Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WIP Wednesday 7.12.17

We're cruising right through summer quilting.  I'm thrilled tohave TWO big finishes this week.  Hold on tight, it was a SUPER PRODUCTIVE week. Here's the scoop:

I finished my 'Tis the Season quilt designed by Cindy Staub of Quilt Doodle Designs.   You can read all the details on this blog post.

I also finished this Big Basket Quilt.  It is a charity quilt for my local quilt guild.

I completed the longarm quilting on this customer quilt this week.  I quilted it with Circle Lord's giant template board called Milkyway.  The stars and swirls look great on it.

I played with yellow scraps and made a Picadilly Circle block and some 4-patches for June RSC17.

I found some little blue 1.5" squares that I could use and made more 4-patches for a Go Four It block

Another row is done.  This quilt is growing just like the Garden Party did.  I'm trying to simulate the same colors that are in the pattern in the April, 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting.  Next week I hope to make more progress in blue with my Garden Party project. 

I put our 10-year old son to work sorting blues into light, navy, and brights/mediums.  He did great.  As I finish up a few WIPS I'm going to cave to temptation and join Kevin the Quilter in Sapphire Stars (it's only one clue a month, right?)  I'll also be joining the QA at Alycia Quilts.  She makes gorgeous Quilts of Valor.  She claims that each clue will take ONE HOUR OR LESS.

I'm going to have to thank Joy who blogs at The Joyful Quitler for twisting my arm to do these.  It's all in fun!


I played with some tiny scraps and made these blocks.  These are part of the Marvelous Mini Monday at Temecula Quilt Company.  We're half way there!

This charity quilt for my local guild made it to the longarm.  Expect a Friday Finish!
For my Slow Sunday Stitching this bear's face was embroidered while our son was at the dentist.

It's time to think about the 2017 Pet's On Quilts in August, 2017.  Check out Lily Pad Quilting to grab the button! 
I'm trying to get a good picture of my chickens or ducks on a quilt...

Linking up at Mama Spark's World for WIPS With Friends.
Linking up with Connie at Freemotion by the River here.
Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.  The linky party is here.

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social.  The linky party is here.
Sew Fresh Quilts
Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for I May Have A Scrap Problem.
* * * * * * * Warning:  Boring List Ahead * * * * * * * *
Current WIPS 71 (Counting the two new ones above.)

2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.   01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.   01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.   01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.   01.27.17  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.   02.17.17  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.   02.17.17  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.   02.18-17  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.
8.   02.27.17  Sew Sweet Simplicity 2015 BOM by Jacquelynne Steves here.
9.   03.03.07  Allitare! 2015 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
10. 03.10.17  Celtic Solstice, 2013 Bonnie Hunter Mystery here.
11. 03.17.17  Denim Tumbler Rug #1 here.
12.  04.07.17 RSC15 Sawtooth Sampler design by Angela at SoScrappy here.
13.  4.14.17   My Heart Skips a Beat 2017 H2H Quilt
14.  4.21.17  Tumbler Rug #2 
15.  4.28.17  Shoo Fly (A charity quilt for my local quilt guild.)
16.  5.5.17    Scrappy Stars baby quilt
17.  5.12.17  The Underpants Project
18.  5.19.17  One House, Two House (pattern by Cheryl Wahl)
19.  6.25.17  Guild Swap Christmas, 2016 D9P
20.  7.7.17  The Big Basket quilt (a charity quilt for my local quilt guild)
Now let's look at the scary list of current WIPS and UFOs.  It's a big list, but as you can see, I have been really been productive this year.
Current WIPS 71
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1. Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
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.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
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) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  Flowers and Watercan (wall hanging)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Split Stars (Block Lotto win)
23.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Temecula Quilt Company Magnificent Mini Monday QA (started June, 2017)
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Slow Stitching Bear embroidery project
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby (May OMG 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)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3. Welcome Home Sampler from Cheryl Wall's book Welcome Home. (2016 Slow Stitching proj.)
5.  Spangled Stars QAL
6.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
7.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge
8.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
9.  Kim Diehl's Homestead Harvest
10.  Baseball Bear (a charity quilt for my lqg that is just a panel.)
11.  Blue & Yellow #2 (a charity quilt for my lqg that is sewn squares.)
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
3.  Red, white, and blue customer quilt (photos of #3 - 7 customer quilts are here) longarm only
4.  Aqua and green embroidered customer quilt
5.  Bright string customer quilt
6.  Blue customer scrap quilt (similar to a Bonnie Hunter pattern)
7.  Scrap Therapy Leaves customer quilt
8.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt
 9.  String #2 (very heavy because of muslin foundation) customer quilt.
10.  Blue & Yellow #1 (a charity quilt for my lqg that is sewn squares.) (On the frame).
Needs Binding


  1. Another lovely finish! Thank you for sharing this one on Midweek Makers!

  2. As always, you do a phenomenal job on your quilting skills. I really look forward to your posts popping up in my blog reading list. There are so many great quilt-a-longs and mystery quilts right now. It looks like you've picked some fun ones to work on. --Andrea

  3. I love your blue row by row. The scrappy 4 patch blocks look nice too. I've been working on a few of those as well.