Wednesday, April 27, 2011

W.I.P. Wednesday

Wednesday again! I felt pretty productive this week. Let's check the list.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Circle of Geese
Block for Sew Beautiful bee

Ongoing projects:

Dirt bike quilt for Margaret's Hope Chest
This is my plan for the dirt bike quilt. Dirt bike quilt? Yep! I signed up to make a quilt for Wrapped in Hope, a part of Margaret's Hope Chest that provides birthday quilts for children with a parent in prison. I'm making a quilt for a 3-year-old boy who requested an orange dirt bike quilt. Luckily, I know a thing or two about 3-year-old boys (but really just a thing or two...everything else about mine is a mystery). I got started on my quilt top last night, and I'm pretty excited about it! More soon.

Bottled Rainbows
eggplant rainbow
Well, I finished the quilt top and got it basted. Then I jumped in with some straight-line quilting. And it's pretty rough. The intersections got really lumpy. I think I need to come to terms with the fact that my machine and straight-line quilting are not friends (maybe on smaller quilts, but not ones of this size). So I think I'm going to rip out the stitches and come up with a new plan. I really like what Crystal did with her hand-quilting, so I might try that (this will be come a long-term project!).

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Red Letter Day quilt
Postage Stamp quilt (I was thinking about straight-line quilting this one, but because of my troubles with the Bottled Rainbows, I'm considering a long-arm.)
Bottled Rainbows

To do:
Dirtbikes quilt (in the mail by mid-May)
Blocks for do. Good Stitches
Houndstooth quilt
Deer quilt
iPod covers for my nephews
Baby blankets

Good news: I haven't added any new projects to my list. But...I'm soon going to be sans quilt-along, so I'll be needing a new one soon! Does anyone know of any starting up?

Head to Lee's to see what everyone else has going on.


Lee said...

That has to be the coolest dirt bike quilt I have EVER seen. Well, okay, it's the only dirt bike quilt I've ever seen, but I'm sure it would be the coolest if I'd seen more than one, because you've got a great design going there! Also LOVE the donkey in your bottled rainbows block!

Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Marci Girl said...

Yes, dirt bike quilt is possibly the sweetest think I have ever heard! I am also worried about straight line quilting my bottled rainbows (when I get to that point!) Don't know of any new quilt-alongs...but if I hear of one, I'll pass the info your way.

Kati said...

I love the dirt bike idea. That's going to be an awesome quilt. The donkey on your purple block is my favorite.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Love your design for the dirt bike quilt! What a treasure for a little child in need.

Bree said...

That dirt bike quilt looks like it's going to be a lot of fun.

I LOVE that donkey (horse?) in rainboots on your Bottled Rainbows block! Too funny!

patchworkdelights said...

Lovely work and I love your block for the Sew Beautiful Bee. Gorgeous!

Marci Girl said...

I just stumbled across a new quilt along just starting up!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Oh my gosh, that is the coolest dirt bike quilt idea ever! Love the road!!! I understand about the QAL withdrawal - Aneela Hoey (of Sherbet Pips fame) is doing one on her blog and so is Twin Fibers, like Marci mentioned. Happy sewing :)

CityHouseStudio said...

LOVE the dirt bike quilt idea!
And your bottled rainbow and bee block are so pretty!
And I need a new quilt along, too!

felicity said...

The donkey in wellies made me smile this morning - thank you! Awesome dirt bike quilt!!

Kerstin said...

Love the donkey, so cute! And the bee block is beautiful!

Dee said...

The donkey is a favorite with me too! Bless your heart for doing the dirt bike quilt...having three boys who've already been will be well loved.

The Geese in the circle block is so happy!

marlene@ByTheSeam said...

What a wonderful rainbow block, love the donkey with the boots on. The dirt bike quilt will be well loved I am sure. What a nice idea that is to make a quilt for a kid with an absent parent. Nice flying geese block, one I want to make one of these days.

Jessica Kelly said...

Ohh I love your circle geese block, that is one of my favs. Your dirt bike quilt sounds awesome, cant wait to see more!!

Vicky said...

Love the fabrics you choose for the bottle rainbow square!

Mary said...

Does the donkey on the purple block have a name? because he should.

do you happen to have a tutorial for the circle of geese block?

audreypawdrey said...

I love the dirt bike quilt, and the donkey is so perfect on you rainbow block. I hope you are all safe after the storms that came through the area yesterday.

~Carla~ said...

Wow, your blocks are gorgeous!! I especially love the first one... the colours are awesome together! :)

Kate said...

I adore the donkey! You're right, he's distracting. :) The dirt bike quilt looks like it'll be a lot of fun, too.

Kate S. said...

Love the circle of geese block and the donkey in your bottled rainbows block! :)

Unknown said...

I love, love your purple block for your bottled rainbows quilt!

the gathering girls said...

Your purple block is wonderful...and I love the dirt bike quilt!! I came over to you from Freshly Pieced!

Hendersonhcua said...

Does the donkey on the purple block have a name? because he should. do you happen to have a tutorial for the circle of geese block?