Wednesday, June 22, 2011

WiP Wednesday #32

You can always tell when my husband is working late or when my munchkin is being especially difficult because I tend to do a ton of sewing...like this week!  I've got a lot of things cooking at the moment, here's what's on the fire...

Still going:
Prince Charming quilt - I've finished the quilt top, and I'm working on making the binding at the moment.  I'm hoping to make the backing this weekend and wrap this quilt up by the end of next week, as it's a gift for someone with a birthday real soon!

Prince Charming quilt top - finished!

Warm/Cool quilt - After much grumbling, I finished sewing, pressing, and trimming my HSTs.  I think there's 70 of them total - I'm kind of improvising this one, aiming for a nice, lap sized quilt.  I remembered what I disliked about HSTs, the trimming business.  I also have some extra warm/cool squares coming my way, since I won Caitlin's giveaway, I'm excited to work them into my quilt!

Warm/Cool in progress

Kaleidoscope QAL - I'm 99% ready for the cutting instructions to go up tomorrow.  Need to proofread one more time, just to be safe, or as my munchkin likes to say "just to be sure" (which is his favorite phrase at the moment, and he uses it entirely wrong).  I've finished my cutting, following my instructions, so I think I've worked out any kinks!

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Spiderweb quilt - This quilt is all basted, but I just haven't gotten up the nerve to quilt it yet. I really need to, it's taking up a ton of room in my sewing room!

Zero progress:
String Me Along bee quilt
Single Girl quilt
Super secret project

New:
Farmer's Wife QAL - So, I totally caved in and joined in to the Farmer's Wife QAL last week.  I've had a lot of fun getting started with this one, and I plan to try to keep up with the two blocks per week schedule as best as I can.  So far, it's been a fun experience, I've enjoyed whipping up these blocks, as they've been pretty fast to put together.

My first six FWQAL blocks

Finished:


WiP Wednesday #32 Recap:
Last week's total: 8
Finished: 1
New: 1
This week's total: 8

What are you waiting for?  Take some snaps, share your progress, and link up over at Freshly Pieced's WiP Wednesday linky!

34 comments:

  1. All great work! The FW blocks are so bright and fresh, like candies.

    Can't wait for the instructions for the Kaleidoscope quilt, thanks for hosting this QAL!

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  2. Love your color choices on the farmers wife quilt along, so different from the original

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  3. I've been counting down the days til tomorrow when the instructions are posted! So exciting...

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  4. I don't know how you can bear to give away your Tula Pink Prince Charming quilt, AK! You are a generous woman indeed!

    I have tried any HSTs yet, hoping to get one of those accuquilt GO! baby's to make life easier. :D

    I love all your fabrics and quilts/blocks, they're so inspiring, I'm glad I signed up to get email notifications!

    Have a great hump day!

    Tabatha

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  5. Looking forward to starting your QAL tomorrow. I love your prince charming quilt. The colours are divine.

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  6. I love all of the colors in your quilts!! They are so pretty!!

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  7. All of your projects are so LOVELY!
    The FMQAL blocks are wonderful - LOVE the fabrics you've chosen!
    Can't wait for the Kaleidoscope QAL to begin!

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  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE Prince Charming! So cute! and your modern crosses are great. I really love the back. That ocean blue is gorgeous alongside your extra crosses!

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  9. Wow, your warm/cool quilt is coming along so nicely! Goodness that's a lot of work, but its completely worth it :) Beautiful.

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  10. Love all the colors in your Prince Charming quilt. I'll admit I like creating with HST but I hate the pressing. I can't wait for tomorrow! I have my fabrics, finally, all picked out.

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  11. I'll work on cutting out the rest of your charm squares today :) I think I've got 41 so far...

    I, too, am pumped to start the Kaleidoscope QA tomorrow! I hopefully my fabric arrives today!

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  12. Love it all! Can't wait to start the QA, although I'm pretty sure I don't need another project. Your FW blocks are looking great.

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  13. That Prince Charming quilt is gorgeous! I'm sure its recipient will LOVE it! :)

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  14. i love those farmer's wife blocks! so much prettiness coming along here today!

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  15. oh my I don't know where to start, I love it all! I think I really need to do that warm cool HST QAL, yours looks amazing! I must have missed your post on your FW blocks, but those are just great! I think this quilt will look awesome super scrappy, thats my plan also! Great WIPS :-)

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  16. I am really liking your Warm Cool quilt!! I think I may have to add that to my list of things to do this summer! I am super excited to start the KQAL tomorrow!

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  17. Isn't Tula Pink amazing? Your Prince Charming quilt is gorgeous! What pattern is that? I've seen it around a lot lately. You're an inspiration!

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  18. Everything looks wonderful! :)

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  19. Your Prince Charming quilt is really nice! It's inspiring one of my buddies to get back to quilging, & for that I am gratefu!! :-)
    Also love your modern cross quilt - it inspired me to make a focus point on the back of my most recent quilt - really want to make a complete cross quilt!
    Anyway, excited about starting the qa tomorrow!

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  20. Everything you're working on is so pretty, but I especially love your prince charming quilt!! I LOVE those colors.

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  21. Yea!! I am so excited for cutting instructions tomorrow! WOOHOO!

    I LOVE that prince charming quilt!! Seriously!!! :)

    Everything looks awesome!

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  22. Each of your WIPs are wonderful and beautiful. Looking forward to the quilt along!

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  23. I LOVE your prince charming quilt! It is so gorgeous! I also love your modern crosses baby quilt-- there was a lot to be inspired by in your post! Consider me your newest follower, I'll be back to see what else you're working on!

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  24. I think the Prince Charming quilt is my favorite!

    I've got almost nothing to share this week, as it was largely eaten by my own munchkin's birthday celebrations, but I'm really looking forward to getting started cutting on the Kaleidoscope QAL! :)

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  25. Ooh, loving your warm/cool progress! So fun! I'm with you on the HST trimming. Snore.

    SO excited for the cutting instructions. But you know that already, right?

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  26. All your projects look so fabulous! I hate trimming HSTs, too. Those "Thangles" are great for keeping HSTs square; I recommend them. But they don't work all that well for scrappy quilts.

    Looking forward to my QAL cutting! Well, as much as one can "look forward" to that back-breaking task.

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  27. Totally lovin' your warm/cool quilt. One of the best ones I've seen!

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  28. How did you end up quilting the Prince Charming quilt??

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  29. Love that Prince Charming quilt top!

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  30. Absolutely love the eye candy on this page. I especially love the oranges with that lime green!! Just finished and OLD project so I can jump right in on the QAL. Will be pressing refresh a lot!!

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  31. Wow! Your WIP projects are especially stunning this week. Looking forward to the QAL tomorrow.

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  32. Wow look all that wonderful work you are doing. I too am looking forword to the QAL!

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  33. Everything is so wonderful and inspiring! I love how you used those hot pink squares in the first quilt, and your FW blocks look great - but so is everything else too!

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  34. That Prince Charming quilt is just to die for, I love it! And your Warm/Cool is looking fabulous! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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