Wednesday, February 11, 2015

WIP Wednesday - A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words

Yup. The design wall about sums up what's going on in the studio this week. A little quilting ADD anyone?

In the top left, there's my Underwater quilt. Thanks to this tutorial helpfully offered by Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts, I've decided to do a pieced matching binding. Sadly, I haven't managed to find the brain space to get to work on it. Maybe next week...

Then there's a little Kona strip quilt...  it started out as this lovely pile of Konas. There's Breakers, Pool, Teal Blue, Caribbean, Azure, Ultra Marine, Bahama Blue, Aqua, Capri and Robin Egg. Let's just say there's not much teal/blue left in the scrap bin! 
The lower right is a little pillow I've been playing with... just needs trimming and to have the backing sewn on. If I'm lucky, I'll get out of the house tomorrow to visit my LQS and buy a pillow form!

And last, but certainly not least, the final blocks of Skill Builder 2014. So much paper piecing... so many itty bitty pieces. The iron has 48 separate bits. The sewing machine - 46! And the quilt block has 52. Go ahead... do the mental math. I'll wait.

Yup. 146 pieces in 3 blocks!!! But they're finally finished, layered, and ready to quilt!

All that fiddly paper piecing made me crave some improv. I also happen to owe a lucky reader (Kitty from Night Quilter) a giveaway prize. Off I went to my stash to find a print... then a root through my Kona scrap to match those lovely little dots.

More Konas... I know you're shocked. There's Cardinal, Kumquat, Wasabi, Peacock, Oasis and Violet.
Aren't you glad I didn't make you read 5000 words? ☺

I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced. Pop on over and see what the gang's working on this week!



  1. You have been super productive! I love the underwater quilt, but all that paper piecing is super impressive as well.

  2. I am so impressed with anyone who has the patience to put the time into complicated (and by complicated I mean more than 4 pieces in a section) paper piecing patterns. What fun and diverse projects you have going on - I have a feeling we will be seeing a fun series of finishes soon, too! :)

  3. Gorgeous works in progress! I love the colors. I have been waiting to try a matched binding, but haven't finished any quilts where it would fit recently.I am thinking that this week's WIP might end up being the one, but I am not confident yet! Look forward to seeing how yours goes.

  4. Your design wall looks fabulous! I spent a good long time looking at the quilt block for the skill builder - what a cool block!! Initially I really thought you had a folded piece on your wall!

    I can't wait to see what you have improved with that beautiful stack of fabrics :)

  5. What a yummy design wall! There will be quite a few finishes showing up soon.

  6. Really like that underwater quilt - I know what you mean about having so many projects on the go. You'll probably have a run of finishes!

  7. I believe it's not only okay to be working on several things at once, but that it's an excellent idea! That way you can decide what mood you're in that day...

  8. Love the underwater quilt. They are all very lovely. Your sewing machine must have been smokin'.
    I enjoy having 2 or 3 things on the go. Chalk it up to a short attention span. What is the last picture on the wall of?

  9. I'm so glad you got your Skill Builder blocks done. Way to go!!

  10. That spotty print is going to look lovely with the bright colours, and I still adore the underwater mini.
    The pain of all those tiny pieces will be worth it. Hang in there!


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