Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Another busy week gone by as we get closer to summer. Although we still have some snow around, I saw geese returning home
today!
Yay!
On to quilting stuff!
New Projects
Only one started this week...
I have all my blocks ready for the next step...
    WIP"s
Sew Out Loud continues with another new block posted this week, although I haven't gotten to it yet!
I decided to put on hold the New York Beauty QAL...
I'm just about paper pieced out at the moment, and I'm still not totally convinced that Circa 1934 is my best fabric choice for this.

It would be so disappointing to finish it and hate it!
Much better to stop after only 2 blocks and re-think it!
Another WIP is Path to Tallahassee which I started up again this week, with 4 flower blocks cut out with my Drunkard's Path die and the Go! Baby.

 That will make, so far, 8 flower blocks and 8 Tallahassee blocks.
I think I'm getting near the end!
May have to start thinking about a layout for them soon!
UFO"S
Ocean View From the Prairies
Can You See Me Now
Picket Fences
Plan to start soon!
Well, I sorta have a plan for a improv QAYG   quilt using the tutorial by Marianne at The Cutting Edge.
If you haven't seen her work, you are missing out!
She is a genius with colour and improv design.
My plan is to open up this box of glorious colour which arrived on Saturday....
    Finally, in the works is a whole cloth quilt FMQ QAL I am doing with Leah Day in her Free Motion Quilting Project.
I will do a separate post about it, but here is a preview!
 I usually listen to music while I quilt, but I find myself at the mercy of Sheriti! She is always climbing up and wandering around changing the radio station or adjusting the volume!
I have to tape closed the CD player or she will keep popping the lid open!
 So, that's it for this week.
Have a great sewing week everyone!

14 comments:

Pat said...

Oh that box of Oakshot cotton looks yummy! Can't wait to see your post on your whole cloth quilt for Leah Day.

Kelly said...

Love the NYB and flower blocks :)

piecemealquilts said...

Your Ironwork* blocks are fantastic! (Okay, ALL of your blocks are fantastic!) The next set of instructions should be up tonight or tomorrow - you're almost finished. In fact, you're ahead of me!

elle said...

The NYB blocks are well done. The foreground one is lovely but perhaps you need more contrast in the background block. I have just heard of Oakshot and I have a serious NEED! ;^)

Susan Being Snippy said...

A cat that opens the cd! Ha! I too listen to music while I am sewing but have had to close the door to the cats when the sewing machine runs as the youngest kitten, Walter has it in his head that he should try to catch the needle when it goes up and down on the machine.... Years ago I sewed a cats tail -- not fun for the cat, but we laugh about it now and then...

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and it looks like you are busy! Your little kittie is so cute and that is funny about her playing with your CD player!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work...love the Tallahassee blocks...so pretty. That colourbox...oh my...I want one:)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great week. Love the NYB blocks and the Retro flowers,too.

Heather D. said...

All looks great! Is the tallahassee block paper pieced?

Sheila said...

Great blocks , I agree with Elle , the block at the rear may need a little more contrast but I really like the other block . The colorbox looks fantastic ,have fun!

Regina said...

Your work is wonderful, but the box of fabrics......words fail me.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Hi Patti, what a great assortment of projects youre working on.. I love those shot solids, and it will be fun to see what you sew with them. Re the new york beauty blocks, I really like the one with the charcoal points on white with the red pattern. the other one, I see what you mean, it seems a bit busy. what about if you mixed more solids in with the fabrics?

The Thompsons said...

You have so many wonderful projects going on - Love it!

@pril said...

That is so cute what your furbaby does! I can imagine that it can be frustrating at times too. I love it when bloggers show their furbabies in posts.

@pril
KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com
For-the-Love-of-Pie.blogspot.com

14 comments:

Pat said...

Oh that box of Oakshot cotton looks yummy! Can't wait to see your post on your whole cloth quilt for Leah Day.

Kelly said...

Love the NYB and flower blocks :)

piecemealquilts said...

Your Ironwork* blocks are fantastic! (Okay, ALL of your blocks are fantastic!) The next set of instructions should be up tonight or tomorrow - you're almost finished. In fact, you're ahead of me!

elle said...

The NYB blocks are well done. The foreground one is lovely but perhaps you need more contrast in the background block. I have just heard of Oakshot and I have a serious NEED! ;^)

Susan Being Snippy said...

A cat that opens the cd! Ha! I too listen to music while I am sewing but have had to close the door to the cats when the sewing machine runs as the youngest kitten, Walter has it in his head that he should try to catch the needle when it goes up and down on the machine.... Years ago I sewed a cats tail -- not fun for the cat, but we laugh about it now and then...

Connie said...

Beautiful blocks and it looks like you are busy! Your little kittie is so cute and that is funny about her playing with your CD player!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful work...love the Tallahassee blocks...so pretty. That colourbox...oh my...I want one:)

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great week. Love the NYB blocks and the Retro flowers,too.

Heather D. said...

All looks great! Is the tallahassee block paper pieced?

Sheila said...

Great blocks , I agree with Elle , the block at the rear may need a little more contrast but I really like the other block . The colorbox looks fantastic ,have fun!

Regina said...

Your work is wonderful, but the box of fabrics......words fail me.

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

Hi Patti, what a great assortment of projects youre working on.. I love those shot solids, and it will be fun to see what you sew with them. Re the new york beauty blocks, I really like the one with the charcoal points on white with the red pattern. the other one, I see what you mean, it seems a bit busy. what about if you mixed more solids in with the fabrics?

The Thompsons said...

You have so many wonderful projects going on - Love it!

@pril said...

That is so cute what your furbaby does! I can imagine that it can be frustrating at times too. I love it when bloggers show their furbabies in posts.

@pril
KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com
For-the-Love-of-Pie.blogspot.com