Wednesday, May 9, 2012

WIP Wednesday 5.9.12

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


I haven't participated in Freshly Pieced's WIP Wednesday recently.  Mostly because my main project is one I can't share pictures of right now.  It's always fun to have a secret project.  I plan to quilt it this week!  You'll see pictures in a few months.

My current project on the wall is my progress for the Retro Flowers Quilt from Sometimes Crafter.  I admit these blocks are getting the best of me.  I cut these out with my Go and then trimmed because I don't think I'd ever have the patience to actually cut them by hand.  The sewing is slow.  I was able to get a nice stack of the curves pieced at our guild Sewing Saturday then finished them over the weekend.  I'm thinking this project might go back in the bag for a while.  I think I need a little break from these guys.  Don't get me wrong, I love how they are turning out.  The quilt design is adorable, I've just realized it's not my favorite type of piecing.  They'll come out again in a few weeks hopefully. 


Also, I finished my Color Quilt last night!  I can't tell you how excited I am about this one.  I have literally been working on this one all year.  My first post about it was in January.  I'm so excited to share, but I think I'll save it for the Bloggers Quilt Festival next week.  I love participating in Amy's festival.  I was planning to do a simple grey binding on the quilt, but with the hub's encouragement I went scrappy.  It really is a perfect addition to the quilt.  Here is my stack of fabric for the binding--organized by the color wheel of course!


For the coming week I hope to quilt my secret quilt and whip up three bee blocks.  I also plan to pull a nice stack of pink fabric for a twin quilt for my niece.  My SIL "commissioned" me to make her a quilt like the Bubble Baby Quilt I made earlier this year, and I'm excited to give it a try.

What are you working on this week?

15 comments:

  1. Pretty projects! Your retro flowers look lovely, even if they're getting the best of you. :)

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  2. love those retro flowers, sorry to hear they aren't a fave for piecing for you - they look wonderful. Can't wait to see what you put in the Bloggers Quilt Festival

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  3. Your retro flowers are SO pretty! It will be a great quilt once it's finished---sort of like a challenge overcome! :)

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  4. I know exactly what you mean with the retro flowers...thats how I only ended up with 9 blocks, haha. Can't wait to see your color wheel quilt, I'm sure its fabulous beyond words!

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  5. I am super excited to see your Color Quilt! I know it's going to be awesome! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  6. I agree about the Retro Flowers . . . they are quite tedious to piece. I would never have made it through mine without a deadline ;) Lovely color wheel stack . . . I bet it made a stunning binding. Can't wait to see it!

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  7. So I have seen so many people say that the Retro Flowers are not the most fun thing to piece, I'm a bit intimidated now! But they really are so awesome. I really can't wait to see your color quilt, I loved your Pixel Color Quilt, its actually and all time favorite, so I'm excited!

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  8. I totally had to production line those flowers when I made them, otherwise I knew I wouldn't finish! Love the colours you used anyway :o)

    Looking forward to seeing the Colour Quilt, the binding alone looks scrummy!

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  9. I have been working on my Retro Flowers again tonight... I feel toy pain!

    Can't wait for the secret reveal x

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  10. rainbow binding? that is seriously awesome! I'm hoping to cut into my hoard of Going Coastal fabric this week...

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  11. I like to piece the retro flowers. I enjoy everything so much. I cut out the fabric by hand that's why I don't have much to show yet (just one flower and one petal). Funny how different everyone thinks about it.

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  12. Retro flowers is looking great! Love that you are pieced them into the quilt, not appliquéing them on., like I am seeing a lot of the users of Go cutters doing.
    Looks like it is the Drunkards Path, rearranged. I should try that, I love curves!

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  13. Fabulous! I LOVE LOVE that first quilt! It's so beautiful! But yes, you should definitely put it aside if it's wearing on you! I can't wait to see the one that you just finished!

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  14. I think the retro flowers look great, but I know that curves wouldnt be my thing!
    Looking at your little rainbow stack I get a bit scared, cause I still havent recieved my rainbow charms. Have you heard of any other international swapper not recieving hers, yet?

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