Tuesday, June 7, 2011

WIP Wednesday #30

Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! Thanks again to Elizabeth for hosting last week, but I'm glad to be back. : )

New projects:

Warm Cool Quilt AlongJeni from In Color Order is having a Warm Cool Quilt Along. Since I've always wanted to do a value quilt—and since I seem to be obsessively joining every quilt-along on the Interwebs—I jumped on board for this one too. My original plan was to do the baby size, using as many scraps as possible.

But as I was going through my scrap bins and cutting the squares, I realized something. There will be scraps in this quilt from every sewing project I've ever worked on. Many of my favorite fabric lines will be represented in this quilt. I'm even using my most treasured scraps, from lines I love but never had much of in the first place (hello, Neptune). It's my very own I-Spy quilt. I spy Katie Jump Rope! I spy Park Slope! I spy Single Girl scraps! I spy scraps from Miss C.'s baby quilt! So for all of those reasons and more, I think it could be destined to be one of my all-time favorite quilts. And that means I would be kicking myself I didn't make the lap-size version.

But obviously I couldn't make the lap-size entirely from scraps, so back to the stash I went. My new goal was to repeat as few prints as possible. So here are all of my cool-color squares, some from scraps and some from my stash, all ready to be HST'd. There are 176 squares, from 128 different prints! It's hard to believe I came up with so many. I didn't have to repeat any of the blues! And my warm prints are stacked up on the cutting table, ready to go next. There are 105 of those, so there will be a total of 232 prints in this quilt! My sewing room looks like it's been ransacked—my entire stash is out on the floor. : )
3x6 bee blocksAnother scrap/stash project on the way to being complete. I'm making the herringbone block I designed for the Designer Challenge in Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly. You'll find a tutorial for this block there.

Ongoing projects:Secret project
This one's moving right along! Top's almost complete.

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

Completed quilts awaiting binding:
Modern Meadow

On hold:
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

This week's stats:
New projects - 2
Completed projects - 2 (May bee blocks and teacher gifts)
Currently in progress - 10

You know what to do! Let's see those links. Happy Wednesday!


  1. Looks like you have a fab list going--as always. I SERIOUSLY need to get back at making a list! This are getting a little out of control over here. :)

  2. Aww! You are going to LOVE that scraptastic lap quilt! It looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see the secret project!! Happy WiP Wednesday!! :)

  3. nice work Lee. I think the scrap quilt will be fantastic and I really like all the fabrics in the herring bone blocks.On another note, how did the potty training go? I still have not started yet!

  4. I love your "eye spy" version of a quilt! Too cute! Do tell...how is the potty training going? I need to do the exact same thing....

  5. I seem to be obsessively joining quilt-alongs too! Love your warm-cool fabric selection so far--it's going to be awesome. I had an idea, but now may have changed direction, just like I did with Supernova--um, I should post a picture of that change...even if it's just a stack of fabric, huh?

  6. Thanks once again for hosting this. Glad to see you back. Your bee blocks look great and so do your color choices for your newest QAL!

  7. I love the warm/cool blocks so far! But do tell, how did the potty training go?

  8. I love the idea of your value quilt and have SERIOUS stash envy!! It's going to be glorious, I know it!

  9. oh that warm cool quilt is going to be so fun! Love that it will have so many different fabrics in it! And your 3x6 blocks look awesome.

  10. Oh, man, you're making me want to cave and do a bigger warm/cool quilt now!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the idea of using all your scraps for this one, and your scraps are just fantastic :) Your 3x6 blocks are looking great, too!!

  11. I really want to do the warm/cool quilt along but don't have any time for new projects until July. Look forward to watching yours come together tho!

  12. I've been trying to resist the warm/cool quilt-along, but seeing your stack is making my resolve falter!

  13. Oh Lee; I laove your Herringbone pattern...the colours..just everything about it...

  14. Love your warm/cool blocks. This is a TOUGH one for me to pass over. Glad I have my insane UFO list on my sidebar to look at in moments of weakness. ;D

  15. Those herringbone blocks are so cute!! Good for you for putting some of your most treasured fabric to work in the I spy quilt! It's tough for me to make that leap sometimes.

  16. Your herringbone blocks are wonderful!
    And now I'm tempted to join the warm/cool HST quiltalong, too! I'll have to go check it out!

  17. Wow, your Value quilt will be great! What a lovely bunch of projects you have going!

  18. Wow! Isn't it crazy how quickly you can accumulate fabric?? I love your warm/cool quilt along, that will be a beauty, and a "fabric eye spy" how fun!

  19. Hi Lee! That is going to be amazing and fantastic quilt! It sounds great to have so much different fabrics in it! It's going to be a real memory quilt to you!
    Have a lovely day and thank you for hosting this lovely 'meeting'!
    xxx Teje

  20. I'm enjoying all the beautiful colors in your fabrics. The pillow turned out fabulous.

  21. What great projects! (I'm saving 2 1/2-inch squares from each project I make, with the intent that I'll make a hexie quilt that'll be a 'history of me' quilt, much like your value quilt will be a history for you, too. I love the idea!)

  22. I love your herringbone blocks! They are beautiful!

  23. those treasured scraps will make the best quilt for you. i look forward to more photos of it :)

  24. Oh I'm in LOVE with the herringbone block...so gorgeous.

  25. Those herringbone blocks look stunning!!! I can't even dare to make this block, I'm so intimidated!!! I truly believe that your new quilt will be amazing!!! 128 prints????? I can't wait to see it:)

  26. I know what you mean about a lap full of quilt alongs. I'm there! Love the colors for your value quilt. I may have to check that one out... (no, no, stop, don't do it!....)

  27. The Bee squares are so pretty!
    I was going to skip this week because there's been so much going on...but at the last minute I put together projects I want to get going on (and the photo of my new grandbaby) and decided to go ahead and post.

  28. Hi Lee.

    I love your works are very colorful. I also really like the links you place. Thanks.

    Greetings from Granada, Spain, from espiralcaracola.blogspot.com
    Patchwork from the Alpujarra "

  29. Now that's what I call a fabric stash! Gotta love it! That's not so bad, completing two projects and starting two more - at least you broke even!

  30. That is going to be one seriously beautiful quilt!

  31. should I ?
    shouldn't I?

    I joined in.. though there's no quilt to show. Just a bunch of talk. ; ) Hope that's okay.

    DAMN wish I could come to sewing summit! Too bad it's our Thanksgiving Weekend. :( uuuugh that sucks.

    p.s. The herringbone is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    : )

  32. You sound so excited! Can't wait to see it all done!!

  33. Your warm cool quilt looks like its going to be gorgeous, that is so fun how it will be your personal i spy :) I love how I can tuck bits of favorite fabrics into different quilts. And looking forward to quilting along with you in Elizabeth's Kaleidoscope QAL!


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