Saturday, July 14, 2007

Goal reached

I'm very happy to report that I've reached my goal. I can call a halt - at least for now - to my Crumb Chaos obsession. All of the partially finished blocks are finished. Looking like a giant stack of wild, colorful square pancakes - 338 completed 6 1/2" blocks. The drawers of oddball size strips - 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" wide - are significantly reduced. I've been able to combine the two into one drawer that is definitely less full than each were when I started. My tub of crumbs looks like it's reduced to half of what it was. That's still a LOT of crumbs but that's OK. I'm going to let the rest slumber peacefully in the drawer for the time being. I'm ready to move on to something different. (I'll share that with you tomorrow.)
I don't know yet what I'll do with these blocks. I'm seriously thinking of making us a new quilt for our queen size bed, as the two we currently use are starting to show wear. I don't want to put a special quilt on the bed as long as the dog thinks the bed is his. These would make a great warm quilt for the coming winter that I can let the dog sleep on without worry. There should still be enough left for a Hotel Hope quilt. If not, there are certainly enough more crumbs and strips to make as many more blocks as needed.

29 comments:

kelley said...

WOW! what a great stack of blocks...looking forward to seeing the finsihed quilt(s)...such a great feeling to combine those drawers of crumbs and strips...

Anonymous said...

ok, I am going to have make some of these mile a minute blocks, of course I will have to cut up fabric to have scraps and bits of fabrics to make these or..... hmmmm maybe you need to fill a box of those scraps and send them to me...I think you should turn these blocks into a quilt for your bed and your dogs resting place :)
Kathie in NJ

KCQuilter said...

That is astonishing!!! What an achievement. You should send this whole project into a quilting magazine! Again, you are an inspiration!

Jane Weston said...

Wow a great stack of blocks! Makes me want to dive into my scrap bins and get sewing!

Vicki W said...

That's an amazing accomplishment!

Carol said...

WOW! What an accomplishment Hotel of Hope will have wonderful quilts.

Pam said...

you have been busy! that is an awesome stack of MAM blocks...and no doubt brought back memories as you saw blocks and prints from long ago projects. WTG! use up those scraps and make something wonderful from them.

Pam@
www.pamgwillim.com

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous stack of blocks. You have been very busy, haven't you?

Sarah Jayne said...

Wow - what a huge pile of blocks. I'm sure you'll have great fun putting them together for a quilt.

Norma said...

It is hard to believe that after making all those blocks that there could be anything left in your scrab bin!

Gail said...

Incredible, look at how much you have accomplished! And they look GOOD. I always picture crumb and MAM as just odd bits thrown together, yours looked designed! Kisses for Sophie and prayers for Diogenes adoption.

Julia said...

Doesn't it feel good to use up some of the stash that has been taking up space? Now the space that it will take up, will be a comfy warm quilt for your bed and your dog, also for some lucky person out there. Way to go!!!!

Darlene said...

Colorful pancakes! They look wonderful, Patti.

Love the picture of Sophie and her daddy - she's reading right along with him. :-)

I understand your blogging and sewing challenge. I've found that I'm too addicted to reading blogs that I'm not sewing much. Need to add some discipline to my daily schedule. I'll be here reading as long as you're around! No problem!

JudyL said...

That is a LOT of blocks! I look forward to seeing what you make with them.

Mary said...

Love the block stack - I bet that did clean out some crumbs and odd sized strips. I'll be watching to see what you eventually decide to do with them.

Rhonda said...

Wow! You've been busy. Love the colors that I could see and can't wait to see what you're going to do with them.

Yvonne said...

Wow....what an accomplishment. Looking forward to seeing what you do with them.

loulee1 said...

Oh Boy! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished quilt too.

Judy said...

Geez Louise!, Patti!

Suzanne Earley said...

Wow. THat is an awesome stack.

I started sewing together some 2 inch squares and even though I felt like I sewed forever, I barely made a dent in my shoebox....

I'll keep going, though!

Helen in the UK said...

WOW!!! 338 blocks is a stunning total. Look forward to seeing what quilts these become :)

Nan said...

What a busy little quilter bee you have been! You totally amaze me with how much you get accomplished - you are my quilting hero!
I can't wait to see what wonderful quilt(s) you create with these beauties!
Aren't you SOOOOOOOO proud of Ichiro?!? I didn't watch the game, but I sure heard about it and saw the hi-lights.

Deb said...

wow, what a great stack of blocks.
Have fun putting them together, can't wait to see what you are going to make with them.
deb

swooze said...

Wow!! Nice stack! I need to make more scraps!!

liane said...

wouahhh good works !

swooze said...

I keep coming back to look at these blocks!! LOL

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Glad you are thinking of the dog! That is an impressive pile of blocks.

Jeanne said...

Wow! You have been very busy and productive! The stack of blocks looks wonderful.

Kathy Wagner said...

What beautiful photographs! So inspiring...love it!
Can't wait to see what the quilt top will look like.
You must have such a sense of accomplishment!