Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIPs on the 4th!

Happy Independence Day, America!!

I feel like I've gotten a lot done this week! Here we go!

Skill Builders Sampler QAL

I have FINISHED!!! All 36 blocks are done! I am so so so excited! Here are my last few:

First off, I redid block 33 - Mini Lone Star.


This one is the best of the three, but it still gave me some guff. But I really like it in these fabrics!

Block 35 - Feathered Star


I really like this block. I did the paper pieced version, and I am glad! I struggled a little getting the subunits together, especially the middle square, but - all in all - I am very happy with it!!

Block 36 - Alice's Butterfly


Hands down, my favorite block of the series! I love butterflies! And, it came together very well for me! I felt very confident sewing the curves and the Y seams. I just love how it came out! I am going to do this block again and make it into a pillow for my mother in law's birthday!

I am so glad that I did this quilt a long! I have really learned so so much! A huge THANK YOU to Leila for hosting this incredible series! And, here they are in all their glory!!


 Wow. Just, wow. Now I just need to decide how get them all sewn together! :)

Beejeebers

This month's block - scrappy log cabin! ***LOVE***


Turned out cute! I hope Laura likes it!

Coming up this week - piecing the top of my game night quilt, starting a dress, and making 10 utility bags for my husbands climbing gear. Fun stuff!

Happy WIP Wednesday!! Be sure to check out all of the awesome WIPs at Freshly Pieced!

11 comments:

Tessa Marie said...

Wow, those are some amazing blocks. I love the feathered star. Have fun putting them together...I think sashing in between would be lovely. Now, what color?...

Penny Poppleton said...

I am hardcore crushing on that feathered star block. Where is this mythical paper pieced tutorial? :)

Jamie Lee said...

Your sampler is beautiful! What a lot of work, and it just turned out so pretty!

The Thompsons said...

Congrats on completing all the Skill Builder Blocks!! They look fabulous!! I still have the last 2 to do. :)

Sarah said...

The skill builders look great!! They look a bit scary for me, but I guess that's why they're skill builders, right? :)

Michelle Walkenhorst said...

My favorite blocks: value 9 patch, circles, surveyor's compass, flowering snowball, mini lone star, pinwheels, virginia star, and #19 my absolute favorite.

An amazing demonstration of your skillz!

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Glad the last couple of Skill Builder blocks worked out. I had fun drafting them....and still need to make them ;-) Actually have 12 to go. Congrats on getting them finished.

Jessica Kelly said...

Wow! your skill builder blocks look amazing! Will make such an awesome quilt!

tiffany said...

super cute i like the butterfly square and then in the picture right underneith it i like the flower square its the top row second from the left

OPQuilt said...

Your feathered star is a stunner. But I wouldn't expect any less from you--you are a Sewing Goddess, for sure!

Elizabeth E.
opquilt.com

Jen said...

Wow, incredible work. You are amazing. Way to stick with it!