Tuesday, January 17, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Another week! Another W.i.P. Wednesday. Thanks again, Lee, for hosting (click link above to check out everyone else's W.i.P.'s).

Ongoing projects:

1. Chrysalis Charm Quilt - I finished the quilt top yesterday, and it's now waiting for a new machine with a walking foot to come into our house so it can be quilted!


2. Kaleidoscope Quilt - no progress, we're still at the same stage. I really need to just get it tied so I can move onto the binding, which really is my favourite part of the quilting process. But I feel like this quilt and its poly batting are in a time out right now and I'd rather work on just about anything else.


New Projects:

1. I've been playing around a bit with some scraps and this asterisk quilt block tutorial. It is SO fun! And I am just as amazed by the back of the block as I am by the front. The seams are all pressed towards the center, and I was envisioning a huge bulky mess in the center, but look at how nicely it all fits together! These blocks are small, only 5" each.



2. Sparkle Quilt Along - so far only the fabric choosing part is done. I am going to use the bundle that I received for Christmas, adding in a second bundle of the same that I found in my shopping around, for a total of 8 fat quarters which should allow me to sew the largest size. I'm really looking forward to this. Something fun and kind of flashy! Cutting instructions come out this week.


And finally, not a project yet but today I received this totally awesome charm pack from Elizabeth of the Pieceful Life blog, cut by her on a Go Baby, two squares each of twenty different prints. I had won a giveaway on her blog at least a month ago and had forgotten from time to time that I was expecting this package, so it was a very nice colourful surprise to receive today. Thanks so much Elizabeth!


21 comments:

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

LOVE the Chrysalis quilt. Stunning. How will you quilt it?

Janine said...

I love the chrysalis quilt and those asterisk blocks are fab!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore the Chrysalis and those asterisk blocks are great - how neat your work is!
The charms love wonderful :)

Kate said...

I've had to put quilts in time out before. It's better for them just to sit and think about what they did wrong for a little while. ;)

Shannon said...

I love your Chrysalis charm quilt! It looks almost like a stained glass effect! Very eye-catching!

Patti said...

Your charm quilt is perfect! Great eye for displaying colour! I must remember to try that asterisk block sometime. It looks like a fun block.

Debbie said...

so funny we've both been working with asterisks!! Congrats on the charms - always good to get fun mail! And your Chrysalis is so cool....can't wait for that new machine to come home with you!

Julia said...

I too really like that Chrysalis quilt.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

The blocks for the asterisks are cute, and how fun they are small. And hooray for a new machine! You will get so much done! Have fun!

Amy said...

love the Crysalis quilt.

Amorette said...

love the chrysalis, but i am very excited about your new charms! they look very fun! i am doing the sparkle QAL too- the cutting is intense!

CityHouseStudio said...

I'm glad you made some asterisks!
They're so cute!
And aren't they fun?!

Alli said...

I love your Chrysalis quilt! And what a fun stack of charms! It's my birthday soon; I wonder if I should hint for a fabric cutter... :>

Jessica said...

Wow, I just love your Chrysalis quilt, and those scrappy asterisk blocks are adorable!

Kelli said...

Your Chrysalis quilt is so pretty. I really love it! That poor Kaleidoscope quilt in time out...I have some there too right now. ;-)

Michelle said...

What a bunch of cool projects, but that asterisk quilt is just fascinating!

Emma said...

Putting quilts in a timeout. I love that! I'm going to have to use that next time I just don't want to get working on a quilt.

Katie B. said...

You're right--those asterisk seams look fantastic! I can't wait to see your Chrysalis quilt. Hope you get a new machine soon!

Jerimi said...

Love your Chrysalis quilt! That orange really makes it.

twelfthzodiac said...

I love the layout of your Chrysalis quilt, it's a little unexpected :)
Fabric in the mail is even better if you are somehow able to forget that it is coming!

Abby said...

Love your charm quilt! So cute and different looking from any others I have seen. Love it!