Wednesday, March 21, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Out of Here

I didn't do as much sewing as I had hoped this week. It was a busy weekend full of kids' activities, watching basketball, and playing outside in the beautiful weather. I mean, who can sew when it's 80 degrees in Wisconsin in March?? It's hard to shake the feeling that there will be a blizzard next week. Gotta enjoy this while it lasts. : )

And this week isn't likely to be much more productive—the hubs and I are off on a last-minute getaway to Phoenix, to see even more basketball! Our two favorite teams (his alma mater and mine) are not only both in the Sweet 16, they're in the same bracket. What are the odds? We decided this was the perfect year to see the madness in person—and get a little kid-free time in the bargain. And it's all thanks to my wonderful dad, who agreed to drop everything and come stay here with the girls while we're gone. Thank you, Dad!

Completed projects:
AnneMarie's baby quilt. Blogged here.

New projects:
Scrappy Triangles quilt. I'm finally cutting into my stack of Going Coastal! I've had a plan for this stack for ages. It's so nice that I'm finally getting to it.

New York Beauty QA quilt. I finished my second Easter egg of a block and am looking forward to tackling the third. But once again this block isn't lying as flat as I would like. I need to work on ways to make my curved piecing more exact. Click here for more info about this fun quilt-along.

No progress:
Gen X Quilters' Charmed Prints QA
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer's Wife QA
• Figgy Pudding quilt

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects - 1
Currently in progress - 7

Your turn! Just link up any post from the past week featuring a work-in-progress. Please link back here to my blog and comment on other links. Have a lovely week!

38 comments:

tartankiwi said...

Have a great time in Phoenix! Love your New York Beauty QA block- I may just have to check the quilt along out!

Kerstin said...

Your New York beauty is just that - beautiful!

Jess said...

Ooh I agree your NY beauty is fabulous! Love Anne Marie's baby quilt too :o)

Kelly said...

Love the quilt and your NYB is fab! Great fabric choices.

Charlotte said...

wow! Thay NY Beauty block is just lovely!

CityHouseStudio said...

Your NY Beauty block is just stunning!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

very cute baby quilt and I love the NY beauty block too - great colours!
Have a wonderful trip with your husband :)

KristyLou said...

I am diggin' the baby quilt! What a cool thing to do. I also am in awe of your New York Beauty. Maybe one day I can try that out:) Have a good rest of the week.

Katie said...

I love the colors in your NYB, very fresh and happy! Have fun in Phoenix, I'd love to be going somewhere warm, right about now Wisconsin sounds awesome!

The Thompsons said...

Getting curved blocks to lay flat is my biggest challenge with curved blocks as well. It looks great though.

A.J. Dub. said...

Have fun on your trip! Love your NYB! Fabulous colors!

capitolaquilter said...

Have a great get away. NYB gave me challenges from start to finish but mostly on the curves. Yours looks fabulous, those fabrics couldn't be any cuter.

Melinda said...

Have fun at the game! Love the NYBeauty block!

Jessica said...

Love that NY Beauty block, can't wait to see more of them! Have fun on your mini vaca!!

Rachel said...

I'm in WI, too! And I think 80 in March is kinda scary! (and nice at the same time)

OPQuilt said...

My daughter, who is visiting from Phoenix, said it hit the 90s last week (in terms of temperature). You'll go from from one warm spot to another! Have a great time on your getaway.

Your NYBeauty block is a beauty. I think something like that would take me ALL week, but you did that AND finished a quilt. Thanks for hosting us here again. I appreciate it!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Linz said...

Oh, I love that NY beauty block!!! SO amazing!!

Have fun on your getaway!!! :)

Heidi @ Buttons and Butterflies said...

You know who I am rooting for, right????? ;)

Marion said...

I love Going Coastal! I'm doing a quilt for my hubby and dad with it :)

felicity said...

Lucky you, getting some kid-free time! Have a great trip!

Collette said...

loving all your projects so far esp that baby quilt! my first time linking up with your blog WIP thank you for organising this x

Becky said...

It's snowing big fat flakes here in NE Oregon as I type this... I'm really ready for Spring!!! Feel free to send it this way ;-).

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Everything looks great Lee...I love your New York ! I fin curves difficult to get flat. I'v done the Giant Dahlia at least a dozen times; I never know how it is going to work out.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Everything looks great Lee...I love your New York ! I fin curves difficult to get flat. I'v done the Giant Dahlia at least a dozen times; I never know how it is going to work out.

Marsha Cooper said...

The scrappy triangles quilt is very cool!

Katie B. said...

Woo hoo! Have fun at the Sweet 16. I have March Madness fever. I went to Indiana University. :)

madfabriholic said...

This is my first week in the link-up- thanks for creating it! Love the NY Beauty block, even if the curves are tricky. It looks great!

Katy Cameron said...

Sounds like a fun escape, enjoy!

Susan said...

It's been ages since I linked up - thank you so much for continuing the link. :) Hope you've had a wonderful time on your trip to AZ. Same bracket? Wow. My brother's took a trip to Portland, OR to enjoy the games there but sadly watched our team lose. Love the NY Beauty...stunning!

Amy said...

Have a great time at the game! I bet everyone at home will be having fun too!

pasqueflower said...

Have a great time at the NCAA tourney. May the best team win. The kids will enjoy their Grandpa time, I'm sure!

Mrs.Pickles said...

great work

diane said...

Your Ny beauty is a beauty for sure.

Marg said...

I absolutely love your NYB block, it's fabulous.

noga quilts said...

Love your NYB block! And your finished quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for hosting this great linky party week after week and have a great time in Phoenix!

amandajean said...

that new york beauty block is WONDERFUL. i'm impressed!!!

If it's not flat, it will quilt out, right? ;)

Claire Jain said...

I love your New York Beauty block!

KristyLou said...

Wow, sounds like it has been quite a week. Hopefully you get some relax time in!

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