Wednesday, January 21, 2015

WIP Wednesday - WIP Overload

Participating in WIP Wednesday is new for me this year.  I probably won't have a post every week, but I'm hoping by committing to writing a post midweek it will give me the motivation to do more sewing after work. 

At the moment between what's up on the design walls and the fabric pieces laying around the sewing machine, there are six WIPs in progress.  I posted about Grand Illusion and the 2014 Rainbow Scrap Challenge Sampler on Monday's Design Wall Post. Poinsettias is my leaders and enders project which doubles as my Let's Book it Project.  All I have there is pieces of blocks, so nothing worth showing.  Twinkle Stars is this year's Rainbow Scrap Project, but I've not finished anything photo worthy in a couple of weeks.  

What's left?  Last year's Rainbow Scrap Inverted Star blocks for one.  I just finished the gray star.  

Inverted Star
by Jessica Boschem of Common Threads
available from Craftsy as a free download

That brings the total blocks up to 11, so I still need one more.  I've been struggling to come up with a color for the last star.  Back in December, I decided that red-violet was an actual fabric color (it's usually listed as plum).  So I ordered some fabrics and got those just after Christmas.  I've started cutting into those for pieces that go into that last block.  

I'm now 4 blocks behind on the Chocolate Marshmallow quilt along sponsored by Amanda of Sea Breeze Quilts.  I just finished up block 6 and have started cutting out block 7. 

Chocolate Marshmallows
pattern by Amanda Bergamin
of Sea Breeze Quilts

I've always wanted to make a brown and pink quilt.  It's been difficult to get the true colors in these blocks to photograph well.  The colors are more vibrant in real life.  

That's it for the WIP progresss this week.  I'm linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced.  Hop over there for some mid week inspiration.  


Julie in GA said...

Such beautiful blocks! I love your Inverted Star, especially the way you fussy cut some of the fabrics like the spider web and the bra.

Alison V. said...

Love the pink and brown! I have made quite a few pink and brown quilts and they are definitely a favorite of mine.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Oh = the inverted star - LOVE!! And your pink and chocolates... makes me want to go dig in my stash!! Good luck sewing this evening - Im pulling for you!!

Kevin the Quilter said...

You know how much I love that inverted star! Can't wait to see it all together! I haven't had a moment to catch my breath lately...and look at you churning out blog posts and work!!!! LOL

Lynne said...

I'm using WIP Wednesday to keep me motivated too! I didn't participate this week because I was away for a three day weekend so not too much has been happieining in the sewing room except lots more ironing cutting and storing!

seabreezequilts said...

Great blocks living your version of the sampler.

MartiDIY said...

I love the gray star! Great colors in it.

I've wanted to do a pink and brown quilt too, actually a pink and green and brown. I just can't seem to pull the trigger on that combination. I like seeing yours progress though.

Jo said...

I like brown and pink too.

Sue Daurio said...

What a great block. Who would have thought that spiders, bunnies and bras could play so nicely together in one block. So much fun!!

Bonnie said...

Wow is right for that inverted star block. I'll be running over to Craftsy to get the directions. And ditto every thing Sue Dario said. The fussy cutting adds so much to the block. I'm going to check out work in progress links. Thanks for the info. B