Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WIP Update

I hope you made quilty progress this week!  I am taking baby steps recently, but sometimes you need weeks like that.  I am participating in WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced today.  Use the button on the right of my blog to hop over there and see what other quilters are posting.

Starting Up
Community Quilt
The aim of this quilt is to create something that incorporates fabric from bloggers, blog-readers, podcasters, etc; the internet community that has provided many of us with great inspiration.  This is such a special community of people.  I love the idea that this quilt could include folks from all over the world with varied taste in colors and print style, but we can all contribute to something beautiful. 

I hope you all will participate!  I am looking for donations of 2 inch squares of any quilt shop-quality fabric.  I will request fabric of color or with a pattern.  In other words, not a solid white or cream that will be lost in the background.  Each little 2 inch square needs to "pop".  If you are interesting in contributing squares, please email me ( or leave a comment below.  I would ask to have your fabric in the mail to me by Tues of next week ensuring it arrives by Fri (27 May).  I am completely grateful for your generosity! 
I would like to make a scrappy Confetti quilt using a pattern from Tea Quilts.  You can view a gallery of finished quilts here.  The pattern calls for 1,328 little 2 inch squares that I will place on a Kona Snow background fabric.  If this goes well, I would like to (maybe) enter it into the International Quilt Festival of Ireland to be held in Galway next year. 

Currently In Progress
Lattice Illusions
I am working on piecing my blocks together and making a half square triangle border this week.  I will need to get more fabric for the central blocks, but I have 22 of 30 finished and in pairs.  The center of the quilt will be 5 blocks by 6 blocks, so I will start making strips of 5 until I finish off the outstanding 8 blocks. 

There will be two solid borders around the central 30 blocks, then a ring of half square triangles.  I was getting bored of piecing blocks together, so I started in on the half square triangles this week.  It was a nice break.  Only a few more to make!

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 0
Currently In Progress: lots, but 2 this week
On Hold: 1


Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love that Deb Stain fabric, its really pretty. Can't wait to see how it works up. And your Irish chain will be lovely. Fancy picking me up some fabric if you have room in your suitcase??!!

And, of course, I would be willing to send you on some squares, let me know what you'd like, I have pretty much every colour under the sun :-)

kwiltmakr said...

it is nice that you didn't like that quilt, now don't take that wrong, I just mean it will be nice for the Linus group to have another quilt. I had seen that Braided Irish Chain on Moda and really like it, I will be interested to see yours. Your jelly rolls will look great done up in the Mod Logs pattern.

I can send you some squares if I know more of what you are looking for.

Hollie said...

Wow! You've got a lot on your plate. Good luck with everything!

Mary said...

I emailed you about sending you some squares...


Quilter in the Gap said...

I have some squares to send you. Please let me know where you would like them sent. I heard about your project on the Off Kilter Quilt podcast (which I love). Looking forward to hearing from you...btw do you want us to cut them or do you want the scraps sent to you uncut?

Jodi B. said...

I can send you some 2"squares. I am making a Leader / Ender quilt (from Bonnie Hunter) for a friend and have lots of 2" squares ready to roll.
Jodi B.

kwiltmakr said...

I looked at the quilts on that site and they are super! I was wondering what you were going to make, now I know.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliments, Cindy! I'm excited to see how your lattice illusions quilt comes out. Also, the community quilt project is such a cool idea.

Lee said...

The community quilt is such a great idea! I wish I had seen it earlier, I would have mailed you a square. I can't wait to see it come together. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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