Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Here we go!

M's Wedding Quilt:

So, on Saturday, I had one of those "Holy Moly!" moments when I realized that my sister in law's wedding was a week away! And I had done not a thing by way of a gift. So, I did what any quilter would do... I went and bought fabric! :)

After my 6 pointed star, I thought it would be really pretty to do a quilt for her with those. Then I thought, "Hey, I have a diamond die for my Accuquilt! That will work!" So I calculated, bought all of the fabric, cut all of the fabric, then - and only then - did I realize what I had gotten myself into...

Y seams.

I've done a few before, but not many. But, I was well past the point of no return, so I forged ahead. The first 3 were my learning curve. They weren't bad, but certainly not great. Here - my first...


But, fortunately, I figured out a lot of tricks as I went and they got much, MUCH better! Here's my last!




Yea! I actually finished the quilt last night, but I sill need to get pictures, so stay tuned!! Also, I will be putting together a tutorial for this block very soon!!
E's King Size:

I am going to quilt on a long arm quilting machine for the first time this Saturday!! YEA! And the best part - I get to meet Melissa, of Happy Quilting fame!!! YEA!!

Wedding Project:

Our first shoot is coming up and I have the Western Wedding Skirt planned and cut out! I think it's going to turn out really great!!


Well, that's all! Be sure to check out all the WIPs over at Freshly Pieced!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 comments:

Shelly said...

Gorgeous star blocks!

Katie B. said...

Well, I just bought some fabric for a friend who is currently on her honeymoon, so you're way ahead of me! :) Your stars look beautiful.

Can't wait to hear about your longarm experience!

Jessica said...

Those stars are just stunning, great job with the points!!

Melissa Corry said...

Can't wait to see your new 6 point star quilt and looking forward to that tutorial :) And you crack me up with the fame thing. I am super excited to get to meet you as well :) It is going to be so much fun!!!

Becky M said...

Great job with those y seams, those are so tricky! Have fun with the long arm.

tiffany said...

wow you are awsome those quilts are amazing

Melinda said...

Braver than me...I started a project with Y seams and gave up. Primarily I stopped because it wasn't going to anyone; I was just trying it. I definitely need to try again. Yours looks great! Can't wait to see it all done!
Good luck on the long arm. I know several people around here that have them but they all do long arming on the side so not too many people are willing to teach it.

The Thompsons said...

I absolutely love the colors you are using in that quilt. That star is so fun, too.

Lee said...

Great job on those Y seams! I've struggled with those myself. And good job getting a gift done so quickly! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )