Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Works In Progress

So last month it was all about Secret Projects so I couldn't show a lot of my works in progress.  But this month, no deadlines, no secrets, which means I have time to get back to some Works In Progress.  Yippee!!!  There are some oldies and some new ones.  Always fun to keep it mixed up ;)

First, I figured it best to get my Beejeebers Bee Block done nice and early.  Cheryl actually asked for the same set of blocks we did last month Charming Stars block and a nine patch, so they went really fast.


Cheryl asked us to use fabrics based on 3 Sisters Wintergreen line and wouldn't you know . . . I just had a sweet lady in the neighborhood give me some old fabric she didn't want anymore and guess what was in it.   Some  3 Sisters and Fig Tree Co. Christmas lines from years back.   Perfect!!!


 So with those done, I figured it was time to get back to my Beejeebers blocks from August that have been waiting on 2 more blocks to make the quilt top.   I finished the last 2 blocks up yesterday!!!  These are made using my Super Scrappy Triple Irish Chain Block tutorial.



I was so excited to lay this out and start sewing the quilt top together when Wha Wha Wha.  Somehow, I forgot how to count to 16 and found that I still needed 1 block.  I didn't have it in me to cut out another 100+ squares so I set these aside for the moment.  (But not for to long, hopefully, I really want to finish this by the end of the month ;)


So instead of cutting tiny squares, I moved onto cutting all different sized squares and triangles.  Yup, the Modern Building Blocks "Back To Nature" Edition has officially begun!!!  I got all of 5 blocks cut out.  They take a bit of time to cut out because there is so many different sizes and you can't really do it assembly line.  Just 1 block at a time ;)  I really want to start sewing these up but I promised myself I would cut everything out first, so then the sewing will be uninterrupted and so much more fun ;)    And besides, my machine wen't in for it's annual cleaning today so I have a few days to spend just cutting ;)  


And hopefully, my machine will come back at about the same time the last block from my Bees Knees Outdoors quilt comes in.  It is in the mail on it's way here :)  I can't wait to put this one together, it is going to be so awesome and I think my Grandparents are really going to love it ;)


And that's what I am currently working on :)   What about you, how many projects are you juggling??

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

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18 comments:

  1. Your Bees Knees Outdoor Quilt is so full of things to look at. Your color choices really accent the trees and things. What a great QIP.

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  2. Oh they look so good together!! That is going to be a beautiful top. Perfect block for a bee too because I couldn't imagine making that many blocks by myself.. ;)

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  3. I like your Irish Chain. It's scrappy but still controlled in terms of color, which is what I tend to prefer in scrappy quilts!

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  4. All look great, thanks for sharing.

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  5. My, you've been busy! Love it!

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  6. I love all your in progress quilts - but the bees knees is gorgeous. Love everything about it. Can hardly wait to see it all finished.

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  7. wow you have some lovely projects going

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  8. You are so busy, beautiful projects. I really like your Irish chain.

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  9. All your projects are lovely, but I really like that Irish chain quilt. And I sometimes forget how to count too! Happy sewing!

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  10. I feel like we are on the same boat, as I am juggling about 5-7 projects at one time right now! As soon as I finish I have another that needs to join the pile to be finished. I am slowly but surely finishing them all! Yours looks great, keep up the awesome work!

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  11. Wow to that scrappy triple Irish chain! what size are the squares before you start putting them together?

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  12. Good for you accomplishing all that cutting! I am jealous.

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  13. so many lovely projects you are working on here, the mind boggles 100+ squares in each block of your scrappy irish chain. Love the quilt you are working on for your grandparents so many very nice blocks in it.Your star block looks good and well plenty of cutting going on, a good idea to cut all the blocks first, I did think of doing this quilt but having seen the pattern decided against it

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  14. Your projects are looking great Melissa. I can't wait to see your triple Irish chain finished, it's one of my favorite patterns. Love the colors you chose.

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  15. So great when the perfect fabric falls in your lap!

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  16. Wow wee Melissa - What a lot of fun things you are up to! You sure are versatile and productive!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa