Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Wip Wednesday

 It has been a fun, quilty week around here, with an even better week to come. Our annual quilting retreat is this weekend!

Finishes:
OK, so this first finish has very little to do with me. My son came home from a school trip to Nicaragua. His friend took this photo of Pete on top of El Hoyo. They camped overnight on this ridge! Doesn't this look like an ad for an outdoor outfitter?


 I chose the blocks for my month in the Modern Stash Bee and wrote a tutorial about them.


The cutest finish was Olivia's quilt, which was shipped to my newest grand-niece in Denver on Monday.


In Progress:
 While my boys were at The Who concert in Providence last night, I tuned in to Bonnie's QuiltCam and picked up my Sugar Wave quilt. This poor quilt has been sitting idle for too long.


I took a class with Cindy Needham last week and she gave us permission to not be perfect. I kept that in mind as I quilted free-motion circles for the first time. Perfect? Nope. But the overall effect is so cool! I finished half of the gray strips in about 2 hours. I haven't figured out yet what to do with the lava lamp shapes. Any ideas?

This past week, I reached 200 followers (Welcome, new friends!) and blew past my 500th post. I'm getting ready for a giveaway, so please come back soon to enter!

Linking up...
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 comments:

Megan Lang said...

Great WIP's! I really like 'Olivia's Quilt'. I have been thinking about using that pattern as well. I also love how the bubbles turned out on the grey strips in your lava lamp quilt. What if you used stretched out ovals as 'lava' in the lamps for quilting. Just a thought. Good luck! Look forward to seeing the end result!

Debbie said...

Love your quilted circles! I'm giving 'orange peel' a try on my scrappy trip along...

Sewing Mom said...

What lovely WIPS! I think that your blocks for the Modern stash bee are great...going to check out the tutorial now.

Visiting from WIP post page. Have a great day.

mjnauert said...

I am lovin the Olivia quilt, and the lava lamps are super sweet! good luck to you on this spectacular hump day. :)

laurelar said...

I love Olivia's quilt! Looks like you got a lot done this week.

wombatquilts.com said...

Loving Olivia's quilt. So pretty.

Karen said...

Hi, I came over from WIP Wednesday, I love the Album Block and thanks for the tutorial to go with it, I'm making a sampler quilt of random blocks I'm seeing in blogland and can't wait to try this one. I'm sure your red and blue quilt will be awesome. x

Amy said...

beautiful olivia quilt. and the circle/ovals look great.. maybe no quilting in the lava wave space?

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your bee blocks!
P.S. Congratulations on 200 followers and 500+ posts!