Saturday, April 27, 2013

800 for Starters

This will take forever....
And this is why....
A swap.  A swap of 800 4 patches that will finish at 1.5". Of course -- who wouldn't want to use up 1.25" strips, right? That means you can go right to your strings and not have to cut from your stash.
I'll spare you the details of construction for now. Suffice it to say that 1" sashing will take a while as will the creation of blocks of four 4-patches that will eventually become  a block of 16 patches.  The larger blocks are being assembled with no regard to color, direction, or duplication. They will finish at 8" and are the perfect leader-ender project since it's a matter of grabbing and sewing.  Pressing seams open is another story for another day!
I do have to say, I like the periodic cornerstones that finish at 1/2".  I'm always looking for ways to use a 1" square! Oh, and did I mention that I made too many of these little darlings and have about 100 extra that will need to be added to the top? The ones in the picture above are my "leftovers" and were already being used as leader-ender fun prior to the big shipment.

I hope you have had a week of productivity and color!

Jan






37 comments:

Quilting Nonnie said...

This is going to be absolutely gorgeous! And the little size--amazing. It doesn't matter how long it takes, it will be a treasure. Thanks for sharing.

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Schulz Family said...

visiting from sew many ways. This is a mission for you to complete. But it is looking amazing

QuiltSwissy said...

Sometimes I find the simplest and oddest assortment of stuff makes the most dramatic quilts. I have Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy bargello on my guest bed made from shirts I bought for 99 cents at the Purple Cow Resale Shop. It is the one that gets the most comments!

Teresaquilts said...

oh I just love it, something I would do but maybe with 1 and 1/2 since I have so many of them. Just great

Gari in AL said...

I really like the look of that block and can see a beautiful quilt coming out of it.

Rhonda R. said...

Wow! What a great use of scraps. That will be a beautiful quilt.

Julie Kaye from KS said...

I love that! It's going to be great!

Chris said...

It will go faster than you think and the quilt will be gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

I love the scrappy look of this quilt. Keep sharing your progress!

Podunkpretties said...

Oh my! Great use of all those little pieces!

mycreativecorner3 said...

looks great and a clever way to set all those little squares!!

Jill said...

WOW!!!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Very nice!

Paula said...

Oh my! Someday I hope to be "there" with my quilting. I'm just getting started and using much larger blocks, and barely getting the seams lined up and pressed open as it is!

This is beautiful. Reminds me of the ones my great-great-grandmother made.

Kelly Young said...

I love this! Sometime the most classic quilt patterns are the best!

jjthor said...

This quilt is going to look so good when it is finished!! It may take awhile but it will be worth it when done!!

Leanne Parsons said...

This looks fabulous! A lot of work, but fabulous!

sophie said...

It MAY take forever, but it's going to be gorgeous when you're done.

Glenda said...

Oh gosh how does some one have time to make 800 of these to swap with??????? LOL I must admit these will make stunning stunning quilt tops but OH all that time LOL. did you strip piece these or are they from just small scraps??????? Cheers Glenda in Awe!!!!

Esther F. said...

Amazing! You must be very patient!
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JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

It has to be fun when working with that many pieces. Wow! I enJOY watching your quilts grow into works of art!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Whoa, them's are small! Looking great!

KatieQ said...

Amazing project! It's quilters like you who inspire us all to save our tiny scraps. Unfortunately, reality hits long before I even start.
I can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Kerstin said...

Wow, just wow! You'll treasure this forever once it's done!

Julie B. said...

Wow! Very impressive!

Teresa B said...

This is so lovely, I'm tempted to do one myself. Normally I find working on squares smaller than 2.5" too difficult but I like this soooooo much :-)

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from CIGAWW and all I can say is "rather you than me"! It'll be great when it's finished though :)

Sarah Craig said...

Oh my goodness, that is definitely a labor of love! Whoop whoop!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Wow! Good luck, it will be awesome!

Crystelle Boutique said...

You were not kidding when you emtnioend it woudl take forever1 I admire you so with all your patience!!
Happy mothers day!!..… :)

hugs xx
Crystelle
Crystelle Boutique

Rhonda R. said...

Wow, that's quite a project. It will be so fun to look at all the fabrics when you are finished. Good luck!

Rhonda said...

OMG, what a great use of fabrics but I have to tell you...those scraps of fabric will grow, multiply ten-fold.....at least that's what happens at my house...LOL
Take care.

Alycia said...

OH. My. Gosh!!! that will be so great when you are done!!!

Kate said...

That's a lot of little pieces!

Cathy said...

WOW!!!! What a project!

I would love for you to share and link up at my TGIF Link Party.
http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/2013/05/tgif-link-party-2.html
The party opens Thursday night and closes on Wednesday night at midnight.

Please, invite your friends to party too! The more the merrier!

Hugs, Cathy

Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. The party starts at 8:00PM tonight.
Debi and Charly

Connie said...

This is a great leader and ender project and how neat! Very small pieces though :) Thanks for sharing.
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