Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Wednesday WIPs!

Whew! After being out of town for a whole week there is a lot to catch up on! Laundry of course is always first on the list. I'm one of those people who gets all unpacked and gets everything back in its place right away. So that creates a huge pile in the laundry room and gives me plenty of work to do that first day back. :)
I also thought I would be doing a ton of sewing while I was away, but that just didn't happen at all. So I have a lot of sewing to catch up on too! Here are a few of my projects in the works:
 My 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee blocks! This is the pattern I have chosen to use. It's from an old block booklet I have that uses all templates. I didn't really want to go the template route, so I got out my grid paper and made it into a paper piecing project. I comes together pretty easily even though paper piecing can be tricky! So this is block one and I need to make 4 more in different colorways.
 My girls' quilt! I finished the sashing around the flowers. I love that it helps each flower to stand on it's own. It was so tricky to place these blocks. I didn't want any of the same fabrics "touching" each other. Including the leaves, and centers. But that proved to be very difficult! In the end the leaves took precedence so none of them are across from each other, but there are a lot of diagonal "sames". I now need to add the borders and get her quilted! I've had a few ideas for that, but none that I'm really set on yet, still thinking it through.
I also have this quilt that really needs to be finished. It's a t-shirt quilt for my brother and tennis pro, Andy. It needs to be basting and quilted, but I haven't figured out how to quilt it yet. They are 15" squares, so I can't just quilt the sashing, I will have to quilt on the shirts, but I don't want to ruin their design either. So tricky! I would love to send this to a long arm quilter but I have yet to do that because of the cost. So this quilt has been sitting on the back burner for a little while, sorry Andy!
  The last project I really need to get going on is the FLiQS mini quilt. I have decided on this paper piecing pattern because my partner really likes stars and geometrics. The colors will be greens and blues. I did a similar quilt in the Doll Quilt 13 round and it was well received, so I'm going from there.
There are plenty of other projects in the works, but this should keep me busy for now.:) 

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Oooh, I just heard the dryer buzzing, back to the laundry!


JHNickodemus said...

Ooooh! That first block drew me in! I'm working on a quilt with similar colors! Love it!

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the first block. Great colours + a fabulous pattern = a wonderful block.

Jessica Pyykkonen said...

Oh I really love the colors and pattern of your Bee Blocks. Beautiful.

Unknown said...

Love that first block! And I hear you on the t-shirt quilt. I'm making one for a friend (in my WiP today, in fact!), and don't know what I'm going to do when I get to that step. I'll be watching your progress. :)

newsurfiegirl said...

Good luck getting the T-shirt quilt finished I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated when it is done. Love the colours of the first block, can't wait to see what other colourways you choose.

Little Lady Patchwork said...

I am the same way about having to unpack & do the laundry right away!...I hate leaving it!

Yep..I love the colors of the first block. Your daughter is going to love her quilt!...and I have the same issue w/t-shirt quilts! Let us know how you decide to quilt it!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful modern block! I really like your color/fabric choices.

Renee said...

Lots of beautiful projects! I especially love the star.

Caryn said...

I love your first block! Would you mind if I worked up the same one for my 3 X 6 paper-pieced blocks. I'd certainly give you credit!

Patticakes Patricia Mishler Handmade said...

I love you Bee Block I am new to paper piecing and would love this pattern, is that a possibility?
Thanks either way, its fun to look at!

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