progression.

17 January 2013

progression.
do y'all remember that yummy stack of scrap fabrics?
well, i now have strip sets. 16 strip sets to be exact.
that means the leg work of my scrappy postage stamp quilt is complete.
yayyy.

next up: the patchwork.
this is my least favorite part of this particular quilt.
why? well, it's because i'm kinda OCD. (okay, okay, i'm way OCD.)
it's harder for me to just place square a next to square b without planning.
i'm sure that sounds completely ridiculous, but it's true.

one last thing, i need some reader feedback, please.
do y'all like seeing the progress of a quilt? (like i'm doing with this quilt.)
or would y'all prefer seeing the beginning stack of fabrics and then the end result?

xo, rachel

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66 comments:

kelli said...

Progress... absolutely!

benjamin.and.bunny said...

I LOVE the progress part. It makes it seem more do-able!

KristyLou said...

Oh, I love seeing the progress!

bukaus said...

I love seeing the progression of a quilt and getting to see what you think while you are doing it (like what you wish you had done different, or how sometimes quilts change from your original plan etc).

Debbie B Sam said...

progress - of course.

abengel said...

Progress, please.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I like seeing the progress.

Sonia B said...

Love the progress! Thanks for sharing.

Just Sew Sue said...

progress.

Pam Pollock said...

Progress!

paige said...

Love seeing progress!

Trudie said...

Progress, without a doubt. I like to see how quilter get from point A to point B.

mascanlon said...

Oh the progress please! And yes, I am OCD about this kind of project too. I have been known to change one square when laying out the blocks if two the same are next to each other. And I bet you have too!

Lex said...

Progress - helps me visualize how it's done

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Progress is fun to see - partly to see how the quilt came to be; partly to make the rest of us feel "normal", since our quilts don't go from neat-fabric-stack to awesome-quilt-top without progress, either!

Verena said...

Definitely the progress - I love seeing the evolution from beginning to end!

Eileen Gianiodis said...

progress ... unless you have a magic wand that gets you from fabric stack to quilt (and if you do, I'd like to borrow it for a bunch of wip's I have). :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Progress please! That also gives you an opportunity to share all of your little tidbits of advice on each step and for people to ask questions as you go along.

MGM

Anna said...

I love seeing the progress!

Ginette said...

I love watching the progress of making a quilt!

Lisa C said...

Progress!

Carolyn said...

I love watching the progression of a quilt. It is great to see the ups and downs that everyone has and makes me feel like I am not the only one.

Kristy said...

Definately share the progress, it not only makes your readers appreciate the work and effort that goes into a particular item; but at the same time it makes Bloggers and their stories more real...you know what I mean.

MonikaC said...

Progress! I like to know what other people are thinking as they go through the process of making something. I always learn something.

Toni Selman said...

Oh my! I love the colors you're putting together!

Raechel said...

I like progress pictures. If you post the beginning and the end in one post it seems like you made it super fast, and makes me feel terrible for taking months to finish a project.

Tamie said...

I love seeing the progress as well as hearing what steps are easy and which are difficult for you. And how you deal with the tough issues.

Lis said...

Progress. Progress. Progress!!!

Katie said...

Progress please!!

Kelly Wann said...

I agree with everyone else! Progress please!!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Progress please. :)

Melissa Clifford said...

Progress and instruction...
I really enjoyed the Postage Stamp Quilt along and I would like to do more of those please.

Noela said...

It's great to see the progress of a quilt as it's coming together. Hugs...

Lisa said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one that is OCD when it comes to layout :O) and i like to see the progress.

sandra said...

I am really enjoying seeing the progression of your quilt. So thanks so much for sharing it because it is more interesting then just seeing the fabric and then the finished quilt.

Afton Boykin said...

I love seeing progress & will silently cheer you on!

Mrs. Monkeyboy said...

So totally enjoy seeing the progress of a quilt or project!

Karen said...

The journey!... love the beginning and the end, but there's so much in-between!

Kristy said...

Well it seems unanimous! I think we like to see what you are doing. So then when life gets in our way too we won't get discouraged. Love to see what you are doing. Keep up the good work. K-

Tina H. said...

Show every little darn thing--and then some! You have a terrific blog.
Tina
ttr3@earthlik.net

Linda said...

I, too, am OCD about that kind of stuff. Heck, I'm that way about picking out fabric! And I join the group saying PROGRESS PICS!! I love your posts.....8-)

Lesley said...

Progress.

Terry Kessinger said...

As a new quilter, the progress helps me see that it isn't just magic that the 'experts' have, but that it's one step at a time. Thank you!

Ellen said...

Just cut into your strips and do it. Don't fret the small stuff. No plan. Make your 4 or so piles from each set and be random... free yourself up.

Vicki lOU said...

I'm another newer quilter who LOVES seeing the step by step pictures. PLEASE keep it up!

Stephanie said...

love, love, love seeing all the progress. it's more inspiring that way and besides, who could ever get tired of seeing beautiful fabrics getting cut up and sewn together into something gorgeous? no one. that's who!

Sarah said...

I love seeing progress pictures!

Shar said...

I like to see progression of quilts. Because you may have different sewing techniques that I could find easier or I may know of an easier way.

Beverly said...

I love the process!!! That's what it's all about for me. Can't wait to see.

Gabriela said...

Progress please!

Lisa said...

Love seeing the whole quilt from the fabric selection, progress & finish, including your wonderful quilting.

Karen said...

I want to see the progress!!!

elletaylor said...

Progress!

Dianna Stamper said...

Progress, please! I <3 U !!

corinne said...

The progress!!!

Slowpoke said...

Love to watch the progress please.
It makes it seem more do-able than
just reading about the after.
Thank You!

DonnaP said...

Progress of course! :-) I love watching it come together!
Thanks!

StacyOK said...

I love seeing the progress and reading your thoughts on it all. So inspiring and helpful! Thank you!

Nancy said...

I was going to post to say progress please, but I see that's been pretty well covered! lol

Foolish Feathers said...

I like to see the progress, but I am happier to see you be able to let lose a little and do something for yourself! I totally understand you have made commitments and contracts and promises but this is nice to see too.

Beth said...

Process and progress, please. It helps me think through the steps and also I feel "invested" in the finished quilt, which makes me very happy.

Karen Dobbs said...

Oh, absolutely, please post your progress! I love to see a quilt develop from pieces of fabric and come to life. Like seeing a pictures start with a plain canvas and become a completed picture.

I, too, always arrange my pieces. I'm not a 'scrappy' person, but if I make something that's somwwhat scrappy, it has to have order.

Have fun! Looking forward to seeing your progress all along the way! Thanks for sharing with us!

betsykim said...

Can't wait to see it come together. I just may FINALLY quilt my postage stamp!

Feel better soon!

Leigh-Anne Jones said...

Wow I have just found your blog and think it is just fab!!
I am new to the blogger thing, I've just started my own, http://scrappyatheart.blogspot.co.uk/
I've always wanted to do a postage stamp quilt with all my scraps, so I know I will be starting to quilt along with you as of today, after I do a bit of work first of course! ;)
Leigh xx

harleywife57 said...

I behind ; but please keep showing progress ; and just go scrappy -- do not plan !!! :D

harleywife57 said...

p.s. !!!! I agree ; if you post your progress , it seems more realistic that I can do it !!

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