WIP Wednesday August 10, 2011

I’m home! Nothing makes me love coming home to my own bed more than a great trip.

Stay tuned for a sewing-themed overview of our travels to Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, and Sienna, coming later this week!

Now for the quilting. I was so eager to get home and sew, because even with all the travel my hands were never free to work on the project I’d brought. Duh, traveling with a baby you never get rest. What was I thinking?

I brought everything I need to finish this project, and look at it now…
Here is the status of my Jay McCarroll fabric challenge…


At least I have most of the scraps basted onto the paper diamonds. Now if I sew 4 a day into the cubes, I should be in good shape to piece the whole thing together and get it finished by the end of the month.

A month ago I said I wouldn’t touch this fabric stack based around this Wrenly print until August…look how good I was! I’m trying out a wonky log cabin. It goes fast, but I’m using wider strips than I’d like to. I have a girl quilt to gift on Aug 23, so it looks like it will come from this project. Should I piece the blocks together with white sashing? Or piece them together like in Kaffe Fasset’s Jewel Squares Quilt? Or do a combo of the two, like Ashley of Film in the Fridge’s Animal Sherbet Squares quilt?

Finished August’s New Bee on the Block block (I just love the heath fabric!)

I’ve finally hit on inspiration for the quilt for our family room. It can feel like swimming around in a swamp, stuck in the mud, then all of the sudden the clouds part and rays of light shine down from the heavens and all the little torturous pieces of ideas fall into place…

I’m in love with Sarah Fielke’s A Wing and a Prayer Quilt from her book Quilting from Little Things.

The fan of the eagle’s tail…

A few possibilities for the other fabric choices (sorry they’re so blurry, WIP Wed photos get taken at 5:30 am because Wed is one of my mornings to get up with the baby):




And lastly, new fabrics for a boy quilt:

Thank you thank you again to Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday. It really helps keep me on track!

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3 thoughts on “WIP Wednesday August 10, 2011

  1. I love your colour choices for the Wing and a Prayer Quilt. Aubergine and LIme are two of my favourite colours together. I’m positive it will be gorgeous when you are finished with it.

  2. I love that Wrenly fabric! My vote would be to go with the combo, a la Film in the Fridge. I think it will be an amazing quilt. As will your Wing and a Prayer quilt. Can’t wait to see more!

  3. Love your colour choices for both the Wing and the Prayer quilt and the boy quilt. The wonky log cabin blocks are so pretty too, sorry I have no idea which way you should go on the sashing.

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