Wednesday, July 11, 2012

WIP :: 7/11/12

Whew - summer has been just as busy as normal schedule so far! I'm glad to be back to post for the Work In Progress, I seemed to keep missing Wednesdays over at Freshly Pieced the last couple of weeks.  On with the show: lots of pix today!

-Quilt Camp!  Does it count as my finish since I'm in charge of camp?  Yes you say? Oh good.  :)  I had 55 kids in 2 weeks this year for camp, ages 5-16, and 3 different projects for the skill levels.  Just typing that is a lot, but it was so much fun!  I love having the kids come & make their projects start to finish, and seeing them learn about & love quilts as they do it.  Click here for more information and to see how awesome the kids were this year! We go through about 15+yds. of batting, 20+yds. of backing fabrics, and a lot of white as you can see in the picture below!
33 yds. muslin: pre-camp

what's left post-camp!
-mini project: We host a Kidz Day in the Arts each year at the Museum with hands-on activities for kids, free admission to the galleries & other activities.  This year the theme is the Olympics, and I found a great idea on Michael's website for this cute Olympic torch craft.  Saw it, stopped everything to try it out, used my AccuQuilt to cut out some stars and voila!

-Christmas quilt: the top is finished!  I had all the blocks together for several weeks, and wanted to make it a bit wider.  While on vacation, Momm & I went to a quilt shop in WI and I found the coordinating blue plaid print on sale- a nice surprise.  It's certainly Christmas in July with this finished top.

in progress
-Roman Stripe: Momm & I had a quilt day at home towards the end of vacation which was great.  I worked away at making more of these blocks & love how quick they are to come together. I realized I'll need the quilt to be about 9 x 11 blocks for a total of 99 blocks!  This is way more than the 56 blocks I was originally thinking, so I'll have to keep churning these out.

-Swap blocks: right now I'm looking at how big of a quilt I want with these blocks.  Love how it looks as a large quilt, or it could be 2 smaller quilts. Not sure yet - stay tuned.

-Wonky blocks: I also made a wonky square-in-a-square using Quilt Dad's tutorial.  these blocks are so much fun to make, can't wait to put them into a top.

-Swoon: backing fabrics purchased and ready to piece once I get some time.  See previous post for details on this.

As you can see, lots going on here.  What are you working on this week?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, you have been busy! Beautiful bright colours. I especially like the Roman Stripe with its red highlight.
    Dropping by from Freshly Pieced.