Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIP Wednesday: 10.24.12

I realized this week that it's nice to have Sewing Summit behind me.  It was lots of fun, but also a lot of work preparing for our class.  I'm shifting my sewing focus a bit for the next few months toward pattern writing.  Most of the projects I have planned in the near future are for patterns.  This one is the first up.

I finished piecing the top and back yesterday.  Now it just needs quilted.  This will actually be my third time making this quilt.  The first is on the back of my hexagon quilt.  The second will show it's face for the first time at Market.  This is my third (and favorite).  I've worked out the bugs and feel ready to finish writing it up.  Hopefully the pattern will be all ready in just a few weeks.

I debated a lot on colors for this quilt top.  I ended up choosing cooler colors.  Tammy from Marmalade Fabrics has actually put a kit together which will be available once the pattern is ready.  I'm so excited about this.  The kit price is very reasonable and has hardly any waste (meaning you have to cut very carefully).  I hate it when kits have oodles of extra fabric.

But I also loved these warm colors.  I'm wondering if there would be enough interest in this colorway for Tammy to kit the warm colors also.  I would love to make another top from these fabrics for a sample, but I don't think I have it in me to do it again.

While at Sewing Summit I did get some sewing done in the evenings.  I made some progress on my Chicopee kaleidoscope quilt.  I love how it's coming together.  I have realized it's the perfect project for sewing nights/days with friends and the guild.  It's pretty brainless chain piecing since I'm not planning any pattern in the design.  I don't have to think too much about it and can easily chat as I sew.  I'm not in any huge rush to complete this so I plan to save it for Sew Saturdays with our guild.

I got my Chicopee bundle from Amanda at Westwood Acres.  I'm doing a large throw, and it used almost exactly a fat 1/8s bundle.  Amanda is currently out of Chicopee, but will have more in stock on Monday!


I completed two bee blocks this week.  The first is for Katie from Katie's Korner.  We used the free pattern from Anna Marie Horner for these bee blocks.

My next one is for Cindy from Live A Colorful Life.  She wanted Halloween Granny squares.  I forgot to take a good photo before shipping it off the other day so Instagram will have to do.  This is my last block for my Stash Trad bee.  I have only one block left in my Sew Beautiful Bee.  I am planning to take time off from bees and swapping for a while and focus my time on other projects.  I am really sad to see them ending though.

I'm heading to Market on Friday morning and can't wait!  I'm looking forward to seeing lots of beautiful fabric as well as spending lots of girl-time with my sister.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 

27 comments:

  1. I love ALL of your projects this week! That Chicopee quilt is going to turn out just adorable. :)

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  2. Your pattern quilt looks wonderful - I love those cool colors!

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  3. Excited for that pattern, it looks beautiful in the cool colors. Love the Chicopee quilt too! Have a fun trip to Market!

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  4. That first quilt is so fresh and modern. I love it, the design and colors are great!

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  5. Your quilt is looking great, I love how you are using all the solids! Your blocks are also so lovely.

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  6. What a beautiful quilt! Love the cool colors! Your Chicpoee quilt is going to be awesome too!

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  7. Love the kaleidoscope and your new pattern-project! Lovely!

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  8. Love the looks of the triangle quilt - and I definitely like the second palette! I'm drawn more to warm colors, and that's a good selection.

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  9. I love the colors in your new quilt pattern!

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  10. Everything about this post is really great and has given me tons of inspiration. Thanks

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  11. I am jealous of your mad skills. Your piecing is PERFECT. And the way you use color is just impeccable. Thanks for sharing Kati!
    cheers
    -k

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  12. Ooh, I'm excited for the triangle pattern! Have fun here in Houston! If you need anything while you're here (directions, dinner date...) let me know! :)

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  13. Great projects! Your pattern will be amazing, love those triangles!! Have fun at market!!

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  14. I'm excited for your pattern. The colors you chose are beautiful.

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  15. I love the warm colors. So excited about the pattern.

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  16. Oh, I can't wait for your patterns! The one you previewed is absolutely gorgeous!! I love both colorways. I hope market is fantastic!

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  17. Kati, love the first quilt! Congrats on getting some patterns out, your very talented and your patterns are going to be a huge success!

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  18. Love your projects this week! Your pattern looks fantastic - if you need any testers (even in that awesome warm colorway) I'd be more than happy to help!

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  19. OK....the first one is stunning!!!! Then I scroll down; lol....they are all stunning!!

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  20. I LOVE the pattern. Beautiful in both warm and cool. Can you say what you're using with your Chicopee? It complements it very well!

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  21. Yay for feathers! They look perfect. And I LOVE your pattern. Excellent use if solids.

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  22. I love them ALL!! Thanks for teaching us at SS and I hope to run into you at Market. :)

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  23. Whoops! The CLTMQG comment was really from me... :)

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  24. Good for you for jumping into pattern writing! Love the design! And your kalaidascope looks fun too!!

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  25. Wow wow! Those triangles are amazing! :) If you're looking for pattern testers you know I'd be willing! :)

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  26. SOOO beautiful!!! So I finally went to a sewing mom's night out thing (but I took Emma) and got on a sewing machine. I am SO not intimidated anymore!! Now I just need to get over my fear of purchasing fabrics (and I need to buy a sewing machine) and I'll be good to go! :) I think I know what I am going to make with those little squares you gave me! Stay tuned! :)

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