Wednesday, August 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Guest-Hosted by Bethany

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Hello! My name is Bethany and I blog over at Make Me A Quilt. I'm so excited to be the guest for this week's Work In Progress Wednesday—a big thank you to Lee for having me! :D

I live in Holland, Michigan with my fiance and our two cats. I work full time as an industrial designer for an architectural company. It's a fun job—some of our buildings are even manufactured with (huge) fabric roofs. It isn't quilter's cotton, but it's still pretty cool!

I made my first quilt two years ago, and it was kind of a disaster so I took some time off. Eventually I figured it out and I've been quilting away for about a year now. :)

WIP #1
I love patchwork. I started a patchwork quilt a couple of weeks ago and decided to try something different. I've always loved The Sometimes Crafter's Retro Flowers pattern.  Put those two together, supersize it, and this is what I came up with. Halfway done, and I'm loving how this one is turning out!

WIP #2
I made some elongated/half log cabin blocks without knowing what I was going to do with them. This past weekend I added blue fabric, with the intention that I will have some more elaborate than usual quilting with colored thread in that area. I have more half log cabins to add to the right side, but I'm not sure how to finish it. Maybe repeat the design, but with a color other than blue (maybe orange?).

WIP #3
This crazy mess is my EZ Dresden challenge quilt. It's a really tough one to photograph - it's nicer in person, even if it does look like I've spilled my stash all over the floor! I'm glad to say the top is finally done. :)  I'm planning on straight line quilting it in the shape of an 18 degree wedge. It's going to need a bright color for the binding to balance out all that dark gray.

 No progress

Okay, it's your turn! What have you been working on this week? Here are the rules for linking up to WIP Wednesday:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP)
2. Somewhere in your post, link back here to my blog. (Or grab my WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other links—because what fun is a linky party without comments?


  1. LOVE those giant retro flowers!!! SO cute!!

  2. wow, I love everything you are working on. I especially love the half elongated long cabins. I can't wait to see what you do with it!

  3. Those giant retro flowers are way cool!

  4. ooh, your job sounds very interesting. im in construction too & quilting is a bit like drawing a plan for a building. i love the thought process of it all :)

  5. I love how your giant retro flower is looking!!

  6. WOW! I love the giant flowers with the patchwork. Makes me want to rethink my progress entirely regarding my Retro flower quilt.

    The half log cabins. Way too cool. I think you are headed in the right direction without any of my help ;)!

  7. Love the Liberty wall hanging. Liberty must be one of my favourite shops. The giant flowers are a great idea - so colourful.

  8. Your giant retro flower is inspired - love it!

  9. I love your giant patchwork flowers, Bethany. Great idea for working with scrappy squares.

  10. those log cabin blocks look great!

  11. Waving over GR to Bethany!! Loving the colors you are working with! I'm a water color kind of girl myself. I love that retro flower idea. And done in patchwork? Brilliant. I had not thought to do it like that.

  12. Love the Giant Retro flowers! What a great idea!

  13. Your retro flowers are looking awesome! As is your half log cabin - I love it with the aqua.

  14. the giant retro flowers are amazing! love!

  15. Dang, Bethany, I'm pretty much in love with everything you're working on!

  16. That dresden quilt is amazing! I love it! :)

  17. All your quilts are fabulous but I particularly love the EZ Dresden! Very cool and great colours :)

  18. Cool retro flower blocks!
    I've gotten sidetracked a lot today so I'm just now getting my post done for the week.

  19. What a fun set of projects! I really love the giant retro flowers =D

  20. what pretty WIPS. I especially love your dresden project!

  21. I don't blame you on the Mario quilt - such an endeavor! Retro flowers is huge and amazing!

  22. I can't wait to see the retro flower quilt done! I have a hard time quilting a patchwork project because I'm not sure all the fabric colors would go together but isn't that the idea of a patchwork quilt! Great post :)


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