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WIP Wednesday #30


Welcome back to WIP Wednesday! Thanks again to Elizabeth for hosting last week, but I’m glad to be back. : )

New projects:

Warm Cool Quilt AlongJeni from In Color Order is having a Warm Cool Quilt Along. Since I’ve always wanted to do a value quilt—and since I seem to be obsessively joining every quilt-along on the Interwebs—I jumped on board for this one too. My original plan was to do the baby size, using as many scraps as possible.

But as I was going through my scrap bins and cutting the squares, I realized something. There will be scraps in this quilt from every sewing project I’ve ever worked on. Many of my favorite fabric lines will be represented in this quilt. I’m even using my most treasured scraps, from lines I love but never had much of in the first place (hello, Neptune). It’s my very own I-Spy quilt. I spy Katie Jump Rope! I spy Park Slope! I spy Single Girl scraps! I spy scraps from Miss C.’s baby quilt! So for all of those reasons and more, I think it could be destined to be one of my all-time favorite quilts. And that means I would be kicking myself I didn’t make the lap-size version.

But obviously I couldn’t make the lap-size entirely from scraps, so back to the stash I went. My new goal was to repeat as few prints as possible. So here are all of my cool-color squares, some from scraps and some from my stash, all ready to be HST’d. There are 176 squares, from 128 different prints! It’s hard to believe I came up with so many. I didn’t have to repeat any of the blues! And my warm prints are stacked up on the cutting table, ready to go next. There are 105 of those, so there will be a total of 232 prints in this quilt! My sewing room looks like it’s been ransacked—my entire stash is out on the floor. : )
3×6 bee blocksAnother scrap/stash project on the way to being complete. I’m making the herringbone block I designed for the Designer Challenge in Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly. You’ll find a tutorial for this block there.

Ongoing projects:Secret project
This one’s moving right along! Top’s almost complete.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Hope Valley (the original Supernova)

Completed quilts awaiting binding:
Modern Meadow

On hold:
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

This week’s stats:
New projects – 2
Completed projects – 2 (May bee blocks and teacher gifts)
Currently in progress – 10

You know what to do! Let’s see those links. Happy Wednesday!


33 replies
  1. Megan
    Megan says:

    Looks like you have a fab list going–as always. I SERIOUSLY need to get back at making a list! This are getting a little out of control over here. 🙂

  2. Linz
    Linz says:

    Aww! You are going to LOVE that scraptastic lap quilt! It looks amazing so far! Can't wait to see the secret project!! Happy WiP Wednesday!! 🙂

  3. KimT
    KimT says:

    nice work Lee. I think the scrap quilt will be fantastic and I really like all the fabrics in the herring bone blocks.On another note, how did the potty training go? I still have not started yet!

  4. Live a Colorful Life
    Live a Colorful Life says:

    I seem to be obsessively joining quilt-alongs too! Love your warm-cool fabric selection so far–it's going to be awesome. I had an idea, but now may have changed direction, just like I did with Supernova–um, I should post a picture of that change…even if it's just a stack of fabric, huh?

  5. Becky
    Becky says:

    oh that warm cool quilt is going to be so fun! Love that it will have so many different fabrics in it! And your 3×6 blocks look awesome.

  6. Elizabeth D.
    Elizabeth D. says:

    Oh, man, you're making me want to cave and do a bigger warm/cool quilt now!!!!!!!!!!!! I love the idea of using all your scraps for this one, and your scraps are just fantastic 🙂 Your 3×6 blocks are looking great, too!!

  7. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    I really want to do the warm/cool quilt along but don't have any time for new projects until July. Look forward to watching yours come together tho!

  8. LynCC
    LynCC says:

    Love your warm/cool blocks. This is a TOUGH one for me to pass over. Glad I have my insane UFO list on my sidebar to look at in moments of weakness. ;D

  9. Megan
    Megan says:

    Those herringbone blocks are so cute!! Good for you for putting some of your most treasured fabric to work in the I spy quilt! It's tough for me to make that leap sometimes.

  10. nerospostandpatch
    nerospostandpatch says:

    Hi Lee! That is going to be amazing and fantastic quilt! It sounds great to have so much different fabrics in it! It's going to be a real memory quilt to you!
    Have a lovely day and thank you for hosting this lovely 'meeting'!
    xxx Teje

  11. Wandering Minstrel
    Wandering Minstrel says:

    What great projects! (I'm saving 2 1/2-inch squares from each project I make, with the intent that I'll make a hexie quilt that'll be a 'history of me' quilt, much like your value quilt will be a history for you, too. I love the idea!)

  12. Eleni
    Eleni says:

    Those herringbone blocks look stunning!!! I can't even dare to make this block, I'm so intimidated!!! I truly believe that your new quilt will be amazing!!! 128 prints????? I can't wait to see it:)

  13. Melinda
    Melinda says:

    I know what you mean about a lap full of quilt alongs. I'm there! Love the colors for your value quilt. I may have to check that one out… (no, no, stop, don't do it!….)

  14. Marsha S
    Marsha S says:

    The Bee squares are so pretty!
    I was going to skip this week because there's been so much going on…but at the last minute I put together projects I want to get going on (and the photo of my new grandbaby) and decided to go ahead and post.

  15. Laura
    Laura says:

    Now that's what I call a fabric stash! Gotta love it! That's not so bad, completing two projects and starting two more – at least you broke even!

  16. My Sweet Prairie
    My Sweet Prairie says:

    should I ?
    shouldn't I?

    I joined in.. though there's no quilt to show. Just a bunch of talk. ; ) Hope that's okay.

    DAMN wish I could come to sewing summit! Too bad it's our Thanksgiving Weekend. 🙁 uuuugh that sucks.

    p.s. The herringbone is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    : )

  17. Kate S.
    Kate S. says:

    Your warm cool quilt looks like its going to be gorgeous, that is so fun how it will be your personal i spy 🙂 I love how I can tuck bits of favorite fabrics into different quilts. And looking forward to quilting along with you in Elizabeth's Kaleidoscope QAL!


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