Wednesday, June 15, 2011

WIP Wednesday #2

Current Project:

Was able to get a bit more done this weekend on my BOM Paris in the Fall Quilt.  I finished the last blocks.  Also added half of the borders to the blocks and pieced together some of the sashing.

New Project
Kaleidoscope Quilt Along

I finally picked out my fabric and it should be arriving today.  I LOVE getting packages in the mail!  I chose 4 reds and 4 greens of the Kate Spain Flurry line.  I'll need to purchase a coordinating white fabric. 

I was really inspired by Don't Call Me Betsy's markup of the quilt (picture below), that I decided to make one using the same color scheme.  This quilt will be a surprise for my mother. She LOVES Christmas.  I think she'll love this!

Projects on hold (one's that I've forgotten about)

1. Quilt for my niece - Moda Bake Shop Snuggly Layer Cake Throw
This is my very first quilt that I pieced.  I had no idea what I was doing, just started following the 'recipe'.  I did not know about piecing and I had never taken a quilting class.  I front/back stitched EVERY seam!  I still need to go back and check some of the pieced blocks, some of the stitching is wrong.   I'll be taking a long arm quilting class at All Brands (Baton Rouge) in July.  Once I take the class, I can rent time on the long arm to finish up these quilts!

2. Quilt for Aunt/Uncle #1- Carousel Lap Quilt from Kim Schaeffer's Cozy Modern Quilt book
The top is complete - just waiting to take the class to finish quilting.  I guess I also need to piece the backing and put together the binding strip.

3. Quilt for Aunt/Uncle #2 - Down & Across Lap Quilt - also from Kim Schaeffer's Cozy Modern Quilts book
I've only begun cutting (and that was MONTHS ago)

What it's suppose to look like

What it looks like now - just a bunch of cut pieces.  I still need to cut more - I thought I'd be able to use a jelly roll, but my calculations were WAY off.

Projects on my Radar
Happy Hauntings Block of the Month

"Ordered" last week, but the BOM doesn't start until September.  This will be my first applique quilt.  I can't wait.  This will also be a quilt for my mother.  In addition to Christmas, she gets Halloween (decorates and we all go over to her house).  I get Thanksgiving, but I haven't found a Fall/Thanksgiving quilt that I like yet. We're trying to give my sister Easter, but I'm not sure it will stick.  She's not as in to hostessing and decorating as my mom and I.



  1. Oh, Flurry will be great for the QAL :D

  2. Hey, feel like adding a linkup for this post at today's BOMs AWAY (unless I'm jumping the gun and you already had something you were doing)? I love your upcoming "Happy Hauntings" BOM, and the "Paris in the Fall" is a new one to me.