Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back to the WIP Wednesday

Yes, it's been 10 days since my last post! I hate when people say "did you miss me?" (umm, no.) so I won't. I've been "camping" at friend Mary's cabin -- no internet, but gorgeous Colorado Scenery!

A lovely place for some morning stitching:

 And the huge windows face the Colorado sunset:

We spent most of our time working on Abbey Lane's "Beatle Bag." Details to follow!

Once I returned home, I went straight to work on my August UFO challenge. It's the Ryokan quilt, begun two years ago at a block party at Ruth's Stitchery. I've decided to "biggie-size" it to make it fit a full-size bed. Which means eight more blocks.


I'm using Judy Hopkin's "501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks" to choose and sew the additional 6.5" blocks.

501 Rotary-Cut Quilt Blocks

So far I have five completed. You'd think, after 111 size 6.5" blocks for the Farmer's Wife quilt, I'd never want to make "little" blocks again. Especially when I choose "Chinook," which has 75 pieces!

I haven't sewn the "quilt blocks" to the "houses" yet, in case I decide to shift them around a bit.

The sashing is 1.5" squares set in two-patches. I'm using it as my "Leaders and Enders" project. A great way to finish a boring part of the quilt!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

I hope to have a finished "Beatle Bag" to show you on Friday. Come back and see!

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  1. It looks like a beautiful place to spend some quiet quilting time. I love those house blocks!

  2. "camping" at friend Mary's cabin - doesn't look anything like camping or a cabin. The Ryokan quilt is looking great...I love it

  3. I did miss you! I was so impressed when I saw your Ryokan blocks previously. Another pattern for my wish list!

  4. I love those little blocks! The bigger quilt will look so homey on a bed - yeah I went there... Glad you enjoyed the vacation, looks like a fabulous relaxation spot!

  5. I missed you - and wondered about what adventure you were on! That cabin deck looks stunning, what a place to stay! I love the Ryokan quilt blocks: it's going to be a very special quilt. Gill

  6. You have been keeping busy. Love the house quilt. Welcome home and sew on!


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