Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A little SV?

This quilt has a terrible name, but it's growing on me.

I started last week, before Superstorm Sandy, and made 4 blocks.  I didn't like them.

I hemmed and hawed, thinking I could change the block somehow and have it turn into something I did like.  I played.  I cut more scraps, you know how it goes.

Then I started making several blocks at once (instead of: cut 49 squares, sew 49 squares, feel meh), and by the time I had 10, the pattern appeared!  And my scraps looked good and scrappy!

I've had thoughts of stopping at 12 blocks and adding a thick border, but then I look at my scrap bins (I found another accidentally today, completely jam packed with pieces perfect for this project), and realize I should probably keep going.  I have no idea where this quilt will end up (can't imagine it on my bed), but if I can clear through one bin of scraps at least, I'll love the quilt for it..

The name's gotta go though.. thinking about calling it "hurricane sandy"... for the chaos.  Or for the calm it gave me during the chaos...

Have you made one of these yet?  What were your feelings?  Motivation?  And how did it end up?

12 comments:

  1. I think it's coming along fabulously. Good luck.

    Just out of curiosity, how big are the squares?

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    1. Anna,
      I cut my squares 2.5". The instructions for the original QAL are here: Scrap Vomit QAL

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  2. oh, please do change the name - and quickly! maybe keep the initials s.v. and make it something like "sensational volatility" or "something ventured" or anything but what the original name was!

    it looks fabulous, by the way! really eye catching and pretty cool!

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  3. It's amazing how good all the blocks look together, even if you aren't crazy about the blocks individually. I loved this pattern right away when I saw it, but I have a hard time getting over the name too. I don't have enough scraps yet, but as I accumulate them I have been cutting 2.5" squares with the intention to eventually make one of these quilts.

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  4. This quilt has been on my list for some time. Yours looks great! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  5. I had to click on the link to find out what SV means... Yes, please change it. I like the Hurricane idea, especially since the focal pieces look like an eye of calm in all that chaos. How about Eye of the Hurricane?

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  6. I like bunbear's suggestions. Definitely change the name! What a great way to use scraps - you have patience and it's paying off!

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  7. I am making one as well, and like you, I simply can't call it by it's "given name", so I am calling mine, "Scrap Happy". Love your version, mine is 50% completed! Have fun!

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  8. Hi Jess
    I detest the name of this quilt, so I wont be making it, I just dont get it..
    I remember that it was a naming competition, my entry was jazz and blues
    xx

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  9. Keep going! It doesn't matter that you don't yet know how you'll use it! Maybe it'll become that picnic cloth or favorite car blanket you've always wanted. And I've noticed that about scrap quilts too, the bigger they are, the better they look.

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  10. Sandy's Victory... It's a crazy bunch of mixed up squares that in the end came out as this Victorious creation.

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  11. This quilt looks so fantastic.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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