Wednesday, August 8, 2012
WIP Wednesday: Guest-Hosted by Bethany
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. :)
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!
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?).
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.
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?