Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Works in Progress

First, a finished project!
My tiny double hourglass pillow is done!
I made up this smaller version of a double hourglass quilt to try circular quilting.
I wanted to see how I liked it prior to quilting my large double hourglass.  

Blogged here
Conclusion:  I love the circular quilting on these squares.
And I have fallen in love with hand quilting.
So I'm going to go for it on the big quilt  -- 1 square done, 55 to go!
Thanks to everyone for your advice last week about the circles and hand quilting.


I've been working on these pennant blocks, too.
I decided to QAYG after reading Rachel's recent post on Stitched in Color.
So I did some FMQ stippling in the white portion of the blocks.  
When I piece the entire quilt, I'll do some straight line quilting on the borders.

I made up 2 fish blocks with these dots, so far.
I'm trying to teach myself how to paper piece.  I fell in love with this block from Poppyprint (pattern found at Quilters Cache), and MUST make this someday!  The paper piecing pattern on this site is free, and they have a beginning lesson/tutorial that they recommend that you try first.  It was not nearly as difficult as I had imagined.  These cute little blocks finish at about 4.5 inches square, so either I'm going to need alot of these, or I'll add some borders.

Last project (that I have photos of!): the charm square tumbler quilt from Moda Bake Shop.  A great little project.  Fairly quick to piece, and I think it will be fun to quilt.  When I get around to it!

Check out some amazing projects at:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

21 comments:

  1. Great progress so far! I love those little fishy blocks, very cool :)

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  2. I love the hand quilted circles! They do look fantastic with that block. I am working on hadn quilting this week, too. The fish ae adorable as well.. that reminds me to get my munki munki quilt started....

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  3. oh wow, those hand quilted circles are great! That is going to be amazing on the large quilt. You have way more patience than I do! Those fish are adorable too.

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  4. great job on your handquilting!

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  5. Lots of lovely stuff here. The pennant blocks are especially sweet.

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  6. Those Heather Ross quilt blocks are great, that's my favorite fabric!

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  7. Oh, so much cuteness here, I hardly know what to comment on first! The HR goldfish blocks are sooo cute, that's one of my favorite prints. And your hand-quilting looks wonderful. Love the tumbler quilt, I want to do one of those someday.

    Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

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  8. The fishy blocks and pennants are awesome! And I'm so impressed with your hand quilting and paper peicing - two skills I haven't tried yet! Have a great week!

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  9. Hand quilting - such dedication needed but so rewarding at the end! I love the bunting blocks. It's great to see pieced bunting so many blocks/quilts I have seen have been appliquéd. Well done!

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  10. You are off to such a great start! Keep up the excellent work.

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  11. those fish/polka dot block are awesome!

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  12. All of your projects are so lovely!

    So glad to hear the tumbler quilt was fairly easy to piece. I have been eyeing this tutorial on MBS for a long time!

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  13. I absolutely love your goldfish blocks - they are adorable! :)

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  14. The gold fish blocks ARE great. I also want to try that block that Poppyprint made!

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  15. Wonderful progress congrats! Your little pillow is great and so is the hand quilting :)

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  16. Wow, you have been busy! The little goldfish blocks are adorable and the finished cushion looks amazing.

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  17. Love the fishy blocks! So adorable!

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  18. Look at you sew busy! Lovely projects.

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  19. Yay for hand quilting! It is going to be awesome.

    Your choice of all-polka dots was perfect for your fishies. Adorable.

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  20. New to your blog (found you at Red Pepper Quilt's blog list). Cute quilt! And I love the "fish dots." what a cute combo!

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