Wednesday, May 16, 2012

WIP & Freemotion Linkup


My 6th Alaska 2007 Shop Hop Block –I’m caught up now with this project through June. This one is Night’s End from Seams to Bee in Homer, Alaska.

My 4th Pam Bono’s –Out of the Darkness block “Orange Blossom”. Spent a lot of the day washing the orange, coral and yellow batiks in this and trying to get all residual dye out of the fabric. Don't forget to test your fabrics!

New Project

Storm at Sea. Started this as a class  a couple of weeks ago, but originally designed the general idea while on our honeymoon over 3 years ago. When the class was offered as part of a local quilt show, I had to sign-up---even if I hadn’t put it on my WIP queue for this year. I do hope to make some progress on this over the next couple of weeks.

BONUS:  With the California Adventure going on, I returned home for just over a week and quilted 5 client quilts, and one commission. Here is the Memory/Commission quilt. The couple lived on a cattle ranch. This quilting gives the scrappy quilt a little bit more interest and tells more of the story. The busyness of the top makes it difficult to see the full design, but you can see it on the back a little bit easier although I used the same color thread as the fabric. I am quite pleased with the hearts in the four corners and the center medallion effect with four hearts in the middle with a large rod iron like hook at the top of them. The border is edged with a double straight stitch and in between the two edges is free-handed barbed wire. This is the first time I’ve done this type of quilting design. This has been named “Colorado Country Love – Forever in my Heart”.

Until Next Time
·         Rose of Sharon Bird Block
·         Skill Builder Sampler
·         Snowflake BOM win/Blizzard quilt
·         Irena Bluhm Colored Pencil Class Project
·         Oddie’s Wild Nature (O.W.N.)

Waiting for Quilting
·         McCall’s Mystery Quilt – Spring Time (backing needs to be made)
·         McCall’s Mystery Quilt – Hot Jazz (backing needs to be made)
·         WWVQG 2006 Basket BOM

2012 Stats
Completed: 11
NEW : 1
In Progress: 10
Planning To Start: 3 (Peace Park, Shop Hop the Blues 2007 & 2009) I'm going to put off these starts until I get some of the other small projects finished.

Three weeks away from going to Ireland!!!

Check out other WIPpers progress at Lee’s and Leah Day’sLinkup as well.


  1. They're all great, but I really love the orange blossoms!! Funny story, I went to a thrift store today, and almost bought some men's shirts today to use for quilting, but decided I had enough fabric already. Were those shirts all cotton? I saw a few today that were really nice!! Great quilting!

  2. you do such beautiful quilting! and I love the quilt top with all the plaids, too.

  3. The plaid quilt is soooo cozy!I am going to Ireland too!! VERY exciting!

  4. Wooow, what a wonderful quilt top and beautiful quilting!

    LG Klaudia

  5. Love those quilt blocks! Makes me want to pull out some fabric and a rotary cutter!