Wednesday, August 17, 2011

WIP Wednesday 8/17/11

It was a great week this week!  My husband worked out of town and I took over the kitchen with my massive Country Kitties (there are no cats at all in this quilt, but I got the pattern from and they had cat fabric...  It's a California King quilt.  It was my first attempt of free-motion quilting (FMQ) on an actual quilt.  I LOVE IT!  I'm doing the happy dance right now!

The back is just the paisly color.  I was going to piece it, but it was just too busy looking.

For the We Can Do It Skill Builder I completed Block 7 which focused on making flying geese, but I "made it my own" and did a pieced center:

I also made two more blocks for my Summer Sampler Series quilt.  I am making the quilt bigger and need a total of eight more blocks.  Here's two of the eight even though I don't have all of the original blocks done.  (Yes, we also play with Playdough on the table...)

I also made my seven star blocks for the Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quilt this week.  I opted out of making them paper pieced and substituted another star block.

Here's my stats:

New Projects:  1  Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Stars --

I'm really excited about the quiltalong at Tilda's Twisted Life.  I am going to make a negative space quilt using the diamond chains block she made for her bonus block in the We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler.

These are very tempting, but I may have to get back to them later:

Across the Sea Quilt-Along

Completed Projects --  2 Summer Sampler Series (extra blocks to make it bigger)
                                    7 Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quilt Blocks
                                    California King - Country Kitties -- Whohoo!  It's on the bed!
Currently in Progress:  7
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong
Summer Series Quiltalong
Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long Stars

Quilt Tops Awaiting backs and to be quilted:  3
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Oh Susannah! Mystery Quiltalong - California King
Kaleidoscope Quiltalong

Projects on Hold: 6
Flower Basket Quilt
30"x30" Quilt for the October quilt show
Charity Quilt for our local quilt guild (2 cut)
I am still a little behind on the Rockin' Robin (2.5 rows)
May Block Lotto Pineapple Blocks to be put together
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together

Things that are really tempting right now!

Stop by and see who else has what else going on with Lee at Freshly Pieced!
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  1. Wow! You've been busy! The Country Kitties quilt turned out wonderfully! You did a great job!

  2. OMG...I love your finished quilt! COngrats on the FMQ...It looks great!

  3. I love your finished quilt! Those colors are so pretty. And wow. You're doing all those quiltalongs? And mine too? All I can say is, wow!

  4. The Country Kitties quilt looks fabulous! (And I'm amused that it's called that even though there aren't any cats in yours.) Can't wait to see your Summer Sampler quilt top come together! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )