Thursday, October 11, 2012

[workinprogress]

Inspiration and motivation to start a new project doesn't always come immediately (or without frustration). This time however, I tipped over my scrap bin(s) and started cutting with purpose and determination.  


Blue, green, white with a splash of red, and black.
Oh, and  the occasional snippet of pink, orange ...

Having scavenged through my scrap bin it soon become apparent that I also needed to sift through my fabric stash to ensure a scrappy look, without too many fabric repeats.

A day and a half of rotary cutting. 
550+ strips of fabric. 
180 quilt blocks.


It's been a very productive week so far!

More soon,
Rita

36 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks and feels like a summer beach house... if you know what I mean.

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  2. I have recently rediscovered your blog, and been inspired by you again. Ooooooh I wish I had your stash!! Smiles from South Africa :)

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  3. Looking lovely! Such a fresh mix of colour. Jacinta

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  4. You are a very productive lady! I find myself wondering how all your pieces seem to be cut so clean with hardly a thread.
    It's a beautiful quilt!

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  5. Gosh, you always pick out the loveliest fabrics. You are so talented. :)

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  6. You have the best scraps!!!

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  7. I wish my scraps looked as great as yours! You get so much done, another beautiful quilt takes shape!

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  8. You must have some fantastic bins! Looking wonderful as always.

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  9. Damn, I wish I had your scrap bin! :)

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  10. That looks great. Way to make a tiny little dent in your scraps!

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  11. great use of scraps! someday i'll need to delve into my scraps too! ;-)

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  12. I can't wait until I have a scrap bin full enough to make a scrappy quilt. Rita, do you cut all your scraps of fabric square before tossing them into the bin? Or do you just toss them im all wonky and then cut them when you need them. Dumb question, just curious.

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  13. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  14. I love this. It looks so crisp and clean. You have such great fabric, and I'm frankly envious of your scrap stash.

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  15. Another gorgeous quilt top...I am so jealous! You make it look so simple and you are so fast. I love the scraps that you choose. What an eye you have for mixing patterns and colors.

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  16. from where I am sitting it's all been worth it! Looking fab, as ever, Rita ;-)

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  17. This looks great. Looking forward to seeing the finished Quilt.

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  18. Another thought...... can we see a photo of your scrap bins? They must be awesome.

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  19. Looks great! Anxious to see finished product!

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  20. I'm still overwhelmed about your work. So pretty and so fast. I love your work.

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  21. Wow I want your scraps! They are so gorgeous! =D

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  22. Holy Cow- that's a bit of work! You sure do get a lot done!

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  23. Yes, Rita, you are an artist! but you already knew that....lol.. I also wonder how your pieces have no fraying threads, so crisp and clean..do you starch before you cut or can you tell us your secret?
    Love your blog and thanks so much for sharing, you are a true inspiration.

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  24. I love watching the progression of your work. It's so inspiring and beautiful.

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  25. You brighten my day so often with your beautiful work. Your blog brings me so much inspiration....visual excitement....the desire to make something special. That is an incredible gift to share....and I for one am grateful to you. I will bet I am not alone with these feelings....Thank you.

    Susan

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  26. Wow, the thought of all of those teeny tiny pieces makes my brain hurt.
    I'm very impressed! They look lovely.

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  27. I just love blue and green at the moment. With or without snippets of other colours. Love your work!

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  28. Can I just say that your scrap bin is one amazing place? Gorgeous!

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  29. I've wanted to do a quilt like this and now I am encouraged to give it a try. I love your quilts and bright colors. Thanks.

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  30. beautiful!!! sometimes, as i'm rotary cutting, i think to myself "how does rita do it?" since i like to spread the cutting for one quilt out over several weeks!!

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  31. I wish I had so many lovely scraps :-)

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  32. Gorgeous. What size are the stips/blocks?

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  33. Just seeing all the stacks of beautiful fabrics is inspirational! I just love looking at the fabrics in stacks like that and look forward to having that much of my own stash to do that same thing!

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  34. How do you store your scraps? What size do you cut your strips and blocks from your scraps?
    When do you sleep?!

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