Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New Works in Progress

Sometimes I just feel like I'm going in all directions,  but does that stop me from starting new Works in Progress???  Of course not ;)  It wouldn't be fun if you weren't starting new things at the same time you are trying to finish old things . . . am I right???   I started 4 new Works in progress this last weekend.  Luckily, we got so much snow over the holiday weekend, that I pretty much became a hermit and stayed in all weekend just pressing, cutting, and stitching!!!   It was so much fun :)

First off, I am working on a new sample quilt for my good friends at Moda. They are kitting up this super fun Hallo-Harvest quilt using the same named fabric by Basic Grey set to release in June.  I don't think I have ever made a Halloween quilt before, so this is a fun first.  And how great are those bats and stars!!!   Glad I have my Alphabitties for this quilt, because there are a lot of little pieces to keep straight ;)

My second new project is a Charity Quilt for UQSM.  I will be teaching there in April, (which I am so excited for!!!)  and they hold a quilt challenge/auction to raise funds for Sew Much Hope.  The challenge fabric for this year was 8 prints from  Jen Kingwell's Looking Foward fabric line.  I thought the bright happy colors were just perfect for a fun modern pattern, so I decided on my Back to Basics design.   And I figured, since I had so much fun doing a black background on my bright happy prints in my Pave the Way quilt back here, why not do another black background on these happy, bright prints.   I am loving where this is going!!!

And then I just couldn't not use up every little piece.  So I cut up all the leftover Looking Foward fabric I had into 3 1/2" squares and cut some grey solid squares as well.  I am thinking simple patchwork. Enter new WIP number 3.   It's for charity right, so why not make two quilts ;)   And I haven't made a simple patchwork quilt in a bit, and am excited to see all these prints just pop in it!!!

And last but not least, I started working on a new quilt pattern that I hope to release in early Spring.  I know right, I am still finishing up the typing of the other new pattern mentioned here (which will hopefully be ready next week!) but like I said in the beginning.  It wouldn't be fun if I wasn't starting new while still trying to finish up old.     And I just love the gorgeous prints in this Nova fabric line by Basic Grey.   I mean, you had me at that Purple!!!    I am super excited to see this design come together and am looking forward to sharing more as I get it done.

So yup, that is the new stuff I am working on.  How about you???  What New Works in Progress are you starting up???  Or are you trying to finish up some Old Works in Progress???

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  1. I'm currently quilting my splendid sampler on my domestic machine. Hoping to finish soon and be able to work on something else.

  2. That bat quilt is cute! I'm looking forward to your progress!

  3. I love starting new projects, even if I have several already going! I started and finished Pat Sloan's Oh My Stars quilt this weekend...well finished the flimsy!
    Those bats look too inviting not to work on! The Nova fabric line looks gorgeous, I'm anxious to see the finished quilt! And 2 charity quilts, how could you say no! So I can completely understand your need to create!

  4. Melissa, you have a lot of inspiring fabrics!!
    I do NOT need to start a new project just yet. I will soon though
    I just want to reach a goal first, then I can bust out something new.
    I am very very jealous that you can just sew all week-end. I would love to do that. I am trying my best to fit in "me time" that does not include cleaning and the usual household duties. Which reminds me, I better get the things out of the dryer now.
    Happy Wednesday


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