Monday, January 27, 2014

Work-in-progress update

I typically finish a quilt before starting a new one and almost never have more than 2 in production at once so I am not sure how this happened, but I have a ton of quilts and patterns in progress right now. 

Here is a little update on where things stand...

Vintage Stars quilt:
Quilt finished!  (Will be highlighted later this week).  I am still working on the pattern, I hope to have it out to my reviewers by the end of this week.  A little sneak peak:

Guild Challenge quilt:
At my quilt guild we are having a quilt challenge to make a mini-sized quilt using some sort of text.  I am thinking of using these low volume text prints as the background and appliqueing some words over the background patchwork maybe using a quote from my favorite movie "The Princess Bride".  Right now I have prints and a very loose plan.

Shoo Fly Pie quilt:
This quilt is doing double duty, it is going to be a baby shower quilt for my boss (she is having a boy) and is a test quilt for my new pattern, Shoo Fly Pie.  The quilt is made with some prints from the Modern Maritime collection by Riley Blake.  My boss's baby shower is Feb 17th so I have a hard deadline for this quilt.  The blocks for the quilt are made, I need to sew them together and figure out a backing now.

Quilt for my new Niece/Nephew
My brother and sister-in-law are expecting their third baby in March so I need to get to making them a baby quilt.  They are no finding out the sex of the baby and I want to have the quilt ready to ship so I need to have a baby girl quilt and a baby boy quilt ready and I don't even have patterns picked out yet.

I also want to make the baby's sister and brother little gifts too, I am going to make them each a bag using a pattern by Katherine @ Sew Me Something Good (blogged, pattern on craftsy).  The pattern looks wonderful and I am so looking forward to trying it.

Secret quilt:
I have a secret quilt in the works that will hopefully be unveiled in late February / early March.  This was my first time writing a tutorial using photographs instead of computer generated images and it was challenging to make sure that each step was photographed well because it is very difficult to go back for more pictures.

Wow, writing this all down has helped organize my to do list (and I will admit that there are some additional things on the list that I have not even started)...I better get working!  What are you up to lately?

I'm linking up to Anything Goes Mondays @ Stitch by Stitch,  Design Wall Monday @ Patchwork TimesSew Cute Tuesday @ Blossom Heart QuiltsQuilt Story Fabric TuesdayLet's Bee Social @Sew Fresh QuiltsShow and Tell Tuesday @ I Have to SayWIPs Wednesday @ Esthers Blog, and WIP @ Freshly Pieced.


  1. Looking forward to your surprise quilt and tutorial.

  2. you have been mighty busy. Everything looks wonderful. I look forward to the new patterns and tutorials.and I almost always have several quilts in the making weather its piecing topping or actually doing the quilting not to mention the list of patterns and qUilts that I want to make. the list is endless the fabric is fantastic and the patterns are beautiful I don't know where to stop and where to start.

  3. That Shoo Fly Pie quilt is really cute and will make a great baby quilt!

  4. I really love the colors you chose! The red is perfect.

  5. cool collection of fabrics. The block looks like it would be very versatile and would look good in many colors. The red really set off the block.

  6. The shoe fly is so bright and charming. And it's fun that you thought of The Princess Bride as that's the movie they used for inspiration in this months Film Petite, where they make kids clothes based on a movie.

  7. Wait a minute, what is this text mini quilt challenge? How did I miss hearing about this? And I also love Princess Bride so much!!

  8. I love your Shoo Fly quilt with the bright red centers and triangles. Very fun!

  9. Love the nautical Shoo Fly Pie.

  10. Beautiful stars...But I love the shoo Fly Pie design. The other colors really make that red pop!
    - Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting

  11. I love the colors you used in your Vintage Stars quilt. So pretty!

  12. Loving the Shoo Fly... it is really really fab.

  13. Love your vintage stars and show fly pie quilts!

  14. I wonder what our guild challenge will be this year.
    Last year was my first year to be a part of the guild and give it a try. I had fun even though everyone else's work was fantastic.

  15. Love the Shoo Fly quilt, it's just perfect for a baby boy. Good luck with all your goals.

  16. Love the Shoo Fly Pie quilt! It is so cute, absolutely perfect for a baby :)


  17. I love it when couples do not know the gender of the baby. Back when I had my children, we had no clue of the gender. My husband was not in the delivery room for the birth of our son - rules, rules, rules. He was there for the birth of our daughter. He was so excited that he almost pulled me off the delivery table. We have been divorced for 16 years and that is still one of the fondest memories I have of him. Obviously, it wasn't all bad - we were married 23.5 years.


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