Wednesday, October 10, 2012



2012 #13 - STEP on Life's Journey


2012 #14 - Working with What You've Got --just needs a binding now. The signature blocks were presented to me after serving as co-chair for the Walla Walla Valley Quilt Guild in 2009. Earlier that year, upon my marriage, members contributed to a basket of fat quarters. I've used pieces of the fat quarters and the signature blocks (and a bit from my own stash) to create a scrapwork version of our guild's logo. The framing around it allowed the redish blocks to fit in too. I've quilted significant elements which include houses (we annual create a Habitat for Humanity quilt), hearts and flowers (we create hearts and flower blocks and assemble quilts for members when a life altering event occurs), other awareness groups like breast cancer, etc. so there is a ribbon at the upper left corner of the red border and a ribbon all the way around the small black border.

Skill Builder Sampler - the rivets were added, backing is ready, it is now ready to quilt.

WWCHS top all remaining bits (including 2 contingency blocks) are cut, still thinking I might get more in the mail. Will put sewing this together off as long as I can and wait for a required piecing day that is coming up when I go to visit my husband at his new work location. I'm excited to quilt something fun in the white border corners.

From last week's SewCalGal's Fall EQ Blog Hop, I wrote some tips on using orphan blocks and creating a Fall Wallhanging. This is a 'technical' start .....not sure when I'll get back to it, but oh well.

No Progress
  • Out of the Darkness -- ready for block #9
  • Alaska 2007 Shop Hop --ready to do block #9
  • Honeymoon Storm at Sea
  • Oddie’s Wild Nature (O.W.N.)
  • Snowflake BOM win/Blizzard quilt
Ready to Quilt
  • McCall's Mystery - Spring Time
  • McCall's Mystery - Hot Jazz
  • Rose of Sharon Bird Block Wallhanging - 'Rose of Hope'
  • Irena Bluhm - colored pencil class project
  • WWVQG 2006 Basket BOM

2012 WIP Stats:
Completed: 13
In Progress: 14

Check out other WIP's at Freshly Pieced


  1. Great projects! I love the colors in both quilts! They are really beautiful!

  2. Fabulous colors! Great to work with on a cloudy day.