WIP and a new Quilt-a-long

What started out as a gift of a lap quilt for our Niece’s wedding gift has now morfed.  First it grew to  a queen size.  I went out and bought more fabric and I also purchased my backing fabrics.  Well surprise…surprise….it is now a King Size Quilt.  Yikes…..not only do I have to do some extensive fabric shopping for the quilt top but the two fabrics that I bought to use for the backing are now too short and there is no more on the bolt at the fabric store.  Not sure what I am going to do but I guess it is going to be a pieced backing for sure.  I don’t want to show any pictures of the completed blocks,  I want the finished product to be a surprise, but here is a glimpse of the fabric explosion in my studio.  I’ve got so many different fabrics that I am using to make the house blocks.


Even though I am on a tight deadline to get our Niece’s ever growing wedding quilt completed…..I’ve decided to join the Triangle Quilt-a-long.  Am I crazy or what????  I was going through my bloglovin’ feed and came across a post about this new QAL.  I like having more than one project on the go at a time cuz sometimes you just need a break….just to walk away from the current project you are working on to get a new perspective.  I thought I would use my leftover collection of Summer Breeeze I and II fabrics (left over from making this quilt for my friend Sue) and add a few solids for contrast.  If I like the final product it may be another charity quilt for the Little Warrirors Be Brave Ranch.  Here is my stash…..I just need to officially sign up and iron and starch all my fabrics…..cutting starts this Friday.


There is one week left until the end of the first quarter finish-a-long hosted by Katy at the Littlest Thistle.  All of my tops have been finished and they have been sandwiched and quilted. I’ve got to do some mad hand sewing to get all the bindings on in time.


Filed under Charity Quilt, FAL, Finish-A-Long, QAL, Quilt-A-Long, WIP, Work-in-progress

2 responses to “WIP and a new Quilt-a-long

  1. The Sassy Quilter

    So glad you are joining in! I love a surprise quilt:)

  2. Sue

    my Gawd girl… you are amazing…LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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