Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WIP Wednesday...Yes, I fell off the Planet!

So what the heck have I been up to? Life, mostly. But I have been trying to get my sewing mojo back in gear. I have a niece who is turning 18 this weekend and going to college next year so I decided that would be may of getting around making quilts for the nieces at Christmas. I made one two years ago for the niece whose name we drew. Then last year we got the same niece's name so I let it slide. This is a way around making it just a Christmas thing. I've just got to decide which of the multiple quilts I have in progress to finish for her! I need to finish them all but one needs to be quickly so here are a few options.
The Skill builder Sampler from Leila's blog. I did the first twelve blocks; the first 11 are in the orange, blue and green but for some dumb reason, the last one has some red and black (UGA colors) so I would probably need to pick one more block to do. Then sash, make a back and quilt it.

Then there's the red, black and white quilt top I just received back from the Quilt U Be Mine Round Robin.
 For this one I will need to expand it a bit more to get it lap size. It's only 41 inches square right now so I would need a good 15-20 inches more around, then a back and quilt it, of course.

Another option is a double slice quilt like the one I did for Mack. I started this one with my quilting guild and got the idea to use a layer cake of tone on tone prints I got participating in a swap with Bree and Julie over at Distant Pickles a while back. I wasn't sure how I liked it. It was so busy with the colors that it really didn't allow your eye to rest anywhere, so I decided to play with some black sashing to give it a sort of stained glass feel. I love how the black makes the colors pop more.
The bottom row was where it was going before. Just for the heck of it I placed a black strip on top to see how it's going to look and I like it even more.
I just can't decide if I'd rather have the strips a little thinner.

Another option is the gray, yellow and aqua granny square I was working on. It's currently behind the double slice on my board, and I was too lazy to take it down for the picture.
I know, but I'm tired! We got a new dog Sunday and I've been doing some house training! I'm so tired of walking already!
Anyway, quilty decisions to make and quickly!!!!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Michele said...

I'm going to suggest the Skill Builder or the Quilt U Be Mine piece since both of those would finish quicker than the other options. Less stress to get it finished while helping your newest family member to adjust is a good thing.

Sewing Mom said...

You have a lot of lovely projects in the works. I love that first block. And the black sashing is great too...and I love your grannies hiding out back there...I'm hoping to make some of those shortly. =)

Visiting from WIP Wednesday. Have a great day.

Mindy said...

Ooh--I like that black trim!

Anonymous said...

I am partial to round robins, and yours is lovely. It invites another red + border maybe even big enough to get it to size--maybe you'd need two.

Janine said...

All of these look great but I'd choose the colourful one with the black :)