Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Reunion quilt-in-progress

Sharing a work-in-progress today. Because pretty much everything I've got right now is a 'work-in-progress.' I decided to try a dark version of the Brickyard pattern using a Sweetwater Reunion layer cake and some Kona Charcoal for the sashing.
 Love the prints in this collection - esp that little pennant print.
My major work-in-progress over the past weeks/days is cleaning out our basement. I have done some impressive work there but pictures would be pretty boring, so here's another gratuitous fabric shot instead.
I found a bunch of mix-tapes from my past in the great basement clean-out of 2012. I found a functional cassette player too (talk about vintage!), so I've been enjoying some serious blast-from-the-past tunes as I've worked lately.  A little Paul Simon, John Denver, Billy Joel, Police, Van Halen... you know I was rockin' at that sewing machine yesterday.

Linking up:
P.S. my quilt for Grammie is being featured at A Quilt Story today. Thanks Heather and Megan!
Fresh Poppy Design 
 
P.P.S. Happy Pi Day to all you fellow math-nerds out there. My husband recently brushed off his dormant rapping skillz and wrote a music video honoring the BYU Mathletes.
So in case you've been searching for a song to celebrate factoring polynomials, you're in luck.
As for me, thank goodness for quilting because it keeps the math part of my brain from total atrophy.

37 comments:

  1. I love the reunion quilt - I just love that line of fabric. I used it in a t-shirt quilt I made - just got it back from the quilter, and now I need to get it bound! Anyhow, hang on to those cassettes..... what do your kids think of them?

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  2. A very nice quilt!
    It must have been so much fun listening to those cassettes.

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  3. I love the dark brick yard quilt...then, I went back and looked at you Halloween quilts....

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  4. Ha ha. Love the tapes! Did your kids ask you what they were? :)

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  5. Those tapes must be little time machines for you!! So cool!!! I'm loving your Reunion quilt so far, that's one of my fave lines at the moment :)

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  6. Oh mix tapes are just the best!! Someone came over and couldn't believe I even still had a tape player ;)

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  7. I love Reunion too. Lucky you that you found your old tapes. Old songs always bring back long forgotten memories.

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  8. So fun with the mix tapes. I can't believe you have something to play them on :)

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  9. Hahaha -- I'm impressed that you still have a cassette player lying around. Hmmmm, I wonder if we do? Love that charcoal with the Reunion fabrics!

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  10. cassette tapes! classic! i work at a high school and there is an art student working on her portfolio who is knitting the tape from old vhs and cassette tapes into a blanket...can you imagine?!

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  11. I love your quilt! Reunion is one of my favorite lines right now, well I love everything sweetwater comes out with! Awesome about finding your old tapes, I was listening to my Van Halen record, yes vinyl, the other day. :-)

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  12. Oh, that quilt is pretty! Love the way the large blocks let the prints shine!!

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  13. Love the dark solid with the Reunion, I have a jelly roll that I may just have to get out now. Hope you get some more sewing time in so you can rock out to those tapes some more...what fun! Smiles~Beth

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  14. I have been gazing at my reunion fabric (fabric and two charm packs with coordinating solids) and I can't get up the nerve to cut into it! Your quilt looks fabulous. Great job.

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  15. Oh I love the dark sashing. It makes the Reunion fabric really pop and frames it nicely. Such cute fabric and quilt pattern. I'm a sucker for bricks!

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  16. love your quilt top... such a fun fabric line!

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  17. Thanks for reminding me that it is pi day. I usually give my son a gift certificate to get some pie. One year I made little dessert plates and wrote pi around the outside rim....

    Your quilt looks great with that dash sashing.

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  18. Oh I love that reunion line, this is going to look fab! Enjoy your taps as you finish it :o)

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  19. Love your sashing choice -- great quilt!!

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  20. I love that Rap! :) It attracted my 16 yr. old boy to the computer right then!

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  21. Beautiful! I LOVE Reunion-can't wait to make some things with it!

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    1. Haha. I wish I could sing that well. No, it would not be nearly as melodious is it was me singing. :)

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  23. That is a wonderful quilt! I'm going to get that pattern. Your quilts are so inspiring. I have many tapes but can't find a tape recorder. Glad you enjoy those oldies. I sure do.

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  24. your quilt is looking gorgeous Amy. I love a mixed tape....my best friend and I have done many a road trip in our day and making a mixed tape for each one was always a tradition. Even now when I hear certain songs it transports me into my ancient Toyota Corolla and onto the open road.

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  25. Wow that looks amazing! I love ann the colours and it really looks good with the black dividing up the colours. XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

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  26. I am loving the colors on this quilt! I need to go run to the fabric store and make something like this! Although I have many quilt tops that need to be quilted, its ok to start another one, right!? LOL.

    Thanks for the inspiration, love your blog!

    Jo Ann

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  27. Awesome math rap ;) Very entertaining-maybe as entertaining as all those old cassettes!? I really like the quilt too.

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  28. I like the reunion quilt too. The charcoal is perfect.

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  29. What a beautiful quilt! The black just makes the colors and prints pop! I love the pattern you used! :)

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  30. Love this pattern Amy...and fabulous fabrics :) Thanks so much for letting us show your quilt too! :)

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  31. Love the quilt! Aren't modas great!

    http://www.loganmakesamess.com/

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  32. Your reunion quilt is really pretty, the sashing really shows off the prints. I love that line!
    I have a new blog if you want to check it out.
    http://dreamquiltcreate.blogspot.com

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  33. Would you believe I have also been playing my tapes! Did you have a hoarse voice from singing along? I used to have some much fun making my mixed tapes.Who needs an MP3 player set on random when you can play a mixed tape (lol). Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

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  34. Amy - That quilt is crazy Amazing! P.S. you look too young to have ever had "mix" tapes!!! Rock on girl!

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