Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WIP Wednesday - October 15th

I have done a WIP update in a while and I am working on a bunch of quilts so I thought that I would pull together what I am currently working on to help keep them all clear in my head.

1.  Looking Glass - I made the original Looking Glass quilt in the baby size using some charm packs of Into The Woods.  I am now making the lap size using the Deerfield Hill line by Densye Schmidt in the red and pink colorway.  I added some gray fabric and used white as the background.  I have the blocks half made now, here is a picture of a few of the prints as I was initially laying them out.



2.  Wonky Court House Steps - I posted about the blocks in the early form here.  I have now finished the blocks and need to piece them into a quilt top.  The plan is to add a border of white to each block and then square the blocks up so that I can put them together more easily.




3.  Foothills Mystery Quilt - I am working ahead on the Foothills Mystery Quilt so that I can make sure that all of the instructions are correct and clear.  I have all of the blocks done so now I am piecing the quilt top together.  Here is October's progress:




4.  Sea Star - Sea star is a new pattern that I am working on.  Originally, I was going to make the full/queen version to go on my son's bed, but then I got the opportunity to work with Bear Creek Quilting Company and make him this quilt instead.  So instead of a queen sized, I am going to make the lap sized version. I am currently finishing up the quilt blocks and figuring out a new plan for all of the extra HST I made.  Here are 4 of the blocks (laid out but not sewn together),  I really like the secondary pattern formed by the blocks. 


5.  MQG QuiltCon Challenge Quilt - The challenge for the QuiltCon quilt is to make a quilt using 8 fat eighths of the Michael Miller Cotton Couture Spring Collection.  For this challenge I tried to only use fabrics they gave us (I had to buy some fabric for the backing and binding).  The finished at about the size of a fat quarter.  I have just finished this quilt and need to take pictures.  I will be sharing the finish on Friday so here is a sneak peek of the beginning of the quilting.



6.  Diamonds in the Sky - This is the newest quilt on the list but it takes priority as this quilt will be for Modern Quilts Unlimited.  The magazine had a block design competition and I was lucky enough to win Editor's Choice.  I am ordering fabric right now and the quilt and pattern will be in a future Modern Quilts Unlimited issue (I'll let you know more when I find out more).

I am very happy to link up with Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh QuiltsNeedle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation, and WIP Wednesday @ Freshly Pieced.





13 comments:

  1. All of your projects are so pretty!

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  2. Congratulations on the edictor's choice selection! I am really looking forward to more of the mystery quilt - knowing you are further ahead seems like such a tease. :) Lots of beautiful WiPs, and I look forward to seeing how they all come together!

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  3. Wow you are a busy woman! Love the colours in the Foothills Mystery quilt and after the sneak peek of the MQG challenge piece I'm anxious to see the rest!

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  4. Love, love your wonky quilt....what fun!

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  5. Nice projects. I like the first one the most as those colors are lovely!

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  6. Yay! Congratulations on being awarded Editor's Choice. I can't wait to see it. And I'm also looking forward to Looking Glass done in Greenfield Hill. I think that line was overlooked by many people, including me; it will be nice to see those designs in quilt form.

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  7. you are one busy lady! Love your wonky courthouse steps and the simple block you are using for the looking glass quilt.

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  8. Wow, you're busy. The new Looking Glass colours look great, and I'm loving the wonky courthouse steps. Good luck with it all.

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  9. That wonky quilt is great, I can't wait to see it all together. You are so busy, and all the projects look great. Looking forward to the finishes!

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  10. I could never keep up with your pace! Your projects are so pretty! Working on my pattern testing project for Looking Glass!

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  11. You're going to need a bigger design wall! Love all of your works in process. And Congratulations on being chosen for Editor's Choice by Modern Quilts Unlimited! That's fantastic, so excited for you!

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  12. Such a lovely group of WIPs you have, Cheryl! Looking forward especially to seeing your MQG QuiltCon Challenge Quilt.

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  13. These are all so pretty! Might have to steal this idea to get all my WIPs sorted out in my head. Also, my backing came in for the Looking Glass quilt. That is going to get finished shortly :)

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