Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

 It's so nice to be back for WIP Wednesday!  It's taking me soooo long to get back into a quilting and blogging routine.  You know my primary source of motivation is a looming deadline.  With none on the horizon, I'll need to set some goals for myself.  Wish me luck!

SWAPS:
The 4X5 bee blocks are turning into a nice little collection!  Hive 13 was awesome!  I decided to sit out the next round, but am making myself available if someone drops out.  Click the mosaic to go to flickr and see who made which blocks.


These are the blocks I sent out for this round.  I'm calling it a circle of geese variation.  Three-quarters of the block is paper pieced from the pattern by Piece by Number.  The small block in the corner is 1/2 the size of the original.


 I pulled these fabrics from a Kate Spain charm pack and some yardage.  They worked perfectly with Amber's happy colors.


I made a bonus string x for myself yesterday.  I will be making lots and lots of these when Bonnie Hunter visits our guild in April!  Wee!


I am also participating in the Mini Scrap Basket Swap.  These are the blocks I received in the mail this week.  It is amazing to me that such a variety of fabric looks so great together!  We are doing one more round of these string blocks.  I'm trying to decide how many I want to make/receive.

 

Stats:
I can't bring myself to count up my UFOs today.  I will need to find some time to update my project pages.
As always, head over to freshly pieced to see what everyone else is working on.

 

14 comments:

Debbie said...

Love all your blocks! The ones you sent out for the 4x5 are amazing! Clever you!!

Angie said...

My goodness those string blocks are gorgeous! The colors are phenomenal together. Love your Kate Spain geese, too. And the X! Oh... so much prettiness!! :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love everything you are showing..just gorgeous! I can't say enough about your colours....fantastic!!

Candace said...

What a clever version of the Flying Geese in a Circle block! It is absolutely stunning.

amy g :) said...

love the colors in your string x!!

Claire Jain said...

Oh wow, these blocks are insanely beautiful. I'm so glad I had a Kate Spain Terrain charm pack last night. Luckily one of the fabrics coordinated with a quilt I was making so I could keep on sewing :-) Her stuff is so cute!

Amorette said...

love your colors on the string X block for yourself- so sunny!

Linda Beth said...

I agree with all the previous comments that the colors on your string x block rock! Also, I love what you did with the flying geese blocks! That little mini-quadrant adds a lot of dimension and interest.

LynCC said...

How FUN to have Bonnie coming to your guild!

Lee said...

Those are some beautiful 4x5 blocks! Love your colors. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love your collection of bee blocks and the circles of geese are amazing!!

Barb said...

These blocks are awesome!!

Elisa Black said...

OMG--you have so many interesting projects going on! Can't possibly decide which one I like best! I lust after your "geese variation" blocks and the string x is wonderful. The mini scrap basket swap blocks are wonderful, too. Oh, how I have missed blog reading. You are such an inspiration! Hope you can make it to the all day (or even partial day) Mod Conn Quilter's Sew on 2/11/12.

Kristina said...

Gorgeous! So glad to find your blog through WiP! ~ Kristina