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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIP Wednesday

Whoops. I didn't blog at Mid-Atlantic Mod! Every time it popped into my mind, I thought I'd rather socialize more with people I don't see often/had just met, and/or sew more. I'll have a recap of the whole weekend up this week! It was an awesome weekend overall and I CAN'T WAIT until next year.


I'm actually really impressed with how much I got done at the retreat. I nearly finished the second border of my medallion quilt. The Anna Maria Horner feathers are one of my favorite patterns but they *can* take forever (like, all day Thursday). I'm just waiting for inspiration to hit for small corner blocks. What do you think? Bear paw? Churn dash? Something else? I'm all ears.




I finished some cute coasters for last night's CJMQG Radiant Orchid Swap Challenge! I just sewed together a bunch of scraps from "Plumes of Orchid" and cut them down to coaster size. Super relaxing.



I got a really cute drawstring bag from Christina in the swap, and Amy made me this awesome glasses case! Thanks ladies, I love love love them!


Finally, I started quilting the Botanics Challenge quilt. It has been really relaxing but I haven't been able to squeeze in much quilting time the last couple of days, with work and planning the guild meeting. I can't wait to share more about my quilting designs. I'm using a variety of Aurifil grays for the low volume parts and tree trunks, while the actual trees will get their own Connecting Threads colors.

I still have to unpack all of this:



Womp womp. What are you up to on this lovely Wednesday? So excited that it's going to be about 60 degrees all week!


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8 comments:

  1. The medallion looks awesome! The feathers are a gorgeous addition and I think churn dash blocks would be great!

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  2. Churn dashes would be perfect in the corners! Echo the shape of the center and all that. And I still haven't unpacked from my retreat nearly a month ago.... :D

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  3. Oh what a fun quilt. Beautiful! I like you're ideas for the corner blocks, all would be pretty. Maybe string blocks would look pretty because they would sort of mimic the feathers.

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  4. Love those feathers incorporated into the medallion quilt- and yes, do they ever take forever! But their impact makes them worth it...

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  5. Perhaps Roman Stripe (or Sunshine & Shadow) blocks for the corners. . . . black for the solid corner & all the brights for the other side?

    Whatever you choose I am sure it will be great ---- I'm loving watching the quilt come together.

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  6. Love the feathers on your quilt, definitely worth the effort. And your coasters are really cute, looks like a fun project!

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  7. That medallion top is looking awesome! And great quilting on the botanics quilt, too :)

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  8. I can't wait for your #midatlantic mod recap, I should probably do one myself... but I'm still trying to just get caught up at work, lol! Your medallion looks so lovely I'm so glad I got to see it (and the botanics quilt) in person. It was great meeting and hanging out with you!!! And I can't wait to see you again! ::hugs::

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