Hey, it’s Wednesday again, isn’t it? How did that happen?
You know, I always have a lot of WIPs going. What I don’t usually have are a lot of finished—but unquilted—tops. When I finish a top, I feel like I’m in the homestretch—so there’s no point in letting it sit once it gets to that point! I almost always manage to quilt them right away.
Which is why it’s so odd that right now I have no less than four unquilted tops cluttering up my sewing room. Unacceptable! I might need to have a Christmas vacation quilt-a-thon to catch me up.
Anyway, here’s one of two tops I finished this week—my version of Faith’s Geometric Slide pattern from Vintage Quilt Revival. But instead of using the Double Z block, as Faith did in her pattern, I used one of Katie’s blocks from a different project the book: the Geometric Star block. Geometric Slide + Geometric Star = Geometric Awesomeness. In fact, maybe that’s what I’ll call this one. And this demonstrates one of my favorite things about Vintage Quilt Revival: You can swap blocks within the project patterns, so there are an almost infinite number of ways to make these projects very much your own. Of course, now I just have to figure out how to quilt this puppy.
And here’s another top that’s finally finished after a whole year in the making. I had my friends in the Milwaukee Modern Quilt Guild bee make star blocks for me, out of Monica Solorio-Snow’s Winterkist line. I gave them all free reign to make whatever star block they wanted, and they really did it up, don’t you think?
My girls are so excited about finally having a Christmas quilt! I guess that means this one should be first on my “To Quilt” list.
My other unquilted tops are Crazytown (shown above) and my Giant Vintage Star quilt made for me by the ladies of the Sew Beautiful bee. In fact, maybe I should set a goal to get them all quilted by January 1! Is that too ambitious?
So, what are you working on this week?
1. Link up any post from the past week that features at least one unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog. (Or grab the WIP Wednesday button for your sidebar.)
3. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
BTW, thanks for all of your feedback last week on the order of the links. I think I’m going to stick with reverse order for now—so the most recent links will appear at the beginning of the list. This gives everybody a chance to be at the beginning of the list for at least a short time. But you never know when I might get the urge to switch things up again—I do like to keep you all on your toes!