Here is my official WIP list for the beginning of 2013:
Heather Ross Snapshots:
I almost started pulling fabrics yesterday for a #scrappytripalong quilt. I just wanted to join the crowd. Everyone is making such fun quilts. I want to make one too. I knew that it would get added to the pile of WIPs. Instead, I dusted off my Heather Ross Snapshots quilt and got to work.
I had all my blocks done for this quilt and even started sewing one row together a few months back. Then I stopped. I didn't like it--at all. I was really unhappy with how it was looking together and couldn't pin down exactly what was wrong. So, it went in the drawer for months. As I pulled it out last night I realized what was wrong. There were a couple blocks I hated, mainly because I was unhappy with the border fabric. I didn't like the colors I originally chose. Also, I felt that the quilt needed more purple (odd, because I never think anything needs more purple). Finally, rather than sew the blocks together as the row already sewn, I'm going to add some cream sashing between the squares. I think they need breathing room. I'm feeling much more excited about this project again. Although, I think it's time to restock my Art Gallery Pure Elements box. I'm almost out of all of these solids and need some grand idea for the backing.
These fantastic blocks from the wonderful ladies in the Sew Beautiful Bee and Stash Trad Bee have been sitting in a box way too long. They need to become a quilt soon.
Chicopee Kaleidoscope Quilt:
This one has also been in a box recently. We're having Sewing Saturday with SLMQG this weekend, and I plan to bring it with me to see if I can knock out another stack of blocks.
A while back I posted a stack of navy and green fabrics I've fallen in love with. I used a few of those fabrics in this improv quilt I basted just before Christmas. Someone commented that the stack looked very preppy. I'm calling this quilt Pretty Chaos because of the colors. It was a fun challenge, and I've started quilting it just a bit. I'm planning to quilt each section of fabric individually to try out FMQ designs. The quilted woodgrain section shown in the picture just about killed me. That design is too hard for a standard machine. I don't think I'll try it again. It requires too much movement of the quilt making it really hard to keep the design looking nice.
Baby Granny Squares:
I started this early last year during the Granny Square craze. It started as a baby quilt for someone and just wasn't right. This is how far I've progressed--1 block. I don't love it. This is one I debate about getting rid of.
DS Square in a Square:
I started this quilt about a year ago. I have all the short strips sewn to the center sections. I just need to add the long sections. I used fabrics from a couple DS lines from Jo-Ann. Again, I'm not loving this one. I keep telling myself that I might like it better once it's all sewn together. I'm feeling "meh" about it right now.
And that sums up my WIPs! I only have six! I really thought I had a dozen.
Now for other quilts on the docket for the next couple months:
Simply Color Wonky Blocks:
I'm remaking my wonky blocks quilt for Miss A's bed.
Notting Hill Lattice Baby Quilt:
I'm making a simple lattice quilt from these fabrics for the next pattern I'm working on. I love these fabrics so much! This colorway is my favorite.
Madrona Road Guild Challenge:
Our guild received bundles of Madrona Road for the Modern Quilt Guild challenge. I also have a fat 1/8s bundle from Westwood Acres to add to the fabrics I received from the guild. I'll have quite a bit of fabric to work with. The stipulation from our guild was that you must use triangles in the design. I've been searching for ideas this past week.
I kept putting off documenting all my WIPs because I kept thinking it would be overwhelming. It's really nice to have a baseline and know where I'm going.