Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WIP Wednesday

  *Are you looking for the Orange Peel QAL Final Linky Party? Link up your quilts, tops, and minis here until Sept. 8!*

Welcome to WIP City! Here in the metropolis, you'll find various projects, both secret and non-secret, in various stages of quilty progress (plus the mess they guarantee)...

Quilt top from Jacquie Gering's Slice and Insert workshop! This technique is somehow both calculating and brainless at the same time. Putting the blocks together was a bit more work than the blocks themselves, but in the end, I'm super happy. I'll talk more about the process of choosing colors on the finish post. This will be a wall-hanging for our bedroom. On to quilting soon (just need to pick a backing...)!

Renee's progressive medallion quilt! I added the Cotton and Steel stripe/metallic (<3) border.  Now I'm playing with cross stitch blocks (Pile O' Fabric has an excellent tutorial). I have plans for one more border after this, then I'll pass it on. Haven't Renee and Laura done such an amazing job?

Finally, even with school/professional development days and lots of tutoring this week, I finished (!) my Sister's Ten Quilt #2! More on Friday but for now I'm enjoying it just out of the wash - all crinkly and autumnal and perfect! I started reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (it came out yesterday) and I am SO excited. There's nothing like a good book - especially one that's never been opened. Anyone else a fan of Mitchell's work? I've so far only read/loved Cloud Atlas but I'd like to read more of his other books.

As a sidenote, thank you to Becca of Sew Me a Song for renewing sponsorship of Quilty Habit this week! :) Your support helps so much!


  1. What gorgeous wips! I love the slice and insert quilt top, although I think I would think too hard about it for it to work for me (maybe?). I'm not a very good improv-er. I've never heard of David Mitchell, but perhaps I'll have to try one of his books. There's nothing like a good book while snuggling in a quilt!

    I'm hopping over from WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. :)

  2. I love your slice and insert quilt! Those colors look so lovely and calming together. I'm so intrigued with what you are doing with my quilt! :-D I can't wait to see where you go with it!! And I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

  3. Your week sounds like mine -- school and lots of tutoring. I'm glad you fit some quilting in. I still have to work on that. Perhaps tonight I shall unpack some boxes in the sewing room and declare that good progress.

  4. ooooohhhh I love the little smatterings of pearl bracelets in those slice and dice blocks I didn't notice them in the other pictures, it's going to be such a pretty wall hanging! I can't wait to see how you quilt it :) I think that Moonlit Gem voile would make an awesome backing :D Looks like you've got yourself a library book there... you must be pretty quick with the "place hold" button to get a book right out of processing! (our popular bestsellers sometimes have hundreds of holds!)

  5. Your slice & insert is looking really great. You got all the pieces to line up really well, and the floating inserts are a nice touch. The round robin quilt is looking good. I think the X's will be a neat addition.


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