Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WIP Wednesday

Summer is speeding by (only 19 more days until school starts, not that anyone in this house would be counting!) and we are trying to soak up as much of it as we can. At the same time, I'm trying to get something accomplished. It's a tricky balance, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. Sometimes I have to remind myself of that, (hahaha!) but it's true. Here's a little bit of what I've been working on....
 sewing together 1178 squares....
basting my row by row baby quilt (pattern here)....
making some decent progress on my "dot your i's" quilt....
(this is my favorite at the moment....I wish I could sit and hand stitch all day long.)
some (mostly) straight line quilting....
and discovering some new trails near our house. I found some great new spots for taking quilt photos, too, which was a great surprise....now I just need to finish something! :)

I'd love to hear what you are working on this week, if you'd care to share!

25 comments:

valentinegirl said...

I love your craftsy row quilt done in that color palette. I have been eyeing your class and will sign up for it soon (once I get a few WIPs off my sewing table and have room to start something new!! Congrats, the class looks great and you have nice feedback on it so far.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

You always inspire me to start a new quilt. Love the simple patchwork in solids!

CapitolaQuilter said...

Finished up a quilt - finally. And made progress on my new bag. So often I get all caught up in the complexity of designs and a reminder of how satisfying simplicity can be is refreshing. Happy Stitching.

cityquilter grace said...

lovely modern type quilts....i am in awe of your talents!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Finishing machine quilting a Rock Candy Table Topper! Just have the outer border left.Keep Sewing!!

Dondi Murdock said...

Ummm, I sewed one block of the Moda Modern Blocks. It looks a lot like a Confederate flag but done in a dark turquoise, eggshell white, and coral. That is all for the sewing. Life is so busy around here.

Di~ said...

Mmmmm everything looks lovely, keep a goin' :)

Marlene said...

Love the colour palette of your baby quilt. Have signed up for your class so look forward to watching and creating.

Frankie Carson said...

I'm trying to finish a baby quilt for my best friends little one! But I keep second guessing my colour pallete and worrying she's gonna hate it! X

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

Currently I'm piecing one of two red and white star themed blocks for my do good stitches group. I have both top and bottom of a mini quilt on my design wall ready to be sandwiched and quilted. It's for my guild's challenge. I'm waiting for a fabric order for my Michael Miller challenge project. And the list goes on... Thanks for sharing your projects. The bright colors are phenomenal. I really love a happy quilt!

KaHolly said...

That row by row quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I just love your colors!

Lisa Coleman Boutilier said...

Love your quilts! How do you juggle so many projects at once?

Stephie said...

Great selection of projects on the go - and you're making progress with them ALL!!! Love your Dot The I's - I could hand stitch all day too :)

FlourishingPalms said...

You're working on such nice-looking things. I admire everything you create, and your medallion quilt is looking especially nice. I'm envious that you found some undiscovered trails that are so pretty! From your photo, it certainly looks like it has potential for photography. Must ask... do you always have someone accompany you when you take pictures? I've found it difficult to take my own on-location photos.

Lyndsey said...

School started for us today. Wish it were longer. Love the picture of your walk on the trail. That's what summer is for! I almost look forward to being trapped in the house in the winter so I can quilt.

Anne Lowry said...

nice....it looks like it's cool where you are.....110 in Houston sucks!

margaret said...

some great makes here, all those squares, 980 finished me off in my quilt. The row quilt is a picture lovely and the dotty one too. Looks like you have a nice spot to go walking beats city life all day long

Unknown said...

I, too, have some WIP's in the works. Two are huge quilts for family and friends. All that's is left on on one is sewing the binding on. I've learned two things while doing these quilts: One) due to physical constraints (which I accept as I age) the larger quilts are a thing of my youthful past. Two) I will enjoy making baby quilts, bags, wall hangings and such cuz I'm not giving up quilting. I've found that age is simply a state of mind and thinking outside the lines is tons of fun. Your "solid" patchwork has given me some terrific ideas for future projects and I head down the mini quilt road. Thanks.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I LOVE that first photo, with the fabric reflected in the iron. And all those pretty solids. And your strip quilt. Beautiful!

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE the photo of your quilt and its reflection in your iron! Great picture for a blog. Too bad my plastic iron doesn't show a quilt's reflection... it's an AWESOME shot (that I totally would have copied!!!)

Nancy in NV-wheres the dude at blogspot said...

I'm working on the scrap vortex quilt while at the same time trying out some new blocks to throw in the mix.

Cut&Alter said...

I love seeing the same quilt pattern made up in different fabrics. This one looks fabulous and I love the straight line quilting.

Kelly Cline said...

You somehow manage to produce, even with kids at home! I remember those summer days, lovely, but nothing gets done like you want it to! It goes fast and one day you'll have the memories.

Karen said...

4 days....and I'm counting them down! Awesome quilts!

RZ said...

Love your quilts and your work.