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Friday, June 11, 2010

Piles of Projects!

I'm not sure what my problem is, lately I just keep going from one project to another. Can't quite get into a rhythm. I took my camera to my studio and literally turned in a circle and saw pile after pile of projects. Here's the 2 partially finished pineapple blocks that Kim and I started. We're not sure they will ever become a quilt (big sigh). As much as I don't want to, we may be going to Plan B. Here are the scraps of the strips used in the 2 blocks, still on my cutting table.
Here's the original Kaffe fabric I bought several weeks ago and the 2 1/2" strips I've cut. Not sure what I'm going to do with these - but these still make me happy.
This is a project for the guild up on my design wall. These are the fabrics that I got in the jelly roll swap. I'll do a post about that soon.
Trying to decide on color combinations.
Three more blocks ready to go on the design wall.
These are the fabrics I've been collecting for my next quilt for our quilt show. I'm still working on a pattern/ layout. I've got ideas but so far they're just on paper. I am very excited about this quilt, I need to sit down and start on it soon. This will include fabric that I dyed myself! Took a class last fall, putting this in one of my quilts will be a first for me. Another reason I'm excited.
This is a T-shirt quilt that is almost ready to baste. I've got to get another piece of fabric to add to the back. I just bought an open toe darning foot. Can't wait to try it out and see if makes any diffenence in the quilting.
This is a basket of pinks that I cut into strips for a new project that I put together for our last road trip when we went to Asheville (I always try to plan a project - even if I don't work on it).
Here's a peek at my new tree. This is what I'm currently working on, trying to get done. I always forget how long it takes to applique, but I do love it.
So until next time, make something beautiful.
Karen

14 comments:

wordmama said...

There's always so much to do. I love the pink leaves on applique project. Can't wait to see more!

Millie said...

Wow...Karen your unfinished projects all look so good. Can't wait to see them finished. Love the pineaplle quilt blocks and it is so much fun to see your t-shirt blocks.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Those pineapple blocks are stunning - I have that book and ruler waiting to be used! It's a great block for scraps. Love your guild project - I'm using the same block in a quilt at the moment, just using a solid centre block to cut down on sewing time.

Miriam said...

I love all your projects!
I also have many things on the go at once, but as they say, variety is the spice of life!

MamaT said...

looks like you'll have fun choosing what to do next. I'm ready to start a new project, too. But my sewing room is such a mess, I'll have to clean up a bit first.

QuiltSue said...

All your projects look like they'll turn into beautiful quilts, but I specially love your "Cherry Blossom" tree.

Laura said...

You have some great projects in process! I am always working on multiple projects. I have a short attention span and get bored working on the same thing for too long.

Darlene said...

Beautiful projects in waiting, Karen. My advice - push them all aside and start a new one. No, I'm not kidding; sometimes we need something new to jump start the creative juices. Trust me - pull out a new project. Do it NOW.

;-)

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! My head is spinning. I'm on Plan E now, but I'm still plugging away at my pineapple blocks. Slowly.

I love that container of blue and green fabrics. You'll have to tell me all about that project soon.

Carla said...

Lots of projects means a creative mind! Wonderful!

Kathie said...

love the pineapple blocks
ah that Kaffe fabric is beautiful
can't wait to see what you make next, love the tree btw!
great background fabric

I have lots of strips cut too still trying to think what to do with them as well

Karen said...

You sure have your work 'cut out' for you! :) Everything looks wonderful.

Vivian said...

A variety of ongoing projects keeps me "fresh" but it also gives me a bit of an overwhelmed feeling when I try to decide what to do next.
Your array of projects is stunning, Karen.
I love all the colors and fabrics, but that group of olive green and teal fabrics is at the top of a "wish they were mine" list.

*karendianne. said...

Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!!! Those pineapple blocks are supremely spectacular. Of course I enjoy seeing everything you have going on. Your sparkly self can't help but come right thru this post. And ps: I really enjoyed the way you signed off this post. :) *karendianne. who is trying to make something beautiful but misplaced the pieces. For real.