WIP ~ Sept. 28th, 2011

Hey there ~

This has to be my favorite post to create each week.  I love the Work In Progress party at Freshly Pieced, and this has been such a motivator to keep track and get stuff done.  As a master procrastinator I tend to push off until it can’t be pushed anymore.  But since I want to be able to create a WIP post, I have show ‘some’ progress.  Thank you again Lee for hosting such a wonderful link party, and the time you put into doing it each week.

This week I can report that I am making great strides with the Sugar Pop HSTs top. I basted it this weekend by spray basting, and now have the center zig-zags and gray border quilted. I am going to continue the zig-zag lines into the outer border and connect the lines to make diamonds. I think that will help keep the scale of the quilt in line with the quilt, and add another great moment for this quilt.

This weekend I also got started on my snowball table runner using Ready, Set, Snow charms from Moda and some Kona Solids White.  I made a good start, but have probably half the charm pack to still make into these blocks.  I am using 2″ squares of the white.  It kinda takes away from the ‘snowball’ fell, but I am hoping once they are pieced together with the white sashing they will fell more like traditional snowballs.  When I started I liked the look of the 2″ squares for the corners over the 1.5″ squares.  Now I kind wish I had stuck with the 1.5″.  Maybe I will do some of both.  I have plenty of 1.5″ squares already cut.

Do you think it would look weird to have both sizes in the table runner?

No project to report on the other quilts.  But…

I added a fun set of pennants to the Girls’ Room, and received fabric orders for two top secret projects!  Yay!

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

WIP ~ July 8th, 2011

Officially finished = quilted, washed and in use!

Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers quilt.

I used embroidery floss I had on-hand to tie this quilt.  I had plans to do some machine quilting, and then decided finishing was more important.  214 knots later… Ms. E is in L-O-V-E!

This quilt has already gone through the wash several times since she is carrying it around the house with her.  Amazingly the knots have stayed in.  I was really unsure if they would or ‘knot’.  It is very neat that they are staying in so well. 

Quilt Stats:

Name: Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers Brick Quilt

Made For: Ms. E, formerly known as Ms. Diva

Fabric: Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda; backing was a Moda Print from LQS; Yellow Ruffle, premade ‘ribbon’ from Hobby Lobby sold by the yard; Orange End Ruffle, material off bolt at Hobby Lobby, pinned and sewn.

Batting: Warm and Natural off the Bolt

Size: 34” by 40” or ‘sew’

Quilting: Hand tied with embroidery floss

Dates: Start: Jan 2011; Finished: June 2011

Pattern: by Kimberlee

~ Works In Progress ~

Postage Stamp Quilt; on hold and fabrics being used now for the Rockin Robin Quilt Along.

Rockin Robin Quilt Along; fabrics choosen {see Postage Stamp Quilt link above}

Sugar Pop HSTs; 40 charms pieced with gray, cut, and ready to press and trim.

‘Lovely’ Quilt for me; 2 of 12 cabin blocks done, next cabin block laid out and ready to sew.

Ms. V’s Fresh Flowers Quilt; have plan, next step… start cutting.

This is going to be a quilt as I go project.  So I need to cut 15 squares of batting, backing and top fabric to get this quilt started.

Skill Builder Quilt Along; selected fabrics, need to piece together the first three blocks.

 

This is going to be a fun Christmas quilt, for ‘I’m don’t know yet’ {LOL!}

Summer Sampler Series; picked fabrics to get started with, but will be adding more to balance out the ‘values’; waiting for first post on the 11th {not behind on this one… yet} ~ This will be donated as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.

  

Ready, Set, Snow Snowball Tablerunner; have a plan, need to start piecing

Puppy Quilt; still need to baste and quilt

Fresh Flowers Liberated Wedding Rings Tablerunner; quilted, need to get the iron out and get the binding completed.

And that should wrap up my WIP update.  I was hoping to make more progress on this list over the weekend, but I got several Kitchen Valances completed for Mom instead.  Since these had been on the back burner for a while, it feels really good to have these off my plate.  Thank you Lord for my serger!!!  It certainly makes creating curtains ‘sew’ much faster.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up with:

WIP at Freshly Pieced

Fabrics for Quilting Projects

Here are my newest fabrics for specific projects.  I don’t know that they are trully WIPs yet, but they will be once I have a chance to start pieceing and cutting.  Each set already has a set pattern to be followed, I just need a moment to get each one started.  All the yardage is from my favorite quilt shop, Fat Quarter Shop.  I scored the charms packs off of eBay.

Here are the Moda Fresh Flowers charm packs and yardage to create a matching-nonmatching quilt for Baby Diva.  This way both of the girls with have the ‘same’ quilts.  You can find finished pictures of Ms. Diva’s quilt here.

Here is my HSTs quilt project.  I am really liking the diamond design being used in the Warm/Cool Quilt Along, and think I will use that layout.  Or I may use the Sunday Best layout.

And here is my attempt at getting a jump on Christmas.  I am thinking these would make a great snowball table runner.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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~ About Me ~


I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!

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