WIP Wednesday

There is progress!  Mom’s Quilt is finally coming along.  I wrote earlier this week that I had a sort of epiphany in a dream for the layout, and I am so happy that it is working out.

I dreamed of arranging the nine-patches into an oval shape, with a pieced border.  The oval shape was a little hard to work out, so I designed a circle instead.  Then I started stitching blocks into rows:

This is the right half of the top half of the circle.  The picture isn’t great — I’m seeing the advantage in having a design board on a large wall.  Weekend project, perhaps?  The rows are not stitched together yet.

And I started on the strips for the border.  They will need to be cut and sewn together again:

I had worried that there weren’t enough contrasting colors to the greens, and so making the circle border of the print with the most pinks and yellows will work out nicely.

 

Also still in progress is the Baby Girl Quilt.  The blocks are now sewn together and everything is ironed.

What’s next is a trip the LQS for some border and backing fabrics! Always love an excuse to go fabric shopping…

Speaking of fabric shopping excuses — what is better than a new quilt-along??  I’m going to join Pat Sloan’s Summer Beginner’s Quilt-Along.

Although I’m not a beginner quilter, I think it will be a great way to explore some new blocks and ideas.  I’m kind of a self-taught quilter, and have been quilting on and off for fifteen years, and I’ve wondered if there are gaps in my self-education.  This should be a great way to find out, and it will be fun to meet other quilters along the way.

Still in the works:

Baby Boy Quilt — need to buy fabric

Wall Hanging for friends — need to buy fabric

What’s going on at your sewing machine?

6 Responses to WIP Wednesday

  1. The quilt for your Mom is going to be beautiful. And I love the fabric you’re using for the baby girl quilt.

  2. Pieceworker says:

    Thanks for visiting and for the comments! I am finally excited about Mom’s Quilt — it took a while to figure it out and now I’m off and running with it. Isn’t that fabric cute? It looks better in person, my pictures didn’t turn out so great for it. I’ll post a close-up when I do my next update.
    Thanks again!

  3. Sarah Sews says:

    Hi, I found you on Lily’s Quilts Small Blog Meet, I am loving the baby girl quilt! I love making small quilts, I am too impatient to make a large one! Nice to meet you. Sarah

  4. Pieceworker says:

    Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by! The Small Blog Meet-up has been great in connecting little bloggers like us. :) I like making smaller quilts, too, but the large ones are also interesting. I just have to try and make sure I do a little each day, even if it’s just 20-30 minutes. Try out a large one, I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

  5. ChrissieD says:

    Loving your Mom quilt the colours are so soft and calming and in total contrast I’m crazy about the fabric you’re using for the Baby Girl quilt – can you let me know what it’s called?

    • Pieceworker says:

      Hi ChrissieD — Thanks for the comments! The two quilts are very different in colors, aren’t they? Unfortunately, I don’t think the fabric for the baby quilt has a name. I picked all three of them up at JoAnn’s, so they aren’t designer fabrics or anything. In hindsight, I wish I had used designers quilting fabrics because I’m learning about the differences. Many of the fabrics at Jo-Ann’s are thinner, so they don’t hold up as well if I have to use the seam ripper. Oh well, live and learn, right? Or maybe it should be quilt and learn? :)

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