Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WIP Wednesday #5

Here we are at Wednesday once again and it's time for WIP!
in progress...
I'm have almost completed my quilt top, Building Blocks, for DSQ which the lovely Lynne at Lily's Quilts has organized. It's alot of fun to play with all these fabrics and colours. My choices may not be appealing to everyone, but I love, love, love them! I still have to get it all sewn together etc.
I have also done the blocks Sandi posted for TYSS.
I wasn't too crazy with my colour choice for the log cabin block. My background fabric is Kona raisin and I used orange for the alternating fabric...not too great. So, I changed it to a butter yellow which I liked better. Although, maybe when all the blocks are done, the orange may be okay. I don't have to decide now.

Also for TYSS , I did the series of shoofly blocks. These were quick and easy to do and one of my favourite blocks. When I took my first quilting class 2 years ago, the shoofly was part of the sampler quilt we learned to do. I can't believe its been 2 years already! I still feel like such a rookie at this.
I found some great flannel for the backing for Come Fly With Me. I don't have a photo, but its a plaid! It will be so cozy! I was actually looking for flannel for Building Blocks , but didn't find anything I liked.
I also picked my fabric for Drunkard's Path QAL which is being hosted by Kristie and  Kate. I decided to use a Layer Cake of Fandago by Kate Spain. I have had this around for quite a while just sitting in a drawer. I also have some yardage to use as well.
My proudest moment this week was doing a paper pieced block that I really loved doing. It is a Circle of Geese and I posted about it here.

on the back burner...
Still on a hanger in a closet is Ocean View From The Prairies.
Also have not done any new blocks for Can You See Me Now
Head on over to Freshly Pieced, join the linky party and see what everyone has been up to over the last week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. The colors remind me of Moda's Haunted Mansion. Look it up

randi said...

i like the colors you chose for your dsq!

LynCC said...

neat circle of geese. I really love that block - pretty weird that I haven't made one yet!

Sana Saroti said...

The quilt is gonna be great. Looks like autumn! The second thing I thought was "oh, she is even using the german flag" ;-) I'm a little embarrahssed that I thought that but I wanted to share.

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, and I love your new header!

piecemealquilts said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love your circle of geese - the background fabric you chose is interesting, and your piecing looks impeccable. The orange TYSS block is... vibrant. Yeah. Actually, it could look wonderful in the overall quilt, but I do like the butter yellow version just as it is. And Fandango - does anyone not love Kate Spain? I tend not to follow specific designers, but I do love Kate Spain.

Karen said...

Love the colours in your building block quilt. The greens look stunning!

7 comments:

Cindy said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. The colors remind me of Moda's Haunted Mansion. Look it up

randi said...

i like the colors you chose for your dsq!

LynCC said...

neat circle of geese. I really love that block - pretty weird that I haven't made one yet!

Sana Saroti said...

The quilt is gonna be great. Looks like autumn! The second thing I thought was "oh, she is even using the german flag" ;-) I'm a little embarrahssed that I thought that but I wanted to share.

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, and I love your new header!

piecemealquilts said...

Wow, you've been busy! I love your circle of geese - the background fabric you chose is interesting, and your piecing looks impeccable. The orange TYSS block is... vibrant. Yeah. Actually, it could look wonderful in the overall quilt, but I do like the butter yellow version just as it is. And Fandango - does anyone not love Kate Spain? I tend not to follow specific designers, but I do love Kate Spain.

Karen said...

Love the colours in your building block quilt. The greens look stunning!