Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Boxer rebellion...

More progress on my positive/negative scrap project!  I made big blocks from my little positive/negative units...now they are 4-patches made up of 2 positive and 2 negative units for each 9 inch (finished) block.  I have 48 of them, pinned on my horrid pink college blanket design wall, set 6 x 8 (should finish about 54 x 72). 

I may stop at this size and add a skinny stop border and a wider outer border.  This pretty much uses up all the delectable scrappiness I had cut up in this project box.  I fear it becoming a UFO if I try and wait to make more blocks...at least that is what I am feeling right now.  We'll see...they are really fun to make.
It has been a VERY satisfying project, but there are other scrappy things calling my name...like my green/neutral log cabin blocks.
But mostly, I'm yearning to do some applique...
Mr. Fabric Therapy likes this project...he says scrappy quilts look more like God intended quilts to be..."bed covers made from old clothes and unwanted bits of fabric."  Oh don't get me wrong - he is very supportive of my quilting - he is my biggest fan.  Last time he was on his soap box (and my eyes stopped rolling to the back of my head), I decided that I would give him EXACTLY what he wanted. 

I have started saving his old, cotton, printed boxer shorts to make him a little quilt some day...maybe a wall hanging that would hang prominently near his desk at work, LOL.  I wish I had thought of this sooner, as I have already thrown some faded, old ones away.  We'll see how he feels when it's HIS old undies, made into a quilt, hanging for all to see.  I already have a name for this project...BOXER REBELLION...

Now I hope I can scrape together enough pairs to make this...would you believe I saw some at a yard sale at the beginning of the summer?  The woman said she was going to use proceeds from the sale to buy her husband new underwear.  I hope the poor man isn't "going commando" in the mean time...

In stitches,
Teresa  :o)

23 comments:

  1. I had to laugh over the boxers. Actually have bought some (new) because I loved the prints to use in a quilt. Funny how we see things. I have some negative/positive blocks somewhere, you make me want to dig them back out.

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  2. Love it! Love it! Love it! Your scrappy quilt and Boxer Rebellion!

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  3. Good idea! (not going commando...the quilt)...
    lOve the name Boxer Rebellion!

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  4. LOL Can't wait to hear your hubby's reaction to his quilt. :-) Love the scrappy quilt! Happy stitchin'!

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  5. I love how this quilt looks. Scrappy quilts are wonderful. Great way to use the stash. Love the idea of "Boxer Rebellion".

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  6. I am so having a mental picture of the garage sale man getting cranky at his wife as he goes 'commando'.

    Your positive and negative quilt is lovely. And I so hear your pain about the not wanting to make another UFO. I say, finish it. If you have enjoyed it that much, you will happily make another.

    Thanks for continuing to inspire.
    Debra

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  7. Amazing scrappy, can't wait to see the rebellious undies!! xo

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  8. Love the quilt and could not stop laughing about the rebellious undies...

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  9. That is almost word for word my own hubby's comments on scrappy versus applique quilts!

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  10. Love your Positive/Negative...wonderful scraps in that quilt...lots of memories I'll bet. OMG I laughed out loud at the Boxer Rebellion idea...he'll hang that in his office with great pride...LOL!

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  11. Oh Teresa, you had me howling over this blog post....had to wipe the tears from my eyes to see what I'm typing ROFL.

    I love the impact of your positive/negative quilt, it's really pretty!!

    Crispy

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  12. Love your idea for the Boxer Rebellion. I always like historical quilts! LOL

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  13. LOL!! I've got 24 -- TWO DOZEN!!!-- pairs of Sam's boxers. I had the same idea of calling the quilt "Boxer Rebellion"!! Isn't that a hoot!?! Only people raised by wolved would think of such a thing. LOL I'm going to use some of them in a pattern called Dizzy Geese; we'll see how far they go!
    Blessings,
    Mary Lou

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  14. Scrappy is my favorite! Looks great.

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  15. great use of scraps - it is looking good.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  16. Oh, such beautiful scrappy loveliness. Boxer rebellion--love it! Can't wait to see that one and hear his reaction.......LOL.

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  17. What a fabulous idea the Boxer Rebellion is!!!! I'd send you some of DH's, except he's a tighty whitey guy. PLEASE keep us posted on its progress.

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  18. funny post and great blocks so far.

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  19. I love your scrappy quilt. Lots of great fabrics. Love the "Boxer Rebellion" title.

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  20. I love the scrappy and the name is brilliant, you have a great sense of humour. I have trouble to sticking to pieced projects, I'm craving some applique too.

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  21. this quilt is looking great, cracked me up the name of your DH quilt...what a sense of humor you have!
    I am always looking for scrappy quilts always inspired by what your doing, isn't it fun making quilts from our fabric collection!
    I love revisiting lots of the fabrics in my scrap basket.
    Kathie

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  22. These a fabulous. You blow me away with the wide variety of wonderfulness that you create! You go girl!

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  23. love your scrappy quilt it is just great.
    you gave me a real laugh this morning - love your boxer project idea - too funny - hey how about a seat cover for his office chair, lol.

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