Wednesday, March 30, 2011

WIP 3/30

I actually sat at my sewing machine and got something done, well not done, but made progress.....

Completed: Nothing New Projects: None


We established last week that buying fabric was making progress, so I made a LOT of progress this week. I started swapping too, gathering fabrics for a new quilt that is all mapped out in my head.

Rather than cut in to my new goodies, I restrained myself and worked on a project I had already started, but it feels new since I changed it up so much.

I pulled out my American Jane fabric Peas & Carrots that I had cut for the Square One quilt from Camile Roskelley's Simplify book and started messing with them. After taking another look at the pattern I reminded myself that I hated sashing and that was why the pinwheels blocks had been sitting idle for over a year.

So I took the original block design and added a round of solid, a print and another solid to the block. This will be a queen size quilt so the 15 inch block will work much better than the original 6 inch block. I added some Wee Play, Recess, and Punctuation to the mix of fabrics to balance the colors I had.


Hour Glass Pot holders : Pinwheel Quilt Along : Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Snippet Pinwheels : Leaves D9P : Mandy's fence : HST

Stats for week: New Projects - 0 : Completed - 0 : WIP - 10

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Have you ever swapped fabric with your online quilting buddies?

I got lured in this past week and have found it quite addicting.

I can visualize the quilt that I am going to make with the fabric I am trading for.

The above are all fabrics I have available to trade and there are more in my flicker Swap Set.

If you see anything you like, let me know. I am concentrating on swapping for fabrics in the Urban Chicks 1974 line, any, not just the ones above.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

WIP 3/22

Returning from another bloggy break.... spring break and over all business and I am itching to start a new project! Lets see what I have hanging out before starting something new.


(Not really, but out of my house....)

I know, this does not look completed, but I'm done with it.... its going to Sara Craig's Quilt Ministry to be completed and given to someone with lots of love. If you are unfamiliar with Sara and her work be sure to check out this post that tells the story of the last set of unfinished blocks I sent her.

New Projects:

My daughter, the one who didn't want me to make her any quilts, has been bugging me for months to make her another one since she got this one for Christmas.
I started working with what was left from the first quilt but decided to make it more blue. After several different ideas regarding the pattern I decided on the Fenced In quilt from Elizabeth Hartman's Practical Guide to Patchwork. I had made one using this as inspiration as a gift for Christmas and it came together quickly and I can easily make it bigger by adding a row.

So, about 2/3 of the strips are cut, but I am not feeling it right now.... its not calling to me, sew me now... I told my daughter that she shold look for this to be completed for her birthday in June or maybe Christmas.... since it has a nice warm flannel backing.

Nothing Nada kaput... I did buy fabric, does that count?

I think I can get one of these to call to me.... I hope.... I tried working on the Pinwheels and it was a no go, so maybe the AM Jane squares or the Hope Valley QAL will see progress in the next week.

Hour Glass Pot holders : Pinwheel Quilt Along : Hope Valley QAL : Stamp QAL :Chubby Stars QAL : Snippet Pinwheels : Leaves D9P : Am Jane Squares : HST

Stats for week: Actually the month

New Projects - 1 : Completed (shipped out) - 1 : WIP - 10