Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Onward


Happy Wednesday! After last week's whole lotta nothing, I was nicely productive this week.

Completed Projects: 


March bee blocks - see my post here.

4x5 bee blocks - Finished these earlier today, although I haven't had a chance to take pictures of the finished blocks yet.

Back-Burner:
• New York Beauty QA
• Going Coastal
• Gen X Quilters' Charmed Prints QA
• Halloween quilt
• Farmer's Wife QA
• Figgy Pudding quilt

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 2
New projects - 0
Currently in progress - 7

Okay, you all know how this works: Link up any post from the past week featuring a work-in-progress. Link back here and give your other linkers some comment love. Have a great week!

29 comments:

  1. I hate making backs, too, for some reason. Love how Intersections is looking though.

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  2. You have been a busy girl. You could always consider getting a wide back fabric. It is backing fabric that is like wadding that you purchase to fit the entire quilt top. There are really pretty ones out there. I did that for my sister in law. I wanted a flannel backing and picked one out using wide back fabrics.

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  3. Wow, you are busy. I love these quilts. The top one with the hst's is really cute and the king, wow, love it. Thats my goal to make several large quilts someday. My kids are waiting. You are a great quilter!

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  4. Beautiful bee blocks! And I intensely dislike making huge quilt backs as well!

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  5. oh my gosh - that IS one huge quilt! I do not envy you piecing up the back. yikes.

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  6. That's why I love wide back fabric, I use it on everything that would normally be pieced. I have a local shop that has a huge selection, plus there are several online resources. It generally runs about 14.00-16.00 yd and I just bought some for a wedding quilt, a little over 2 yards. MUCH cheaper than buying regular yardage for backs, esp. with the price of fabric now.

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  7. Oh I'm loving those Bee blocks! Especially the Winged Square one.

    Good luck with the monster sized quilt! Queen size is the biggest I've done but there's a king sized one in my near future (gift for my sister).

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  8. 114" square!! I was swearing over a double and sending it to the LAQ :). Love your blocks!

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  9. Oooo that first block is so pretty!

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  10. Love both those blocks, so many teeny pieces! Love the fussy cutting in the first one too.

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  11. Beautiful bee blocks, Lee!
    And your intersections quilt is gorgeous!

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  12. I love that king sized quilt. I am currently working on a queen size, and from the start I told myself I would have to splurge to have it professionally quilted. Its brought a lot of relief to the project! Good luck finishing!!! I can't wait to see it done.

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  13. For me the entire month of March was a whole lotta nothing, so it feels good to be working on something again. I love your winged star. That clock-chandelier fabric in the center is just awesome!

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  14. Ooooh, pretty 4x5 blocks! Large quilt backs sure do stink - especially one that big, yikes! Can't wait to see what you cook up for that backing :)

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  15. I love your March Bee blocks and the intersections one. Huge quilts are so fun but I totally agree with the backing being a hassle.

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  16. Pretty blocks! Love that first block with the linen, yummy! Your 4x5 blocks look awesome, lucky hive mates :-) Your intersections quilt looks amazing! Way to tackle that behemoth!!

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  17. Ugh, I'm with you on the quilt backs. Good luck!
    Love your 4x5 blocks.

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  18. i love your bee blocks! your intersections quilt is great. can't wait to see it all quilted.

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  19. I am so excited about this. Looks beautiful and interesting. It IS huge and it's just one more skill you're developing--at least I'm telling myself that so I don't feel guilty.

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  20. Lovely bee blocks! esp the cuckoo clock one. And there's so many bright and colourful quilts linked this week, spring must have sprung! :o)

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  21. That intersections quilt is really coming along beautifully.

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  22. WOW!! That is a huge quilt!! It looks so amazing!

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  23. I hear you! I'm quilting a 90 by 85 quilt right now, and was stunned at how much fabric went into the back! I decided to piece it, which at least kept me from having to buy many yards of a single fabric, but that was a real chore too. No wonder I've been so fond of minis lately ;-).

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  24. Echoing the previous comments...seriously consider getting a fatback! http://www.christianlanequilters.com/home.html to see what types are available. JoAnn's carries muslin and sometimes a few others, but ChristianLane has a wide selection.

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  25. LOVE the 4x5 Bee block! Really cute fabrics in that!
    Intersections is looking great!

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  26. That quilt is HUUUUGE! But I really love it ;)!

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  27. I don't know how any affords to have quilting done on a long arm! Boy, wouldn't I love to have one, but know that will never be possible.
    I'm so impressed when I go to quilt guild and these older gals have large quilts hand quilted. I do know they aren't like me trying to juggle 100 things each week. I do hope to start doing some hand quilting on larger quilts...but I will be sitting in front of my computer while doing it.

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  28. Intersections is going to look great! I couldn't imagine quilting it myself though, I'd have a longarm quilt it for me too.

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