Wednesday, February 1, 2012

WIP Wednesday {2.1.2012}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

It's Wednesday, and you all know what that means, times to dish on this weeks progress!  No completed projects to share, but I have made decent progress on my Swoon quilt and my FLiQS swap mini, here's a peek:

In Progress

FLiQS

FLiQS quilt top

FLiQS

I put the finishing touches on my sparkle punch mini quilt top for my FLiQS partner, and I have to say I'm quite smitten.  My partner and I seem to have very similar quilty tastes, so it's no surprise I'm super tempted to keep this one for me!  I've started hand quilting this little guy, and I'm hoping to get a good bit more quilted this weekend on our trip out of town to visit friends.

Swoon Quilt

Swoon Blocks 1-6

I'll tell you a little secret.  When I started on my Swoon I wasn't super sold on the idea that I would love this quilt when all was said and done.  The pattern is just a little more traditional than my typical tastes, but I was drinking the Swoon Kool Aid and was caught up in the Swoon-along excitement.  I figured I'd give it a go and at least use up some stash fabric that needed to be used, and see where this went.  Well, after seeing 6 of my 9 blocks completed, I have to say I'm in love.  This may just be my most favorite favorite quilt to date and I am itching to get the last three blocks completed to see what it will look like.

New Projects

Retro Flowers Baby Quilt

Beginnings of a baby quilt

I decided to start a new baby quilt for a dear friend who will be having a baby girl next month.  I know she is a huge fan of aqua, so I decided to use one of my current favorite color combos of light grey, yellow and aqua.  I am using Christina's Retro Flowers Quilt as my inspiration, and have altered the dimensions to use my Accuquilt GO! Baby and Drunkards Path die.  I am really excited to see this quilt come together, its such a fresh and fun pattern and will be just perfect for a new baby girl.  

This Weeks Stats:
New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 6

Swoon 
Retro Flowers baby quilt
Sparkle Punch mini
February Bee Blocks
Crochet Afghan
Farmers Wife QAL

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23 comments:

  1. You're being very productive.

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  2. These look great...I'm jealous of how far along you are on your Swoon quilt :)

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  3. ooh love the retro flowers block!

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  4. Love that retro flowers quilt. I just got that pattern to start my own wall hanging for my daughter. I've been oogling it for a long time. Can't wait to see what other fabrics you use.

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  5. Wow!! I love all of them. The first one has fabulous colours; so fresh.
    Swoon is wonderful; and the retro baby quilt is so different...very noce.

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  6. I can't wait to see the hand quilting on you sparkle punch, I'm still undecided how to do mine and was thinking of handquilting...
    Also love the retro flowers, very nice.

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  7. I LOVE that sparkle punch mini!

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  8. Your Swoon quilt is making me swoon! I haven't even started cutting yet...

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  9. I loooooove the Retro Flower quilt and have been admiring it for a while. Can't wait to see more of that.

    The perle cotton photo is beautiful!

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  10. Your Swoon is amazing! I'm finally going to start mine this week! Aren't the retro flowers amazing to do with the Go!baby die! I'm dong some in 1930's reproduction fabric and I love them. Perfect idea to use them for a baby quilt!

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  11. I love what you're doing with the drunkard's path blocks. I've thought about doing the exact same thing. You're always a step ahead of me!

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  12. These projects are so cute! I find them completely invigorating. Thanks for sharing your progress! I'm totally motivated for an evening of sewing!

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  13. I LOVE Retro Flowers! I must make something using that block SOON. : ) And I adore the colors for your Sparkle Punch, especially that perle cotton. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!

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  14. I love the retro flowers block! And your swoon blocks, just amazing. Can't wait to see the last 3!

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  15. Everything looks great! LOVE that retro flowers block :)

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  16. Your work is great! Love your sparkle punch mini quilt, it really sparkles! and the swoons are so fresh and modern, beautiful!

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  17. Love that mini, and the retro flowers are looking really cool!

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  18. I cannot wait to see your finished Sparkle Punch mini, I want one for me!!! :)

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  19. i would be tempted to keep the sparkle quilt too!

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  20. so loving your sparkle punch. but then again I think your Swoon are just so awesome! Very fun!!

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  21. Love , love the Sparkle Quilt. I have the Swoon pattern just haven't started yet. Jealous you have so much done.

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  22. Absolutely adore everything in this post Jess!! I am swooning, I have the retro flowers ready to go when I can find some time and I would love to try the sparkle punch too! Can we please have an extra day in the week for sewing???

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