Category Archives: Work-in-progress

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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High Tea Quilt Pattern Revealed

Adrianne from On the Windy side has released her new quilt pattern High Tea so now I can show you the quilts I made to test her pattern.  It is a very quick and easy to make pattern that is pre-cut friendly (charms squares, layers cakes and  jelly rolls) but also easy to make using yardage.  I made a ‘boy’ version using green and gold sashing in support of our Edmonton Eskimos.  I used charm squares and a few layer cakes for the 4-patches and yardage for the sashing.   I followed her pattern exactly on this one:

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For the girl’s version I used yardage rather than pre-cuts.   I left every other centre block plain so that I could do some free motion quilting and I changed the sashing around the centre blocks so that the neutral sashing acts as a frame for the bright/busy 4-patch and the coloured sashing forms a frame around the FMQ.

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 When these quilts are finished, I am going to donate them to the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch.  Each child is given a quilt when they arrive at camp and when they leave they get to take it home with them.

Adrianne’s pattern is officially available for purchase starting today and for 48 hours it will be half off at her Etsy shop and on Craftsy.  You can see mine and all the other pattern testers’ quilt tops on Adrianne’s website.

Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stich

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Show and Tell @SNAP creativity at your fingertips

WIP  Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on parade

Let’s Bee Social @sewfreshquilts

I Quilt Thursdays @Pretty Bobbins

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

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WIP and FAL #2

#Urban Windows is my second FAL finish of the 3rd quarter (link to 3rd quarter FAL wish list).   It was a little time consuming to FMQ but I love all the dimension and texture that the quilting added.   I custom quilted each “window” with a different design and then I used a funky triple wave in the sashing.

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To read more about this quilt and see more pictures pick click here.

Leftovers III in on my frame and I’ve completed about half of the free motion quilting.  Lots of ruler work but I am liking how it is turning out.  It won’t be a 3rd quarter FAL finish.  I guess it will have to go on my next FAL list.

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I’ve got almost all of the HST’s for Leftovers IV completed.  I just need to lay them out on my design wall and start sewing them together.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

3rd Quarter Finish Party at the Littlest Thistle

Anything Goes Monday @Stitch by Stitch

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

 Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Lets’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Urban Windows  Twin  Finished
Leftovers IV  Twin  piecing
Leftovers III  Twin  FMQ
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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WIP

I have finished piecing Leftovers III so it is now waiting for some free motion quilting inspiration before I put it on the frame.

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I’ve managed to cut and sew the binding on my one block wonder.  I’m waiting for a cooler day to hand sew the binding on the back and then I will have my first FAL of the 3rd quarter.

I’ve started working on my Urban Windows quilt.  I’ve done all the cutting and I have my first few blocks pieced together.  I’m mad at myself for procrastinating for a over a year before starting this one.  I thought it was going to be a pain to cut and piece but they actually went together very quickly.  The blocks are very forgiving because you trim each one so you end up with perfect 3 x 8 blocks.

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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

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

WOW Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

I Quilt Thursday @Pretty Bobbins

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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