Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIPs on Wednesday!

Another week - gone! I can't believe how fast a week can go by, but this week, at least, has seen a lot of progress!! YEA! As an aside - this post marks my 200th post! Big smiles!

Skill Builders Sampler - TWO blocks finished!

Block 21 - Applied Applique


This block is called Topeka Rose. I did all needle turned applique. It took a Looooooong time. I wondered why on Earth I didn't go with an easier method. But, now that it's done, I am totally proud of what I've done here!!

Block 23 - Drunkard's Path.


I love the name. haha! Leila gave a GREAT tutorial for this method that included how to make the template in whatever size you want and how to get that curve sewn. If anyone is interested in learning to sew these dastardly curves, her tutorial is a great place to learn! It is found HERE.

As another side, this quilt a long has been a great learning experience! It's never too late to join in! The master list of blocks is found HERE!

Baby Boy Puzzle Quilt


Cut out, laid out, and ready to stitch top together! Yay!

E's King Size Zig Zag


I am HALF way through the Half Square Triangles!! YIPEE!!! And you know - the more I get done, the more I love it! The fabrics are gorgeous and this is going to be awesome!!

Baptism Dress - I have decided on what I'm going to do (and it's going to be awesome!). I'm going to get fabric today! :)

Flower Girl dress - I have the beginnings of a design in mind. I am going to sketch it out today and see how we feel!
See? Lots of great progress! I am thrilled! Linking up to Lee's WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

17 comments:

Jennifer said...

woohoo congrats! great projects going here - can't wait to see more!

Leanne said...

The blocks are beautiful! I love the puzzle quilt!

If Toys Could Talk said...

I love your puzzle quilt! Oh, and I can't wait to see the baptism dress. Please be sure to share it!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I love the puzzle quilt!! So cute!! And thanks for the link on the drunkards path block. That has been on my list for some time :)

Lee said...

That puzzle quilt is fun! And your applique looks GREAT! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Melinda said...

OOh! Lovin' your SBS blocks! I hate that I let myself get so behind on that one. I need to make a quilt from the ones I have so I can at least use those up!

Becky M said...

Congrats on finishing that applique block. It looks beautiful (and difficult!). And your curves turned out great on the drunkards path. Those are tough too!

M-R said...

It's all looking so great, Linz! Especially loving the puzzle quilt!

Claire Jain said...

No way, lady. Needle turn is awesome and totally worth the finished product. That is a beautiful block. It stopped me in my tracks! Keep on turning that needle. I'm right behind you just as soon as I knock out some of these other WIPs ;-)

Alison said...

These are all so beautiful! The puzzle pieces idea is fantastic!

A.J. Dub. said...

That puzzle quilt is going to be so fun!
Your needle turn looks awesome!!

Kristen said...

Great projects!!! :)

Letterpress said...

Your readers have said it all, but I add my kudos to theirs: love the puzzle quilt layout, the blocks on the skill-builder quilt-along. I agree with you on needle-turn: so time intensive, but so lovely when it's done (kind of like raising children, right?)


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Michelle said...

What terrific projects! Your applique block especially caught my eye. It is so sweet.

Katie B. said...

I love your puzzle quilt! How fun!

Kelli said...

Wow! I've never seen a puzzle quilt before and it is awesome! Plus, needle-turn...wow! Good for you. I've never attempted it because I know my patience level and I'm not sure I could manage. It's beautiful!

The Thompsons said...

Your Topeka Rose is beautiful! Way too go! I'm still 2 behind. That's my project for this week. :)