Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Wednesday: Work In Progres Update

There are other projects beyond my Sampler Quilt, so I thought its a good time to give an overview of what is on my sewing table.
Lattice Illusions
I started this quilt in a class over the weekend.  I will tell you more about the class on Tuesday of next week.  This is a pattern from a cathedral floor in Venice as designed by Christine Porter (the quilting pattern, not the cathedral floor). If the colors are correctly chosen, you should see a 3-D effect when at a distance.  This should probably be a wall hanging to get the full effect, but this will be a usable quilt for TV watching on winter nights.  Right now I only have 70+ little 4.5 inch square blocks on a piece of wadding, but the project is officially underway. 

Mystery Quilt
This was also part of our guild retreat.  Have you done a mystery quilt before?  Well, this is my first. In case you have not, here is the story. You get a list of fabric requirements that describe light/dark/medium tones and print size. On the day of the class, we got the cutting instructions and a little diagram for our first and second block. After you made the two blocks, you get a diagram for the third and forth and so on. However, you still have not seen the overall pattern, so you have no idea what you are getting into.

Although I now know the overall pattern, I thought it would be fun to make this a blog mystery quilt. So, I'll show you bits and pieces as they progress and won't give you the overall plan.  This is my progress so far, but I am stalled a bit. I need to get more of one fabric and replace one, so this will be slow moving :)  The fabric is primarily a 30's repro set called Aunt Grace from the Fat Quarter Shop.

Brian's Tetris Quilt
My partner, Brian, has designed his own quilt top based on an optimistic Tetris game.  Now, I pieced this just after Christmas and then it sat in a basket for 8+ weeks.  I have the borders to do, which are simple enough.
Why haven't I moved on, you ask?  Well, Brian is not a simple man. He wants shading on each of the blocks and the Russian onion dome cathedral appliqued onto the back.  You know, the one from the original 1980s game?  This is a tall order and I have not done applique before, so it sits in the basket. I'll have to bite the bullet eventually!
I will continue to keep a running tab of my ongoing projects and hopefully (with any luck) you'll see projects continually move up the list each Wednesday.  So, here are my "stats":

Completed Quilts (have to keep the successes in mind)
Roisin's Baby Quilt
Mom's Birthday Quilt
Catherine's Christmas Quilt
Currently Quilting
Tops Awaiting Bottoms
Currently Piecing
Brian's Tetris Quilt (needs sashing and embellishment to finish the top. need to practice and get courage.)
Lattice Illusions Quilt (blocks about 2/3 finished and the border not touched. need to get more fabric.)
Mystery Quilt (only 3 of my 36 blocks made! yikes! need to get more fabric.)
Sampler Quilt (needs another solid border to just enlarge it a bit more. can finish it this week.)
Ongoing Planning (I bought pretty fabric and need a plan for it...)
Bali Pop Quilt
Moda Jelly Roll Quilt
Fat Quarter Quilt
Fennel Shed Mystery Quilt (?)
Confetti Scrap Quilt

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Label Cloud

241 tote all heart appeal antique applique apron art quilt aurifil award baby quilt back background bag basket batik bee Bee Blessed Big Stitch Swap bird's nest birdie stitches birthday blankets of love block blog blogaversary blogger bundle bloglovin' BOM book brit bee brooch bundle bunting business card holder camping cathedral window chain piecing chaos charm pack charm squares charm swap chickens Christmas class clothes color commission community community quilt contest craft craft fair cross cross stitch CĂșchulainn cushion design wall diaper Do.Good Stitches donation double wedding ring drawing dress eclipse election electronica embroicery embroidery eraser stamp exhibit fab fabric fabric tape facebook FAL farmers journal fat eight fat quarter fat quarterly feature festival of quilts film finish finish along flag flickr flying geese FMQ FNSI frame Free Motion Friday free motion quilting friends fugly Galway Galway Now gift giveaway goal goals goodie goodie swap granny mania granny squares graph guest blog guild hand puppet hand quilting hand sewing happy hat help hexagons hey girl hospital hot pad HST I Spy ICA improv innovation award inspiration interview invitation ipad ipad cover IPS IQFOI Irish chain Japanese key fob kind stitches knit knitting knitting and stitching kona lattice illusions laugh launch learning lecture Liberty linky list little star loops love on the blocks LQS Day magazine market medallion mennonite miniquilt mixer cover mod logs Mod Pop QAL modern blocks Modern Irish Bee modern irish quilters modern quilt guild modern quilt guild bee modern stitching Modern Stitching Bee monster mouthy stitches mug rug mural name name game name tag napkin needle book new york beauty newsletter Nieve notebook cover overlocker panel paper piecing patchwork pattern Pay it forward Peace Valley peanut butter perle cotton pezzy pizazz photograph PIF pillow pillowcase dress pin cushion pinwheel PJ placemat podcast polka dot pom pom portholes post pouch precut puffy pouch puppy purse QAL quilt quilt exhibit quilt frame quilt top quilter in the gap quilting Rainbow Charm Swap research retreat retroflower review sale sampler scarf science scrap scraps screen printing seams selvage sew and bee happy Sew Bee Blissful sewing machine sewing room shop significant sizzix sketch skirt solid spools stall stand star stargazing start your own stitched in color string stuffed super tote surprise swap swoon tablerunner teaching text thumb tack tiles top tote toy travel tree skirt tumbler tutorial twinkle twinkle twitter video vote walk wallet website win WIP wonky house yarn youtube zip

Total Number of Page Views