Wednesday, February 4, 2015

WIP Wednesday 2.4.15

Not a lot of production here this week due to the illness and loss of my mother-in-law.  She was a very talented seamstress.  I hope to take pictures of her sewing room and share, but I don't know what to expect.  I get to see her sewing room for the first time today.

Here's what little I manages to accomplish this week:

I have a finish that is very, very close.  I allowed myself to start another scrappy charity quilt.  I got these 16 blocks done for the QM Bitty Blocks QA.  I wish I would have read the post on Quilty Pleasures before I started cutting and sewing these uglies.  There was a lot of good information on that page.  But I'm trying to somehow use up those uglies!  You can read more about the QA here.

I got all of the blue/neutral HST's finished for my Scrap Crystals quilt (pattern in More Adventures with Leaders & Enders by Bonnie Hunter.)  I have started putting together the 4-patch units of them with the January month of Rainbow Scrap Challenge (RSC15).  Blue was the color for January.

I got 2/3 of the quilting done on a customer's Scrappy Churn Dash quilt on my longarm.  Deadline for her stack of quilts is this fall.  She will be giving the five quilts as Christmas gifts.  I hope to have them done by April.

For the All People Quilt's UFO Challenge, the number for February is 7.  That means that I need to dig out my Tall Fly blocks that I won in the February, 2013 Block Lotto and make that UFO into a quilt.  I have an idea that's been spinning in my head.  I just need to get it started.  You can read more about the challenge here.   Here's the Tall Fly blocks that I'm talking about:

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!  See what everybody is doing here.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

New Projects This Week
1.  QM Bitty Blocks QA
2.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
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.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA

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
17.  Modern Trees QA (at Christ's Quilts)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
19.  Wanderlust (A Bonnie Hunter pattern -- only 2 blocks done.)
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Pat Sloan 2015 BOM -- Vacation Time
28.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
29.  QM Bitty Blocks QA
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 Orange/Yellow 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.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)

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
7.  Local Quilt Guild 2015 Spring Tea quilt (longarm)
8.  Julianne's Grand Illusion
Quilted, needs binding
1.  Pat Sloan Hip to be Square crib quilt
Completed this week:
64 -- Current WIPS
02 -- Finishes for 2015


  1. My heart goes out to you and your family at your loss. Wishing you comfort.

  2. I am sorry for your loss :( I also am doing the bitty blocks.. I don't think yours are ugly xxx I went with a color theme from my scraps to try to tie it together a little xxx

  3. Yay! We are both doing the Itty Bitty Blocks! Yippee!

  4. I'm too am sorry for your loss.