Monday, January 30, 2012

Goodbye, Blue...

... hello, peachy pink!

Last night I finished my last blue block for the scrappy postage stamp quilt. All those pretty blue scraps made 37 blocks! I was pretty sick of blue by the time I reached the last block, but it felt so good to finish them up because now I can get started on the next color.

I discovered when sorting through my scraps for this quilt that I have two kinds of pink fabrics: traditional pinks and pinks that were a bit, well, peachier. Is that even a word?

So, on to peachy pinks. There won't be as many blocks with this color, but I think that will make it more fun since I'll be on to the next color sooner this time. Here's a look at my first block:

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P.S. Master W. was sick with a fever all weekend (I was hoping he'd be better by Sunday but he was feeling worse), so I wasn't able to attend the baby shower. This means, of course, a slight delay in posting a reveal of my super-secret project. Hopefully, I'll be able to post some photos soon!

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  1. I like peachier pinks too. They're kind of melon colored? Great little block!

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    1. Thank you! And you're right, they are kind of melon colored. They're just different enough that I didn't want to throw them in with the rest of the pinks.

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  2. What size are the individual blocks? This quilt is going to be fantastic... Your blog makes me want to have a sewing blog too... But I don't think I have the energy to keep up two blogs... I really love it here. -robyn

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    1. The blocks are going to finish at 4" square, which seems to add further Proof that I've lost my mind in tackling this quilt. There are going to be a gazillion of them by the time I finish! :)

      Let me know if you ever start up a sewing blOg so I can follow it. I can tell from experience that running two blogs is a challenge but a lot of fun!

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    2. That's going to be incredible! I can't wait to see the finished product- I wish I could see it in person... That's going to be really wonderful!

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  3. Stumbled across this looking for ways to use up my scraps...This looks like it is going to be so cute! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    1. Thanks for dropping by! Check out the Scrap Attack Quilt-Along over at Stitched in Color (http://www.stitchedincolor.com/) if you're looking for some great projects. :)

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  4. I like your new blocks. I often call that color coral. I'm glad you have the patience to do just one color at a time. It's probably much more organized that way. Working one color at a time drives me crazy.

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    1. Oh, coral is the word I was looking for! :) I like working with one color at a time... until I get to those last few blocks. Then I can't wait to finish and move on to the next color! Green is going to be a tough one, because I have a TON of green squares compared to the other colors. Maybe even more than I had for blue. Eeep! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Omg they look so cute I saw them from the http://makingrebeccalynne.blogspot.com/. And thought wow those look interesting, mainly as I've been collecting actual stamps lately. I have a lot of scraps that could do with some using up.
    If you make a tutorial I would love to see it x

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    1. Thanks, Cherie! I never thought to do a tutorial... I'm going to file that one away for later! :) Thanks for dropping by - come back any time!!

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  6. I am loving that peachy-pink color. I always die a little inside when I see clothes in that color, knowing it's not a good color for me to wear. That's the best thing about quilting - I get to use all those colors I can't wear!

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    1. It's funny because I think I can wear that color fairly well, but I generally don't choose it for clothes. I do love these coral blocks, though. They're going to be such a great addition to the quilt! :)

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  7. Those blocks are amazing! So tiny ... you must be a patient person!

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    1. Thank you! They are super small, but I think that's what makes them so easy and enjoyable. It does take patience, though, to get through them all! :)

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