Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday 5.23.12

This week I finished the block for this month's FMQ Challenge.  LOVE Leah Day!  She is a great teacher.  Here's my block done in the stippled rr tracks:

It's not very easy to see in this photo.  Plus, the fabric is seer sucker...  But I like it.

I also received the little mini this week for the Modern Mini Round Robin.  Sorry, can't post a pic... don't want to spoil the surprise!

I got all of the tedious stips cut for the Cafe Mocha "ugly" Quilt in the Bag fabric challenge.  I'm so glad that I took the time to cut these with my 1 1/2" strip cutter from Accuquilt.  They are so nice and even.  I only put two rows together.  But they look awesome with all those little pieces.  I think the challenge for me will be mixing the colors as I go.  I'm not going to lay it out on a design wall.  I'm just going to wing it.  I think I have enough different fabrics that they will play okay together no matter how I arrange them.

Completed Projects -- 4

Completed FMQ Challenge block for the SewCalGal FMQ Challenge
Completed cutting strips assemblies for Cafe Mocha "fugly" quilt and sewed a couple rows
Found the perfect arrangement for my NY Beauty blocks...  just need to make about a 100 more...

Currently and SLOWLY in Progress: 8
Cafe Mocha (In the Bag Ugly Fabric quilt challenge)
New York Beauty QA (need a ton of pinwheels... only 8 beauties completed)
Dutchman's Puzzle (finally purchased border 5/14/12.)
Orca Bay (piecing together the last step) (I'm getting tired of moving these bins around.)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (need five rows to catch up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need more random blocks)
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (need two blocks to be caught up!)
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show...grrrrrrrrr
Drunkard's Path Quiltalong (still piecing sub assemblies)
Modern Mini Round Robin (working on 3rd round)

Quilt Tops to be quilted: 4

Oh Susannah! Mystery QA -- California King
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together (May's 12 UFO project)
Kaleidoscope QA
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Chasing Chevrons (back made and ready finally)

Projects on Hold: 3
Flower Basket Quilt

Stop by and see who else has what else going on with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. From my experience "Ugly" quilts usually turn out better than we expect. Yours is looking pretty sweet, so far!

  2. Looking good Kathy! I agree with Sewfrench, ugly quits do turn out great at the end.

  3. I really like that stitch - looks good.

  4. I'm slow getting around to all the challenge links. Looks like you did a good job on this one!