Wednesday, January 16, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Wow - can you all believe we are already in the middle of January 2013?! My little baby girl is turning 15 on the 18th and it's killing me! :-)

I have been busy getting some stuff done this week and with all of the wonderful inspiration all over blogland, my head is spinning with new quilt ideas and projects I want to get started on. Does this happen to you also? You make this great list of projects you want to work on for the year, the month, the week and then you start reading blog posts and all of the sudden, those beautiful plans you made are all out the window?

This happened to me this week when I was reading Melissa's blog at Happy Quilting. Melissa is hosting a quilt along during which we will all be piecing and quilting her wonderful pattern Starburst. This quilt is so stunning, I just could not resist. So I pulled out 12 fat quarters, but then realized I wouldn't have enough of the background fabric I want to use so I had to order some. I hope it comes this week so I can get started on cutting and participate in Monday's linky party.

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Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda

This week, I also got started on quilting Charming Stars and made some pretty good progress. I think I'll be able to get that one finished over the weekend.

With Valentine's Day coming soon, I thought it would be fun to make a small red and pink quilt. And to kill two birds with one stone, I pulled out my Schnibbles patterns (we have to make our "favourite" Schnibble for the Feb 1 parade).

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Reveille designed by Carrie Nelson.  Fabric:  Always & Forever by Deb Strain for Moda.
I should be able to get that little project quilted in time for the parade.

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A close up of the cute blocks!
I think that's it! :-) So to recap:
  • Charming Stars: quilting has begun
  • Scrappy Tripalong: no progress
  • Reveille: top finished
  • Starburst: fabric chosen
Linking up at Lee's for WIP Wednesday.

Izzy

10 comments:

  1. Oh what great fabric you picked for the starburst! I am doing that one too but I haven't decided what fabric to use yet.

    Happy birthday to your daughter! It goes by so fast doesn't it?

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  2. Oh i do like ruby! Good choice!

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  3. Adorable Schnibbles and a really good idea for a quick Valentines project!

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  4. Love the valentine's quilt! So cute!
    I am so jealous that you were able to join Melissa's quilt along! I really wanted to join but I have too many things on the go. Can't wait to see your progress on that one! Have fun!

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  5. Love the valentine's quilt! So cute!
    I am so jealous that you were able to join Melissa's quilt along! I really wanted to join but I have too many things on the go. Can't wait to see your progress on that one! Have fun!

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  6. Your valentine's quilt is so charming. Now I have to go and google what Scnibbles is!

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  7. Great projects and your Valentine's quilt is really cute!

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  8. I keep seeing BOM on blogs I'd like to start so I'm printing them out hoping I get time one day! Starbursts has caught my eye, also Blogger Girls BOM by Open GateQuilts, and Lori Holts row along. All pretty. I love Ruby, one of my favourite collections ever. I'm hoarding bits of it.

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  9. Love that Schnibbles project! My head is spinning too! So many lovely projects out there and only so many hours in the day! Where do I start??

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