Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday

 I was happy to make it back to my machine this week. I didn't finish anything, but I did start two new projects and picked up an old one.

With Anita Grossman Solomon in town, I made a pile of Anita's Arrowhead blocks. These won't all end up in the same quilt. That red and white block sticks out like a sore thumb.

When I'd had my fill of arrowheads, I started playing with stripes. I followed Anita's instructions for Xcentric and Concentric blocks.  (More about Anita in yesterday's post.)

I dug out an old WIP last weekend. I finished hand appliqueing the letters (V-Z), then assembled the top. I must have started this quilt about 10 years ago to have a hand work project for baseball games. Each letter is cut from a novelty print. A is for Alphabet, B is for Balls, C is for Crayons. I don't know what will become of this little quilt.

At the top of the to-do list, this nine patch top needs to be quilted for the Ninigret Quilters' show in October.

I might spend some time with Pete's quilt today and tomorrow while he is attending motorcycle riding class. He wants to get his motorcycle license before he ships out so he can buy a motorcycle as soon as possible. We figured that riding a motorcycle will be the least dangerous thing he'll have to do in the next few years. God, help me!

Spend some time today surfing the WIP Wednesday links. It's worth the trip!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


capitolaquilter said...

Good thing that an eye spy alphabet quilt is timeless unlike other trendy WIPs that sit around for years.

Anonymous said...

Your stripe wip is insane, fabulous, and inspiring.

heather said...

Love the stripes!

Susan Owenby said...

Stopping by from theborezombie. I so heart your alphabet! I'll be sure to stop by in the future and see what you're up to!

Cathy said...

Hi Tina!

The alphabet quilt is adorable. I have only done machine applique; what do you do differently for hand applique other than turning the edges under?

Hmmm...Pete's quilt...every stitch a prayer???

Kelleigh said...

Do you need a few more blocks for Pete's quilt? I have made two for you already and would be happy to make a few more, quickly, if you need some. Sorry I didn't think of that earlier, during the summer my brain takes a break!