Monday, September 8, 2014

progress

work in progress

At this very moment, that is the state of my work table.  Evidence of a productive weekend, no?

work in progress

I've been building towers of scraps in these very autumn-y hues for my nephew's quilt.  He's already 17 years old (oh my gosh!), so I'm trying to create something in the colors he requested that might carry him into early grown up years.

It will be a stacked coins quilt, allowing different width coin towers.  Such a very flexible way to use scraps!  First I grouped my scraps by approximate width.  Then I join them into strips, press seams and, lastly, cut the finished strip (or strip segments) to a common width.

work in progress

Once a coin tower seems long enough, I fold it into quarters and measure it to make sure it will be greater than 80" long, my target width for this full-sized quilt.

work in progress

This weekend I made, let's see...  seven such strips.  No idea how many more I need.  Best to find out as I go along rather than to frighten myself with a big tally!  I did start with my narrowest scraps, so as I continue the coin towers will be wider and thus more easily fill up the space. 

Deep breath... time to jump back in!

9 comments:

  1. This has the potential to be absolutely amazing I can't wait to see the progress your nephew is a lucky young man quilty hugs

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  2. oooohh, I like where this is going! And such a good idea to start with the harder/smaller ones! :D

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  3. Thanks to each of you! I can use that encouragement on this one since I'm not quite feeling the colors yet. Today I'm thinking maybe more neutrals will cheer the quilt up for me =). Then again, it's not for me!

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  4. I really love how much gray you have used here. It really makes it more mature looking and keeps it out of the halloween range. It's going to be amazing!

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  5. I love the movement in this. The palette totally looks like something my brothers would choose and they are 18 so... I think you're on to something :)

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  6. I'm curious. I plan to make a similar quilt for my son's big bed. Someday...

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  7. Help! I have a new iPAd and your class site didn't transfer over. I need to reconnect to the class site. Please send me a new invitation.

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  8. Should be a great quilt with so much love from his auntie. I love the idea of stacked coins--brings in a chance to be creative with color and size/shape. Terrific!

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