Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday: I'm Back!

Oops! Today is Wednesday, isn't it? Between adjusting to the new school year schedule and coming back from my WIP "vacation" over the summer, I completely forgot to post this earlier! Ahh, so many things to think about, not nearly enough space in my brain for all of it. : ) Sorry about that.

At any rate, I'm thrilled to be back to hosting WIP Wednesday! I missed you all! But I have to admit, the break I took for the past few months was pretty nice. : ) And I hope you enjoyed "meeting" some new bloggers and seeing their lovely projects. I want to send out another big thank you to all of my guest hosts! In fact, this summer's experiment went so well, I've decided to keep it up—I'm going to continue to have guest-hosts on the first Wednesday of every month. I've got a fabulous slate of bloggers lined up for you:

Oct. 3: Debbie - A Quilter's Table
Nov. 7: Svetlana - s.o.t.a.k. handmade
Dec. 5: Elizabeth - OccasionalPiece-Quilt
Jan. 2: Heidi - Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies
Feb. 6: Jenelle - Echinops & Aster
March 6: Claire Jain - Sewing Over Pins
April 3: Natalie - Greenleaf Goods

But for now it's all me. And what have I been up to lately?

Candy Coated from Sunday Morning Quilts
Here's a fun project that's coming together quickly—this will soon be my version of "Candy Coated," the cover quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts by Cheryl Arkison and Amanda Jean Nyberg. Come back on Monday to see the (hopefully) finished quilt during my stop on the Craft Books Month blog hop!

Improv block with Oakshott Rubies I'm still making lots of these little improv-y log cabin blocks with my Oakshott Rubies ...

Stack of Madrona Road
And this week I cut into this massive stack of Madrona Road yumminess! This is one of those collections where the more I look at it, the better it gets. Pink Castle still has lots of Madrona Road in stock, but it's going fast!

Your turn! What have you got going on? Here are the rules:

1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must 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 WIP Wednesday links. Because what fun is a linky party without comments? : )

Have a lovely week!



31 comments:

  1. such fun projects! Can't wait to see what you make using Madrona Road.

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  2. Hope no one gave you a hard time!!! We ALL get busy sometimes. I was frantically driving boy #3 to tennis try-outs yesterday, and when I got there the courts were empty. Checked my email...sure enough...it is NEXT week. At least this time I was just too early instead of late, right?

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  3. I can't wait to see what will become of the Oakshot rubies - such beautiful fabric!

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  4. The colors you are using for Candy Coated are beautiful. Look forward to seeing what you do with Madrona Road, which I love and have and have not cut into yet...

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  5. Welcome back Lee! I love the fabrics for your Candy Coated quilt. Can't wait to see that one done.
    Amanda

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  6. Welcome back!! We've missed you on WIP Wednesday!! I love the colors for the Candy coated quilt! I can't wait to see it!! Good luck with school and schedules and everything!

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  7. All your projects look so nice! I can't wait to see the quilt on Monday for the blog hop.

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  8. Welcome back! I just love your fabric choices! Those colors are so rich and fun!

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  9. Hi Lee. Nice to meet you and welcome back. I found WIP Wednesday while your were gone and I'm trying to keep up each week. Love the log cabin block in those juicy reds.

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  10. Welcome back - I love your WIPS...particularly your improv blocks as that's exactly what I want to do with Oakshott rubies. Great list of guest bloggers - lots of fun ahead.

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  11. Welcome back Lee!! Love the colors in the Candy Coated quilt. That is going to be a pretty one! I enjoyed the guest bloggers and think it is a great idea to have one once a month!! Have a great week :)

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  12. Welcome back Lee. Loving the Oakshot Rubies - so rich. So glad WIP continues and the line up of guests will be fun to visit those bloggers that I don't already know- thanks! See You at Sewing Summit soon :)

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  13. That Oakshott log cabin is gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more!

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  14. You had Cindy and I going this morning, wondering if you were okey-dokey. Glad you are. Madrona Road must be on the brain! I'm working on my MR quilt right now too. I'm thinking I need to go and get some more. . .

    Happy Wednesday, Lee. The weekend's not far away--
    Elizabeth
    opquilt.com

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  15. What lovely lot of submissions and they all look so nice.

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  16. We've missed you! Love Madrona Road! Off to check out some links too!

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  17. I'm glad you had a wonderful summer with the family...but I'm sooo glad you're back!

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  18. Hi - This is my first time to link to your Linky Party. Thank you for hosting. You have a wonderful blog. I'm following.

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  19. Welcome back!! Some intersting projects lined up there and what a great collection to grab! =D

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  20. Nice to have you back Lee...I'm late linking because I couldn't find you earlier...lol

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  21. I love all those turquoise strips for your Candy Coated quilt!

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  22. Welcome back! I love the Oakshott improv block! I really would like to see how they compare to regular shot cottons.

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  23. Welcome back! That red block is so cool! I have a some Madrona Road saved in my shopping cart but have pushed buy yet.

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  24. Welcome back!! Looks like you have some fun projects lined up for the fall. All that candy-coated turquoise and yellow look great together!

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  25. I seriously love the quilt from Sunday Morning Quilts-- I can't wait to see yours, those colors are great! And I love the Oakshot block! Glad you're back, and I'm very much looking forward to my guest spot in the future! Thanks so much for fitting me in!

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  26. Welcome back! Can't wait to see what you do with all that yummy Madrona Road fabric.

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  27. Hello Lee! Nice to see you back! I think it's great that you're going to have guest posters once a month...it's a nice break for you, and it gives us the chance to get to know other bloggers. Thanks for keeping this up! I look forward to every Wednesday!

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  28. Hey girl! I hope to be back to linking up with you some time in October! I have been really busy and will be showing why soon! SOOOO glad this linky party is still thriving!

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