Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIPs

I'm trying to make an effort to clear out some of my WIPs. My shelves are looking messy and frankly, I just don't like having unfinished projects laying around! Here's what I'm trying to work on this week:


Yesterday I finally sat down and quilted my Diamond Ripples. This quilt started back in 2012 with my month in the Modern Blocks Bee. I'd say it's about time this one was finished! I'm stitching on a facing instead of binding, so that's a new experience for me. 


This one is next on the list. I actually basted it last summer/fall sometime, then rolled it up and put it away. I un-basted it to take to my mom's but never had time to quilt it while we were there. So now it is sitting at the end of my hallway, quietly shaming me. Hope to re-baste it during nap time today.


If the kids sleep well, I might even get this one basted, too! This is an awful picture of it, but if I remember correctly that outermost color is actually Kona Cactus. It's a bright one.

Untitled 

I've gotten all of my Crown of Thorns blocks back from my That Stash Bee ladies so I've been playing around a little with the layout. I still need to make a couple more. I've also been thinking of setting them on point, but I'm really not sure what I would do in the setting triangles. Thoughts?
 

I've also been working on a baby quilt for a friend. It is a collaborative effort, so I'm waiting for a couple more blocks to arrive then I can start putting them all together. I'm excited about this one! I didn't specify a block size, just asked for stars, so it should be fun puzzling them all together! 


And just for fun, I made another Castle Block. Still no set plan for these, but I'm having a great time choosing fabrics for each block. 

12 comments:

  1. LOVE seeing all these! Your quilting on the Diamond Ripples is just lovely. I like it so much. And I'm thrilled to see the Crown of Thorn blocks. How about taking a photo of them on point so we can see? ;-) Offhand I'm thinking some pieced LV triangles...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow! Gorgeous bunch of WIP's!
    Love your Crown of Thorns blocks, and i love the idea of setting them all on point! What about just using an assortment of low-vol prints for the triangles. That way the crowns still have the spotlight.
    And another beautiful Castle Block! Can't wait to see where they all end up!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can't believe how fast you got that quilt quilted up!!

    All of your projects are beautiful Toni.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh so many pretty things going on here! Can't wait to see that first one all finished!

    ReplyDelete
  5. So much colourful prettiness there!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Gorgeous! Love the quilting on the diamond ripple-do you have a long arm? I just started a quilt today-hope to post some photos soon. Been doing so many small projects it's fun to get back to making a quilt. Love all your projects-great Kona colors!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I know what you mean about the darned WIPs all over the place - but yours are so darned fantastic! So beautiful! I especially love that castle block, and your Crown of Thorns blocks are looking awesome together too - you're making me want to stop reading blogs and go sew something tonight with all this beauty!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beautiful collection of WIPs--esp. love the Diamond Ripple with its meandering quilting. I kept trying to follow it with my eye, and loved that it led me all over your quilt. The rest of your projects are also lovely, and will look forward to seeing what you do with the Crown of Thorns!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. They sure are pretty; good luck getting them moved on xxx

    ReplyDelete
  10. So many great WIPS! And I'm proud to be a part of a few of them :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just want to come and live in your sewing room, I want to make everything in this post. I am excited to see how the Diamond Ripples finishes off, it is fun to see bee quilts that I had a part in.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Beautiful WIPs Toni. The crown of thorns would look great on point, but I'm not sure about what to use for the setting triangles. The diamond ripples is looking great! I'm very interested to see the whole thing.

    ReplyDelete