Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Seeing as I've missed the last couple WIP Wednesdays, I feel I should have WAY more to show than I do, but I'm doing as well as can be expected with all this gorgeous weather we have been having :D To start with, Bits O Blocks is FINALLY finished!! I just need to give him a wash and deliver him to the proud mama!

I'm still on the fence about the border, but I think with the Kona Coal as the binding, it downplays it a bit.

This is my first attempt and making a creative back for a quilt and even though it is pretty basic, I'm still pretty darn happy about it!

Here is a close-up of the quilting I did. I just went along each row of blocks and I think it made the back look pretty fun and funky.

In further news, I am ready to put my quilt top together for my Kaleidoscope QAL and I'm really happy with it so far. I didn't have enough Bliss fabric to make it into a picnic sized quilt so I used some scraps (the brown polka dot) and I used Kona Snow for the white. I can't wait to get it done in time for the Pioneer Day celebration we will have here on the 25th. There will be booths and a candy cannon and fireworks, so it should put my boys into paroxysms of happiness.
The colors in this picture turned out a bit weird, but if you know Bliss, then you get the idea!

And last (at least for today), I have started piecing my Synchronized Squares together at last. I was a bit bummed when I checked my computer one day only to find that she had posted the final directions for the QAL with a notice that the drawing for the prizes would be within 24 hours of that. I had started piecing it together but knew I couldn't finish it AND post a picture of the completed quilt top within 24 hours (boo) so I put it aside and focused on other projects. I {heart} Central Park and can't wait to see it all finished! It is total eye candy and my son is having the best time helping me put together each block. I will post pics as it comes together a bit more. Wow, I have been pretty busy! Go over to Freshly Pieced and see what everyone else has been up to!


  1. I love your bits o blocks quilt, and the pieced backing is wonderful!

  2. Love your quilt, and that is awesome binding fabric!

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  4. Love the Bits O Blocks quilt! Pieced backings are wonderful. :) I rather enjoy them myself.