Nov 02

WIP #14

Here is my WIP update.

 

Last time, I had 4 projects I was working on.

 

1)  Habitat Quilt–Complete

Although I can’t show this quilt yet (I am waiting for my Modern Quilt Guild Meeting), I can finally say that it is DONE!  I have a picture of the back side.  I’ll take closer pictures of the quilting, but I used a free motion quilting technique for this one, using 3/4 inch tape as my guide.  It was pretty fun to do, and was much faster than trying to do it straight line quilting,

Habitat Quilt back

 

 

2)  Modern Friendship Star Quilt (or Ninja Star Quilt, as my husband calls it) — Complete!

This quilt is finally complete as well!  It is an oversized twin quilt, and I featured it in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  I wanted to do a new twist to the old Friendship Star, and this is what I came up with:

 

modern friendship star

3) Skill Builder Sampler Blocks

Here are the three latest blocks in the Skill Builder Sampler Series.  I wanted to make the string block using the warm and cool colors on either side of the blocks.  I like how it turned out.

Holly Holderman Dolly Dresses Blocks

4)  Quilt of Valor II Quilt

I haven’t had much progress with this quilt.  But I have begun sewing some of the pieces together.  This one will be a slow progressing quilt.

Red, white, and blue quilt

New Quilts I have started:

5)  Baby Boy Quilt

I used some DS Quilts prints and Kona Charms (that I received from Sewing Summit) to make this baby boy quilt.  I wanted to make a quilt using the squares on point with sashing in between, and lo and behold, Amy Smart had just made a tutorial in the Moda Bake Shop.  That made my job a lot easier 🙂  I know that the navy sashing is very bold, but I think I like the effect.   Maybe I’ll make this same quilt with a neutral tan sashing, and see how I like that.

Baby Boy quilt

6)  Another new quilt that I have started is a postage stamp quilt, using my loads of orange, yellow, and pink/red Holly Holderman Dolly Dresses fabric.  Yes, I am using the PS I Quilt quilt along as my guide.  I am excited to see how this one turns out.

So, I finished two quilts, and I started two quilts.  I guess that means I am back to four Works in progress.  Thanks for visiting.  Go to Lee’s as Freshly Pieced to see more Works in Progress.

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16 comments!!!

  1. laura says:

    love the back, can’t wait to see the front!!! If you’ve shown it by friday, link up with http://www.tgiffriday.blogspot.com 🙂 You’ve done a lot. I like the baby boy quilt too. 🙂

  2. Tanya says:

    I love the sashing you used in the Baby Boy Quilt. I think it is just perfect.

  3. The navy sashing on your boy quilt really holds all the fabrics together in a way that white wouldn’t. I think it looks great!

  4. Marg says:

    Love your Friendship Stars quilt. The sashing colour is great on the baby boy quilt.
    Nice group of orange fabrics in your new quilt.

  5. Toni says:

    I love the “Ninja Star” quilt! I also think the navy sashing looks fabulous with those prints. Bold is good!

  6. Kerstin says:

    The star quilt looks beautiful, and the navy sashing is perfect! I just did a boy quilt and used white as a neutral, but now I think it looks kind of bland…

  7. randi says:

    oh my gosh! you are so productive! i LOVE your DS quilt. so so pretty!

  8. KellyS says:

    Love your squares on point quilt and those strip blocks. I want to try both of those also (my Heirloom quilt QIP will be a squares on point, whenever I get a chance to work on it). New subscriber!

  9. Karen says:

    I love the quilt you have for the quilters festival – I just love that scrappy look!
    Karen

  10. Becky says:

    You’ve gotten a lot done. I love all of them!

  11. Izzy says:

    I love your Friendship Stars quilt. And I agree with everyone, the navy sashing on your boy quilt is really beautiful. I smiled with I saw it because I just completed my own version using Amy’s tutorial of the MBS and loved making it. So easy I was able to put it together is just one weekend.

  12. Jenniffier says:

    Oh my gosh, I adore all of your work. And the quilting is amazing on your habitat quilt. I am so going to have to follow you now. I am glad I found you from Freshly Pieced.

  13. Lynette says:

    I just love all your projects. 😀 Wonderful fabrics. And bless your heart for making a Quilt of Valor. I’ve been a part of making and delivering these quilts, and I assure you they are treasured by the recipients. They are not pooh-poohed, but bring tears and statements of heartfelt gratitude. One young Marine wife burst into tears and said “this is our first family heirloom.” That is a typical response. So know that your work will be loved. 😀

  14. I also have a PS I Quilt Postage Stamp in progress! I’m up to making the blocks. I don’t have too many left actually. And I love your warm and cool string block!!! I really love that combo. I just learned how to do string blocks and fell in love.

  15. I need to come pay you a visit! You have so much going on and it all looks just great.
    I really like the square that looks to me like a scrap square. I want to make a true scrap quilt one of these days.

  16. Josey says:

    I just love all your projects. Wonderful fabrics. And bless your heart for making a Quilt of Valor. I’ve been a part of making and delivering these quilts, and I assure you they are treasured by the recipients. They are not pooh-poohed, but bring tears and statements of heartfelt gratitude. One young Marine wife burst into tears and said “this is our first family heirloom.” That is a typical response. So know that your work will be loved.
    +1