Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WIP Sunday: Yes, I Know It Is Tuesday!

So I'm a bit behind. Forgive me. Please. I have about a million and 1 things underway and I'm making tiny steps of progress in between growing a baby and working full time. Hamster is doing well and I'm at 33 weeks! Two more months people! It is crunch time around here as we try to get the rest of the things ready for Hamster's arrival. Her bedroom isn't finished yet, just waiting for some furniture and time to hang up the wee clothes.
I'm working on finishing up a quilt for my bestie, Heidi's (aka Digital Misfit) Mom! It will be a special surprise for her after having a bit of a medical related scare. I want to cheer her up and give her something to snuggle with. I took the class at our local art center from my favorite quilting teacher. The pattern is called X-quisitly amazing by Sharyn Craig.
This photo was taken before I started sewing the blocks together. They are now rows waiting to be made into the quilt top. It will be finished with a inner border of gray and an outer border of black.
WIP X-Quisitly Amazing

At our last guild meeting some red gingham was tossed out on the tables and a challenge was set forth. Take some scraps and make a block using some of your own coordinating fabrics and bring it back for a chance to win all completed blocks. I grabbed a couple pieces and came home and whipped up this block. I just opened a book I had and found a 12 1/2 finished block and made it! I used cream and beige Kona as accents.

Quilt Guild Challenge Block
I'm also working on 2 pieces for the Hoop Up and Send Swap on flickr. This piece is for the lovely Katy (LethargicLass). Her theme was "maps". I drew up my own map with 3 special stops done in stitches. This is just a portion of the design since it is a WIP I didn't want to share the whole thing.Hoop Up WIP
So I have been busy, I promise! I'm also working on a super duper secret surprise for Heidi as well. Won't share that until it is finished and has arrived at her door. ;) Have a wonderful week!

1 comment:

Digital Misfit said...

Mom is going to cry when that quilt arrives! Thank you so much for doing this for her.
You totally rocked that gingham challenge too!
LOVE your stitching on Katy's piece
and super jazzed about my secret project!