappy quilt come together! Beautiful fabrics!

Carol said...

Blocks look wonderful...it truly is amazing how much you get done at a retreat...it's wonderful when sewing is all you have to think about. You're so organized you'll get it all done!

Suburban Stitcher said...

Lovely! Love the blocks...and pretty bindings!

Maggie said...

I was trying to stay off of the bandwagon, but I am starting to think I might have to join in.

Darlene said...

Love your blocks - fabulous combination of scraps.

Lots on your plate but no doubt you'll get it all done.

KaHolly said...

The more I see of these blocks, the more convinced I need to make some!! I love everything scrappy!!

CJ said...

Your quilt is so pretty! I see 'boho' in your binding bundles. :) Now I'm wondering what you are making using that line.
I never go to retreats because I figure I will spend all the time talking and looking at what others have brought.

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Wens said...

I also wasn't going to join this one - but I can't resist much longer! Looking beautiful yours :)

Karen said...

My resolve is beginning to crumble - these are so pretty...

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Still loving it! OK.. Why are you grading papers????

Tammy said...

Yours looks really good. I don't get much time to ssew on mine. But I will be so happy when I get mine finished so I can figure out the backing and bindings and then have a real quilt to show for all my hard work

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

Love the scrappy quilt. I need to get started on one, but I am doing so many different projects, I just don't know how I can start one more.

lissa said...

I can't believe everyone is making this quilt. Wait until you see the cover of April's APQ. And I thought I was the only one making this quilt!

CathyK said...

It is looking fantastic! It is always fun to sew with other people. We all seem to keep each other "on task"!

Mama Pea said...

Have fun on your retreat. Those scrappy blocks are pretty tempting! Love yours!

Cathy said...

You Around the world looks wonderful! I am almost clear to start mine...one binding left to stitch down and I am there!!

Helen Philipps said...

Your scrappy trip around the world blocks are looking so lovely Sherri!
Wishing you a wonderful week!
Helen x

Cindy said...

Oh my word, I see these blocks all around blogland. they're wonderful. Would you share a link just so I can maybe read about how they're being done?