Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday & Quilt Camp III post
i saved what i did at quilt camp for this post since this is what i got accomplished this past week.

a bee block that i still need to get in the mail.

i quilted this quilt which i have had the top done for sometime now.  truth be told i have a total of 11 tops & now a few more that need to be quilted.  it was a fun quilt to quilt.  now i just need to get the 11+ quilted.

i pieced the back & i love how it turned out.  i mentioned to a co-worker that i was thinking of selling it & she bought it.  hello more fabric.

i was hired by a friend to make a baby quilt for her sister who is expecting a girl.  i took my box of pink scraps to camp with no plan for the quilt in mind.  i went through my scraps & pulled light pinks.  then went to the cutting table & cut them to 6" with varying lengths.  i then began to lay out rows.
i added a boarder & this is what i got.  i call it my WAG quilt which stands for 'wild ass guess' because i had no plan & it turned out pretty good.  i will be quilting it next week at my next quilt camp.

i got the last 2 boarders on my modern siggy swap quilt.  finally.  i was working on this quilt in March when the call came that my niece was about to be born.  sad to say i not had touched it since then.  but, its now finished & ready to be quilted.
i finished this quilt top which started out as a quilt along in blogland that stopped at block #9.  i picked 3 more star blocks & sewed them up then laid out the quilt with sashing & corner stones.  another quilted needing to be quilted.

drum roll please.......
my Cartwheel quilt top is finished.  i LOVE this quilt.  i LOVE the fabric in it.  i LOVE the pattern.  i LOVE it all.

i laid out all of the blocks at camp & played with the layout some.  then i asked what some of the gals thought.  we moved some blocks around & walked away from it.  came back awhile later & looked at it.  i still liked how the layout was.  so i picked up the rows in order & labeled them.

when i got to the point of being ready to sew the rows together i laid out the quilt again.  making sure for a 3rd & final time that i was happy with the layout.  i was.  so now its finished.  another quilt needing quilted.

what would a quilt camp be for me without a bag.  so, i made this one.  i took a couple of patterns to camp with me.  some fabric. some supplies.  i had nothing pre-cut & ready to go this time.

the pattern is from Pink Sand Beach Designs.  its called Huntington Hobo.  there is an outside zipper pocket which you can see in the 1st pic.  the bag also has a zippered closure which was sort of new for me.  it went together really well & so now i might do some more bags with zippered closures.

i love the lining fabric.  bright & fun.  the pattern calls for 1 set of pockets but when i make this again i will do pockets on both sides of the inside.  i haven't sewin shut the lining yet because i want to add some heavy duty interfacing to the bottom for stability which the pattern doesn't call for.

so there you have it.  what i have been doing in the land of sewing for the past 7 days.  quilt camp was a lot of fun & we had a lot of laughs.

i leave next Wednesday for another camp.  so hopefully i will get a lot done at that camp as well.

also, i noticed that this is my 199th post.  after post number 200 i will be hosting another giveaway so check back soon.


Megan said...

Your cartwheels quilt top is adorable, and I love your jelly roll quilt, too! I'm going to my first quilt retreat ever in November. I hope I can muster as much productivity as you do!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Again, lots of pretties. Love the cartwheel quilt! I'm in the same boat - lots of tops to get quilted, just need to put the nose to the grindstone and blinders on so as not to touch anything new.

Sarah Craig said...

Wow, Ann! I am amazed at everything you accomplished this week!! I love all your quilts and the bag is awesome!!!

Bailey said...

Everything looks great! Love the WAG quilt.

Shannon said...

Wow you got a lot done. How amazing!! I love my block, thank you!

Carolyn S. said...

amazingly productive and I lol'd at "hello more fabric" ;) Your quilts are wonderful.