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.

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    March 14, 2012 at 6:03 am

    O pretty!

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    Karen H
    March 14, 2012 at 6:04 am

    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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    March 14, 2012 at 6:14 am

    A very nice quilt!<br />It must have been so much fun listening to those cassettes.

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    March 14, 2012 at 6:19 am

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

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    Melissa {polkadot chair}
    March 14, 2012 at 6:30 am

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

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    Elizabeth Dackson
    March 14, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Those tapes must be little time machines for you!! So cool!!! I&#39;m loving your Reunion quilt so far, that&#39;s one of my fave lines at the moment 🙂

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    Lucy @ Charm About You
    March 14, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Oh mix tapes are just the best!! Someone came over and couldn&#39;t believe I even still had a tape player 😉

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    March 14, 2012 at 7:33 am

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

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    Melissa Corry
    March 14, 2012 at 7:36 am

    So fun with the mix tapes. I can&#39;t believe you have something to play them on 🙂

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    March 14, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Hahaha — I&#39;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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    Suburban Stitcher
    March 14, 2012 at 8:18 am

    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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    March 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

    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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    Sarah Craig
    March 14, 2012 at 9:39 am

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

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    March 14, 2012 at 10:00 am

    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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    Lisa C
    March 14, 2012 at 10:44 am

    I have been gazing at my reunion fabric (fabric and two charm packs with coordinating solids) and I can&#39;t get up the nerve to cut into it! Your quilt looks fabulous. Great job.

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    Cutie and Company Quilts
    March 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Oh I love the dark sashing. It makes the Reunion fabric really pop and frames it nicely. Such cute fabric and quilt pattern. I&#39;m a sucker for bricks!

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    March 14, 2012 at 11:46 am

    love your quilt top… such a fun fabric line!

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    Live a Colorful Life
    March 14, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    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….<br /><br />Your quilt looks great with that dash sashing.

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    Katy Cameron
    March 14, 2012 at 12:42 pm

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

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    March 14, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Love your sashing choice — great quilt!!

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    March 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm

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

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    March 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Beautiful! I LOVE Reunion-can&#39;t wait to make some things with it!

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    March 14, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Are you singing backup??

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      amy smart
      March 14, 2012 at 9:07 pm

      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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    Judy Blinkenberg
    March 14, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    That is a wonderful quilt! I&#39;m going to get that pattern. Your quilts are so inspiring. I have many tapes but can&#39;t find a tape recorder. Glad you enjoy those oldies. I sure do.

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    March 15, 2012 at 3:01 am

    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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    Second Hand Rose
    March 15, 2012 at 8:38 am

    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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    March 15, 2012 at 9:44 am

    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.<br /><br />Thanks for the inspiration, love your blog!<br /><br />Jo Ann

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    March 15, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Love it!

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    March 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm

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

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    March 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm

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

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    Carla G
    March 15, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    What a beautiful quilt! The black just makes the colors and prints pop! I love the pattern you used! 🙂

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    March 15, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Love this pattern Amy…and fabulous fabrics 🙂 Thanks so much for letting us show your quilt too! 🙂

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    March 16, 2012 at 5:34 am

    Love the quilt! Aren&#39;t modas great!<br /><br />http://www.loganmakesamess.com/

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    March 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

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

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    March 18, 2012 at 4:57 am

    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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    March 18, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Amy – That quilt is crazy Amazing! P.S. you look too young to have ever had &quot;mix&quot; tapes!!! Rock on girl!

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