Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WIP Wednesday 6.25.14

I took in two more quilts to longarm for two special customers.  Our quilt guild helps girls learn how to sew (and quilt!)  Two sisters finished their rail fence pattern quilts.  The quilt on my frame was made by a 7-year-old girl!  I also have her sister's quilt to longarm.  Hopefully I'll show both of them complete by this time next week.  I'm doing some floral quilting on this one.  The quilt spoke to me with it's flowers.  It's taking me about 45 minutes per pass.  Hope I get it done in time for her Saturday.   Update, 5:30am:  It's done!!!  I couldn't sleep this morning and finished it.  Whohoo!  I'll post a full pic if/when the sun comes out!!!

I'm quilting cosmos on it using bright blue thread.  It looks awesome on the dark brown.  Here's a pic of the pattern, but the color doesn't look exact in the photo.  I know I could have picked a simpler, quicker pattern, but I wanted this 7-year old to have something special.  It's awesome when the quilt speaks to you on how to quilt it.

I made a one-block Nested Churn Dash QA block.  (See link on right sidebar for QA blog hop.)  I made the block and longarmed it yesterday before I put the time-consuming quilt (picture above) on the frame.  I will have it done by Friday for a Friday Finish!

I finished quilting one of the Thomas the Train panels for our LQG.

I finished the yellow kite girl block for the RSC14.  Here's a pic of all six this year:

I finished longarming my Dutchman's Puzzle quilt.  It has moved to the "to make binding" pile.

I finished the block for June for the Classic Meets Modern BOM (Log Cabin)

I finished block 7 for the Spring Sampler at Cora's Quilts.  (Two more blocks to go!)

In the quilting world... this is what happened this week:
New Projects This Week
1.  Customer Quilt for a 7-year old
2.  Customer Quilt for a 10-year old
3.  Nested Churn Dash QA

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Herringbone OSU quilt
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along)
7.  Bonnie Hunter's 2013 Celtic Solstice Mystery
8.  Gypsy Wife QA (recycling  Red/White Flower Basket Quilt into this project & duds.)
9.  Quilt Doodle Doodles Designs 2014 BOM
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA
13.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM 
14.  Super Mario QA
15.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
16.  Underpants Project 
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Red Frosty & Friends quilt #3
5.  Maroon Star Sampler Quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt) (Set as a Q2 Goal)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
12.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #1
13.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #2

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Butterfly Blocks (that I won) (Set as a Q2 goal)
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired) (worked on these blocks this week.)
6.  Tall Fly
7.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)

Ready to longarm
1.  Customer Quilt for a 10-year old

Quilted, needs binding
1.  LQG Thomas panel #3 (binding made)
2.  LQG Thomas panel #4 (binding made)
3.  Dutchman's Puzzle
4.  Nested Churn Dash (expect a Friday Finish)

Completed this week:
1.  Customer Quilt for a 7-year old (on and OFF the frame)
2.  LQG Thomas panel #5

My WIP count this week is 41.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. YOu have been busy. I love the quilting you have done on the girls quilt. Really cheerful xx

  2. Oh you have lots of great WIP´s doing, great

  3. Oh I like your nested churn dash! The colors look great!

  4. (Eyes wide open with wonder!) Oh my! You have been busy! And by the look of that list, plan to stay busy! Lovvvve your RSC1!