Wednesday, March 14, 2012

WIP Wednesday 3.14.12

I think this little 6.5" paper-piece block turned out cute.  It will be the center for the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin  In this swap each person makes a 6.5" block.  The block gets sent from place to place and each person adds another round to it.  Should be interesting.  I got the paper-pieced FREE pattern on Quilter's Cashe.  It is called "Notions" and is listed in the 5-6" block section.  Here's the link:

Here's the details of the Modern Mini so that I can remember them...  copied from Quilts From My Crayon Box Blog:

The details you ask? I'm getting to that! Okay, okay since you beg, here it is:

*You will make a 6 1/2" unfinished center block. Modern, Fresh, Fun! Brights? Only a couple of colors? A whole rainbow? Neutrals? Whatever you want! You will mail it to the 1st person on the list in your group.

*To the center you receive from someone else you will add ONLY a border, between 1" and 2" finished MAX. Each border can be a simple single fabric or it can be a mini pieced border, your choice. You could instead add (2) 1" finished borders, again your choice, but no more than 2" finished total. Your fabric additions will be minimal, likely no more than a FQ. You can purchase something that coordinates with what was already added or pull from your stash.

*You will have one month to receive the current month's mini from the previous contributor, add your part and send it on to the next person. You must be diligent on mailing on time so the next person has enough time to do her (his) part.

*Finished size of the top will be between 16 1/2" to 20". 27" to 34" (Oops! Thanks Annie for catching this little math boo-boo). Keeping this small means that it can be mailed in a padded envelope, keeping the postage costs down to a minimum (and hopefully avoiding customs for our international players).

I finished a cute littel quilt that would be great for a Pittsburgh Steelers baby.  It's a basket weave quilt.  The tute for it is at Honey Bear Lane.  I think it turned out pretty soft and fluffy.

I also finished my BINGO card for the May for Me Bingo party that will be here soon.

Completed Projects -- 3
Completed 6.5" block for the Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin Swap.
Completed basket weave baby quilt.
Completed May for Me BINGO card.

Currently in Progress: 7
Chasing Chevrons (need to make the pieced back--organized fabric and ready to cut)
Dutchman's Puzzle (made decision on border and ready to cut)
Orca Bay (piecing together the last step)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (need three rows to catch up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need more random blocks)
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (all caught up)
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show -- Secretly started working on this again!
Quilt Tops to be quilted: 4

Oh Susannah! Mystery QA -- California King
Kaleidoscope QA
May 2011 Pineapple Blossom Block Lotto quilt
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt

Projects on Hold: 6

Flower Basket Quilt
Charity Quilt for our local quilt guild (2 cut)
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together
Crumb Along with Jo's Country Junction (still making crumbs)
Drunkard's Path Quiltalong
Stop by and see who else has what else going on with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your basket weave and bingo quilts look great and love that paper pieced block!

  2. lovely work! That little sewing machine is too cute!