Wednesday, February 13, 2013

wip wednesday

This week I made some good progress on my Maple Leaf Rag quilt.  By Friday I had finished all of the kite-shaped pieces, which went much faster than I had anticipated.  Here are all 128 of them.  Actually 130 because I made a couple of extra by accident.
While this project is definitely shrinking my enormous scrap collection, I still have way too many scraps.  I started out by going through all of my scraps and picking out some of the smaller scraps of each color and putting them in a bag.  When I started out, this bag was completely full of fabric.  When I finished  it looked like this.
It turns out that the next step is much more time consuming, which to be honest is kind of nice.  I am having a lot of fun working with old fabrics that I haven't used in a while and I am thoroughly enjoying the process.
Maple Leaf Rag Quilt Progess

I also received my fabrics to participate in the Intrepid Thread Scrap Challenge, so I think I will get started on that tonight.  Does anyone know what the fabric tied around the package is?  It is really pretty and I don't recognize it.
Hopefully by next week I will have finished my scrap challenge project and have made more project on the quilt, I have a couple of baby quilts to get started on soon :)

18 comments :

  1. I want to make a Maple Leaf Rag quilt now! Anything to use up scraps. I've over run. Its definitely a contender.

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  2. Wow, that quilt is going to be super cool when finished! What a lot of work though. :)

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  3. Oooh, this is going to be such a beautiful quilt! I love the Maple Leaf pattern and am dreaming of making one some day, too.

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  4. I need to stop commenting on all your blog posts otherwise you'll think I'm stalking! However, have to say absolutely love your Maple Leaf Rag and it will be amazing when you're done. Not that it isn't amazing now...it'll just be more amazing!!

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  5. This is so much fun! Too funny -- I was about to say how this post and Little Island Quilting's recent "favourite finish" post both have me inspired to dig into my scraps and just go with it!

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  6. wow, your Maple Leaf Rag looks amazing!!! Good for you, using up all those scraps. Every time I make a scrappy quilt I seem to use some of my scraps but also end up having a lot more new scraps to add to my pile. Go figure.

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  7. mmmm - that's a gorgeous looking quilt-in-waiting .... what a fabulous way to use up scraps (*eyes scrap buckets*)

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  8. Wow, your Maple Leaf Rag quilt is going to be completely stunning! I think the fabric tied around the package is a print from Ladies Stitching Club (this one: http://www.gonetoearth.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1873) by Oliver and S for Moda. I love it too - wish I had a little bit in my stash.

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  9. Yup still in love with this project. Can't wait to see it done. And of course you made it through all those kites so fast it makes it seem doable. Of course I already have a really BIG list of my own to be trying to work through.

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  10. I love the maple leaf rag quilt you are making and I am sooo excited by the way it has eaten thru your scraps. I need a scrap eating project and I think this could be the one.

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  11. Love your scrap quilt. What a good idea to use scraps to "make fabric" for the kites!

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  12. What a gorgeous display of fabrics!

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  13. I love how you used the scraps for this beautiful quilt!

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  14. Incredible scrap quilt! Congratulations!

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  15. I love the scrap quilt! gorgeous!

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  16. i love your scraps, little pieces of joy!

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  17. I loved all your scrap quit. Thank you for sharing these scraps.
    Modular Kitchen Collection

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