Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WIP Wednesday 2.29.12

Happy Leap Day.  Where did this week go again.  Heck, this week? How about this month?  Wow!

I've been trying hard to finish my Pineapple Blossom May 2011 Block Lotto quilt.  It is the WIP I am supposed to be working on for my 2012 UFO's (tab on top of my blog.)  I'm sooooo much closer.  This quilt used to be just a shoebox of blocks.  I finished piecing the back.  It's a lot of pieces.  But I'm happy that NO FABRIC was purchased.  It's all from my stash.  It would have been much quicker to just go to JoAnn Fabrics and throw $30 - $40 at it and call it a day.  But I am very very happy with the results.
I also had a finish for February.  It's the Bust Yo Scraps quilt I did.  It was also a new FO.  It was also part of the Scrap Attack.  Here it is if you haven't seen it yet:
The quilt measures 41" x 56". It will be auctioned off with a local support group for Down Syndrome.
The pieced back is one of my favorites so far!

All of the Eclipse blocks from the January 2012 Block Lotto have made it to their new home.  Here's the approximate layout.  I think I will do the top just a little bit differently or make two more eclipse blocks.  As I received bock I machine embroidered the name and location of the sender.

I am considering picking out colors for the NY Beauty QA and tempted by it. I really enjoy paper piecing, but do I really need another project going on right now? I usually wait until my husband is working out of town to quilt big quilt tops... Some of these quilts will be on hold for a while... Hmmmmm.
Completed Projects -- 3
Completed May Block Lotto quilt back -- ready to make the quilt sandwich.
Worked on layout of the Eclipse Block Loto blocks -- getting close to a decison.
Bust Yo Scraps/Scrap Attack quilt COMPLETE!!!
Currently in Progress: 7
Chasing Chevrons (need to make the pieced back--organized fabric and ready to cut)
Dutchman's Puzzle (made decision on border and ready to cut)
Orca Bay (piecing together the last step)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (need three rows to catch up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need more random blocks)
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (all caught up)
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show -- Secretly started working on this again!
Quilt Tops to be quilted: 4
May 2011 Pineapple Blossom Block Lotto quilt
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Oh Susannah! Mystery Quiltalong - California King
Kaleidoscope Quiltalong

Projects on Hold: 6
Flower Basket Quilt
Charity Quilt for our local quilt guild (2 cut)
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


1 comment:

Quiltingranny said...

Love the backs! I used to have an aversion to pieced backs but I love them now and feel they not only make good use of my stash, they give the quilt a more homemade feel!