Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Happy 4th of July!

Seems like forever since I posted with this linkup, but since then we finished up in California, then went to Ireland for the first Int'l Quilt Festival of Ireland (I blogged daily, so you can still live vicariously!) and am now trying to catchup around the house and get back into some sort of a routine.

I actually finished my first customer quilting job since I returned --today...yes, on the holiday!

My husband is looking for work, so that means he is around the house most of the day, but is occupying his time creating more storage space! YEAH!

New Project
So excited about my Olympic Ring tutorial posted yesterday. Even today I added some instructions on the construction. Just had to show you my WIP of actually making it.

Here is my EQ version of it:

This was not on my list to be doing this year, but I was inspired by Becky at Solar Threads when she designed a different method. I just had to try to make it with real circles, but still totally pieced (no applique!)

Here are the fabrics I pulled from my stash on this holiday!

My outer blocks

My inner blocks

This is going to be a fun one to put together!
Other Progress

Skill Builder Sampler - here is the center of my quilt! Printed at 24.5" wide and over 31" long. I treated the fabric with BubbleJet2000, ironed it onto two pieces of freezer paper butted up against each other that I got from the local candy making store (THANK YOU Bright's Candies!) and carefully figured out how to print my desired image on an HPDesignJet 510 (a wide format inkjet printer most often used as a plotter in engineering firms).

Alaska 2007 Shop Hop
Harbor Light from The Silver Thimble, Ketchikan, AK

No Progress
  • Honeymoon Storm at Sea
  • Pam Bono’s Out of the Darkness (ready for #6 block)
  • Oddie’s Wild Nature (O.W.N.)
  • Snowflake BOM win/Blizzard quilt
Waiting to be Quilted
  • McCall's Mystery - Spring Time
  • McCall's Mystery - Hot Jazz (still need to make the backing)
  • Rose of Sharon Bird Block Wallhanging
  • Irena Bluhm - colored pencil class project
  • WWVQG 2006 Basket BOM
2012 WIP Stats:
Completed: 11
In Progress: 12

The WIP linkup is over at Freshly Pieced with guest bloggers this summer! Because of the holiday you can link up through Thursday (July 5, 2012).


  1. Have you read the news about Ravelry (the huge knitting & crocheting site) that planned a knitting event for the Olympics called Ravelympics? The US Olympic Committee called it an insult to the athletes and said the term was too close to "Olympics" and threatened a law suit if they used it. Apparently the five rings are something they own too. (Sad world we live in!)

  2. YOur WIPS look like great fun. Can't wait to see more.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie