Friday, July 25, 2014

my Purge quilt

Hello there.  Morning!  I have some Purge quilt progress to share.

the Purge quilt

Yesterday I did some strip piecing with my purge fabrics and came up with four new blocks.  It was surprising how fast they went together like that, as opposed to working with smaller scraps.  Here's all my purge blocks, en masse.  I'm only making 3-4 blocks per week, in between other projects, so the progress has been slow.

the Purge quilt

This morning I've reached a point of critical mass, whereupon I can look at what I've made so far and say, "Why, yes, I will definitely like this quilt."  When you're going truly scrappy, each block as an island can tempt you to desert.  All together this morning they finally have a happy-scrappy-nonsense vibe that I can dig.  Phew!

Going truly scrappy takes guts.

chaotic

Things have been looking and feeling chaotic lately.  This is actually my sewing space on Tidy Mode.  Somehow I have piles of fabric everywhere that shouldn't be put away.  I feel surrounded.  They're reminding me of progress that should be, could be occurring if I didn't need to take so many dang naps.  I honestly don't like naps, but I am taking care of myself.  Promise.

xo,

Rachel

p.s. looking forward to showing you at least one finished quilt next week!

16 comments:

  1. All of my sewing time became nap time during my first trimester, which was definitely bittersweet, but it was encouraging for me to remember it was only for a season and that it was for a truly glorious cause!

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  2. Growing another human takes a lot of energy :) Loving your purge blocks all together.

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  3. Go easy on yourself. Growing a person is exhausting, even if they are tiny.

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  4. And there's a reason why God has you taking naps now - sleep is rare on the other side of pregnancy! Rest up while you can!!

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  5. Your quilt is looking good. I'm all about taking naps and i don't have your excuse. :-)

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  6. Love your purge quilt, I could make many if time only allowed.

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  7. I love the way this is turning out! It would be a very entertaining quilt for a child or someone sidelined with an illness.

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  8. First of all very belated congrats on your pregnancy! Three is the magic number, welcome to the club :)
    What a great idea to first put together 4-patch blocks. Scrappy quilts can be suprisingly hard to make.

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  9. i like the way the 4 patches look. it brings unity to the scrappy look.

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  10. Be Calm and NAP! Also, enjoy every minute.

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  11. You motivated me to work through all my odd shaped scraps. They are now cut into useable sizes and organized in baskets! Thanks

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  12. I love your point about how each block is an island that can tempt us to desert. I think it's so true, and I hadn't quite thought about that much. I think it's important for me to consider what motivates me about a project and to consider ahead of time what moments might creep up and tempt me to let dust gather on a project - I want to be better about deciding if something was really a mistake or if I should push through and finish. Sometimes I just won't be able to know, but if I can keep more dust off the WIPs, the better.

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  13. Oh my goodness I love your quilt progress! I'm a very scrappy quilter by nature so this is right up my alley. I just finished my pending projects so tonite I get to start sewing together my 2.5" squares. Can't wait!

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  14. It's really coming together! You are absolutely right about blocks in scrap quilts being an island and feeling the need to desert...until you start putting them altogether and they make a beautiful continent!

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  15. Adorably scrappy! Nap on, dear mommy ~ your body and little one need it :)

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  16. Your slow progress is full speed ahead for some of us! Lol Glad to hear it's hit the happy scrappy vibe point. It's going to be fun.

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