Wednesday, August 31, 2011

WiP Wednesday - #15

Hello Wednesday, weren't you just here yesterday?  

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

- I am proud to say I have delivered my Compassion Quilt.  My friend was so surprised and LOVED the quilt and the Bible verses quilted into it.  I pray she finds it comforting.

In Progress:
- I am sewing my sashing and cornerstones onto my Summer Sampler quilt.  I was so happy this weekend when my youngest daughter asked me if that quilt could be for her.  Of course it can be for you precious!  She wants me to put her name on the back of it.  I know how her brain works.  She wants to make sure no one else can ever lay claim to that quilt.  Smart little cookie.  I think this would make a great birthday present for her and that's coming up in October.  I just have to make a backing for it and then I'll send it off to be quilted.

- Bottled Rainbows - I didn't get any other blocks made for this one yet.  Very anxious to get back to it though.  Now I see why so many people joined up on that quilt along.  It's very addictive.

New Projects:
- Neptune - I won a charm pack of Neptune from Kate  (thanks, Kate!) so I'm going to use it to make a boy quilt for the 100 Quilts for Kids.  She posted a really simple and cute charm pack quilt that lends itself perfectly to that fabric.
- I need to make a sample block of this gorgeous paper pieced pattern called Circle of Geese by Beth Maddocks.  The Sometimes Crafter used her block and made a tutorial for the block.  She made this one.

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Gorgeous, right?  There was a time that I would have avoided that block like the plague simply because of the paper piecing.  But thanks to the Summer Sampler quilt and all the paper pieced blocks in it I have broadened my horizons and don't have to be scared of paper piecing anymore.  Now I can do it!

At the quilter:
- Loulouthi - yeah!  I made the backing over the weekend and am very happy with it.
- I started and finished a quilt top for 100 Quilts for Kids over the weekend.  It is a sweet little baby girl quilt but I want to wait and show it when it is completely finished.

On the Bubble:
- Heirloom Quilt - I am shocked I haven't started this one yet!  At least I decided on a pattern though.
- Rubik's Crush

Begging for Backing &/or Binding:
- Hooty Hoot - Would somebody have a boy already to give me a reason to put the binding on this quilt?  I want it to go to someone I know.
- Single Girl - I need to get a backing made for this and sent it off to be quilted.

I'm off to see what my other quilting buddies are up to today over at Freshly Pieced.


Lee said...

Your Summer Sampler quilt is so pretty! I love that your daughter wants her name on the back of it. : ) You are so lucky to have won the Neptune charm pack, that's one of my favorite lines ever!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Linz said...

Woo! The Summer Series sure is pretty! That is so cute of your daughter!! :)

Debbie said...

Love your summer sampler! So sweet that your daughter wants it for her own. That happened in my house once & I ended up making 3 of the same quilt! :-)

Melinda said...

Your Sampler is looking lovely! I haven't started on my BR yet either. I cut two of my white pieces, then screwed up the size of two more. Oh well. I'm working on the lime one (chartreuse). Can't wait to see your baby girl quilt!

MulticoloredPieces said...

As usual, I'm enjoying your quilts. The Bottled Rainbow, besides being well pieced, has such a daring color scheme--I look forward to seeing it finished!
best, nadia

Jerimi said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog! Good luck on your BR quilt. I think it's very cool that your quilt guild is doing it. I'm jealous!