Wednesday, January 26, 2011

WIP Wednesday!

I haven't finished anything this week, but I've been a sewing machine (get it? sewing machine? heh).

Anyway...I finished all 48 blocks for Rachel's Postage Stamp Quilt-Along.
Hello Betty Postage Stamp Progress
I'm using Hello Betty fabric, and I love the way it's turning out. I'm only showing half of the blocks here. This is going to be a big quilt! I just need to sew the blocks together to finish the quilt top...after I finish pressing them (groan).

Hello Betty Postage Stamp Progress
One of the things I like most about this fabric is that it has three solids--teal, orange, and brown.

Sanctuary coins
I also got all of my fabric cut for Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coins Quilt-Along. I'm using Sanctuary (with Kona Coal as sashing), which my mom got me for Christmas (thanks, mom!). I'm in love with this fabric. Can't wait for the next step!

There are some great quilt-alongs starting up now. I'm so tempted to join this one, and this one, and most of all this one. But for now I'm resisting.

Kitchen window block
Oh, and I finished my bee block for Cherie!

I finished my Red Letter Day quilt top tonight. I might wait to show it to you once it's all finished up. Or I could show you a sneak peek of the quilt top tomorrow...


I'm linking up to Lee's blog!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

Lee said...

I've said it already on Flickr, but I absolutely LOVE your postage stamp quilt. I think you've got me convinced that I need to do this quilt-along too!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a fabulous week!

AnneMarie said...

Woowee! You certainly did have to be a machine to get all those little stamps done!

Elizabeth D. said...

I adore your postage stamp top! That Hello Betty looks so cute!! And those Sanctuary coins are just gorgeous. I just love the colors in that collection, especially the colorway you're using.

Mary said...

Love your postage stamp quilt! I've wanted to do a aqua-red quilt, but haven't seen any super great inspirations til now!

Angie said...

I am doing the sliced quilt along too! Great job with your postage stamp quilt along.

Kimberly White said...

Your postage stamp quilt is AWESOME! And I really like your bee block! I'm off to check out the quilt alongs you mentioned! Happy WIP wednesday!
Kim

Kristie said...

Love! Can't wait for my mailperson to bring my Hello Betty so I can catch up!

traceyjay said...

I wanna see the Red Letter Day!

Postage stamp is beautiful.
Block is great.
Fabrics will be gorgeous. :)

and pressing is a total groan.

felicity said...

You ARE a machine! Whoa! I have a Hello Betty honey bun awaiting my inspiration - seeing all those fabrics in your postage stamp quilt may just be it.

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Shelley said...

Wow! Your postage stamp quilt is ambitious! So cool. I love the sanctuary fabrics you picked for the coins too. I made need to get some of that line for myself!

A.J. Dub. said...

Love your sliced coins fabric. Almost makes me wish I had pulled out my McKenzie. Almost.
Great progress on your postage stamp quilt too!It's cute!

CityHouseStudio said...

Your postage stamp quilt is beautiful!
Michelle

Sunshine said...

Uhm... all your corners in the postage stamp quilt are matching. Are you human? *just kidding!* I glanced at it, then I looked again, and then I studied the picture, because really, couldn't you have offset just one corner by a bit to make me feel adequate??? *hahaha* It looks wonderful, good job, and awesome corner matching!

Jennifer said...

I love the shades of gray in the bee block for Cherie!