Lots of sewing going on around here this week!
First let's start with the finish:
Roger's quilt is done, done, done! I still haven't gotten a chance to get better pictures, but if you want more details on this quilt, go here.
Still chugging along:
I'm making some definite progress on my Kaleidoscope quilt. I just need to finish 5 more blocks then I can get the top all sewn. I'm really excited about seeing this one come together.
I started a few new projects this week. First, I joined the Across-the-Sea Quilt Along.
Organized by Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts and Sarah of FairyFace Designs, this is the first QAL I have actually joined before it was finished. I'm very excited about this, I just wish I could decide on some fabric! I originally thought I would use this as an opportunity to make my Christmas quilt. I have a few Christmas-y fabrics,
but I need several more. The only problem is that I am oddly picky about green Christmas fabrics. If not the Christmas theme, I may make the baby size for some friends of ours who are expecting. They find out the gender this week, so hopefully I can get this thing finalized before everyone else has their tops pieced!
I made these two blocks for my friend Sarah who has started a new group, Quilting for Kids. She is making two quilts for a pair of sisters in the foster care system. I think there is still room to join, so if you would like to help make a few blocks, visit Sarah's blog and leave her a comment.
I have also joined a quilt-along that is being organized by Lynne of Lily's Quilts.
I am super excited about this. You are supposed to choose a palette using a tool like Design Seeds or Big Huge Labs and use that for your quilt. The concept with this QA is to make the color palette you select the focus of the quilt, not the piecing. It is designed to both build confidence in choosing color schemes, and to ease beginning quilters into the process. It is not just for beginners though, quilters of all experience levels are encouraged to join. I haven't had a chance to choose my palette, but I'm sure I will have fun trying!
So that's whats been going on around these parts.
Before you go, I have a request....if you know of a fun quilt/fabric shop in the Chicago, Milwaukee, or Green Bay, Wisconsin area, could you let me know? We'll be doing a little traveling soon and I would love to find some fun places to shop!
Ok, now go check out everyone else's WIPs at