W.I.P. Wednesday {6.24.15}

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Boy, summer seems to just be flying by already!  We've been enjoying ourselves so far and even took a weekend trip to St. Louis last week for a Cardinals game, Anheuser Bush tour and visit to the City Museum.  If you are ever in St. Louis and have kids, I highly recommend the City Museum, it was fun for the whole family, but this was my sons favorite part of the trip. Now for an update on what's been happening in my sewing room.  If you follow Amanda Jean at Crazy Mom Quilts, then you know she has started at Scrap Vortex quilt along.  (You can see photos of some participants' progress on Instagram by searching #scrapvortexqal).  Below is a photo of her first Scrap Vortex quilt that she completed in November 2013.  Isn't it amazing?  You can find details of that quilt here.

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Since I have more scraps than any one person should have, I decided that I needed to quilt along.  My first step was to pull all of the smaller scrap pieces from my color sorted scrap bins. As you can see, I had a little helper for this chore. :)

My plans for the evening...sorting through a gazillion scraps to pull my smaller pieces and join @crazymomquilts in her step one of the #scrapvortexqal ❤️ I'm pretty sure I have enough for several quilts!!

Then I took the smaller scraps that I pulled to my sewing table and began step one (sewing two same/similar size scraps together into pairs).  I love scrap projects, but they sure do make a mess while you are working on them!!

Operation #scrapvortexqal in full swing over here ☺️ I love scrappy quilts, but they always make such a mess while putting them together!! @crazymomquilts

The next step was to sew pairs together.  Here is a photo of my first round from that step.

Some Scrap Vortex progress.  This should be very interesting to put all together whenever I decide to stop adding to it 😳😁 #scrapvortexqal #sewallthescraps #whenlifegivesyouscrapsmakeaquilt

And then I kept going...and after Step 3 (piecing together same/similar size sewn pairs), I now have quite a good amount of "blocks".  My scraps aren't as small as Amanda Jean's but I didn't really want to cut them down any more and then just create more scraps...so I went with what I had on hand.

Okay, I think I've made enough #scrapvortexqal blocks for the size quilt I want to make (and it doesn't look like I have any less scraps!). Can't wait for Wednesday to see what @crazymomquilts has us doing next 😊 #whenlifegivesyouscrapsmakeaquilt

I think this is where I'm going to stop for my quilt.  I'm hoping it will end up being a good lap/throw size.  Now I can't wait to read Amanda Jean's post today to see what we do next!!

Are you participating in any quilt alongs this summer?  If so, I'd love to hear what they are (like I need anything else to add to my "must make" list!).

Amanda