Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WiP Wednesday!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I missed the return to WiP last week but I'm back this week!
Just in case you don't follow me, I have two European twin sized quilts I've just started working on (brother and sister) and I'm this far on the girl quilt. It's being done in Kona bleached white and Dogwood Trails.

I also just noted yesterday that I have just finished pinning my Embroidery 101 quilt and it is ready to be quilted. Hopefully I can squeeze it in and get it done this week.


And guess what? It's January 10th. And I've already blown a resolution. No surprise there. But it wasn't a really bad thing. I had just promised myself I wouldn't start anything new until I finished some other things. Well, except for the two twin bed quilts. Those are commissioned projects so no putting those off.
But what did I go and do last night? Hmmm.... well,... I really need a quilt for my bed..., and I really just wanted to see how it was going to look..., and it's really just a promise to myself that I will make it eventually in the next several months so,...

It's technically not even sewn together yet so it doesn't really even count, right? It's a Carpenter's Wheel I found on Quilter's Cache and the fabric is a half yard bundle of Heather Mulder Peterson's Artful Home I won off Ryan Walsh's site way back in June. I've been looking for something to make with it and I think I found it. Here is a reminder of the fabrics (I found it at an LQS and added some of the lime green prints).
Artful Home by Heather Mulder Peterson
I really think this is going to be a gorgeous quilt and I'm so excited to have something that will end up on my bed! How goes your week?

20 comments:

Sadie said...

I just fell in love with your carpenters wheel block! I may have to come and steal it! LOL
Your embroidery 101 is lovely :-)

The Thompsons said...

Tee hee- I started something new when I shouldn't have as well. :) The carpenter's wheel is beautiful! I'm excited to see a whole quilt with those babies!

CityHouseStudio said...

Your carpenters wheel block is just stunning! Totally worth it, in terms of blowing a resolution!

Dee said...

Resolutions are like strawberries...they should be eaten with chocolate! lol

The Carpenter's Wheel is amazing. I'm thinking it needs sewn up immediately!

Pat said...

Well, isn't the point about quilting is to have fun? Sew have fun and quilt what you want!!! Love that new block!

Bree said...

loving the carpenter's wheel block! i feel like i need to make some of them. they're quite similar to swoon but a bit different and I like that!

Eden said...

Carpenter's Wheel is an awesome block and those are some fabulous colors! It is so eye catching! Great progress and yes, we will let the CW block slide since it isn't actually pieced together!

Jennifer said...

I really like your carpenter's wheel!

My Embroidery 101 quilt is in the same state! Maybe we can both get them finished up. I'll race you?

Linz said...

I. Love. That. Carpenter's WHeel! So pretty! But how many hst are in that? The fabrics are gorgeous!! Way to go, girly!

RobinLovesQuilting said...

That Carpenter's Wheel is stunning! I see why you couldn't resist the temptation... of course, then I'd want to sew all the pieces together so I didn't risk losing them...

I also really love that artful home collection, and good luck on those twin quilts!

Debbie said...

Love your carpenter's block and love your fabrics - that is going to be an amazing quilt!!

Something Wilde said...

LOVE your fabrics for your quilt. It's nice to treat yourself to something every once in a while! You deserve it!

Annaliese said...

Love the aqua/green combo. the quilt is going to be yummy! i'd have a hard time resisting the urge to play with them too;)

Annaliese
http://thepewteracorn.blogspot.com

piece peace said...

I think that Carpenter's Wheel is great! When the creative urge strikes, it is always best to go with it!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I think that will be a really pretty quilt, those are great fabrics that you chose. look forward to seeing how it goes,

Mrs.Pickles said...

great looking projects. love the colours

Cassie said...

Love that carpenters wheel!! I finally started embroidering my embroidery 101 quilt, so seeing yours get finished will probably help motivate me :)

Nicole said...

Lovely Carpenter's Wheel! The blue and green play so nicely together and the white background makes them pop! The quilt is going to be beautiful.

FabricDonkey said...

I love the carpenter's wheel block and your color choices are fantastic. I was just thinking I it's similar to Swoon and would compliment a pillow that I'm thinking of making.

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Visiting from Freshly Pieced -- I love your un-sewn block. The lime green is a perfect addition. I cannot wait to see the finished product! (After you complete your other projects. ;-) )