Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WiP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Looks like it's that time again! Do you have progress this week? I'm getting there!
I now have three Carpenter Wheels...
a finish (Embroidery 101!)...

and some progress on the Twin Size Girl Quilt (I need another name for this one!).
I put it on my son's twin size bed to get a better idea of how far I've gotten. European beds are narrower and longer than ours so I am correct on the width (US twins are about 38x75 while European twins are 35.4x79). I plan on making two long strips of 2.5" pieced prints to run down each side from top to bottom. Then I'm just going to repeat shorter versions of what you see in the center for the drop down each side. Then I will surround the whole thing with a 2.5" pieced strip border. I like it so far. I hope they will. Especially since I'm making another one just like it in boy fabric!  These will live in the Hague (Netherlands) when they are done. Hubby's cousin's kids will get them (gifts from their Oma, my hubby's aunt).

11 comments:

Lisa Ann said...

Wow, those carpenter blocks are beautiful! I also just finished with my embroidery 101 quilt...yours looks great!

Lisa Ann said...

Wow, your carpenter blocks are beautiful! And I really like your embroidery 101 quilt...I just finished mine, too!

Linz said...

Lookin' good!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Nice job!! I tried the Carpenters Wheel way back years ago...it gave me such a problem; I never kept at it...but this makes me think about it again....

Jess said...

beautiful work! I especially like the fabrics you chose for your Embroidery 101.

M-R said...

Your girl quilt is coming along beautifully, Melinda!

Abby said...

I love your carpenter wheels they are so cute!

Marg said...

Love the Carpenter's Wheels blocks, great fabric choices that really stand out.
Well done on finishing Embroidery 101.
The quilt is looking good!

Domestic Moose said...

The carpenter wheel is such a pretty block! great work.

Molly said...

those carpenters wheels are totally fabulous!

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Melinda - I am in love with your carpenter's. They are coming together so beautifully!! I have so many projects in the works, that I can't afford to start something else, but your carpenter's are really tempting me. :)

~Michelle (LemonadeGal)