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WIP Wednesday

I’m a bit jealous of everyone out there headed to Sewing Summit! I’m looking forward to seeing the pictures and hearing the adventures, though. πŸ˜€

For this week, I finally finished up all my block obligations, so now I have started making progress on some of the projects that were stalled out for a while.

Finished

3×6 blocks
I am going to take a break from paper-piecing, but I am definitely going to revisit this pattern by Shape Moth in the future. I want to make some small modifications to it and slowly work on making a hexie quilt over a year made up of the blocks.

Paper-pieced sections done

I got a photo of them all before they were made into blocks to get a feel of how it would look as a quilt. I think it would be a really stunning (and heavy) quilt!

As blocks

But of course I needed to convert them to blocks before sending them to my hivemates, so here’s one last look at them! They’re in the mail now, and I sure hope they make it to their destinations!

Shattered Chevron Tutorial
I wanted to write up a quick tutorial for making the shattered chevron blocks I created for NuBees last month. I was having trouble coming up with a color scheme for the tutorial block, but then a friend of mine mentioned that she really liked them, so I made one for her which absolved me from having to pick a color scheme! She chose purple, aqua and lime, so I made up this block, and you can find the tutorial for the shattered chevron block on our tutorials page.

Purples, aqua and lime

 

Progress

Mod Pop QAL
I got a new small rotary cutter which made cutting the pieces with the template super easy. I also got these removable sticky dots from Office Max (they’re supposed to be for hanging light things I guess) which I cut up and put along the templates which make them not slip. So I got some cutting done and decided to face my curved piecing fears. Turns out, using Leanne’s tutorial at She Can Quilt, it’s really quick and easy. I chain pieced a bunch of the curved pieces together and then put together my first block! I’m excited to do more of them, although after months of doing just bee blocks, my initial reaction was “what do you mean I need to do the next block in the same color scheme?!” Which made me think about how it would look with a rainbow chain. Maybe I’ll do that next. πŸ™‚ Given how quickly this comes together, I am leaning towards upgrading this from a lap quilt to a twin-sized quilt.

One down, ten to go

 

Nyan Cat Quilt
One of the professors on my thesis committee loves that nyan cat video. He would send me every new thing that came along that was nyan cat related–new videos, games, etc. So I really wanted to make him a nyan cat pixel wall hanging, but have never had the time to do it. It ended up getting put into the Christmas bucket, so I’m getting around to it now. I’m using a portion of this cross-stitch template for the layout.

Pop-tart cat!

I’m planning to use Elizabeth Hartman’s awesome postage stamp tutorial for keeping the blocks all nice and lined up. I went to my LQS and had them pull some Konas for me. It was quite the stack of lovelies!

Kona loveliness

L to R: Lipstick, Kumquat, Canary, Clover, Turquoise, Bright Periwinkle, Pomegranate, Candy Pink, Cream, Melon, Medium Grey, Nightfall, Black, White.

I see a lot of cutting in my future!

No Progress

Christmas Quilt: Top is almost done, need to add one more row
April & Kerry’s wedding quilt: Need to do a lot more cutting
Dissertation Quilt: 3/30 blocks done

Linking up to the WIP Wednesday link party kindly hosted by Lee at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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