Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WiP Wednesday!

I'm sick but I'm here reporting my progress.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


I have completed all the machine quilting for my Embroidery 101 quilt as of yesterday! I just have to bind it and add some hand quilting in the white around each block. I'm going to use the embroidery thread I used in the blocks.

I also finished a second Carpenter's Wheel and cut out the fabric for a third.
I had to lighten it up a lot for you to be able to see the gold flowers in the black fabric. I got stuck taking inside pictures because it's been rainy. I showed these blocks to my hubby and  said they were going in a quilt for our bed. His question was, "Which color scheme are you using?" Yeah, I know, hard to tell they go together yet but they ARE from the same line by Heather Mulder Peterson (I think I said her name wrong in a previous post and, for that, I apologize profusely!) and they will all come together in the end. I really wanted to use that black as a focus fabric and will probably use that block in the center of the quilt. Here are the fabrics I cut for the next block.

I just need to cut out the white and start sewing, though I will probably get a bit more done on my Girl Twin quilt beforehand.
I am also participating in the Rainbow Layer Cake Swap over at Distant Pickles. My colors are orange and yellow-orange. I have this fabric on its way for orange...

but I'm still struggling with the yellow-orange so give me a shout out if you have any ideas.

23 comments:

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, your carpenter's wheel block with the striped fabric is truly striking! Wow!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

All looks great, loving the embroidery, and I really hope you feel better soon :)

Linz said...

Mmm... I love that orange.

Those Carpenter's wheels are amazing!!! That's so funny what your hubby said! haha!! I can't wait to see the next one AND your embroidery quilt! :)

Feel better!

Jessica said...

I have to agree with Elizabeth, the stripes in the Carpenter's Wheel block really make it pop! Love, love love!

Jennifer said...

You're beating me in the race to get our quilts quilted now! I've almost finished my quilting. Guess I'm going to have to speed up!

I love your carpenter's wheel blocks. I bet they will all look cute when you get them put together.

The Thompsons said...

Hope you feel better - everything's looking good. I love the hubby comment - tee hee.

noga quilts said...

Your Carpenter's Wheel blocks are gorgeous!Can't wait to see the whole quilt

Colby said...

I love the way you used the stripes in that block!

mammalchupie said...

Carpenters Wheel blocks look stunning! Can't wait to see more! Loving the Stripes fabric!

piece peace said...

Those Carpenter's Wheel blocks are awesome. Keep us posted and feel better soon.

Domestic Moose said...

Your carpenter's wheel is stunning. Great fabric choices.

Heather D. said...

The carpenter wheel blocks are stunning!

A Girl said...

Your Carpenters Wheel blocks are amazing! I can't wait to see that quilt all put together.

M-R said...

Those Carpenter's Wheel blocks are stunning, Melinda! Hope you feel better soon.

Claire Jain said...

Wow! Those Carpenter's Wheels are impressive :-) I hope you feel better soon. I've been less than 100% myself and it sure makes it hard to get some quilting done!

Patti said...

I hadn't seen the Carpenter's wheel before, and yours' are absolutely breathtaking.

Alison said...

Gorgeous carpenter's wheels! Another thing to add to my future WIP lists....

Nicole said...

Get well soon!
Your Carpenter's Wheels just keep getting better and better!

Kelli said...

Those Carpenter Wheel Blocks are AMAZING!! Wow!

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

The Carpenter's Stars are just beautiful! I love the fabric for each one!

Hope you feel better!!

~Michelle (LemonadeGal)
~visiting from Freshly Pieced

Mitzi said...

OK, I think I'm changing my Swoon quilt into a Carpenter's wheel quilt! ha! The more I thought about making those flying geese for the swoon block the more I dreaded making the quilt. Your CW blocks are so pretty! I hope mine look 1/2 as good.

Homeschool Mama said...

Love the carpenter's wheel! Where did you get the pattern? I think my son would like something like that for his quilt.

Lee said...

Those Carpenter Wheel blocks are simply amazing! Having just finished one of those for a bee block, I'm impressed that you're doing so many of them. Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday. : )