Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's Been Awhile

Seriously, it has been a long while since I did a Work In Progress post. It's Wednesday, and I need to get everything all written down for the new year , so here it goes :)

I have two projects that I want to work on this week.  First. I have received enough of my Paper Pieced Improv Tree Blocks (tutorial found here) from the Bees Knees group to get the first four rows of the quilt put together.  I guess that means I should probably figure out the measurements of my rows and cut some backing fabric :)   Oh, I would love to have this ready in time for Christmas, we shall see if that happens or not :)

Secondly, I decided to give myself a little handmade Christmas present.  This is something I have been wanting to do for quite some time and this lovely bundle of True Colors by Jenean Morrison is just perfect!!!

Oh the fun part, picking the fabrics!!  I need 10 Fat Eighths for this little project and wanted them in a rainbow so I figured it would be best, to first lay all of the Fat Quarters out in color order and go from there.  Although, once I had them laid out, I just sat and stared because they are oh so pretty!!!

I seriously went back and forth for like a half an hour trying to pick my favorite combination.  Every print is just so perfect it was so hard to pick just 10.  In the end, these are the prints I went with.  I just love seeing a rainbow of fabrics, it just makes me smile!

And now, I can actually start my project.  Are you wondering what it is???  Don't worry, I won't make you wait long. I am hoping to have it all put together and finished by Friday, and I plan on taking some pictures along the way for another fun tutorial ;)  Yippee!!

And last but not least, It wouldn't be a Work In Progress post without the run down :) It is sad that since the last time I did this in September I have added 9 quilts in the completed category and yet the same 4 quilts still sit in the Quilting Stage category.  I think something needs to be done about that and quick!!  I see a new little goal coming up :)

Designing Stage
  • DJ
  • Oakshott
Piecing Stage
  • Jessi and Me Quilt - Starting back up again on Wed Afternoons :)
  • Block of the Month - Lucky Stars (So far behind, I don't know if I will ever get caught up)
  • Improv Tree Bee Blocks
Quilting Stage
  • Solids Quilt for Free Motion
  • Star Value Bee Quilt 
  • Star Surround Quilt-A-Long
  • Starburst Quilt-A-Long 
Completed Stage  
  • Steps to Tranquility
  • Back to Basics
  • Sister's Choice Josie
  • Twists and Turns
  • Lucky Stars
  • Shabby Hexie Twist
  • Playing the Scales
  • Boxed In and Out - Alumni Edition
  • In Your Neighborhood

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  1. Those trees look fabulous! Nice fabrics too.

  2. Good luck with your 'for you' pressie! If I can finish my dad's pressie this weekend, then I might get to my huge Winterkist quilt top from last year. Then again...

  3. I love your trees! Good luck with that holiday finish!

  4. Your tree blocks are looking so great! Be sure to post them on my flickr group when you get a chance :-)

  5. Glad I'm not the only one with the long list around here. Lol:)

  6. Looking forward to seeing what you make for yourself! Have fun!

  7. Yay!!!!!!!!!! A tutorial!! WhooHoo! Love those fabrics.

  8. i know what you mean about Lucky Stars. I am shooting for next year being less hectic.

  9. Why is it I can visually stitch so much faster than actually stitch? These trees will be on my 'to do' list for sure.... great little project.

  10. Sounds like you're feeling better :) Trees are great...picking a fabric combo from a pack like that can be impossible! They're all so pretty (except for the couple step-sisters...there's always a couple). Looking forward to seeing what you're making!

  11. Your Bees Knees Improv Trees are looking great together!

  12. Wonderful trees! Looking forward to see the finish project...and what you are making with the lovely color selection!


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