Wednesday, January 13, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Keying In

Good morning from chilly Wisconsin! I know I have no right to complain—it's not like it's a polar vortex or anything—but dang, it's cold here. Perfect weather to stay in and sew.

And sewing is what I've been doing, still working away on my Greek Key quilt. Now that the blocks are mostly sewn together, I have to say I'm getting a lot more excited about this one. I discarded the one yellow print block that you saw here in favor of a more muted (but still contrasting) solid (not shown here), and I'm happy I made that choice. The yellow print block was nice, but something about it just felt wrong. You'll see the full quilt very soon on We All Sew!

Today's WIP Wednesday is brought to you by Intrepid Thread!

Intrepid Thread has Carkai by Carolyn Friedlander and Pacific by Elizabeth Hartman now in stock! Carkai has such bright, fun colors and usable prints, I can't wait to get my hands on some.

Want some Carkai of your own? Intrepid Thread is giving away a $30 gift certificate to one lucky reader this week!

To enter the giveaway, do any or all of the following (each one gets you one chance to win):
1. Comment on this post
2. Post a photo on Instagram with the hashtag #wipwednesday
3. Link up your own WIP Wednesday blog post or Instagram photo below

Okay, so what are you working on this week? Let's see it!

LINK-UP RULES:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the "Add Your Link" button below, then click on the Instagram icon at the bottom of the screen that pops up. You should then be able to select any of your recent Instagram photos. Where it says "Link," use the URL of your Instagram feed (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag your IG post #wipwednesday
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!


100 comments:

Rike Busch said...

Your top looks amazing! I love the pattern!
Thanks for the chance!
Rike

Sophie Zaugg said...

Thanks for the giveaway ! I am a fan of Carolyn Friedlander fabrics ;-)

memmens said...

This is looking good, too right about it being weather for staying in and sewing!

Nancy C said...

Intrepid Thread is a great shop & Carolyn Friedlander is amazing!

Quilt Granny said...

Holy Heck!!! It's a blizzard up here in eastern Canada today too. Love love love Carkai and would be so thrilled to add to my fabric hoard.

Verena said...

Wow, the top looks absolutely amazing already. Looking forward to seeing it complete!

Liz said...

I love Carkai and just need to get my act together so I can add some to my stash!

Lisa Marie said...

Love the Greek Key quilt top and the Carkai fabrics look beautiful!

crossquilt said...

Both lines are wonderful and I love the Intrepid Thread!

JoanG said...

Even in South Carolina it is cold enough to want to stay inside and quilt! That fabric bundle looks great and I'd love to win your giveaway. Thank for the chance.

Allison C said...

Can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Sherry VF said...

I've never seen the Greek Key quilt before but it looks great. Can't wait to see your finish. sjvonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wow, what great fabrics, thank you for the chance to win!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I have been thinking of making a two color quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

gigi said...

What a nice giveaway! Intrepid Thread is a nice shop. Thanks!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is a beautiful bundle of fabric - thanks for the chance. I will be continuing to work on my postage stamp quilt this week as I really want to get it finished.

Jane Thomas said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win the Carkai bundle. Love it! Can't wait to see your Greek Keys quilt finished. It's beautiful!

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

Gorgeous! Really stunning.

twodraftmom said...

Love These prints! I'm quilting big bags this week for a customer, catching up on my backlog.

my2cents said...

That fabric is beautiful!!

Robby H. said...

You've left me eager to see what color you did choose. And a chance to win some Carkai, bonus!

SuzyMcQ said...

I've been patiently awaiting the completion of your Greek Blocks quilt! As for Carkai....it's at the top of my wishlist.

Bonnie said...

The Greek Key is looking lovely. I'd like to see what you put in instead of the yellow print! Thanks for an opportunity to win these fabulous fabrics.

Mrs.Pickles said...

Lovely work thanks for the chance to,link up

Lorinda said...

I love your Greek Key quilt. Can't wait to see the whole thing finished up!

Jessica said...

Always fun to check in each week!

Jayne said...

This quilt is going to be amazing!! If ever I was lucky, now is the time it must be...I so want that Carkai bundle!

KaliaContiki said...

I can't wait to see your quilt come together! That's the best part about quilting. Seeing all these little bits and pieces come together to make something fabulous

Fribble said...

Just went to Intrepid Thread for the first time.

Brenda said...

Your quilt pattern looks intriguing and look forward to seeing the completed project. What a fantastic prize to be able to win! Thank you for the opportunity! Have a wonderful creative day!

carol fun said...

Your quilt is looking good... love the graphic design! Oh that new fabric from Carolyn Friedlander is calling my name...it would play well with the other fabrics I have from her that are aging in my sewing room...thanks!

Linda Duncan said...

I love the quilt and the featured fabric!

Glynette said...

That quilt will be great. So interesting!

Jennifer said...

Can't wait to see that one different block. Thanks for hosting this link up and the giveaway. WooHoo!!

Marsha Cooper said...

Your vortex makes me dizzy LOL
Thanks to intrepid threads for the giveaway this week.

marsha.seiberling@gmail.com

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Lovely Greek Key quilt. Can't wait to see the new gold block to see how it changes it. Thanks for hosting the linky!

JanineMarie said...

I love how I can look at this quilt in different ways and see different patterns. Can't wait to see it with the yellow part.

Emily Kim said...

Love Intrepid Thread's selection of non-quilting fabrics too!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

Love Intrepid Thread

Chris Matsche said...

I am from Wisconsin too, and dang it is cold. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Katy Cameron said...

Cool effect, although for some reason I'm now thinking of Robin Williams' bowls in the Birdcage :oD

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It's bloomin' freezing here too! Though I think we've just got used to the milder weather. I'm happy to keep my boots and jumpers on for a while though :)

Cut&Alter said...

The quilt is looking lovely so far - I am intrigued to see more! We had it cold in the UK today and I wished I had stayed at home but the girls had ice skating so I had three hours this afternoon in sub zero ice rink conditions!!!

sophie said...

I love the symmetry in the image of your greek key blocks and look forward to see the whole quilt.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

The blocks are coming to life and looking better and better!

Allison said...

Oh, be still my beating heart... I think I would comment on everyone's blog today if I thought it would secure my chances of winning this great bundle. Thanks for the giveaway and the link up... I've made so many connections here!

Tamie said...

I'm really wanting some Carkai. So pretty.

Patty D from NC said...

Such gorgeous fabric! Thanks for a chance to win. I'll plan to link up in the future.

FlourishingPalms said...

Well, the one good thing about being in the Wisconsin cold is that you'll super-appreciate being in Florida warmth! Neat that you can offer such lovely giveaways. Thank you for the chance!

Afquilt said...

Can't wait to see the whole quilt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Ellie said...

I'm curious to see what your other block looks like!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Your blocks are coming together nicely. It is cold!!! Just finished shovelling out from a snowstorm. Where is spring??????

hydeeannsews said...

sometimes it takes getting through a lot of block sewing in order to get happy again! looking good. =)

Laura said...

I came down with a stomach bug (thanks preschoolers) so I'm not sure if I'll get a picture of my wip.
I'm loving your blocks!

Remnant Quilter said...
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Remnant Quilter said...

Very appropriate color scheme for Greek Keys. I desperately need that fat quarter bundle! The only new fabric for me this year has to come from such winnings, as I'm clinging hard to the stash-only New Year resolution. Reward me! /begging

Kathleen Scott said...

Loving the look of your top... Yes I want to get my hands on some Carkai!

Barb said...

I love this fabric, thanks for the chance to win!

rrjane011749 said...

AWESOME GIVEAWAY!

Beverly C. Stigge said...

Very nice give away...what person wouldn't love MORE fabric to touch, cut and put together!

Betsy said...

Great giveaway!

robin said...

I so love Carolyn Friedlander fabrics!

Bobbi D. said...

I love the new Carkai! IT is so beautiful! Thanks for the chance!

lalaluu said...

Intrepid Thread not only has the new Carolyn Friedlander Carkai collection, but they also have the Blueberry Park collection by Karen Lewis. If you like color and blenders, it's for you!

txquilter said...

I love your Greek key design!

Ann said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I've been hunting for some special fabrics for a baby quilt. This would be a great place to fine some.

Karen said...

Lee, I continue to be so amazed by your quilts--this one especially. It looks fairly straightforward, but I am totally blown away by how straight everything is--not easy with just black and white! Thanks for the giveaway--I'd love to have some new fabric to start off the year:)

greeneggs said...

I love carkai! Thanks for the generous giveaway

Kris said...

ohh love the key quilt! can't wait to see it all

Karen said...

I can't wait to see the completed quilt. Thanks for always sharing your talent with us!

Jessica said...

I can't wait to seem more! I love Greek Keys. :)

Kate said...

The Greek Keys has a nice rhythmic look to it. Looking forward to the reveal.

Cynthia Knapp said...

Your Greek key quilt is cool! Thanks for hosting the giveaway. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :)

sherry said...

like your greek key quilt…and thank you the giveaway and for hosting WIP wednesday

bee said...

can't wait to see the full quilt view! very cool.

Laura said...

I love your quilting style!

scottylover said...

Oh, I can't wait to see your finished quilt! Bet it is gorgeous!
Sandy A
scotty4me39 (at) yahoo.com

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I hope you accept Flickr photos as I don't know how to do Instagram yet. Can't wait to see what other color you've chosen to use in your quilt. Karen

Suze said...

The Greek Key quilt is wonderful. I can see becoming bored with it though. You amaze me to be able to stay focused.

leanne said...

woohoo thanks for the giveaway ! love your greek key !

Afton Warrick said...

I wonder how this would look with the colors reversed.

Nancy said...

I think it takes a good eye (and maybe some intuitive color sense) realize the fabric and/or color is wrong before stitching the whole quilt together. I'm looking forward to seeing the finish. Thanks for hosting the link-up, Lee.

GranChris said...

The Key is a great pattern. I really like your Wed links. I like seeing what everyone is up to. I don't have a blog but there are a lot of great quilters out there. IT is a wonderful shop.

Beth said...

Seeing Greek Keys a lot these days--maybe they are just catching my eye. That is a pattern that manages to be both classic and modern and always looks great.

Wendy said...

Keeping us in suspense! I'm looking forward to seeing it finished

delaineelliott said...

I love this fabric line! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

legato1958 said...

It's a beautiful giveaway!!
Susie

Susan Stanton said...

Beautiful fabric! I love Carolyn Friedlander's fabrics. Just finished a quilt with her Doe line. Now I get to start a new quilt!

Jodie said...

Love a greek key. I want to do a pillow!

Karen said...

OMGCARKAI is what she should have named it. Thanks! I need to get around to linking up one of my WIPs some day.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Your quilt is looking amazing! Carkai is on my list! Thanks!!

Diane said...

Love the Carkai collection. Thanks for the chance to win.

Margo Yang said...

Love grey and white combo. The quilt is going to look great!

Sylvia said...

Love your quilt! Simple but effective.

Annette said...

Your quilt top is beautiful!

Judy said...

Your quilt is looking amazing!

Lara B. said...

Lee, that Greek Key quilt is so handsome - it makes quite a graphic impact!

Melissa Messinger said...

Love the quilt design. Thanks for the opportunity to win some fabric fun!

Susan McG said...

I love the simplicity of your quilt design. Thanks for the giveaway.

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