Category Archives: WIP

WIP Week #5

I’ve managed to get all 35 of my 6×6 blocks done and 4 of the 24  3×3’s.  I’ve ordered some fabric to use for my background but it hasn’t arrived yet so I am going to be in waiting mode soon.

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We are starting to assemble our centre blocks in the Star Surround QAL.  I’ve got one inner star completed…..only fifteen more to go.

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Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network, Freshly Pieced:WIP and Happy Quilting: Star Surround Quilt-a-long.

2013 WIP Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik King   waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King   waiting for border s
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King   quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King   quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder Queen   piecing
Peacock Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I Lap   quilt top
Leftovers II Lap   piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap   piecing
Blue Hydrangea King   FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging   Binding
2013 Completions   Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King

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WIP Wednesday #4 and QAL Week #4

I have the week off work so I’ve been able to play in my studio a lot more than I normally would. This is week four of the Star Surround Quilt-a-long (QAL) and this week I had to cut and piece 192 flying geese. Here are mine all pressed and ready to go.  The past two weeks I have finished my assignments with just hours to spare before the deadline.   This week I am finished 4 days early…..yeah me!!!  Next week we start assembling our first block.

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I also started working on Leftovers II.  I had so many left over 1-1/2″ wide strips of fabric from my Blue Odyssey Quilt so I came up with a new quilt design to utilize a few of them.  It will have thirty five 6×6 blocks of 1 inch squares and twenty four 3×3 blocks of 1 inch squares set on point and then a border of 1×1 inch squares.  I haven’t decided if my background will be a bright white kona solid or a deep black.  I’ve ordered both from my local quilt store and I will make my decision once I can lay out my blocks and see which one makes it ‘sing’.

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Linking up to The Needle and Thread Network and Happy Quilting: Star Surround Quilt-a-long.

2013 WIP Size Current status
Pink & blue batik King waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King waiting for border s
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging quilt top
One block wonder Queen piecing
Peacock Lap quilt top
Leftovers I Lap quilt top
Leftovers II Lap piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap piecing
Blue Hydrangea King FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging Binding
2013 Completions Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring King
Blue Odyssey King
Kassidy’s flannel Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze Queen/King

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WIP Wednesday #2

I’ve started cutting all the fat quarters for my Star Surround QAL.  Lots of cutting left to do to make this week’s goal.

I managed to do quite a bit of work on my Leftovers I quilt this past week.  I’ve got all the rows done…..now comes the task of joining together 56 rows that are only 1-3/8″ wide (7/8″ finished) with tons of seams to match up.  Why do I create such time consuming patterns……maybe that is why I keep switching from one project to another???

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2013 WIP Size Current status
Pink & blue batik King waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging quilt top
One block wonder Queen piecing
Peacock Lap quilt top
Leftovers I Lap piecing
Leftovers II Lap piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap cutting
Blue Hydrangea King FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging Binding
2013 Completions Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring King
Blue Odyssey King
Kassidy’s flannel Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze Queen/King

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WIP Wednesday

OK I admit it, I am a quilt-a-holic with a touch of ADHD.  Whenever I start a new project I am all excited about my vision, totally in love with my fabric and I can’t wait to get started.  I can spend hours cutting fabric, piecing, pressing and creating blocks…..and then all of a sudden I start to lose interest when I have to make many  copies of the same blocks or repeat the same type of piecing over and over again.  And that’s when it happens…my mind starts to wonder and I start dreaming of new ideas, some beautiful fabric  or a quilt I saw on Pinterest.  Next thing I know I am moving my current project to the side and starting something new (hello……joining the QAL last week in the middle of working on Leftovers I).  I am an addict and I need a 12 step program.  I thought the FAL (finish-a-long) that I started in January was the answer to my problem….mmmmm not so much.  I was good in the first quarter.  I only started one new quilt and I finished all but one project and that was because the thread I ordered didn’t arrive.  I lost momentum in the second quarter.  I only finished one of my 4 projects.  The deadline for the third quarter has passed and I didn’t even manage to pick anything that I wanted to finish.  Last week I stumbled across a Canadian blog called the Needle and Thread Network that helps quilt-a-holics like me to keep all their works-in-progress (WIP) front and centre so that they cannot easily be ignored.   I am hoping that this is going to help me get my addiction to starting new projects under control.  This is my first WIP Wednesday post.

So here it is.  I am working on a quilt called Leftovers I.  I am making it with tiny 2-1/2″ x 1-3/8″ pieces of fabric left over  from my Blue Odyssey quilt that I finished in  January.

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It is also week one of the Star Surround QAL.  I’m visiting all my favourite quilt stores looking for 16 fat quarters, background, binding and backing fabric.  Next week we start cutting.

Here is my list of 2013 WIP and completions:

2013 WIP Size Current status
Pink & blue batik King waiting for borders
Asian Shadow Box King waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’ King quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera King quilt top
Kimono Wall hanging quilt top
Waterlily Wall hanging quilt top
One block wonder Queen piecing
Peacock Lap quilt top
Leftovers I Lap piecing
Leftovers II Lap piecing
Star Surround QAL Lap fabric selection
Blue Hydrangea King FMQ
Dragonflies Wall hanging Binding
2013 Completions Size
2011 BOM ‘Spring King
Blue Odyssey King
Kassidy’s flannel Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze Queen/King

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