Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A New Start~

Living in an apartment, there’s not a lot of space to stretch out. So while DH is in Maine right now eating lobster buffet (so envy!!), I thought to myself, what a great opportunity to start a new quilt?! I can take over the dinning table and living room and no one would complain about it!!!! So that’s what I did. I took out the Urban Chiks 1974 Charm Packs I bought a few weeks back and started cutting.

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One hundred and eighty blocks and a hand of sore fingers later, I ended up with 5 piles of nicely cut tumbler shapes and a basket full of scraps~~ I love these prints sooooo much that I’m going to save the scrapes for now and think of a way to use them later…

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When I bought these charm packs, I already knew I wanted to try this recipe from Moda Bakeshop. Instead of four packs, I used five, and I’m thinking of adding a border around it to expand the final size. I can’t remember how many times I had arranged and rearranged these blocks, but after squatting on the floor for so long, my thigh is still sore even now. I’ve moved onto sewing. Hopefully I can finish piecing them together before DH comes home, and all the pieces will match up nicely…. Fingers crossed.

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I was very lucky to win this gorgeous project bag from Susan a few weeks ago!!! It is HUGE and a perfect fit for a bigger project!!!! I place the needle minder on it to give you a sense of the size~~ I love it!! Thank you so much, Susan!!!!

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Well, I’m going back to my sewing now. Talk to you all later~~~

18 comments:

  1. It's looking good Theresa can't wait to see it all stitched up ; ))
    hugs - Miche'le

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  2. Theresa.. that looks so fabulous! 180 blocks? Makes me tired just imagining doing that. And they are so perfectly cut and arranged. That is going to be a beautiful quilt. Do you have to change the blade in the cutter after doing so many blocks?

    I live in a small space too, so I can appreciate the problems it causes for crafters!

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  3. I can see why your fingers hurt! Looks like you are going to have a gorgeous quilt! Enjoy your open space....

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  4. Fantastic quilt pattern. What a lot of work. Where's your husband in Maine? I live in Northern Maine, but I used to live in Portland too.

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  5. This looks great Theresa! Have you picked out a backing fabric??

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  6. Your new quilt is nice! I don't look forward to cutting out fabric at all - it's my least favorite step in the quilting process. What do you have in mind for your scraps? Maybe string blocks?

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  7. I love the fabric. I can't wait to see your quilt all put together.

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  8. My goodness, Theresa, I recall when you just started quilting. Was that only last year? and now you are going crazy with beautiful quilts - good for you!

    I can imagine while your DH is away, your apartment will be a fabric den! Have fun!

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  9. It looks very exciting! I like your colorful works.

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  10. Well, Theresa, your new project is so beautiful. And you're right to enjoy all the space while DH is away !
    Have fun.

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  11. wow! look great!, beautiful.All the blocks look so perfect.

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  12. That is a lot of work you accomplished. Am I reading this right? Did you do all of that cutting in one day?!? Very nice!

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  13. Theresa, that is SO pretty! I see now why you went crazy over that fabric line. I can't wait to see it all put together and quilted!

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  14. I love your tumblers! Although I think, they are thimbles ;)

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  16. Hi, there!
    Love the colors... so neat! Great work so far!

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  17. Wow!!! A beautiful quilt is in the making! I cannot imagine I can cut all those fabric one by one into pieces in same size. Because I don't know quilting. :) Well done, Theresa!

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  18. These fabrics are gorgeoussssssssssssssss!!!!!!

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Theresa

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