Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WIP Wednesday {6.29.2011}

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

It's Wednesday!  Here's whats new...

New Projects

AccuQuilt GO!

I received this box of fun the other day from the good people of AccuQuilt and have been having fun trying out some new dies and experimenting with how this GO! Baby works in comparison to my Accuquilt GO! cutter I received for Christmas.  More on this in the next few days, but a little birdie told me there will be a tutorial featuring this little guy, the hexagon die, and machine piecing hexagons into some yummy summer placemats.  Here's a sneak peek:

4x5 Modern Quilting Bee

I'm super excited to get started with this new off shoot of the 3x6 bee.  Groups of 6 modern quilters making blocks for each of the other 5 quilters in their "hive" using modern fabrics from each members own "stash".  Here's my mosaic I've put together to help my fellow hive-mates:

4x5 modern bee inspiration

In Progress

Farmers Wife QAL

My creation

I've completed blocks 1-10, and as you can see, am 100% embracing the scrappiness!  Hopefully I can keep this on the controlled side of scrappiness and away from train wreck scrappiness.  You'll tell me if I'm veering off track, right?  I am loving making these little blocks...some more than others, but its been fun to practice these more precise traditional piecing methods.  Only 101 more to go...

Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Zero progress.  Maybe I'll get down to it this week.  Or maybe I'll be sending a belated wedding gift.  

Kaleidoscope QAL

This stack of fabrics sure does look yummy.  Unfortunately its still just a stack of fabrics.  Maybe for next week I'll have all sorts of pretty triangles to show!

Quilt tops awaiting quilting

Central Park Baby Quilt
Postage Stamp Quilt

This Weeks Stats

New Projects: 2
Completed Projects: 0
Ongoing Projects: 9

June Bee Blocks
Postage Stamp Quilt
Central Park Baby Quilt
Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Kaliedoscope Quilt Along
Farmers Wife Quilt Along
Dining Room Remodel
Accuquilt GO! tutorial
4 x 5 Modern Quilt Bee


  1. Can't wait to hear about your Accuquilt! Said it already but love your FW blocks. And your 3x6 mosaic is gorgeous!

  2. I didn't realize you already had the big AccuQuilt, can't wait to read about how you feel about this one comparatively! Love those hexies so far!

  3. Those little hexagons look awfully cute!

  4. Mmmmmmmmmmmm can't wait to hear about your cutter. your blocks all look very nice; lovely colours

  5. Fun to read your list of things you are working on--great new ideas for my consideration. I really enjoyed looking at your collage for your 4x5 bee as the colors are so perfectly coordinated with your blog--perfect refreshing summer colors.

    Have fun with your new toy!

    Elizabeth E.

  6. Love the cutters you chose! And I also chose the hexagons die for my Accuquilt... can't wait to see what you do with yours. Also, I'm loving the colors in your mosaic--they are so fresh. :)

  7. Your mosaic for the 4X5 looks great! Anxious to see what you do with the accuquilt - I'm still not sure if it's something I would really use or not. curious.

  8. Oh, can't wait to hear how you like the baby vs. the GO! I have the GO, but it's heavy. It's great at home and for meetings, but I like to crank out some fabric cutting on my lunch break at work, so I'm considering a baby.

  9. Your FW blocks all look great. Your 4x5 mosaic is fantastic, love those colors! My kaleidoscope fabric hasn't gotten anywhere near my rotary cutter either, sadly.

  10. oh I like your 4 x 5 mosaic. It looks great. Can't wait to hear more about the go baby.

  11. Wow! How do you keep track of all that in your head?

  12. Your Farmer's Wife blocks are looking great! Such nice bold colors, love them all. And your 4x5 inspiration mosaic is gorgeous! I hope you're in my hive!

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )