Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Another WIP Wednesday...

Between shoveling snow, photography class and painting walls, I feel like this year has gotten off to a slow start for me sewing-wise. So if for no one except me - a WIP Wednesday is sorely needed!

I did finish up my Hanging Around wall quilt. The pattern is in my book and I used the Botanics line with some peeks of Charlie Harper fabric thrown in...


Next up in my quest to use some scraps and stash fabrics this year, I started making Economy Blocks using the tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts. The blocks are colorful, fun, but slow-going especially in the cutting phase. 


Luckily, I cut the remainder of my blocks the other night, so things should move along soon. I'm making 90 blocks {9 x 10} - a nice lap size for the kiddos.


A bit at a time, I'm piecing the blocks for my Gypsy Kisses quilt from Material Obsession 2. I have some tricks I've discovered along the way - let me know if any of you are interested!


I pulled out my 2013 BOM, Lucky Stars, last week and happily discovered I had 12 blocks completed {I was procrastinating on this one because I thought I had one more block to make!}. My sashing had been stowed away, so it was a quick job to sew these together!


And my quilt top pile has seemed to grow again {how does it do that??}. I chose my Kaleidoscope first, got it basted and started quilting.


That's it for this week! Linking up to Lee at Freshly Pieced!


21 comments:

  1. I am about to cut into some fav fabric (fingers crossed) to make a Smart-Plate Kaleidoscope for a wedding quilt. Did you use this Smart-Plate method?

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  2. I love all your projects! That wall hanging at the top I like especially.

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  3. Oh my, such beautiful projects you have in progress! Your Gypsy kisses is going to be stunning, wow! And I LOVE how you're quilting your kaleidoscope quilt so far!

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  4. Looks like lots of sewing has been happening! They all look great. I really like your economy blocks.

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  5. Your star blocks are amazing! I am getting up the nerve to start a gypsy kisses quilt... I have the paper piece pattern next to me to make my bajillion copies right now! I have been trying to decide if I should just copy you or pick another fabric group! Such decisions!

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  6. Gypsy Kisses is on my list to tackle, any pointers or shortcuts would be appreciated! I love the colors in your BOM Lucky Stars.

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  7. Oh my gosh, I'm swooning over all your lovely quilts!!! Each one is so gorgeous :) Great work!

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  8. I would love any tips you can share about Gypsy Kisses before I get started. I love reading your blog, such inspiration.

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  9. I just love the little splashes of orange among the colors. Very nice accent.

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  10. Beautiful projects and the fruits of the photography class show in your gorgeous photos.

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  11. Wow! You are very productive, even if you don't believe you are. Please share any tips you have for Gypsy Kisses, I keep putting that quilt off, but have fallen so many that I have seen, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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  12. So many pretty things to look at! Enjoyed visiting your WIP!

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  13. A glorious collection of colorful projects. Yes, please share your tips for Gypsy Kisses.

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  14. All your projects look so fresh and clean. I especially like the cardinals peeking out in your Hanging Around quilt. They are a favorite bird that I miss from home. We don't have them in Colorado.

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  15. What a colorful and much-needed post! I love the Harper cardinals! I am VERY interested in your Gypsy tips - I have been hesitating on the Material Obsession quilt ... your blocks are divine.
    The Economy Blocks are so much fun! I love your selections. Did you consider using the paper pieced version? It goes REALLY fast!
    Thanks for showering us in quilty goodness!

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  16. You've certainly accomplished a bunch--all pretty. Like how you quilted your kaleidoscope--very nice. Since Gypsy Kisses is on my "want to make" list, I'd love to hear any suggestions (I'll just stick them in the book on that page).

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  17. Gypsy Kisses is on my to-do-list. Would love to hear more about your experience with it.

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  18. Hanging Around is sew cool!!!! My favorite part is the cardinals peeking out!

    I need to get my Lucky Stars sashed as well. I did the 6" blocks. I need to decide on a color for them first;) I love the aqua you used for yours!

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  19. Love your Lucky Stars block. Nice.

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  20. Yes, please do share your tips. All your projects look wonderful.

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