Feb 01

WIP #18

It has been almost a month since I have linked up to Lee’s Work In Progress posts, but it has also been a very productive few weeks.

Last time, I had five works in progress.

No Progress

1)  I have had no progress on my Quilt of Valor II quilt.


Finished Quilts

2)  I finished my Denise Schmidt Log Cabin Quilt.  You can look here for more details.


denise schmidt quilt


3)  I also finished my Cape Ann Hybrid Quilt.  You can look here for more details.  I’m thinking about posting a tutorial on how to make one.  What do you think?

string x quilt

4)  I made a baby sized log cabin quilt with the extra blocks from my DS log cabin quilt.  You can look here for more details.

gender neutral baby quilt

New Projects

5)  Cape Ann baby quilt:  I had extra Cape Ann Charm packs, so I cut them up into 2.5 inch squares and I am making yet another paper pieced quilt.

paper piecing baby quilt

6)  The Ultimate Boy Quilt:  So, my poor son is usually the one who has to come with me to buy fabric.  Normally, he very much dislikes it when I say, “We are going to the fabric store.”  But, we found a solution, and that is to find a “boy” remnant fabric from the remnant bin or cut 1/4 yard of a fabric of his choice.  We had over 20 different fabrics, and so I thought we might as well put it together.  He is extremely anxious for this quilt.   He deserves it, after all that his mom has subjected him to.   🙂

Oh, yes, this is yet another paper piecing quilt….  It will be similar to the Cape Ann quilt above.

7)  Homeward bound Christmas Quilt:  A while back, Candi of Raccoon Creek Quilts began a Quilt Challenge of the month.  One of the challenges was to design and make our own block.  I made a block that I named “Homeward Bound” because it looks like a ton of geese flying into home base.  The tutorial is here.

 This last month, she challenged us to make a quilt or something with this block.  Well, I definitely did not finish the quilt, but I’ve made great progress on a quilt that will ultimately be a large full size quilt (16 of my 16 inch homeward bound blocks).  I only have to press and sew and press and sew and press and sew and press and baste and quilt and bind and I should be done :).

8)  Skill builder sampler blocks and Quilt Challenge of the month blocks:

Here are my curved piecing blocks for the skill builder sampler.  I had a hard time printing off the pattern for the blue and red block (flowering snowball) so I had to make my own with a compass and 12 x 12 paper.  Also, I went ahead and made the entire curved 9 patch block, even though it ended up being 13 inches on each side.  I like it enough that the cut corners don’t bother me much.

And, since I wanted to make the other blocks from the Quilt Challenge of the month, I went ahead and made these other blocks using the same fabric as my skill sampler blocks so that I could ultimately put them all together in the same quilt.

These quilt block tutorials can be found here.

  5 projects to begin with.

-3 projects completed.

+3 projects started.


I guess I’m back to 5 quilts.  Thanks for visiting!



  1. Melissa says:

    I love the Cape Ann Hybrid Quilt! I’ve made a few blocks like that (without the extra bit in the corner, of course), and while I love the look of them, I don’t like to make them! Hah! I am not the fan of paper piecing that you are. 🙂

    All of your quilts look great, though! And I’m sure your little ones will adore their quilts.

  2. Janine says:

    You have been busy! Love your log cabins and you’ve made some fab blocks:)

  3. Kerstin says:

    Your finished quilts are wonderful, and I really like the block you designed, I think I have to look up your tutorial and make some myself!

  4. Jane says:

    You are awesome!

  5. Candi says:

    I cannot wait to see your Homeward Bound quilt! Matching up the other challenge blocks with your skill sampler blocks was really clever.

  6. Erin says:

    I really like your log cabin quilt and the homeward bound quilt block. You’ve done a lot in a month. Well done!

  7. Linda says:

    That “Homeward Bound” block of yours is stunning!! Excellent design and piecing, and I love the subtle value gradations! I’ll be curious to see the top put together!

  8. marjorie says:

    Your work is beautiful……I really love the colours

  9. Kim McBirnie says:

    wow you’ve been busy! Definitely post a tutorial, I love love love that quilt!