Monday, January 21, 2013

progress for today

 Good afternoon...weird to be posting twice in one day!  I have made this much progress on Easy Street...all the corner and side pieces are done, and five of the blocks.  Only twenty more blocks to go, and I will be putting this one together!!
 But....I get side tracked!!  I have tiny pieces, crumbs of cloth really...and I am making scrappy geese with these pieces.  Bonnie is making string geese, but these pieces are really too small to be strings, so I am making geese of a different color, so to speak!!  With the string borders, each block is nine inches finished.
And the plaids always, always call to me...I have been hoarding every plaid string I can find...and it is time to use them!!  So this quilt is coming into being too.  Doesn't look like much now, but just wait!!  Those plaids will sing when they are done!!!


So...what fabrics are you hoarding?!  I challenge to use your favorites!!  What are we waiting for??


Have a super great day, all!!

Julie

17 comments:

Cindy said...

Yes, I , too, have a "hoard" - definitely more than one ! LOL

Vicki W said...

I love your string geese! I will have to keep that idea in mind. Hoard fabric? Not me, no, not me at all! lol!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes, we all hoard don't we? I've been making myself cut into some of mine - it's fun! Your Easy Street colors are great - looking forward to seeing it all together :*)

McIrish Annie said...

are you sewing the strings to a muslin base and then making the geese? this idea would definitely work with a project I'm working on. got lots of strings and bits.

Jan said...

Your Easy Street looks great! I like the plaids, too.

Mary said...

Goose crumbs are looking good! That's so neat! It gives such inspiration!

Finishing up my Island Chain for Amy. The main part of the quilt is done, and I'm working on the borders. When it's done, I'll be freemotion quilting for a long time. Have 5 tops I am determined to quilt! (Still trying to hit the lotto! When I do, that longarm quilter will be ours! LOL!)

Janet O. said...

You are amazing, using up the littlest bits in the geese and strings. They look great!

Leeanne said...

Loving all that you are doing. Yes I am hoarding fabric, I am waiting for the time to create!

Quilter Kathy said...

Do you need some plaid string infusions? I would be happy to send you some!

Shari said...

Love our 'crumby' flying geese. The do look good. And lovely to see the plain strings. Be still my heart. Love your plaids...

Joyce said...

Julie, I love the colors you choose for Easy Street! I'd never have thought of that combination. Good Job!! I hoard all types of fabric. I haven't met a fabric that I don't like!

Joyce said...

Julie, I love the colors you choose for Easy Street! I'd never have thought of that combination. Good Job!! I hoard all types of fabric. I haven't met a fabric that I don't like!

Loris said...

Plaids...especially homespuns. Can never have enough of them :-)

ria vogelzang said...

Great colours you use for Easy Street! It looks just like Spring!
Love your flying Geese and stringblocks!
Enjoy all those lovely projects!
Love from the Netherlands, Ria.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Great easy street colors!
Sharyn in Kalama

John'aLee said...

Oh what yummy colors! Can't get enough of them!

Teresa said...

Love the bright pinks and blues