Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WIP Wednesday...

Thanks for all the kudos on the new book. I can't wait to show you more of the projects! I forgot to mention that although it's a Christmas book, almost every pattern can be used to create quilts year-round! So it's really versatile!

So on to what I've been up to recently...

When I saw this block on Amy's blog, I fell hard for it. The pattern is called Steam Punk, and designed by Australian designer, Jen Kingwell. The pattern is pricey, so I felt I had to make a commitment to it, and I'm really glad I did. I'm loving the blocks and it's definitely something out of my comfort zone! 

There's also a template set here.


The vintage looking block is #3499 in Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia ~ attributed to KC Star 1938, and called Air Ship Propeller. I found a similar (and less expensive) pattern here.

I'm using some bold, dramatic prints that have been collecting in my stash. A few of my favorite blocks...




For more gorgeous Steam Punk blocks visit the Steam Punk Flickr group!

This is definitely closer to my comfort zone! It's from Camille's new book Simply Retro. I dived right in to making the quilt titled "Dwell". It was super fun and went really fast. I had a little trouble snapping pictures today with the wind. I'll get some better photos once it's quilted!


And a few of my favorite blocks...



And finally I'm quilting my Tsuru quilt. This small quilt seems like it's taking me forever, but I'm getting close to done. 


Linking up to WIP Wednesday...
. . . Cindy

19 comments:

  1. A whole bunch of beautiful projects! I love posts like this, they just make me want to go quilt :)

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  2. I like the propeller block and have had it ear-marked for a long time....loving your rendition!

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  3. Steam punk is a wonderful block! Your rendition is making it very tempting...

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  4. Why is it that when amazing trends come around it's right when I'm overcommitted and can't play along?! Love the fabric and feel of your steam punk.

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  5. Your steam punks look fantastic!! The block just has such beautiful movement ;) And I cannot BELIEVE how many you've done! Fantastic!

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  6. That propeller quilt is FABulous! Great fabrics and design

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  7. Loving the Steam Punk blocks on-point! Gorgeous work.

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  8. The steam punk blocks are amazing--your color and print choices really make the blocks pop with energy! Good for you, going out of your comfort zone; i'm a total chicken that way! So jealous of you!!

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  9. I'm loving your projects right now! The fabric choices and patterns are so fun!

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  10. Love your Steam Punk blocks, I just received my acrylic templates, just need to find some time, but your blocks are certainly inspiring me. Thanks.

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  11. Congrats on the book! I saw it in the Martingale catalog a few days ago, it looks wonderful! : )

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  12. The fabrics in your steam punk blocks really move! Great choices - the overall effect is fabulous.

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  13. I've seen that Steam Punk pattern about the place in blogland -enticing! Yours is looking good!

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  14. I love every picture! But my favorite is the propellor that's blue and red with the text behind.

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  15. Your blocks are awesome! :o)
    I have never seen that design before.
    And such adorable little houses. :o)

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  16. I want to make some of those steam punk blocks! so fun!

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  17. Loving the steampunk quilt! And the quilting on the Tsuru quilt is gorgeous - fabulous texture!

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!