Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WIP Wednesday #21

Happy Wednesday! Time to haul out those WIPs again ...

Ongoing projects:

Make Mine Modern swap
So, you might remember that last week I wasn't sure if my MMM item was ridiculously awesome or completely insane. Eventually I decided, on the awesomeness/insanity continuum, my plan was a bit far right of crazy, especially with the deadline I was working under. So I changed things up and put together these scrappy rainbow placemats instead, based on Angela's delicious Pink Lemonade quilt. Each placemat is two colors (in addition to white): One red and orange, one orange and yellow, one yellow and green, one green and blue, and one blue and purple. And I would love to have time to make one more: Purple and red, of course, which would bring the set full circle. But mailing for this swap starts tomorrow, so I'm going to quilt these five first, and then I'll make the final one if I have time. I hope my partner will love these as much as I do!

Supernova Quilt-Along
Aside from the MMM placemats, I've spent the last week trying to stay current with my own quilt-along. I guess I'm the one person who really does need to get my blocks done on time, huh? : ) Not to worry, my blocks are coming along, and tomorrow's post is ready to go. And I can't get over all the amazing Supernovas I see shaping up in the Flickr group! It's not too late to join the fun, if you've been considering it. Whether you catch up with my posts or you take your sweet time, we'd love to have you!

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Hope Valley (the original Supernova)

Completed quilts awaiting binding:
Modern Meadow

On hold ... yes, still!
Central Park jelly roll quilt
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

This week's stats:
New projects - 0
Completed projects - 0
Currently in progress - 10 (same as last week)

Your turn! Link up any post from the past week featuring a work in progress. Last week I noticed several posts that only included finishes, so this is just a gentle reminder that there must be something unfinished in your post. A little different than most linkies out there, I know, but that's how we roll here at WIP Wednesday—click here to read more about my WIP "philosophy" and why I started this linky. And please comment on at least a few of the other links—share the love, you guys. A good rule of thumb is to comment on the links right before yours. Have a very productive week!


  1. I think whomever receives those placemats will be tickled pink! They are beautiful!

  2. I love those placemats! I'm still trying to figure out how you did that. :)

  3. Hello Lee! I love both of your photos! Yesterday I was thinking how to make balls without cutting circles and here it is! All those colours are so wonderful - with white!!!
    The other with grey is also beautiful, it reminds me of ice cream...thank you for inspiration!
    xxx Teje

  4. I LOVE the placemats too!! I want to make some!! :)

    And Supernova has been so fun! THanks for hosting the quilt-a-long!

  5. oohh,I love your MMM project and your supernovas! Cracks me up that your original supernova isn't quilted yet. ;)

  6. Oooh, I love what you're doing for MMM! You've got one seriously lucky partner. How are you doing getting caught up on Supernova? Your blocks look so fantastic, I can't wait to see them all put together!

  7. Your placemats look great - you go above and beyond!

  8. Lee; are you sure it's not me who is suppose to get those placemats?? lol..very nice

  9. i like the place mats Lee, anything with white is wonderful! Thanks for hosting again!

  10. Your MMM project looks great! And though life has me running a tad behind on the Supernova qa, I am loving the process and following you and others on flickr!

  11. Those placemats are looking wonderful! What a wonderful swap. I am amazed at how much you get done with kids at home as well!

  12. I really like your MMM project! The colors are great.

  13. Oh I love those placemats, and just in time for spring/summer!!

  14. I'm loving all the bright colors!

    Thanks for hosting again this week. It really keeps me on top of things that might otherwise fall to the side, never to be looked at or thought about again. :)

  15. As always, thanks for hosting! I'll be back soon to surf the list. Looks great!

  16. great placemats! love 'em! I hope you'll put up a photo of them when finished. I'm curious how you'll quilt and finish them. What type of batting will you use?

  17. Gorgeous placemats, Lee! Also, I have it on good authority that this week's piecing is a lot simpler so perhaps you can get caught up with all of us. (Hee)

  18. The placemats are great, so fresh and bright! I haven't sewn for a few days, I've been decluttering and tidying, it was getting beyond ridiculous!, so my WIP is my tidying the sewing (I mean dining) room! :o)

  19. Love the placemats, they're so cute. I'm enjoying following your blog - hope's it okay for me to join your WIP's Wednesday.

  20. Those placemats are AWEsome!! I love them, like a lot! Well done Lee!

  21. Your placemats are awesome! And I really like your supernova qork too! Happy WIP wednesday!

  22. Well I'll just chime in and add that I too love the placemats. You have a lucky partner!

  23. Your placemats are so yummmy!
    What a great idea!

  24. Just love the bow tie blocks! They are so bright and pretty! What a blessing!

  25. I love your pink lemonade/rainbow placemats! So pretty!

  26. oooh - I love those placements! Glad my quilt inspired them.


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