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WIP

I have managed to keep up with the 365 quilt challenge.  I’ve got my first 21 blocks of the year done:

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My Quilts of Valour WIP is on the longarm getting ditched while I decide how I want to quilt it.

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And finally, I have all the blocks pieced on my baby quilt so I am in the process of sewing the blocks together.  I haven’t decided if I am going to add any borders.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

 

 

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WIP

I’ve got several works in progress this month.  First, I’ve got my September and October blocks done for QuiltEssential Co’s 2015 Block of the month.  Two more blocks to go and then I have to come up with a quilt top design to incorporate the 12 blocks.

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I’ve been playing with layouts for my HST gift quilt:

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And I’ve made a bunch of blocks for my Leftovers VI quilt.  I still have no idea how I am going to lay them out

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Motivate Me Monday @Keeping it Simple

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

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FAL #2

I have my second FAL for the 3rd quarter (this is my original list).  It is my little black dress lap quilt.  It was a gift for someone that I have worked with for a long time.   Unfortunately I was so rushed to get it to her before she went on vacation that I forgot to take pictures of the finished quilt.  Here is what it looked like before I had the final borders on:

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The recipient was kind enough to share a few pictures.

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Linking up to:

3rd Quarter Finish-a-Long @On the Windy Side

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Handmade Tuesdays @Ladybug Blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Finish it up Friday @Crazy Mom Quilts

Link a Finish Friday @Richard and Tanya Quilts

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WIP

Even though it is very time consuming, I’m enjoying FMQ Leftovers V.  Here is a sneak peak:

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Linking up to:
Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybud Blessings

Link Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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WIP

I’ve been off work for almost a week so I’ve managed to fit in quite a bit of quilting time. First off, I’ve piece the August BOM:
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I’ve also managed to make a few dozen log cabin blocks for “Leftovers V”.  This block has been on my bucket list for a while now.  Log cabins can be used to make so many interesting designs.  I like the way the blocks are coming together and I hope to the have the quilt top finished by the end of the month. Still mulling around ideas on how I want to quilt it.

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Linking up to:
Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug blessings

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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WIP

I was great at keeping up to date with Quiltessentials BOM (block of the month) program until June and then I lost the handle. We are a week away from picking up August’s fabric bundle so I got my act together today and completed June and July.

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Little black dress lap quilt is almost done…I am just hand sewing on the binding.
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My scrumptious lap quilt has been quilted and trimmed. I just have to attach the binding and then hand sew it on the back.
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I’ve made no progress on Leftovers V.

Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Made by You Monday @Skip to my Lou

Motivate me Monday @Keeping it Simple

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WIP

Lately I haven’t been quilting as much and I’ve been really bad at posting updates. A new puppy and life is taking up much of my time. I hope that things will begin to settle down a bit and give me more relaxing/down time for quilting.

I have completed the March and April blocks for the 2015 QuiltEssential Block-of-the-Month program.

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I’ve also made a little progress on my “Little Black Dress” lap quilt. I just have to figure out how I want to finish it.

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On Sunday, QuiltEssential Co had their annual Block-of-the-Month quilt show.  I had a real shock when I walked in the door and saw my quilt hanging there with a 1st Place ribbon on it.   I was so surprised that I forgot to take a picture of it.   I have this old picture.  You can read more about this quilt here.

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It is very densely quilted but I didn’t take many close up pictures of it.

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Show and Tell Tuesday @I have to say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

Handmade Tuesday @Ladybug Blessings

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

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WIP, BOM and a new puppy

It doesn’t matter how many dogs we have had in our lives, I always forget how much work a new puppy is. I’m not sure I will be making my Feb ALYoF goal. By the time I get Spirit settled in my sewing room, it is time to take her out for a potty break. Don and I tag team who is watching her.

I did manage to finish the borders for my Quilts of Valour top. I hope to get them sewn on this week and maybe get the backing finished so that next week I can start on the FMQ before I head back to work on the 23rd.

Thank goodness the Feb BOM is a very quick and easy one so I managed to get it completed. That’s two months in a row….only 10 more to go.
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Here’s a couple of pictures of my sewing room helpers.  I love that Wally is holding a pink stuffy between his paws and Spirit is snuggled up next to him.  The second pictures shows why I can’t get much sewing done.  Spirit is all wrapped up around the legs of my chair so I can’t move it to get up and shift between my sewing machine and iron.  I love that cute, fat belly (you can check out Spirit’s blog here).

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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Made by you Monday @Skip to my Lou

Show and Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

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WIP

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It took me a while to settle on a final design for my baby boy quilt top. These ‘L’ blocks are so flexible and can be laid out in so many ways.  The top is all pieced and it is just waiting for FMQ.

My Quilts of Valour quilt is also coming along.  I have 90% of the HSTs done and now I am just experimenting with different designs.  I’m leaning towards the last layout.
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Linking up to:

Design Wall Monday @Patchwork Times

Monday Makers @ayliN-Nilya

Show & Tell Tuesday @I Have to Say

Too Cute Tuesday @Funky Polkadot Giraffe

Link Tuesday @Freemotion By the River

Sew Cute Tuesday @Blossom Heart Quilts

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle and Thread Network

Let’s Bee Social @Sew Fresh Quilts

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

 

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2015 Finish-a-long

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Once again this year I am going to participate in the Finish-a-Long (FAL). I have found it to be a very productive tool to help keep me on track. This year the FAL is being hosted by Adrianne at On the Windy Side.

Because I have been so successful with the FAL the last two years, I am shocked to say that I only have a few works in progress so my first quarter list is going to be very small.

First, I would like to finish the FMQ on Leftovers IV and bind it.

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I have a baby/crib quilt in progress made with Barcelona from Zen Chic.  It is just a pile of blocks right now.

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And my last FAL is for Quilts of Valour.  I was very lucky and won a fat quarter bundle from Sew Sister’s Blogathon Canada.  I am planning a HST quilt….not sure what the final design will look like but I am in the process of making lots of HSTs.

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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 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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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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WIP and Triangle QAL

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I’ve got all my rows sewn together for the Triangle QAL at the Sassy Quilter.  I’m really looking forward to the FMQ so that I can use some of the techniques that I learned in my longarm class with Judi Madsen last week.  Although all the fabrics are pretty busy and they will hide the quilting, I’m still going to let my inner ‘Madsen’ out to run wild and free.  I haven’t trimmed the sides yet because I haven’t decided if I want to bother with bias binding to go up and down the points or take the easy way out and go with a straight seam.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The needle and thread network

WIP @Freshly Pieced

Triangle Quilt-a-long @The Sassy Quilter

We Did it Wednesday @Sew much ado

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Wow Us Wednesdays @Savvy Southern Style

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin   FMQ
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 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x7)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

 

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WIP, QAL and Judi Madsen class

Lucky me…..tomorrow and Friday I have a longarm quilting class with the amazing Judi Madsen from Green Fairy Quilts.  I signed up for the class at the end of last year so it has been a very long wait.

I just managed to get my rows pieced for the Triangle QAL.  I’m up-to-date and ready to start sewing the rows together next week.  It is amazing how much the rows shrink up when you starting sewing all those 1/4 inch seams.

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I haven’t made any progress on our Niece’s wedding gift quilt but that’s ok.  I’ve got almost 6 weeks to finish it and I am hoping for some quilting inspiration from my longarm class.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Needle and Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  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 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x6)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

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WIP and Triangle QAL

I’m enjoying the break from the house quilt and working on my triangle quilt-a-long.  I love the fabrics (Summer Breeze I and II, some Kona solids and a misc print)….they just make me feel sunny and spring like which is a vast improvement over the cold, miserable weather we have been experiencing.  I love the look of the starched fabric all lined up waiting to be cut up.

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Here is my stack of 200+ triangles all cut and waiting for this friday’s new assignment.

TriQALcut

 

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @Freemotion By The River

WIP Wednesday @Needle & Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Triangle QAL @ Sassy Quilter

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Triangle QAL  Twin  piecing
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   binding
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Asian Shadow Box  King
Little Warriors Charity (x6)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

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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.

JanaFabCuttings

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.

TriQALFabrics

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.

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WIP Wednesday and FAL Finish #3

I’ve had a fairy productive week.  I had to take my Asian Peacock wall hanging off of the frame so that I could finish the last charity quilt for Little Warriors.  It was a cute jungle themed quilt so I used an edge-to-edge paw pattern on it.  I think it would be great for a boy or a girl.

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Once I finished this charity quilt I had to decide whether to put the wall hanging back on or to jump ahead and load my one block wonder.  The OBW won so I’ve been working on that for a few days.  Since the pattern is so busy I opted for an all over chrysanthemum design with some custom work around the appliquéd geishas.  It should be finished in the next day or so and then it goes into the big pile waiting for the binding to be completed.

OBW_frame

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

We Did It Wednesday @Sew Much Ado

WOW Us Wednesday @Savy Southern Style

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Asian Shadow Box  King   binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   FMQ
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Little Warriors Charity (x6)  Twin   Donated
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   Donated

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WIP and FAL finish #2

I’ve finally finished my Kimono wall hanging which gives me FAL #2 for this quarter.  I used two layers of polyester batting behind the Kimono in addition to the stiff fusible batting that I used all over.   It is now on the wall in our guest bathroom.  The colours and style really suit the fixtures and the aesthetic.  I found this Asian inspired bamboo quilt hanger that just added the final touch.
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I used a very tight flower design all over the cream background to compress it and combined that with stitch in the ditch on the kimono and that really accentuated the trapunto and gave it real dimension.
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I just did a little outline quilting in the border to keep it simple.

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My Asian blue peacock wall hanging is still on my frame waiting for me to finish the ditch work before I tackle the FMQ.  I got side tracked and started a brand new quilt.  Here I was two quilt tops away from having no WIP left and I blew it by starting another project.  In my defence, our niece is getting married in May and the quilt is for her.

I’ve finished my one-block-wonder quilt top that I started way back in 2010.  I’m just adding the appliquéd Geishas in the solid blue part with a little trapunto work and then it is the next in line for the longarm.  I added one more blue border on each side after I took this picture.  I thought it would help to accentuate the print that I added to the side borders (it is from the fabric I used to make the OBW).   I like the way the ombre purple borders change from light to dark.

OBW_top1

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

We Did It Wednesday @Sew Much Ado

WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life

TGIFF

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Jana’s Wedding  Queen  piecing
Asian Shadow Box  King   binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   FMQ
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Kimono  Wall hanging   Hung
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby  Donated

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WIP

I ‘ve finished the quilting on my Kimono wall hanging so I just need to put on the binding and I will have FAL finish #2.  I’ve got my Shoji Screen wall hanging on the frame now.  Lots of ditch work to do before I can start having some free motion fun.  Still not sure how I am going to quilt this one….I would like to enhance the large peacock print and maybe something unique in each of the different coloured blocks.

ShojiScreenframe

I have officially gone from being a quilt top maker to a real quilt maker thanks to my longarm.  Last October I had a huge pile of tops that had been hanging around for a few years.  After my Shoji quilt I only have two more WIP left.  A one block wonder that needs to have some borders added and an appliqué sewn on and a waterlily art quilt that is ready to be quilted.  Once they are done, I am officially up-to-date and have no WIP left (except for tons of binding to hand sew).  Wow…..I can’t believe it.

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

We did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   binding
Kimono  Wall hanging   binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   FMQ
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby  Donated

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WIP and First FAL for 2014

I’ve finished quilting 1 of the 6 charity quilts for the Little Warrior’s Be Brave Ranch.  I did an edge to edge design called Baptist Swirl.

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I’ve finished quilting my Asian shadowbox quilt and I’m half way through hand sewing on the binding.  I will do a ta-da post with pictures when it is completed.

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I am thrilled to finally have my Kimono quilt on the frame.  It was on last years’s FAL list twice and never got touched.  I’ve just got a little bit of the border left to do and then it is binding time.

kimono-close1

Linking up to:

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

Wow Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

We did it Wednesday @Sew Much Ado

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   binding
Kimono  Wall hanging   binding
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  binding
Charm Square Crib 3  Baby  binding
2014 Completions   Size
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby  Donated

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First WIP post for 2014

It is already the 3rd week in January and this is my first WIP post.  That either means that I haven’t done any work or I’ve been to0 busy working to take the time to post.  Unfortunately I haven’t been doing much quilt work.  Life has gotten in the way of the things I want to do.  Oh well it can only get better from here.

I have made some progress on my Asian Shadow Box quilt.  I finished the borders and it has been on the longarm for the last couple of weeks.  I made my own pantograph for this quilt.  I had some 11×17 graph paper that I used to create my design and then I just made a bunch of copies and taped them together.

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Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

WOW me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

We Did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado 

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

Needle & Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life

 

2014 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   FMQ
Kimono  Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib 1  Baby   FMQ
Charm Square Crib 2  Baby  quilt top
2014 Completions   Size
 

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Four Sisters and WIP

My friend Susan has 4 beautiful grand-daughters and she is the most amazing Nana.  The girls love to spend time with her and the two oldest like to help her sew and quilt.   She let the girls go through her stash and pick the fabrics they liked best.  They cut them into small strips and then they sat on Nana’s lap as she sewed them together to make a string that was as long as they were tall.   When they were finished that had four very colourful strips.  As a Christmas surprise, Susan incorporated the strips into a quilt design.  She was running out of time to complete her gift so I volunteered to quilt it for her.  I made a few suggestions to personalize the quilt by having Susan write their names on each strip and then I quilted over her markings so that it was her handwriting.  She gave me the freedom to FMQ it as I saw fit.

We used a polyester backing with lots of loft that allowed me to quilt designs into the background.  Susan has a dog and a cat that the girls just adore so I thought I should add their foot prints.

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The two 2012 block of the month quilts might just be done in time for the annual quilt show in January.  “Opera” has been quilted and I am hand sewing the binding.   “Blues” is on the frame now.  It took me almost 2 full days to do all the ditch work to stabilize the quilt before I start quilting the background.  Still don’t have a complete plan in my head yet but I am getting there.

blues_frame

Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network

WOW me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

We Did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado 

 

2013 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’  King   FMQ
2012 BOM ‘Opera  King   binding
Kimono  Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I  Lap   Binding
Leftovers II  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib  Baby (x3)  quilt top(1), binding(2)
2013 Completions   Size
Tropical Punch   Lap
Little Warriors  Twin (x2)
Xmas Surprise   Lap
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
High River Quilts   Lap (x5)
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King
Star Surround QAL   Lap/Twin

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Work in Progress Wednesday

I have been so busy lately (trying to get my Christmas quilts finished and battling a nasty cold for 3 weeks) I have not had time to blog.  I am thrilled to say that both Xmas quilts have been completed and shipped off which gives me FAL finishes number 6 and 7.  So I don’t spoil the surprise, I will have to hold off on the full ‘ta-da’ posts until after the boxes are opened Christmas morning.  Here are a few closeups of the FMQ.  I used wool batting on Tropical Punch to give it a beautiful loft.  I only quilted the orange/yellow centres and just did some stitch in the ditch around the blue/green fabrics.

TropicalPunch1

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For the second quilt I did some trapunto work to make the main feature of the quilt stand out and then just did some dense freehand quilting in the background to make it pop even more.

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I finally got my 2012 block-of-the-month ‘Opera’ on the frame.  I needs to be done by the end of the year so that it qualifies for the January quilt show.

Opera_fmq2 Opera_fmq3

Linking up to

Fabric Tuesday @Quilt Story

Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River

WIP Wednesday @Freshly Pieced

WOW me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade

Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family

WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style

We Did it! Wednesday @Sew much ado 

Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation

Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful life

Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday @Quilt Matters

2013 WIP  Size   Current status
Pink & blue batik  King   binding
Asian Shadow Box  King   waiting for borders
2012 BOM ‘Blues’  King   quilt top
2012 BOM ‘Opera  King   FMQ
Kimono  Wall hanging   quilt top
Waterlily  Wall hanging   quilt top
One block wonder  Queen   piecing
Peacock  Lap   quilt top
Leftovers I  Lap   Binding
Leftovers II  Lap   quilt top
Blue Hydrangea  King   FMQ
Dragonflies  Wall hanging   Binding
Charm Square Crib  Baby (x3)  quilt top(1), binding(2)
2013 Completions   Size
Tropical Punch   Lap
Darwin   Lap
2011 BOM ‘Spring   King
Blue Odyssey   King
High River Quilts   Lap (x5)
Kassidy’s flannel   Baby
Sue’s Summer Breeze   Queen/King
Star Surround QAL   Lap/Twin

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