Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Wednesday # 9

Well I can't believe it's already Wednesday again.  I haven't had much time to sew as of late with all the stuff going on around here but I did manage to make a small dent in the WIP list this week.  I managed to finish my July blocks for Do.Good Stitches just in time for the end of the month.  Sometimes it is the blocks that look like they are going to be easy to make that leave me frustrated and spending way to much time with my frenemy the seam ripper.  In the Grace circle for July we were asked to make these wonky cross blocks.  Well I don't really like crosses to be wonky so I'm looking at these more as wonky plus sign blocks.  Personal preference.  But boy oh boy did these little buggers put me through the ringer.

Wonky Plus Signs July Grace Circle Do.Good Stitches
I'm still working away on my Farmer's Wife Quilt Along blocks.  I have to say that I am really enjoying this sampler and the skills I am learning and practicing.  I will admit that after seeing Camille's blocks this week two things happened.  (A) I was wishing Ruby was out already.  I mean come on enough with the teasing already.  (B) I found that there is another sampler book based on Civil War love letters.  I mean really love letters, and the calm colors of Ruby.  Yes I'm already plotting adding the book to my Amazon wish list for Christmas.  Can you blame me?

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along Week 10
I managed to get caught up to block 5 on the Summer Sampler Quilt Along.  I know still very far behind but I am really liking the look of these blocks so far.  And goodness you should see some of the suggested blocks popping up in flickr to make in order to increase the size of this quilt.  Some of them are just amazing.

1st 4 Blocks Summer Sampler Quilt Along
I'm adding a new project to the list as well.  After seeing this quilt I knew I had to make one.  In celebration of my promotion (yes I got one, no it doesn't really mean anything) a fat quarter bundle of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom made it's way to my house.  I can't wait to get started on this one.  I picked up Kona Maize, Butter, and Champagne Tuesday during lunch in hopes of getting started but the two yellows aren't right and I can't decide if I like the Champagne or if it just makes the fabrics look dirty.  I really have to love this quilt as I am making it to sit out year round on our couch.  That's the plan anyway.  I wanted something more unexpected than off white but not too dark.  Suggestions?

Head on over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to!

1 comment:

  1. I love how your Summer Sampler's all in solids :D


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