Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Works in Progress - November 21, 2012

Things seem to be settling down around here a little. I've even had some time this week to start blog hopping again. Yay!

Completed Projects:

Blocks for Hurricane Sandy: All 20 blocks are done for the Sandy Quilt Block Drive with Michele at the Quilting Gallery. I had originally signed up for 8, but then started making 20 (strip piecing) so...I signed up for 12 more. I can't imagine having to deal with flooded and damaged homes in the cold -- my heart just breaks for all those people.

New Projects:

Commissioned quilt: Yes, that's right, I have my first commission! It's for a wee spy quilt for a friend's cousin. Even though I've made about 40 of these quilts for friends and family, this one has me more nervous than usual. It's coming along well though and it should be finished today or tomorrow. Aren't those butterflies adorable?

Colour My World Blue: For this month's Colour My World Challenge for blue, I thought I'd work on my free motion quilting. I'm thinking one medium tone of blue fabric as the background and a range of values of blue threads. Here's the beginning of my sketch:

Current Projects: 

Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop:
My turn on this fun blog hop was last Friday. Now that the block is done, I'm appliquéing it to a background. I'm thinking pillow?...bag? Whatever it will be will need to be done by November 30th for the big Travellin' Pic Stitch Blog Hop link up! Here's Ottawa, EPP-style...

Seeing the Forest for the Trees Quilt: Still enjoying the design wall. Hopefully this week!

On Hold/UFO Mash-up:
Don't Worry {Bee} Happy Bee - I'll be supplementing the blocks made by my bee mates, but haven't made any progress.
Appliqué/Quilt/Paint Thing
Mini I Spy Charity Quilt
Modern Block Monday Sampler 
Chop Suey
Wedding quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap: Woo hoo! We're under 20!
New projects: 2
Completed projects: 1
Current projects: 2
On Hold/UFO: 15


  1. I am always impressed with the amount you do! 20 blocks, 40 spy quilts - way to go! Your lists tell me you are a very organized person and it obviously works for you. Way to go! Lovely work, btw.

  2. so glad things are starting to settle down for you, just in time for the busy season! good job on your 20 blocks for Sandy relief - I certainly can't imagine what they are going through. I love your Colour My World Blue sketch - I do hope you decide to go this route it will be fabulous. Yay for being under twenty - but really, with age comes wisdom (yay, like I'll ever have my project list under 20 again!)

  3. oooo - I like what you're working on with the blue free-motion piece. That's going to be really, really neat.

  4. I love the fabrics in your commissioned quilt!! It looks very nice! Can't wait to see your blue challenge piece! Your sketch looks beautiful!

  5. Great pieces M-R....I love the Butterflies in the commissioned quilt

  6. Can't wait to see your blue sketch executed!

  7. Gosh where do I start?? I love your sketch for the Colour My World Challenge. I can't wait to see it finished. And how exciting to get a commissioned quilt! I am very impressed that you've already made 40! What is that butterfly fabric by the way, it's so cute.

  8. Congrats on your first commissioned quilt! I'm sure it will be beautiful!

  9. Awesome sketch. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes.

  10. Lovely blog you have!! I'm excited to see this post with your Sandy blocks in there... I've volunteered to assemble two quilts and it looks like we are paired up! Your quilts are marvelous and I especially look forward to seeing more of your Color Me Blue Challenge. Incredible!! New follower here and wonderful to 'met' you!


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