Wednesday, July 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday #4

Hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July! I spent mine with family and got to watch fireworks from a boat on the lake by my parents' house. It was pretty awesome :D


sunset


oooooooh


ahhhhhhhhhh


I didn't get as much sewing done over the weekend as I was hoping to but I did make progress on a couple things.

Ongoing projects

Kaleidoscope QAL:
Super stoked to report that I've finally cut into my fabric! I didn't get all the solid pieces cut, but I did start playing around with the layout just to get a feel for it. Please excuse the awful photos, the lighting was horrific at my parents house last night around 2am, lol. The background solid looks really dark in this picture, but it's actually more of a dusty navy...




Warm Cool QAL:
I finished piecing the top, whoo hoo! I'm bummed at how small it is, though. The HSTs ended up 1/2in short, so it's a bit shrunken. Maybe I'll add a border?


in the thick of it

I had put off piecing the HSTs together because I wasn't sold on the layout. I tweaked it a little, but didn't really have the time or patience to keep moving things around so I just said to heck with it and got busy sewing. I'm not in love with the finished layout, but it's different. So that works, I guess!

all done!

Punctuation baby quilt:
I just have one last border strip to sew on and the top should be finished.

Nameless Quilt:
I didn't actually touch this one this week. Owell!

Projects on hold:
Engelbreit quilt:
I dunno when I'll get to this. I seem to have lost love for it recently. Mostly because the blocks are so not square and I'm so not looking forward to trimming them up!
 New Projects
Summer Sampler Series:
I realize it's ridiculous to join in on another QAL when you've fallen pretty behind on the ones you're currently working on, but I just can't pass on this. It's being hosted by Kate of Swim Bike Quilt, Faith of Fresh Lemons Quilts, and Lee of Freshly Pieced. It looks insane. I really like the idea of a sampler quilt and this one has some awesomely jazzy blocks. I mean, just look at it!




Till next time!

8 comments:

  1. I really like your warm cool quilt and think the layout is great!

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  2. I like the layout! I think because the difference in colors is so bold and noticeable it works.

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  3. So proud of your love for quilts. So come visit and share !! BTW, your cousins stalk this site, just a little......

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  4. Really fun layout on your warm/cool, and I love the dark background for your Kaleidoscope. First one I've seen.

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  5. Your Kaleidoscope is looking fabulous--I can't wait to see it finished! :)

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  6. You're doing some really nice quilts!
    Glad you had a good Fourth!

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  7. Both your quilts are great!

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  8. Love the Kaleidoscope! The darker solid really makes all the colors pop!

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