Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Back In Business

Happy Wednesday! And it is happy, because I have my machine back! I no longer have to use "The Hulk," as the Milwaukee Modern Quilt Guild girls nicknamed my Hello Kitty back-up machine. So I'm finally ready to get down to business and knock some projects off this list.

New projects:
Asterisk quilt. November was my last month in Do. Good Stitches (at least for a while), and it was also my month as quilter. I asked the ladies of the Love Circle to make asterisk blocks in warm oranges and pinks and cool grays and whites—a color palette inspired by a winter sunset. Here are all the blocks I received, all together, looking fabulous! I just need to make my own blocks (I'm making four) and then I can get it pieced. I had considered adding sashing, but now that I see them all together, I'm really digging the haphazard feel. It really does look like a winter sunset in quilt form, doesn't it?

Ongoing projects:
Solids quilt. Made some really good progress here, even though I was using The Hulk! Wish I could show it to you, but not yet.

No progress:
• Hexy swap mini
• Gen X Quilters' Charmed Prints QA
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer's Wife QA
• Skill Builder QA
• Figgy Pudding quilt

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
New projects - 1
Currently in progress - 9

You know what to do! Let's see those WIPs. Link up, comment, and enjoy!

37 comments:

  1. Love your asterisks! Very fun.

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  2. Fabulous colours in your asterisks quilts - love it!

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  3. I'm feeling your pain. I had to take my newly-figured-out serger back to the shop on Monday, and I'm very sad and unmotivated, even though my regular sewing machine works just fine and I've got a million things I should be doing!
    Hopefully by this time next week, my story will be more like yours! :)
    BTW - I love your asterisks! Gorgeous colors!

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  4. Ohh the asterisks are so pretty- love the color palette- very warm and inviting. Can't wait to see your solids quilt!

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  5. The asterisks look lovely, great colour palette. I'm looking forward to seeing your solids quilt too.

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  6. Love your asterisk quilt. The colours really are winter sunset - beautiful:)

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  7. I agree that no sashing is required to make that quilt top any more striking. Great palette and randomness of asterisks.

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  8. Glad you got your machine back. Pretty funny that a hello kitty machine was nicknamed the hulk! Love that quilt top, the colors are great.

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  9. Oh wow....beautiful quilt Lee...loving it.

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  10. Oooh, that asterisk quilt looks absolutely fab!

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  11. I just LOVE that asterisk quilt!!! SO awesome! Everything looks great!!

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  12. Your asterisk quilt is lovely... love those colors!

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  13. Ooo!! I love that asterisk quilt! The colors are perfect!

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  14. Ha, the hulk. Too funny!! Glad you are able to really sew again and my goodness that new quilt is fantastically chaotic. Love it a lot and yes... a winter sunset for sure!

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  15. Congrats on being in Quiltmaker! Just got my issue yesterday! I quilted a quilt for a customer who had a featured quilt pattern in Quiltmaker a couple years ago. So happy for you! Glad you have your sewing machine back!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Have a great day!

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  17. HMM For some reason my WIP post #77 is taking you straight to Flossie Teacakes blog; something went wrong when I copy and pasted...lol. SORRY I'm gonna repost it I hope it'll work.

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    1. OKay post #78 goes to the right blog; but do visit Flossie Teacakes! I have a link to hers in mine. :) Sorry.

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  18. It really does look like the sunset. I'm excited to see it all together!

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  19. Just gotta say, that Asterisk quilt is amazing! I love the way all the variety came together. The oranges and greys are all perfect!

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  20. Can't wait to see your solids quilt. They're always so pretty.

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  21. You know...it takes me the whole week to get through looking through the blogs in the linky! LOL It's so much fun though, and inspiring too.

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  22. How did a Hello Kitty machine get such a nickname? That's so funny!

    Your asterisk quilt top is so pretty!

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  23. The orange and gray are AB FAB!!!!!!! "The Hulk" *giggle*

    Thanks for hosting!!!!!!!

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  24. The colors of the asterisk quilts are beautiful! Pink and orange were my wedding colors, so seeing them in your quilt bring back memories:)

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  25. love that asterisk quilt! The colors are just so fabulous, I may steal that color palate for my do. Good Stitches quilt! Thanks for hosting the party Lee!

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  26. We have the same stats this week! Let's have a race...okay, maybe not! Love the asterisk quilt!

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  27. I just love your work. I am new to the quilting world and I just finished stitching together my first quilting block. I am just 45 min north of Milwaukee.

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  28. Love the quilt. The colors are beautiful! Thanks for the linking party!

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  29. Oooh, I definitely vote for NO sashing on your asterisk quilt! I love the color palette, and I love the variety in the blocks. Awesome!

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  30. I love love love the asterisk quilt. Love.

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  31. The asterisk quilt is wonderful. Love the values used here. Thanks for hosting, Lee!

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  32. I also like the asterisk quilt without sashing, it really just pulls them all together and makes a statement. Looks great!

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  33. That asterisk quilt is wonderful, between Debbie's Tangerisk and this one, I am having trouble resisting making my own.

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  34. Thank you SO much for this link party. I find so many projects that just make my jaw drop and say "wow." It is inspirational!!

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  35. Wow--over 120 link-ups. That ought to keep me out of trouble this weekend!

    Thanks, Lee, and I hope you have a great time with Elizabeth (great name, too!).

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