Category Archives: WIP

WIP and FAL #2

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I finished the girl’s version of High Tea which gives me my second FAL for the 4th quarter (FAL wish list).  I went a little overboard with the quilting but it was good therapy for me.  It helped to keep my mind off of Tango’s passing.  This was the pattern that I tested for Adrianne from On the Windy Side.  I also have a boy’s version in our local football team’s colours.  It is waiting for time on the longarm.

First I just did this design in pink and I was happy with it….or so I thought.

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Then I came back in with orange thread and added the inner petals filled in with pebbles.  Still not satisfied I added the inner orange loops.

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Then I decided to fill the orange loops with thread to give it more dimension.  I was happy with the final design and moved on to work on the next row.  Then I got the bright idea to do some dense quilting in the background to allow the design to really pop forward.  I lost track of how much time I put into the FMQ in the 15 white squares but it was substantial.

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Leftovers IV is still on the longarm.  Here is a sneak peak at the quilting I’ve done so far.

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I’ve also been working on a commission quilt for my Massage Therapist.  She gave me an inspiration pillowcase and then left the rest up to me so that she would be surprised.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Can I get a Whoop Whoop @Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Link A Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

Thank Goodness it’s Finished Friday @Quokka Quilts

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pat’s One Block Wonder  Queen  Piecing
Urban Windows  Twin  Finished
High Tea Girls  Twin  Finished
High Tea Boys  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers IV  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers III  Twin  Finished
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
Asian One block wonder  Queen   Finished
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   Finished
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Finished
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin  For sale
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King  Donated
Asian Shadow Box  King  For sale
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  For Sale
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  For Sale
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WIP and first FAL

I’ve finally finished Leftovers III which gives me my first FAL for the 4th quarter (FAL wish list).  It has lots of feathers and detailed quilting in the white background.  Unfortunately it was a dull day when I took these pictures so you can’t see the detail and loft created by the quilting.

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It is my own design and it was made with leftover strips of fabric (#scraptastictuesday) from my Blue Odyssey quilt.  Click here to see more pictures of Leftovers III and to read about the making of this quilt.

I have finished the FMQ on the girl’s version of High Tea and I’m pretty happy with it.    Once I finish sewing on the binding I will post more pictures.

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Leftovers IV is now on the frame.  I haven’t figured out what I am going to FMQ on it but I am leaning towards either using just white thread in the background or going a little crazy and using multiple colours.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Made by You Monday @Skip to my Lou

Motivate me Monday @Keeping it Simple

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Handmade Tuesdays @Ladybug Blessings

Moonlight and Mason Jars Link Party @Cherished Bliss

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

I Quilt Thursday @Pretty Bobbins

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  Finished
High Tea Girls  Twin  Binding
High Tea Boys  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers IV  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers III  Twin  Finished
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
Asian One block wonder  Queen   Finished
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   Finished
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin  For sale
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King  Donated
Asian Shadow Box  King  For sale
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  For Sale
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  For Sale

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WIP Wednesday

Life is slowing getting back to a ‘new’ normal around here and I’ve started to feel like I am getting some of my creative mojo back.    I’ve finished quilting Leftovers III and have the binding partly hand sewn on.

I’ve finished piecing Leftovers IV and it is now waiting for FMQ.  I forgot to take a picture of the finished top but here is one I took once I had all the finished blocks laid out on my design wall.

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I’ve got the pink and orange version of High Tea on my frame now and I’ve got it about 60% quilted.  I went a little crazy with the FMQ.  I can’t believe the number of hours I have put into it already.  It has been my therapy and kept my mind occupied since losing our beloved Tango.  Here is a sneak peak of the first layer of FMQ I did in the plain blocks.  I added 3 more layers of quilting after this…..I know crazy!?!?!?!

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @A Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  Finished
High Tea Girls  Twin  FMQ
High Tea Boys  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers IV  Twin  FMQ
Leftovers III  Twin  Binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
Asian One block wonder  Queen   Finished
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   Finished
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin  For sale
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King  Donated
Asian Shadow Box  King  For sale
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  For Sale
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  For Sale

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WIP

It has been a while since I’ve posted any updates.  I’ve finally finished the FMQ on Shoji Screen.  It has been on my FAL list every quarter this year so hopefully I will get the binding on and have it as a 3rd quarter finish.

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Urban Windows is a finished quilt top.  I have a week of vacation starting on September 1st so I hope to get it on the frame then.  I am so glad that I finally decided to play with my quick curve ruler.  Coincidentally, Sew Kind of Wonderful has a new QAL starting  the first week of September using the QCR and their Curve It Up pattern.  I’m looking forward to participating.

I took a picture of the quilt top before and after the sashing and borders were added.  It wasn’t until I was editing the pictures on my laptop that I realized I had missed putting the top and bottom borders on….so it was back to the sewing machine.  I forgot to take another pictures after the missing borders were added.

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Instead of finishing one of my WIP,  I foolishly decided to start a new quilt.  I’m my own worst enemy.  It is Leftovers IV using fabric leftover from my Blue Odyssey quilt.  It’s my first time trying a string block.  They sure go together quickly.

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Linking up to

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Linky Party Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

I Quilt Thursday @Pretty Bobbins

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  quilt top
Leftovers IV  Twin  quilt top
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   binding
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby

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WIP

I am so surprised at how fast Urban Windows is going together.  I guess it makes sense when you are piecing large 3 x 8 blocks instead of .75 x .75 pieces like I have in my Leftovers III.  I ended up with a very pretty pile of trimmings from my 56 quick curve blocks.

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I’ve got most of the blocks completed and then all I have to do is add the sashing.

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Linking up to:

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WOW Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  piecing
Leftovers III  Twin  quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging  quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby

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Dusty Farrell and WIP

I had the pleasure of taking 8 longarm classes with Dusty Farrell.  He is a very talented, down-to-earth guy who is well known for his glow-in-the-dark quilts.  He generously allowed us to take some pictures of his quilts and samples.  Aren’t they wonderful?  The butterflies on the white quilt were all created freehand with thread painting on his longarm.  I really enjoyed that class.

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I did manage to get a little more work done on Leftovers III.

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Linking up to:

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say 

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Show & Tell Wednesday @SNAP

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Shoji Screen  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby

 

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WIP and FAL #3

Recognize these fabrics.  Yes I have started working on Leftovers III.  This time I am tackling the pile of 1-1/4 strips.   This is what I’ve got so far.  Each little piece is only a 3/4 of an inch finished square and it takes 64 to make a 6×6 block.

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I’ve also got my 3rd finish for the 2nd quarter of this year’s FAL hosted by  The Littlest Thistle.  It is a crib size quilt made from charm squares that I did a free hand flower swirl design all over it (FAL wish list for the 2nd quarter).

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Linking up to

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have To Say

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

 Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Leftovers III  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap/wall   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  gifted
Triangle QAL  Twin
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Pink & blue batik  King
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby

 

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