Wednesday, February 6, 2013

WIP Wednesday - I Drank the Kool-aid!

 Well, it was bound to happen, sooner or later!  I joined the Scrappy Trip-a-long!
I kept thinking that I should wait until I finished more UFO's, but last night, I couldn't help it.  I grabbed some 2 1/2" strips and started sewing. 

My first block is the one in the upper left.  It was the leftovers of the Orb quilt, so all one line.  I love the way it looks, but I decided I better mix it up a bit with some other fabric, or the quilt wouldn't be very cohesive,  since it wouldn't take long to run out of those fabrics. 

I found some stashes of strips that I had kind forgotten about and threw them in the mix.  It was hard not to try to plan and also to include some of the fabrics that I wasn't sure would play well with the others, but I only paid attention to value and I think it works pretty well.  I have set aside some red and red-orange pieces for the middle strips.  Of course with more blocks, I will be able to mix up the layout even more.  

I can't wait to see how it looks with more blocks!  It all started with Bonnie Hunter's tutorial here, so join in if you have a mind to! There is also a Flickr group that is chock full of different blocks and layouts.  All in all, a very fun phenom!

Also in progress:
This is my progress on the Baby Animals quilt.  I decided to do the main color on all the blocks and then go back and add the other bits.  Mainly because I haven't really decided what other color to use.  Something in the pink/fuchsia spectrum, but I need to settle on it soon.

Here is a closer peek at a cute little cotton-tail. I am working on the lamb and the baby deer is in the queue.

Lots in progress!   I will be finished with my autograph quilt in the next day or two.  I just have to finish the hanging sleeve and get it on the wall, and it will be checked off the list.

Hope you are having a good Wednesday!

I am linking today at Freshly Pieced!


Anonymous said...

Your needlework characters are so charming. Nice work. I have been avoiding the koolaid but it is getting harder and harder not to drink!

Theresa Johnston said...

I have too many wip's but a scrappy trip a long is on my to do list. I have a pretty bundle of blues I am going to do so maybe not so scrappy.

Gina said...

i have always wanted to make a quilt using vintage animal embroideries...yours is coming along nicely. I, too, have avoided drinking the koolaid but i do enjoy seeing the scrappy trips others have made.

Sherri @ said...

I hear the kool-aid is good! I love the quilt along - there isn't enough time in the day sometimes!

Iron Needles said...

All of your projects make me very jealous indeed. I like this scrappy quilt, but don't think I can start something like this just yet.

(will now attempt to prove I am not a robot)