Saturday, May 01, 2010

Progress & Scraps

I've made some progress on The Farmers Wife quilt...



I've got Month 1 and Month 2 blocks done! YAY! Keeping in mind this is a block of the month...that began in January...and today is the first day of MAY....I've got some catching up to do, but they sure are fun to make, and I'm happy to be making some progress!

I'm going to try and stay organized through this whole process. So I enlisted one of my thrifty finds...



This black wire tray works perfectly for containing the finished blocks, the fabrics, a file folder with the month's page and notes etc inside. I'm sure it will be overflowing before this is all said and done, but I'll try and keep it contained!

Speaking of contained....as I work on these blocks, I'm left with bits of scraps...



and I'm sure I can put them to use in future blocks, because I've already delved in to the scrap pile for some block pieces! I usually keep my useable scraps in an old cracked pottery bowl on my sewing table.

But AAAAACK!



It's stuffed full and there's no room!!! So whatdya say I give away the scraps? If you want this pile of scraps, leave me a comment and I'll draw a name and announce the winner on Monday. There's quite a bit here...and they're large pieces, so I'm hoping someone can put them to use!

And...just when I come upstairs from the sewing room to blog and take a break and revel in the fact that I'm halfway through the blocks,

this arrives....



*SIGH* MORE blocks! Well..it IS May....so now I've got THREE more months to get pieced and THEN I'll be caught up! Good thing I have long weekends now!

*Peace!

14 comments:

Deb said...

Man are you fast woman! LOL Fabrics ironed for Month Two but I won't be able to get to them until this next week!. And I'm laughing because what appears in the mail today - but the next month's worth! ACKKK!!!! Pretty fabrics though. I'll try to catch up with you next week!

Now on to dance recitals.....UGH!!

Margaret said...

Love them all! So pretty! Good that you're going to try to be organized too. Not an easy thing! Looking forward to seeing more!

Janet said...

Enjoy your blog - would love the scraps. Good luck on keeping up - so many projects, too little time. Too bad I have to work - think of what I could accomplish then!!

Paulette said...

Wow, what fabulous progress!!! Gorgeous blocks!!

Paulette

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thanks for the heads up about the need to be organized with the Farmer's Wife stuff. I'm going to enjoy seeing what fabrics you and Deb choose for your blocks... am I right in the impression that you choose which fabrics for which blocks and don't follow a set fabric guide? Can't wait for my first package and the book to arrive. Ya' know I don't have a thing to piece here... lol

Sherry said...

Kim, love your progress (Deb, gonna see your progress at June K.S. Guild?) I am in the Civil War BOM and haven't started, not ironed, nothing. But they're in a nice bag! keep up the great progress...and what a cool giveaway - my husband always says that saying about one person's trash is another's treasures...not that these are trash, but you get the idea, I'm sure. I am a newer quilter and not sure what to do with my scraps, so they are stacked in a basket...have a great rest of weekend!

Deb said...

Hi Kim

Love your blocks - good job ontrying to catch up with the BOM. Doing two months worth each month until you catch up is a good idea.....love your colours. I sympathize with the scraps - how do you keep projects neat and tidy......not possible for me - I throw things everywhere!

Catherine said...

Your blocks are lookin' good!

I'd love to give those scraps a home!!

Kathie said...

I LOVE that file folder where in the world did you get that????
thats my favorite block (ok one of them!) I need a file folder like that too
one can never have too many scraps!
Kathie

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You do such beautilful work, Kim! Great organization plans... hope it works out for you!!

Melissa said...

Oh my, Kim, the quilt blocks are just gorgeous.

I did do some quilting many years ago and know how scraps can pile up. (No I don't need any more thanks). With quilting I think it's easy to fill a basement, let alone a room, with fabrics!

Siobhan said...

Oh, niiiiiccceeeee! I am soo tempted to do this BOM but am trying to be good. I love the fabrics! I'd love to give the scraps a good home... they'd look nice in my hexagon charm quilt. ;)

Jeanne said...

You crack me up Kim. You should see the BINS of scraps at my house! It's so out of control. And if we lived closer together I would just drop all my donations over at your house. I take loads to Goodwill pretty regularly and always have a pile in the garage I'm working on. I'm shipping it out and you're shipping it in, LOL.

Sherri said...

Love your Farmer's Wife Quilt!