Thursday, August 29, 2013

WIP Wednesday...

I know it's Thursday, but never too late for a WIP Wednesday! It's been a busy week here so far. I've presented two guild programs - carrying over 40 of my modern quilts along. It's a lot of hauling, especially in 95 degree weather, but so much fun to hang out with great people who like to talk about patterns and fabrics!

So here's my progress in the sewing room...

I finished my "Fresh" quilt from Camille's book Simply Retro. And one of our local long-arm quilters has agreed to custom quilt it for me!

I've got a good portion of my St Louis Modern Quilt Guild Ohio Star challenge machine quilted. I'm doing straight lines to keep it super modern and moving right along...

Our guild also has a sew-in this Saturday. I've been wanting to make "On a Whim" and I was reminded of it when so many started popping up on Instagram (#onawhimquilt). On a whim I bought a fat quarter pack of Florence, Denyse Schmidt's new line, and decided it was meant to be.

I'm using a solid gray-green for the corners...

And finally, many hours were spent cutting the pieces for "Bangles" from Hand Quilted with Love by Sarah Fielke. This is going to be a slow project with lots and lots of Y seams. I hope I'm up for the challenge!

You have to start by laying all your pieces out on a design board. If you like puzzles, you might like this one!!

So I plan to take some of this with me to the sew-in on Saturday - if I can keep it in one piece. Please don't anyone sneeze near my piecing!!

Looks like I was too late to link up to Lee this week, but be sure to check out all the great stuff over there!


  1. Love the fresh quilt!! I must buy that book soon, does it have several good patterns?

  2. Gorgeous Ohio Star quilt love the colour choice. The bangles pattern is fabulous. I am working on this one too! Your absolutely right it is a long time project. Just love your work. Thanks for sharing ....Marie (

  3. Sure wish I could join you and the rest of the gang at the sew-in on Saturday. I'm looking forward to the big reveal of the Ohio Star quilt at the next STLMQG meeting.

  4. These are such wonderful projects! I can't wait to see some finishes! Those bangles look amazing already.

  5. I am LOVING your challenge quilt!

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing your On a Whim quilt made up in Florence because I had exactly the same idea! (Although I have planned to use a grey solid in the corners.) Serendipity.


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