Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP Wednesday: With Guest-Host Felicity

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Hello everyone and welcome to WIP Wednesday. As you may or may not know, Lee is taking the summer off from WIP Wednesday and has enlisted some helpers to guest-blog each week.

I'm Felicity, and I blog at Felicity Quilts. I live in Vancouver, Canada. I'm Mama to G, my 4½ year old daughter, and I've been married to my husband Kevin for going on 12 years. A banker by day, quilter by night, I started quilting about 11 years ago, but discovering the online world of quilt blogs, Flickr and whatnot (heavy on the whatnot) re-ignited my passion. I try to stitch every day - those minutes add up, you know! - it's my "me time" when I can let my cares and worries take a backseat while I just create.

Okay let's get down to business, shall we? I had a great week so I'm only to happy to brag about it share!

Finished...

Nothing - I was resting on my pouch-making laurels. I was totally the Mayor of Pouch Town last week. Seriously: many pouches.

But That's OK Because I Made Great Progress On...

Heather's memory quilt.


Basted Memory Quilt
That's 5'3" me on the left so you can get an idea of its size - about 80"x60" (ish).

It's all basted and ready for quilting. I will quilt in the ditch in the patchwork and do something interesting (TBD) in the wide borders. Then I plan to appliqué some large flowers in that centre area with fabrics that pick up the colours from the border. The back is pieced, and making it took up the whole morning of my full-day Krista/Poppyprint retreat this past Saturday. (You will see it when I do the Grand Reveal (hopefully soon)).

Charity/Siblings Together quilt.

(Learn more about Siblings Together here.) It started with some squares I cut up with the leftover fabric from Wonder Wheel (which, coincidentally, I won from Lee!). I pieced them all together in a nice orderly square arrangement.

And then I turned my mind to borders and realized that a square quilt isn't all that practical. Whoops! So I did a little surgery on the centre seam and inserted a strip of Kona Amber. Muuuch better!

Wonderland Quilt Top for Siblings Together

I have a Layer Cake of Wonderland curing in my stash, so the cornerstones plus the two squares at the ends of the centre strip came from there. I am very pleased with the result (I had no idea the line included some cheater fabric)! Thankfully, I thought of the Layer Cake piece strategy before cutting the border pieces so I could make sure the full LC pieces fit. It's about 60"x70" (ish) so a good lap quilt for a kid.

No Progress On...

Stacked Strips (does taking it out and looking at it count? No? Dang.)
New Wave
Kaleidoscope
Bee quilt (Jewel Squares)
Bee quilt (Circle of Geese)


But I'm happy with what I accomplished - thank you, all day sewing retreat PLUS a bonus Mama Day today when my husband took my daughter to see his Mum and then to the swimming pool.

This Week's Stats
Completed Projects - 0
New Projects - 0 
Currently In Progress - 7



Thanks for letting me keep an eye on WIP Wednesday for you, Lee - it's been fun!

20 comments:

Holly said...

Nice to see you over here, Felicity! Good to see that you're making excellent progress on the memory quilt you started at the VMQG sew-in!

AlyceB said...

The Siblings Together quilt is gorgeous! It will be well-received and loved I'm sure!

Linz said...

Hi Felicity!!! Great projects! Everything looks awesome!

Katie Fleming said...

Love it! I need to use this post to inspire me to finish some UFOs....starting new projects is just so much more fun! ;)

- Katie Fleming
Kate Michelle Designs

Dee said...

What lovely projects to be working on! I'm excited to see the applique flowers and quilting on the memory quilt!

kat129 said...

Thanks Felicity for sharing - I always enjoy finding new blogs to read!
-k

Live a Colorful Life said...

It's SOO (sew) exciting to have you hosting this week! And what fabulous felicitous projects you are working on!

tartankiwi said...

Your siblings together quilt is just stunning! Thanks for hosting.

Sarah Beacom said...

Hi Felicity! Your Siblings Together quilt is gorgeous! What talent! I am a DIY'er for numerous projects, but I definitely wish I could quilt better! I envy your passion and talent. Thanks for sharing, and I am so excited to link up with y'all this week! :-)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love the quilt!! thanks for hosting, Felicity.

Jessica Kelly said...

Thanks for hosting Felicity! Love your Siblings Together quilt, and your memory quilt is just adorable!

Katie Fleming said...

Thanks for hosting! I too am a banker by day and a quilter by night! :)

- Katie Fleming
Kate Michelle Designs

Debbie said...

Thanks for hosting, Felicity!! Good to 'see' you here! ;-)

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great post!

Katie B. said...

I love the Siblings Together quilt, Felicity! Very cheerful.

Julie said...

Felicity your quilts are so bright and cheery! Thanks for guest posting on the blog!

Pile O Fabric said...

So nice to meet you Felicity!

Poppyprint said...

Aren't all day retreats just the BEST?? hehe. I also love your ST quilt - it's a great example of a fun charity quilt. Way to go!

beaquilter said...

I love square quilts- nothing wrong with those :-)

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

I love your siblings together quilt! Beautiful!

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