Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Building a flock

I've got so many works in progress this week that it's a bit overwhelming. After knocking out several smaller projects at the beginning of the month, I shifted my focus to some new projects for work, along with finishing up one quilt that's been lingering for far too long. I was the quilter for the September block in my do.Good Stitches bee, and while I had the quilt all basted back in November, it got sidelined by several other projects. I finally got started on quilting it and am anxious to finally wrap this one up.
And speaking of do.Good Stitches, I finished up my January blocks and am working on a tutorial for February, for which I'm the quilter again. I pulled this fun stack of mostly Carolyn Friedlander prints a few weeks back and am curious to see what my beemates think.
Finally, most of my time this week has been spent on a new quilt I'm making as a sample for the LQS where I work part time. I'm making Vanessa Christenson's Rush Hour quilt using her ombre solids, and they're amazing. (The two prints on the right in the pic below are for a Gatherer crossbody bag I'm also making for work.)
Seriously, these colors are so beautiful, even in crappy basement lighting.
It's a pretty simple quilt, composed almost entirely of flying geese, but it took a while to work out the layout, and then of course, there was a whole bunch of chain piecing, pressing, trimming, piecing, pressing, trimming, and pressing again.
One hundred and 12 geese later, and boom, we're almost there! I'm hoping for a finish by this weekend, and then it's back to quilting that low-volume log cabin.

The neverending to do list:
September Emerge Circle quilt
Rush Hour quilt
January do.Good Stitches blocks
February do.Good Stitches blocks 
Catenary mini quilt
Hexie mini quilts
Gatherer bag
Washi tunic 
Sorbetto top
Esme tunic/top
Jewelry travel pouch
Patchwork City sampler quilt 
Allie Owl quilt
Menagerie quilt
Hazel Hedgehog quilt
The Kittens quilt
Aviatrix Medallion quilt
Swoon quilt
Spiced Chai quilt (from Vintage Quilt Revival)
Sunset Tiles quilt (from Scraps Inc.)

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Love the scrappy neutral back ground on that one you're quilting! Your geese are going to look so pretty, too!

  2. Gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished!

  3. I am with you! My list is just getting longer and longer! It does not help that I keep joining more swaps! I love this quilt! This is going to be gorgeous! The colors are so fun and cheery! Cannot wait to see the end result! :-)

  4. Gorgeous! I'm in love with your quilt and the ombre solids! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  5. I think your color pull is going to be great for a quilt top, I hope your do.Good mates agree. And the 112 geese (!!) look wonderful; I am huge sucker for a good ombre fade. :)

  6. So pretty!! I really want to make one!!!


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