Wednesday, July 27, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Wednesday seems to sneak up on me each week! We did make it to the beach last Wednesday and hope to get there again today.

For the Love of Solids Swap- We got our partner assignments and I went straight to work! I've been wanting to try some English Paper Piecing with different shapes. Here we have hexies, diamonds and petal shapes. I need a hand piecing project for our family vacation (I'll tell you all about it when we get home). They are tiny pieces, so there are lots of them! The drawing is my mock-up of a table runner that finishes about 9" X 22". I'm trying to decide if I should add more colors. Some greens? A contrasting color?

4X5 Modern Quilt Bee- I picked up some fabric last week that will work for a couple of people in our bee. These blocks will be paper-pieced but we are all out of printer paper! I'll need to swing by Staples later today.

Nonna's Garden- I'm bordering the whole thing with a ring of darker green.

Kaleidoscope Quilt Along- This needs to be done(!) by Aug 5th to be eligible for prizes. I pulled some larger pieces of purple from the stash to piece the backing.

Do you really want to see the list of what I didn't work on this week? OK...
Wedding Ring Star- maybe tomorrow?
Red & White Swap- waiting to get my packet from Karen
Polka Dot Swap- blocks are piled up, waiting
Girl Scout Quilt- girls are too busy
Block Lotto (actually pieced the August blocks, but can't show you until next week)
Rockin' Robin- Ain't gonna happen

Then there's all the stuff I haven't touched all summer. I won't list them today.

This Week:
Finishes- 0
New starts- 1
In progress- 20+

Off you go now!


kristastitched said...

Good luck finishing your kaleidoscope on time, there's no way I'll be making that deadline! Love the the colors of that table runner. I'm sure you could add colors and it would be gorgeous, but I like it a lot with the colors you have so far!

Debbie said...

oh my! Your kaleidoscope looks fantastic, and those EPP stars - wow! That's going to make one amazing table runner!!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

wowsa - I am so impressed with all your hexies. So yummy!!

Barbara said...

I've never seen stars like that...they're wonderful! And your hexis are awesome too (:

LynCC said...

Wow! Look at your Nonna's Garden!! (the dark green is terrific for the outer border)

I would stick with the blues on the table-runner piece - It's so peaceful and calming the way it is :D

Melinda said...

Lurv your hexie stars. Too cute!

Kathy said...

I love those paper-piecing stars - the colors are so breezy and pretty!

Stephanie said...

Soothing solids. What a gorgeous project.

Anonymous said...

*Love* the EPP pattern and *Love* the colors! Very nice!

Rachel said...

I really like your For the Love of Solids Swap project! I think you should stick with blues.