Wednesday, November 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday


Another slow week here. It seems like there just aren't enough hours in the day all of a sudden! I did make a teeny bit of progress on a couple of new projects though so I guess that's something :)


Ongoing projects....

12 Month Bee Blocks

Here is October's block. Stephanie asked for a starburst block, which I've been itching to try since first seeing it in blogland. She had us follow a different tutorial from the original one I have seen that separated it into quadrants instead of halves. I found it really easy to follow. The points don't all line up exactly in the center but she didn't really want them to anyway.





I just got the fabric for November's block yesterday, it's a quick and easy one so I'll be able to knock it out quick. 

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along 

Same story as last week, still nothing new.

Denim Winter Quilt

No new progress on this one either.

Little Faces Quilt

I went ahead with the scrappy sashing and got it all put together, yay! I still need to frame it with the scraps and maybe put a blue border around it. Or maybe I should just leave it as is and put a colorful binding on it. Thoughts?



New projects...
Quite Contrary project

This is the one I started last Friday. It will remain a bit of a mystery for a little while longer but here's a sneak peek.



I spent Friday and Saturday night working on piecing it and got the entire top put together. I'd like to try to finish it within the next week.

T shirt quilt

This is a commissioned job I picked up a couple of weeks ago and just picked up the t shirts and got started on over the weekend. So far I have all of the interfacing ironed on to the shirts. 



25 shirts in this one, plus sashing and borders. It's going to be a big one! Fortunately all I have to do is piece the top and then deliver it to be quilted on the long arm. Then she'll give it back to me to bind and it's done! Not a bad deal for my first t shirt quilt because I was already nervous going into it! 

On Hold...

Christmas Quilt from Christmas Bee
Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along

That's it! I promised I would have a couple of new things and hopefully there will be time for some more real soon. I have lots of stuff going through my head, I need to get it out!

Linking up with Lee!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


43 comments:

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Your house blocks are absolutely adorable!

Mary
http://www.quiltgenius.com

Pat said...

WOW, you were productive this week! I love your sneak peek quilt and your little houses.

A.J. Dub. said...

I would love to see more of your t-shirt quilt. I have one I have fabric for and have been chicken to do it.

You secret project looks like an awesome one!

Bree said...

scrappy border like the sashing, then a small outer border of blue, and colorful binding!

The Thompsons said...

Those houses are seriously adorable!

Heather D. said...

The quilt with the houses and little faces has to be one of the cutest things I've seen in a long time. I love it. Also that starburst block is great.

Jennifer said...

love the houses! so cute!

Lee said...

Those scrappy houses are so adorable! I like it just as it is, I think. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Melanie said...

Your scrappy houses are so cute! I love them!

Melissa said...

Great projects! The little faces one is super cute and the one with the strawberries is fantastic - I love red and white :) Good luck with such a large t-shirt quilt!

Leanne said...

It is all so fun. I just love how those little faces and houses are turning out.

Katie said...

The scrappy sashing on the little faces quilt was a great choice! I am sure however you finish it will be another perfect decision.

Kristy said...

Your houses look great

KellyS said...

Your Little Faces quilt it amazing! So colorful and cute! Love that starburst block too, I am going to have to go searching for a tutorial for those! New follower!

Kerstin said...

Great choice to go with the scrappy sashing. And that sneek peak looks promising...

Foolish Feathers said...

I Love your houses quilt and I am simply crazy about the sunburst block! I am going to have to attempt one myself....

Marci Girl said...

Love the house quilt, I love it with no borders and a scrappy binding, IMHO! Everything looks great Julie!

Alli said...

I love your little faces quilt -- it's so happy! I vote for just the colorful binding. :)

Your sneak peeky is also fabulous!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilts....I really love the Little Faces one...different. and tshirt quilts are fun to do.

Patrice @ Shrimp and Grits said...

I am in love with your Little Faces quilt! You did such a great job.

Elizabeth D. said...

The scrappy sashing looks so awesome, Julie!! Have fun with your t-shirt quilt and your Quite Contrary quilt :)

Maggie said...

Those houses are amazing!

Amber said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on the Homemade Stockings! I hope you have fun making some with the kiddos. Also, love your quilts!! The Christmas themed one is incredible! Great job!

Kelli said...

Ahh, I am in love with those houses!!

Wee Little Birds said...

scrappy border !!! just wouldn't be right with anything else.

KristyLou said...

That Little Faces quilt is soooo cute!!

Shannon said...

The little faces quilt is adorable! I love all the different houses. I think it would be great with no border (just a colorful red-orange binding maybe) or with a dark/medium blue border (like maybe with the print from the curtain windows in the house in the bottom left corner).

A Girl said...

I am in love with your Little Faces quilt, adorable! A scrappy border for sure, to match the great scrappy sashing.

Tami said...

Love the colors in your new mystery quilt. The white, pink, red & greens look wonderful together.I also have a ton of wips and many on hold. With the holidays coming up I have a few quilts and gifts I need to get started before it is too late.You inspire me putting together a quilt top in a few days. WOW!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You should give knitting a try. It is nice to have something to do while sitting on the couch watching tv. I taght myself how to knit using the Stitch N Bitch knitters handbook by Debbie Stoller. It really breaks it down into simpler terms plus there is diagrams.

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Great bee block, that faces quilt is perfect with the scrappy binding and congrats on your first tee shirt comission!!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

I love your new project. What a fun looking "thing". Can't wait to see the finish pics. I totally relate about the FWQAL. I haven't done anything on that one in weeks. yikes!
~Kimberlee

Julie said...

Cute houses! What a friendly quilt! I'm also seeing how the tshirt quilt comes along; I have so many old shirts and I've always wondered how a quilt with them would look.

Marg said...

The Little Faces quilt is gorgeous, those blocks are so cute and I love the scrappy sashing. I vote for no borders, just a scrappy binding.
You've been really buys this week, I'm looking forward to seeing the T shirt quilt.

Laura said...

Omg! That little faces quilt turned out better than I could of imagined!! So bright and colorful! Can't too see what you decide ... I think scrappy border blue border and then bright binding!

Marsha C said...

I love the quilt with the houses.
I would love to know how to make a t-shirt quilt.
I cut t-shirts to make in to rugs. Lately I've been saving the front designs.

Kathy said...

I love all of them, but especially the red and lime one... so pretty and fresh.

Ella said...

I LOVE the house quilt! It's so happy!

Rachel said...

I vote for a scrappy border on the little faces quilt. It is so bright and happy!

Katy Cameron said...

I absolutely love those houses, and your quite contrary quilt looks fab too

Allison said...

love your little faces quilt! If it were me, i'd frame it with the scraps, but forget the blue border. just my 2 cents worth :)

Leila said...

Wow! Fun projects.

I would border it in scraps and then do a solid red binding - but whatever you do it is Amazing!

Allegory said...

Oh my stars. That Little Faces quilt! Ahhh! It's so cute I just want to stare at it!

M-R said...

Great call on the scrappy sashing for your Little Faces quilt. It's perfect! And loving that starburst block!

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