Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday 11/23/11

It's been a really busy week here with working both part-time jobs.  Geez.  But I did seem to accomplish a  lot this week. 
I have all of the chevrons cut and half of them sewn (30/60) for the Chasing Chevron's QA (see button on sidebar) to get to the site.  I am happy with my color choices except for that blue one in the middle.  A friend told me that the pattern may get lost in the quilt with the background color.  Those are made and we'll see how it plays out in the end before I decide to replace them. 

I played with my new blocks from our local quilt guild swap last night.  Eighteen of us swapped split nine-patch blocks.  This will probably mess with the layout a little more to get an up/down "W" going.  But I do see this being a WIP for quite a while.

I COMPLETED the Diamond Chains QA California King quilt.  Whohoo!  The FMQ on it is very very dense and it really feels good to be under it.  It's almost like getting a hug.

A lot of my time this week was consumed by Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay Mystery quilt.  I have the 224 little squares done in step 1.  Whew.  But I love my color choice and they were well worth the time.

New Projects - 0
Completed Projects --  6
Completed Step 1 (224 2.5" blocks for Orca Bay-Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt
Completed cutting of 60 and sewing of 30 Chasing Chevrons QA blocks
Drunkard's path blocks completed this week - 1
Put together all Dutchman's Puzzle quilt top -- now awaiting border selection
Completed California King Diamond Chains QA
Received all Split 9-patch blocks from Local Quilt Guild Swap

Currently in Progress:  7

Chasing Chevrons (need to make 30 more chevron blocks)
Dutchman's Puzzle (awaiting border decisions)
Orca Bay (completed step 1--currently caught up)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (currently caught up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need 4 more random blocks)
Crumb Along with Jo's Country Junction (still making crumbs)
Drunkard's Path Quiltalong
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (need to make the paper pieced blocks from 11/11 and 11/18)

Quilt Tops to be quilted:  5
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Oh Susannah! Mystery Quiltalong - California King
Kaleidoscope Quiltalong
X's and O's baby quilt

Projects on Hold: 5

Flower Basket Quilt
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show
Charity Quilt for our local quilt guild (2 cut)
May Block Lotto Pineapple Blocks to be put together
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together

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  1. You have been so busy. I love your Chasing Chevrons, it's going to look great! I like the blue one in there.

  2. Your diamond chain quilt is gorgeous! I really like your chevrons too!