Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WIP Wednesday 10.29.14

Wow, the last week of October already.  This year has flown by again!  The holidays will be here and gone before you know it.  I don't think I will make my goal of reducing my WIPS down to 19 as planned.  After Thanksgiving my quilting will be consumed with Bonnie Hunter's mystery, Grand Illusion.  But here's what happened this week:

I finished my Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM mystery.  It's a very soft quilt.

I completed the top of Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt for 2013).  I am working on piecing the back.  Hopefully this will be finished before Thanksgiving before the 2014 one starts.

I'm working with orphan blocks and bits and pieces to make a pieced back for Celtic Solstice.  I joined the challenge at Jo's Country junction to finish my Celtic Solstice before the new Bonnie Hunter mystery begins this year on Black Friday.  Check out the other participants in the challenge on Jo's blog here.  I'm throwing all these orphan blocks together to make the back (plus more, more, more.)

The first block for the Sweet Simplicity BOM was released yesterday.  You have to be registered via e-mail at to get the free block patterns.  I'm making it out of old shirtings and hoping for a cute six-block baby boy quilt.  #SewSweetSimplicity

My Little Letters are coming along.  You can find the free pattern for these letters here.
I also made a cute house block from the pattern from the November/December 2014 issue of Fons & Porter.  This is the quilt that is on the cover.  It's called Cabins at the Lake.  I thought my block would have been darker, I guess I just used dark brown for the ground, beige for the side and black for the roof.  It's still a cute block that I wanted to post.
 Inspired by the Fortune Teller Quilt in the book Sunday Morning Quilts, I made these four blocks.
My WIP count this week is 35 because I started the Sweet Simplicity BOM.  That one won't be done for over six months.  My WIP goal for New Years Day 2015 is 19.  Uh oh, I've got a ways to go!  I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
1.  Sweet Simplicity BOM

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.  Quilt Doodle Doodles Designs 2014 BOM
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
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  Orca Bay
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Red Frosty & Friends quilt #3
5.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #2
6.  Color coordinated hexagon quilt
7.  Gourmet Quilter Sampler
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt) (Set as a Q2 Goal)
10.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
11.  Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
12.  Blue Frosty & Friends quilt #1

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure 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 

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Blue blocks that I won (with butterfly fabric)
2.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)

Ready to longarm

Quilted, needs binding
1.  Dutchman's Puzzle
Completed this week:
1.  Pat Sloan Globetrotting BOM


Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

Your Pat Sloan BOM quilt is lovely!! And your Celtic Solstice!! Your color choices are fabulous! I am usually a lover of all things bright (sunglasses required) but the subtlety of your colors really turned out amazing!

Good luck with your WIPs!

Cathy said...

You're doing great! I believe you'll get Celtic Solstice done in time. Can't wait to see the finish.

scraphappy said...

So many great projects in the works. Congratulations on getting Celtic Solstice together. It looks great!

Andee said...

Love your Celtic Solstice! Very nice colors. I also really like the Cabins at the Lake block..I was just looking at that yesterday! Really cute!

Mary said...

Congrats on the flimsy Celtic Solstice. I made the Globetrotting BOM too. Enjoy your progress whereever you can. Thanks for linking up to inpire us.