Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WIP Wednesday #53

Howdy, Wednesday. I'm back and have lots to share, so let's get to it!

Completed:
Holiday coaster set!
These are the prize in my Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day giveaway (still open over here). You can read all about them over in that post, but the four colorful coasters are reversible and made of half-square triangles. The matching tray is based on a pattern from I Love Patchwork. Since I'm giving these away, I may just need to make myself another set since they match my new table runner.

In progress:
Baby, we are finally making some good progress on the Waterfront Park quilt! After taking time away from sewing while our guests were in town, I finally got back to it last week. Things went remarkably smoothly, and I thought I'd finished the top on Monday night.
But then I consulted the hubs, and we both agreed it was too short. I didn't want to compromise the original design, nor did I really have the time to make another row of colored blocks, so we compromised on this:
I added a half row of grey blocks to each end, and you know what? I actually love it. I think it looks better than the original version, and the length is just right now. It was the perfect mistake.
So, after several very late nights, the top is finally done! Last night, I started working on the back, which I'm planning to keep pretty simple and hope won't take long. I've got to get started on the quilting for this beauty.
Getting close to the end of one quilt always gets my mind wandering to the next thing, so I got to work picking out fabrics for two more projects. The first is the MQG Riley Blake Challenge quilt. As some sort of cruel joke (or obvious ploy to get you to buy more of their fabrics), this was the stack Riley Blake supplied for the challenge.
Hmmm...colors that do not go together include. I decided to ditch the aqua and yellow and focus on the gray, navy, and orange palette, and I'm loving it. I picked up a few more coordinating basics, and I think I've got something good on my hands. Now I just have to decide on a pattern.
But before I get to that quilt, I've got another baby quilt on my list. After much hemming and hawing, I snatched up a bundle of the precious Bluebird Park fabrics, and I adore them. Look at those bicycles! Bunnies! Hedgehogs!
It's no mystery that I'm a fan of the 'ol teal and lime green color palette, so combine that with the sweetest illustrations, and I was hooked. I'm planning on using a pattern from Fat Quarterly's Shape Workshop for Quilters.
Finally, I'm still working on my pillows for the STLMQG Pillow Bomb Project. The fabric's cut, but otherwise, it's pretty much waiting for the Waterfront Park quilt finish (see above). Wish me luck!
 
On the "to do" list:
Get back to the T-shirt quilt and Kitchen Window quilt 
Giveaway Day goodies 
Christmas table runner 
New tie for B (with a tutorial, finally!)
Superhero cape for B
Re-covering the downstairs chair
New pillows for the downstairs chairs
iPod workout strap
A mug rug for me
Ironing board cover
Another divided basket from the Noodlehead pattern 
Reusable snack bags
Living room quilt
Washi dress

This week, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

14 comments:

  1. My goodness that quilt top is beautiful. I think you've just provided the inspiration for my next quilt!

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  2. I love the fabrics for your next baby quilt. And hooray for a dilemma that actually improved the quilt to your standards. I have had that happen before also.. I have one now that is waiting a fix/redo.

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  3. Wow, I love everything!! I'm a big fan of Waterfront park, and also Bluebird park.
    Gorgeous!
    Came here through Freshly Pieced

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  4. oooh love your waterfront park quilt top! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  5. Your twister/Waterfront Park quilt is going to be incredible! I can't wait to see a big overall picture. :)

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  6. I really love your layout here and how it makes the whirlygigs look almost like wonky plus signs! Beautiful!

    Ihr Kommentar wird nach der Freigabe sichtbar.

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  7. Ooh I love your Waterfront quilt. It is going to be gorgeous when all finished.

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  8. Love the quilt top so much! I love when mistakes turn beautiful! Had one of those myself not too long ago and I am thrilled with the outcome! The coaster are so cute! I may have to put these on my to do list!

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  9. Really great top. I can't wait to see the finish. I love those hedgies, too.

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  10. What a beautiful mistake! It doesn't always happen like that so one needs to celebrate it when it does happen. Great job!

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  11. Which pattern did you end up using for the Bluebird Park baby quilt? I bought the book and couldnt figure out how to replicate what you did. I just love that quilt. Thanks.

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    1. Thank so much, Stephanie! It's the Cub Crawl Baby Quilt. You can find all the details for the finished quilt here: http://ablueskykindoflife.blogspot.com/2014/01/bluebird-park-baby-quilt-finished.html. Good luck! (P.S. You're a "no-reply commenter," so I hope you get this response here.)

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  12. Which pattern did you end up choosing for the Bluebird Park baby quilt? I bought the fat quarterly book and would like to replicate what you did. Its beautiful!

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