Wednesday, December 21, 2011

WIP Wednesday 12/21/11

What's different about this quilt block?  Can you tell by looking?  Is it the cat in the window?  Is it that the roof doesn't look like it's lining up with the sides correctly? Hmmmmmm.....
Why is it so blurry in the picture?  Did you figure it out yet?  I'll let you think about it for a moment.  Scroll to the last picture if you can't wait... Otherwise keep reading about what else I did this week...

I finished Step 5 of Orca Bay.  All of my little blocks are all in their baggies waiting for the next step.  I learned from this Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt that it's important to stay neat and organized from step to step.

I finished and mailed my December block for the Block Swap Adventure.  I'll post pictures once I know my swap partner, Sara in Austin, Texas, received it.


New Projects - 1
Completed Projects --  4
Completed Step 5 for Orca Bay-Bonnie Hunter Mystery Quilt
Completed December Block Swap Adventure Block
House blocks complete this week - 1

Currently in Progress:  7

Chasing Chevrons (need to make the pieced back)
Dutchman's Puzzle (awaiting border decisions)
Orca Bay (completed step 1-5 - currently caught up)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (need one row that was released this week to catch up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need 4 more random blocks)
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (need to do this week's circle applique block)
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show -- Secretly started working on this again!

Quilt Tops to be quilted:  5
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Oh Susannah! Mystery Quiltalong - California King
Kaleidoscope Quiltalong
X's and O's baby quilt

Projects on Hold: 5

Flower Basket Quilt
Charity Quilt for our local quilt guild (2 cut)
May Block Lotto Pineapple Blocks to be put together
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together
Crumb Along with Jo's Country Junction (still making crumbs)
Drunkard's Path Quiltalong

Stop by and see who else has what else going on with Lee at Freshly Pieced!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Now let's look at that "little" block in the first picture again.  Here's another angle of it next to Abe.

Duh... I have my ruler backwards in the photo.  But just for the record, this block is 3" x 3"!  And that is without the tiny little border/sashing that it will get.  I feel that my quilt blocks just moved to a new level.  This will definitely be a challenge.  I don't think it will be a real scrap buster.  Check out the blog to find this quiltalong at:

Here's the link to the blog instructions:

There are a like 1000 people doing this QA!  The instructions are written in four languages.  Jeanneke does her blocks by hand.  Luckily Jantine e-mailed me the paper-pieced version.  Whew.  That saves a lot of headaches.  LOL.  The QA is to make one house a day for 364 houses for 2012 leap year.  Are you in?

Here's one of Jeanneke's houses:

Building Houses from Scraps


Nichol is giving us a chance to win her OWL quilt!!!  She's over at A Desert Quilter.  Check it out!


Win a copy of the book One-Yard Wonders at Patchwork Duck Designs



Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

That sure is tiny! Oh My!

scraphappy said...

Great tiny house block! I wonder how many you will get done this year?

Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

The tiny little house is so cute! Looks like you have been busy and have a great plan for the year ahead.