Wednesday, 26 March 2014

WIP Wednesday: Strings and Triangles

So on Monday I realized I hadn't blogged since March 7th!  And then Jess  mentioned that I've been missed.  Whaaaat?!  People notice when I don't blog?!  That's bizarre to me folks.  Anywho, I had some unexpected travel and some expected travel happen this month.  I also made the huuuuuge decision to go back to full time work outside the home after 5 years of being home.  Since my sewing time will become almost non existent when that happens I have been choosing sewing over blogging most days.  This is also why I haven't been responding to comments.  I hope you will forgive me!

During one of my expected travels, I went to Halifax to take part in sew in day with the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.  I tend to take way too many projects to days like this and this was no exception.  I brought three different projects but only focused on one and I am thrilled with my progress.


My original plan for this quilt was to make it 72" square.  But now my plan is to make blocks until I run out of scrap strings.  I'm hoping that will yield a 60" square.  Oh and the weird hole is where I had another project laid out on my wall :)


In other news, I've decided to take part in Paula's Triangle Along.  No, I don't actually need another active WIP but I've been planning on doing a grey and yellow triangle quilt ever since I received my bolts of Comma.  So participating in a QAL should increase the odds of this actually happening LOL.  I will most likely pull in other yellows and greys from my stash as I get started cutting but this is the groundwork.

Linking up with Lee and Paula 

12 comments:

  1. I am so in love with your string blocks. I am going to do this one day. And girl, you quilt while you can! We will still be here :)

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  2. This is a great color combination for your triangle along. I'm participating in that too.

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  3. String! I love string quilts. Yours is looking great!

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  4. Good luck balancing quilting and back-to-work :-) You can do it! I reserve my Sunday mornings for sewing... carving out time is tricky, but so worth it!

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  5. You've got a lot more done since Saturday...you will have it done in no time. A scrappy delight!

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  6. Yeah, I checked in a few times to make sure my Bloglovin' feed hadn't mysteriously dropped you. Lovin' the string quilt! Doing some type of string project is on my bucket list, and I'm so excited you're doing the triangle quilt along too! It's so funny because I took the same philosophy towards choosing colors. I've wanted to do a black,red, and white quilt for awhile, so I'm taking my cue from that quilty wish list item. Your quilt will be phenomenal; I love gray and yellow together! That's also on my bucket list. And, and last thing... I'll never be offended if you don't reply to a comment so you can have more time to sew. I 100% get how tough it can be to fit quilting in around work.

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  7. Isn't working through your stash such a great feeling! Also the color combo of the yellows and grays are great! I look forward to seeing your project.

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  8. our triangle quilts have a similar color pallet -- it's going to be so fun.

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  9. Your string quilt is looking fantastic! Great choices for the Triangle QAL.

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  10. Love your string blocks!!! and the yellow and gray is gorgeous. So glad you are back, it is so hard working, quilting and blogging:) But totally fun. Those bolts are making me drool!

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  11. Can't believe how many string blocks you've gotten done since the Sew In! You're a machine! And I am terribly jealous of those bolts of Comma. I know, I know, you have an on-line shop... but there's just something about the idea of cutting my fabric from my own bolt! :)

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