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! :)


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!


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.

Jen said...

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