Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I've finished three quilt tops this month, a pair of socks and a pair of mittens.  But when I look at my WIP list for February, it doesn't feel like I've made much progress!

 The next "must finish" on my WIP list is the American Valor quilt for the sailors of the USS George Washington.

Just needs two more borders!

Wednesday is the next "Crazy for Wool" class at High Country Quilts.  All those tiny little half-square triangles need to be put together into 2 1/2" pinwheels.  Eeep!

I had a little trouble with my January Strip Club project.  My background is a lovely, verrrry soft ivory.  With a right and a wrong side. Yep, you got it.  I put half the blocks together with some of the background pieces wrong side up.  I tried to convince myself no one would notice, but finally decided I need to remake those blocks.  Luckily I have lots of both background fabric and leftover jelly roll strips!

I'm teaching Strip Club for March, which means I need to have the sample completed by the February 24 class.  It's my chance to break into my Moda Half Moon Modern jelly roll!  The background is Kona ash (of which I cleverly bought an entire bolt, so I don't have to frantically shop around for this hard-to-find color!).

I bought the Tula Pink pattern at Tula's Mom's shop in Stewartsville, MO.  EVERY one of Tula Pink's fabrics in one place.  Heaven!

Finally, when those are done, I can start on my February UFOs.  First draw is a 30s repro quilt:

I'm pretty sure I got to looking at the applique' and decided this would be a long-term UFO.  Maybe I'll just put a couple of the applique' flowers in the border and call it done!

Next up is a quick-and-easy one, Livin' Large:

The 10" squares a leftovers from my 2011 "Celebrate Spring" wall hanging.

The Front Range Modern Quilt Guild is hosting our first Guild retreat later this month.  As a treat (if I get all my WIPs done), I am taking my first "Another Year of Schnibbles" quilt.

The project is "ISTH," (insert snappy title here):

 And I think it will be a perfect excuse to cut into my extensive collection of Heather Bailey's "Nicey Jane."

AND, last but not least, a new challenge,  the Modern Triangles QAL:

 I scored this beautiful collection of A Stitch in Color Collection by Malka Dubrawsky for Moda Fabrics at my favorite etsy shop, fresh squeezed fabrics.  The Kona solids are from the stash.

Good thing there are more than two weeks left in February, huh?


  1. Oh wow! You've got a lot going on. Your American Valor quilt is beautiful! Thanks for sharing:-)

  2. I am in love with the Stitch in Color Collection by Malka Dubrawsky. I can't wait to see it in the Modern Triangle quilt.

  3. The American Valour Quilt is stunning.
    You go, girl!

  4. Love your American Valor quilt! Beautiful. I have done the wrong side of the background fabric before - I've even done a strip of background that is a slightly different color. So frustrating! That shortcake quilt is so cute, I have it on my list of to do's also. I can't wait to see your I.S.T.H schnibbles in Nicey Jane - everything looks good in that line!

  5. Wow you have been busy. I really like the quilt for the USS George Washington.
    I would never ever even try to do 52 quilts in 52 weeks. But it's seems to go easy peasy for you. Keep up the work! Happy Sewing!
    Try to get someone else to undo your wrong side right side ivory things - it hurts less if you don't have to do it yourself, my experience.

  6. Wow! Love the QOV! Are you following a pattern?

  7. I certainly agree about the rulers. I have three different kinds and the lines are all different.


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