Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIP Wednesday

February 5th was my last post?  Wow!  I can't believe it's been that long.  Well, the absence has not been due to lack of quilting, that's for sure.  I had been having trouble with my computer constantly dropping internet connections and then finally it just crashed all together :(  I spent a while shopping for another and then trying to learn how to navigate through Windows 8.  Ha!  It took a little bit but I think I'm good to go now.

So, anyway!  Yes, I've been sewing.  I've had some good progress too.  I totally missed the "Lovely Year of Finishes" Feb. linkup though.  I soooo did not get to my goal and then with no computer, I had no way to join in for March.  Oh well, I still have lots of WIP's and will get back on track for the April link up.

I have had a lot of progress including a finish!  I've been keeping up with the Vise Versa BOM.  In fact, I find it hard to wait for the next month's block to be posted :) I am loving these blocks and can't wait to put them all together at the end.  Here are the blocks for March:

I also started a new project in the midst of all my WIP's.  I had a finish though so it's ok, right? ;) wink
I had won a giveaway months ago from Freckled Whimsy.  I won her Paradox pattern and a mini charm pack of the new Kona colors that were being released.  It took me a while to come up with a way to use those cute squares in a project.  At 2.5" each, I wasn't going to get anywhere with the charms alone.  I settled on making some log cabins and used the solid charms as the center of each block.  I used this tutorial from Red Pepper Quilts.  I love them :)

As a lot of other people jumped on the "Economy Block" wagon, I too joined in.  I like them but I'm done.  I wasn't really wanting to make an entire lap quilt out of them so I decided to end it at a wall hanging.  

The fussy cut squares are from an I-spy charm swap from last year and the rest is all from my stash. It finishes at 32" square.  Perfect for a wall in my sewing room :)  I think I had it stippled and the binding sewn on in an hour. I'm getting faster with my FMQing and am ready to move on to another design. 

I also basted another quilt top and will start quilting that today. It is another I-spy meant for one of my boys so I thought I should get it done before they get too big! Hope to be sharing that one soon.
Linking up to WIP Wednesday here!

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