Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WiP Wednesday!

GREAT week!! Best week ever, really...

First - I WON an AccuQuilt Go! Baby!!!!!!!! Squeeee!!!! It's set to arrive on Friday!!! I am SO excited!!!!!! (Thanks AGAIN Elizabeth!!!) :)

Second - I FINISHED the Kaleidoscope quilt!!! Check it out HERE!

Next - I painted, reorganized, and cleaned out our home office. Turned out to be a HUGE undertaking, but I am happy with the result. Check out the awesome vinyl quote I put up...


Because it's just not home without a Harry Potter quote on the wall. ;)

Okay - sewing WiPs!! Princess finished her 4th and final pink block and started laying out her first yellow block. I am so proud of her!


I made a few more squares for the Summer series! Here's a picture if my seven completed blocks:


Love. Them. The new ones are the Star (Top middle), Arkansas Traveler (top right), and the 6 point star (middle). I love them ALL! I did another 6 point star, string style, but decided it was too busy and went for a simpler, non-string version and LOVE it!! This series has been so great!

Skill Builders: Arizona Block


I actually had to do this entire block twice. Why? Because... I used some white fabric from my stash that was - apparently - pretty crappy. It SHRANK as I ironed it. It was the most bizarre thing I've ever seen! So, I had to redo the million HST's (augh!) and ended up with this beauty. I really, really like the finished product!!

Other things (no pictures):

Queen Frolic - basted, ready to quilt!!
Halloween Quilt - Oops again. :)
A new bag for myself!!! - cut out! AND I mad a square to sew on the outside. I can't wait to finish this up and post pictures!! Stay tuned!!

Well, happy WiP Wednesday!! Be sure to check out all of the awesome WiPs at Freshly Pieced!!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

18 comments:

janeylulu said...

LOVE the Harry Potter quote! Where did you get it? I want one!

And congrats on the Go Baby win!

Lee said...

I was so happy for you when I saw that you won the Go! Awesome!! And your Summer Sampler blocks looks a-MAZ-ing together. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday! : )

Elizabeth D. said...

You are having one heck of an awesome week!!! Yay :) I can't wait for your GO! to get to you, I bet you're going to make some lovely things with it. Your Summer Sampler blocks are looking fab all together like that - I love the colors you're using :)

Melinda said...

Love the HP quoted! Daughter and I went Sunday to see the last movie. Fabulous! It's been fun having something she and I have enjoyed together. But I digress; Princesses blocks are looking great, your SBS block is so bright and crisp, and I am so jealous of your FW blocks. I just can't add it right now!

Connie said...

Wow have you been busy! Love your Kaleidoscope quilt!

Becky said...

omg, shrinky dink fabric!? That sucks! The finished block looks great though. And I love the harry potter quote, it's fantastic. Congrats on the Go win!

Happy Turtle said...

Your skill builder block is so well done... and I love the shoes on your header... :)
Carol

Letterpress said...

What I love about your blocks is that you have the idea of contrast down pat. I have seen LOTS and LOTS of these blocks on our WIP day and so many of them look like mush--yours don't look that way. I think when these blocks are successful are when there is a strong contrast between the two fabrics. That's why I love love love your blocks, plus those yummy colors.

Congrats on winning the Go Baby machine, congrats on getting the home dec project finished and congrats on that cute kid's smile with his new short haircut!

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

kristastitched said...

awesome progress! fun colors for you summer sampler, and that skill builder block is beautiful. how cool that you're getting your daughter involved in quilting! her blocks look great too :D

Diane said...

Congrats on the Go! The summer series and the skill builder blocks look great!

Katie B. said...

Love your Summer Sampler progress! So bright and fun!

Greta said...

I really like the way that quote looks on the wall. We are getting ready to move and I think I might try something like this in the new house. The kitchens been redone but it's all white and since we are renting I won't be painting. A removeable vinyl quote might be just the right thing.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh, love that quote :-) I was at HP on Monday night, can't believe its over! Your blocks are lovely and your Kaleidoscope is just fab, love it!! Love the colours. It's amazing how different it looks to mine given they're the same pattern.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

congratulations on that win!!! I sooooo want one....nice work on your projects too.

The Thompsons said...

What a week! I'll try to just be happy for you and not jealous that you got the Accuquilt. ;) That's seriously crazy that your fabric shrunk. Your patches are looking great!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I really like the colors you chose for your summer series blocks. Very pretty!

Kelli said...

LOVE the HP quote...one of my favorites too! And everytime I see one of your Summer blocks on flickr I automatically go "OOOHHH!" and want to make a set just like yours! THey're looking great.

Debbie said...

congrats on the 'GO' - lucky you! Love your kaleidoscope AND your summer sampler blocks - wow!