Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WIP Wednesday 4.25.18

It was a busy, quilty week.  I made blocks for the April Block Lotto:

I got a few more stitches done on my crib quilt.  I really like the spring colors for this one.
It was a busy weekend with the Vivian Benton Workshop -- Taking the Fear Out of Curves.  Our local quilt guild also had the Spring Tea the following day.

Here are a few of my blocks that I worked on in class.  I really like the wonky log cabin block and the slightly curved HST.

I need a little work on my Drunkard's path blocks. 

The block below is Vivian's Drunkard's path method in which bias binding is inserted.  The block is cut into four pieces and squared up for the Drunkard's path blocks.

Here's her version of the wedding ring block.  She showed us how to use a fusible and turn it.  My circle block was made with two fabrics (sew, slice, turn, and press).  They can be sewn together as in Vivian's table topper below.

Here's Vivian's version of The Dress Collage Pattern by Laura Heiny.  Here quilts were amazing!  I'm sorry I didn't get many pictures.  I've made the decision to no longer be in our local quilt guild due to the fact that it's more important to me to be a mom right now.  I'll still be quilting.  I'll still be longarming quilts for customers.  I will not be attending guild meetings and working on guild quilts.  I will not be working on the guild website or fb page. 

Vivian taught us curved blocks such a Drunkard's Path.  Vivian LOVES circles.  She should--she quilts amazing circles.  She showed us different methods to make a circle.  She taught us how to use a fusible to make a double wedding ring quilt.

 The raffle quilt with the table with the three ladies selling tickets was donated to our guild this year.
Our guild made five quilts with the challenge blocks submitted.
Don't freak out at the 69 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past.
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.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
35.  Cross Stitch "Warning... This is proof I have the patience to stab something 1,000 times..."
36.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
37.  Cross Stitch "A Friend is Someone..." WIP found in April, 2018, from 1980's!
38.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018.
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.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
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 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
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.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4.  Spangled Stars QAL (July goal)
5.  Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild
6.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
7.  Embroidery Bear crib quilt (Started July, 2017 for truck to-go bag.)
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Royal Blue embroidered customer quilt
3.  String #2 (very heavy because of muslin foundation) customer quilt.
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
I'm linking up with Lorna for  Let's Bee Social.


  1. OMG so many projects. Your first photo caught my eye. I just made a quilt top with that star pattern from a 1996 book and had not seen it anywhere and suddenly BAM there you have it! I like your color choices for that Original Star.
    I did freak out at your list. Maybe because some of mine is in my head, while yours is out there for the world to see and be amazed at. I have lots of great ideas, and at the top of the stack today is altering some summer clothes, we have had a heat wave lately and yesterday it was 90°. Keep on sewing! Liking your blog a lot!