Tuesday, June 21, 2011

WiP Wednesday!

It's Wednesday again!! It sure seems to creep up on me. I was THRILLED to have a great finish this week!! Yay for Bottled Rainbows!! And thank you all for the BR love! It means a lot! :)

As far as my "In Progress" drawer goes... it felt shockingly empty. With the BR quilt out of there, there is a lot of space! LOL! Must... fill... space... which leads me to a story. The kids and I went up to Cedar City on Monday with my husband who had to work up there for a few hours. Now, when I have a few spare hours in an unfamiliar place, and happen to find a fabric store in my "safe zone" (I get lost easily...), things happen. I don't think I should have to take responsibility for my actions in those circumstances... ;)

What happened? This:



Fabric for a Bottled Rainbow-esqe quilt! But!! This one will not be made by me, but by my 7 year old daughter!!! Yep, she wants to make one for her bed, but instead of Rainbows, she wanted blocks in just four colors! See what she picked out? I think she's got a great eye for colors. Anyway, I will piece the blocks, but she will do all of the scraps! So from now until this one is done - expect a "Princess WiP" section! I am tickled!

Now, for my WiPs...

Skill Builder Sampler Quilt-a-long - Block #1, Log Cabin


I like how this one came out. A lot. I am planning to make every block with nothing but scraps, if I can help it, so it might end up being wild, but that's okay. I'm building my skills, and that's what matters!

Hex


Almost have the top pieced! Only 4 rows left to go! And that won't take long! I am loving this! I can't wait to piece a back as well!! I also am having visions of awesome quilting floating around... we'll see! :)

Oh, dude. That's all! See, I really do need to fill my "In Progress" drawer... I know! I'll pull out this long forgotten project!


Yea!! Dancing Squares! :)

Be sure to check out all of the awesome WiPs at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

17 comments:

Kylie Lloyd said...

Some great blocks there. Can't wait to see what your princess makes with her colours. I love it when our kids become addicted to fabric too.

Elizabeth D. said...

Awww, that's awesome that your 7-year-old wants to make her own quilt!!! She's got great taste in colors :)

Becky said...

I love that your little girl has caught the quilt bug! so fun that you can work with her on something. I like your skill builder block. And your hex quilt is coming along nicely!

Dee said...

Sew happy your draw was empty! What an awesome accomplishment!

Melinda said...

See? Moms can be inspiring too sometimes! Check this one out too; someone did a rainbow hexie quilt that I think is gorgeous!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53837088@N05/5842373982/in/faves-59475950@N04/
Love your LC!

Katie B. said...

Love that log cabin block! It's so cute that your little girl is making her own BR. I could see how that would appeal to a 7-year-old!

Sleepless In St. George said...

Don't forget that you can always use up some of my scraps! I love the bottled rainbow quilt!

Leanne said...

Lovely log cabin block and that hex quilt is going to be great. Nice that you have a chance to work with your daughter so she can learn to quilt!

Bree said...

Your skill builder block looks great. I feel like I'm already falling behind after seeing everybody's this week! I need to get mine put together too.

And how sweet that your daughter wants to make her own modified rainbow quilt!

Jennifer said...

My daughter is 5 and she's really interested in what I'm doing, but she is kinda still scared of the sewing machine. I can't wait until she wants to make a quilt of her own!

I love your skill builder block. I think it will end up looking great with all scrappy blocks!

Marti said...

Perhaps you might link the "Freshly Pieced" place when you mention it for those of us who have utterly no clue what you are talking about but would still like to check it out?

tiffany said...

ya know you can add the purse to your empty drawer i like all the squares youve done i like the hex one most im so excited to see the princess wips

Debbie said...

Love that you are helping your daughter make a quilt 'like' yours! It's a good thing!

Jessica said...

oh I love that your daughter wants to make a quilt! I must have missed your bottled rainbows, it looks fantastic! great WIPs!

Marsha S said...

Had I know about the skills quilt along when it started I would have jumped right in. However, I just feel like I have way too many projects going now to deal with adding something new :(

Sadie said...

How sweet that your daughter has the quilting bug too! She picked beautiful colours.
Love your log cabin, I'm doing the SBS too, isn't it fun!

Amy said...

I can not wait to see your daughters BR quilt!! I love the log cabin block and the colors you used.