Phased Circles – the back

I have finally managed to get back to my phased circles quilt. You know, my goal to finish for July…well, I think I will at least have it basted before the end of July. My plan for the back is to use the black, white and grey Carolyn Friedlander prints I have not utilized on the front (that will make 38 of her 42 prints used in this quilt!!)

(Pst…I could so totally make a quilt out of just this palette too!!)

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I was so excited to get started on the back, until I realized I was short on one of the prints and 2 white strips (of a jelly roll). Frustrating, especially since I am on vacation for the week and will have to put it aside until I get home….where fabric should be waiting.

I did move forward with a graduating look, from light to dark to light….which means the last print I need will be added to each of the ends.

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So, that is where I am at this week. I am hoping by next week, that it will be basted (that will depend on whether I am traveling for work or not).

Linking up with Lorna over @ Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee social (button on the right).

Scrap-bee-licious blocks progressing

I have been flat out at work this week, with the goal of finishing everything so that I can enjoy our vacation next week.

I have managed to make some progress on the scrap-bee-licious blocks, finishing up this star block.
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I have also finished all the pieces for one of the flying triangle blocks as well.
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Only 3 more to go. I am linking up with Amanda Jean over at Crazy Mom Quilts.

WiP Wednesday: getting ready for vacation

What do you take on vacation with you?? I am not really a beach person though the rest of my family are, so I always try to take my sewing with me.

So next week, we are off to the beach for the week….and I am taking with me a few of my WiPs. This week, is all about getting packed and preparing the projects.

First up, Phased Circles: Background fabric selected
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The plan is to balance the color, so I am using Kona Pepper, with black, white and grey Carolyn Friedlander fabrics.

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Project 2: Spoonflower Class – Row 3 blocks, plan is to finish row 3 and minimally finish the quilt top.
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Last night, I spent some time cutting out all the pieces of that 3rd row.
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Project 3: Jungle Ave Quilt. Fabrics arrived and are beautiful, so I will start to plan and cut the quilt top.
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Project 4: Of course, you need to keep a 4 1/2 hour drive interesting…so you guessed, it the hexagon quilt is coming with us.
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So, that is my plan for next week…the rest of the week is prepping and cutting. Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.

Quilt Design Contest Winner

Just a quick post….I am so excited….I had wonderful news this week.

I won Sara Lawson’s of Sew Sweetness quilt design contest for her new fabric line Jungle Ave. The quilt will appear in the new magazine Quilt Now, as well!!  I hope you go over and take a look at Sara’s new fabric line and check out Quilt Now.

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Wonky Herringbone Place Mats Complete

This past weekend was very productive for me. I managed to quilt and bind the wonky herringbone place mats. The quilting is mostly straight-line quilting at 1/2 inch. I decided to match the binding with the backing fabric. I started hand binding but did switch to machine binding and just top stitched the binding. Placemats_binding_underway   I love how they finished. These have been delivered to a friend for a belated birthday gift – she loved them too!! PlaceMats_WH_complete Fabric Choices: Essex Dyed Yarn Linen; Peppered Cottons; Panier De Fleurs Dove, French General. Floral Check Anais Grey by Moda. (also see this post for colors and links for the fabrics)

Final Size: 14 x 18″

Design: Paper piecing Pattern
Placemats_WH_Complete_4 I am just starting to feel like I have my head above water, which is great. Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Catching-up on Scrap-bee-licious blocks

I have been trying to catch-up on some of my Scrap-bee-licious blocks this week, as I owe blocks for April, May and June.

April’s block is this wonderful little star – those squares are 1.5″ and has 42 HSTs.

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May’s Blocks are an appliqué block that comprises of vines and leaves (not started yet).

June’s blocks are a lot of flying geese which I am paper piecing. Each segment (two flying geese) is a 3.5″ piece. I am missing one row on this one which I am think of adding some of my own fabrics to.

IMG_2011I am hoping to have all these blocks complete by the weekend!! Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see button on the right).