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:

Debbie said...

Love your asterisks! Very fun.

Adele said...

Fabulous colours in your asterisks quilts - love it!

Melissa said...

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!

Molly said...

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

Marg said...

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

Janine said...

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

Fiona Gregory said...

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

M-R said...

That top is striking!

Becky M said...

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.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

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

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, that asterisk quilt looks absolutely fab!

Linz said...

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

Diane said...

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

Naomi said...

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

Christie, Describe Happy said...

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!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

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!

Wonderbunnie said...
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Wonderbunnie said...

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.

Wonderbunnie said...

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

The Thompsons said...

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

RobinLovesQuilting said...

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

Domestic Moose said...

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

Marsha Cooper said...

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.

Alli said...

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

Your asterisk quilt top is so pretty!

Kim said...

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

Thanks for hosting!!!!!!!

Nicole said...

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

Jessica said...

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!

Something Wilde said...

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

smalltowndreamz said...

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.

diane said...

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

Elizabeth Dackson said...

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!

felicity said...

I love love love the asterisk quilt. Love.

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

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

Kelli said...

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

Leanne said...

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

Kristina said...

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!!

occasionalpiece said...

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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