Wednesday, January 7, 2015

WIP Wednesday 1,7.15

Happy January, 2015.  I've got a lot of quilting plans in store for 2015.  I ALWAYS have more than fifteen projects going on at one time.  This year my plan is to finish two quilts for every one I start.  Wish me luck on that one.  Let's get started with what happened this week.

I quilted my Plaid Patches quilt with the longarm template from Circle Lord called Cosmos.  Here's my 27" table topper.  This was one of my RSC14 projects, playing with 1.5" strips of browns and greys.  The pattern can be found in the book Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Quilts, by Connie Tesene and Mary Tendall of Country Threads.  Here's the front:

 Here's a poor picture to show the back and the quilting:

Here's the first two rows of my Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt, Grand Illusion.  I'm calling it the first two rows because the first row (with the constant blue squares) is the sashing row.  The next row are the six Grand Illusion blocks.  I went with the constant blue squares in the sashing because my scrappy colors are just sooooo crazy.  Hopefully I'll do a row of sashing and a row of blocks a week.  You can check out Bonnie Hunter's site, Quiltville, for more info on Grand Illusion.

I made the first sampler block within the sawtooth star for the RSC15.  You can find out more about the RSC15 at Angela's blog, soscrappy,
Deb from StitchinTherapy has motivated me to string it along this year too.  I'm going to work on Sonja's Windows.  It is from America Loves Scrap Quilts 2009.   I made all 10 blocks on New Years eve/day.  Here's my string blocks to start:
I took in FIVE customer quilts to longarm!  (Sorry, no photos at this time.) Soooo excited!!!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
1.  None
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
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.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts
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 (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Grand Illusion -- Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt 2014 
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Sweet Simplicity BOM
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
12.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Block Lotto Dud (Orphan Block Quilt)
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)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Scrumptious Butter Churn  All blocks are made!!!
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
10.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
11.  Quilt Doodle Designs BOM, 2014 (needs border)
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)

Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer Quilt #1 -- Churn Dashes
3.  Customer Quilt #2 -- Scrap Squares
4.  Customer Quilt #3 -- Bonnie Hunter Stars pattern
5.  Customer Quilt #4 -- Browns and Golds
6.  Customer Quilt #5 -- Scrappy Fun
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Plaid Patches Table Topper (A RSC14 project) -- just needs binding.
Completed this week:
47 -- Current WIPS
00 -- Finishes for 2015


  1. What a great quilting start to the New Year! Your topper is beautiful, and five quilts to'll be a busy, happy girl!

  2. My goal in the 2 for 1 game is same as yours. I wish luck to both of us :)

  3. Grand Illusion is looking great! Cannot wait to get started on the RSC too...after Bonnie's workshops this week things should go back to normal around here--I hope!

  4. Your list is always mind boggling.