October 1, 2013

Angela~ A Little Update

I've been spending most of my time lately clearing out stuff because I will be moving soon.  But Sunday I did only a little of that and spent some happy time cutting quilt squares.
I didn't cut all these, a good many are charm square packs I bought already cut.  It's a great way to get quilt squares for a project like mine where I don't want to repeat a fabric.
This will show you the height of the stacks I have, the paper wrapped bottom section is a charm square pack.  I have no idea how many squares I have as I didn't count them.

The ones I cut out Sunday were from fabric scraps Debra gave me.  I just need to get some plain off white now, I'm thinking muslin will be nice and old fashioned to set off the colorful squares.
This is the design, sometimes called a Trip Around the World.  I've decided to call mine a Journey Through Time.  Some of my fabrics are vintage and some are reproduction back to pre-civil war era, and all the way up to current day fabric.  I had originally thought to do a quilt that would look like it had been made in the 1930's with fabrics maybe found in an old trunk.  But I have changed my mind and it will be an homage of sorts to all those wonderful women in the family that have made quilts to keep their families warm, no matter what era they lived in, including my own.

I may even sneak a few photo images into it, you never know.


Debra Spincic said...

I thought you were going to use a variety of beiges as your neutral that's why I included that stack with the scraps.

Are you going to start piecing soon? or wait until you have more squares cut? Looks to me like you have a lot already!

Cyra said...

Your stack of squares is great and I love the treasure chest they are stored in.
This quilt is going to be a beauty. I love 'trip-around-the-world' quilts. I own a vintage one, and another one that my mum made for me that usually has pride of place on display.
Hope all goes well with your packing and the move.

Suztats said...

That's some pile of quilt squares! Your 'Journey Through Time' is going to be gorgeous!

Judy S. said...

What a cool way of storing your cut blocks, Angela! My first thought was playing cards, don't know why. Trip Around the World is a great pattern and it looks like you've got a great start!

ladyhawthorne said...

I won't get started on anything until I get moved and settled. I will probably count these squares before I start to make sure I have enough. I did keep & cut squares from whites & off whites you sent but I got to thinking that maybe the off white squares need to be all the same fabric to keep it tied together and to rest your eyes from the riot of color.

ladyhawthorne said...

The chest is a thrift store find, isn't it great they just fit perfectly in it?

cq4fun said...

What's really fun about that design is that looking at it, I kept seeing diagonals, and the sides seemed to curve in. I know it's optical illusion, and maybe a sign I need my eyes checked, but I liked seeing it that way. I love the idea of the photos here and there!