Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Work In Progress Wednesday on Tuesday

1)  Since I am back to work, I am thinking about what I have on the go currently.  My dear friend is hosting a Christmas sale of handcrafted things at her home in November.  She has asked me take part.  I was not so sure about it but agreed.  I have not done anything like this before but will give it a go.  This is why I have been making some small gift items such as doll bedding etc.  But I also need to have a few quilts just in case someone wishes to spend some big bucks.  It is also difficult to guess fabric choices and colours that might resonate.  Who really knows?  So with those thoughts in mind, I decided throw a bunch of these dark red scraps together.  I had this bag of scraps from a sample bag of something.  I don't know what this line is or was but the fabric has a lovely, silky soft feel.  It speaks of fall or winter, warm fires and good books.  I think it will make a lovely lap size quilt.  I made 16 blocks before I ran out of scraps.  I will follow Elizabeth Hartman's Rail Fence idea and offset the blocks, one horizontal and the next vertical.  And I have a lovely neutral French General fabric to sash it all with.  I think it will be quite lovely and quite a difference to all the baby quilts I have been churning out.  It took no time at all to mindlessly sew strips together.  

2) Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild challenge using our own Cynthia Frenette's Kona Modern Quilts fabric is still sitting and percolating in my brain.  I am almost afraid to cut it in case I change my mind.  How silly!

3)  Proverbial Quilt Along with Krista at Poppyprint is quilting along.  These letters are fun to make!

4)  Gender Neutral Baby quilt. I should come up with a better name.  I actually finished this one and can now call it a finish!

5)  Made Bunting for our quilt guild second anniversary sew in swap.  Done like dinner!

6) Modern scrappy bits swap handmade item and scrap package are all ready to mail!!!!!!

7) Did the blog hop.  Had a tutorial.  All worked out well!

So there you have it.  And I am back to work and the blueberries are still coming.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday!


  1. Those reds will make a lovely cozy lap quilt. Loving the rest of your progress reports too!

  2. love your kona top. Keep moving along, it will be beautiful.

  3. Wow! So many things in progress! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Love your choice of wording for the Proverbial Quilt. It will be amazing!

  5. your proverbial quilt is looking great! i like your color selection!

  6. When I glanced at your link, I thought that fabric sample was a quilt you made! Good inspiration, and great work all around.

  7. Ooh, love your baby quilt. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

  8. Wow, you've been busy! I got the same print of Cynthia's for the Kona Modern Quilts Challenge with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. It'll be fun to see what we each do with it!

    Love how your sunshine quilt is coming along. You're getting there!