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That Girl Quilt-Along Blocks

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Ding ding ding! Done!

Okay, I think I know how Jennifer probably feels about my solid color choice, but …

Yes. Lime green. Sorry, Jennifer, I had to do it. : ) As soon as I pulled the Farmdale for this quilt, I knew it had to be green. It was screaming for green.

This rooster was positively crowing for the green. Just look at him, he’s all over it. And I love it too! Plus, it’s kind of apple-ish. How appropriate.

This is my favorite block. I love this blue floral to pieces. And it looks fab with the green.

Chain o’ blocks.

Bring on Round 4!

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Work-In-Progress Wednesday

Since “wordless” isn’t really my strong suit, I’m going to start devoting Wednesdays to a WIP round-up. Maybe it will motivate me to finish more of them. At the very least, it’ll help me keep track of everything I’m working on. (I’m an obsessive list-maker—I don’t function without a to-do list!)

Hope Valley quilt
I’m piecing this one now, and I am SUPER excited to show it to you. But for now, here’s just a little sneaky peak.

That Girl … That Quilt Along quilt
I don’t know why, but I just wasn’t feeling those Oddysea charms that I picked out. I love the line, but I decided it just wasn’t working for this project. So I’m changing things up—I’m busting out my Farmdale! The more I look at this line, the more I love, LOVE, LOVE.

Modern Meadow baby quilt
Top’s done, but I’m still considering how to quilt it. This one’s not needed until February or March, so plenty of time to keep thinking about it.

Fat Quarterly Quilt Along quilt
Top’s done. I’m definitely going to try Imagingermonkey‘s easy-peasy wavy-line quilting. (Hey, click on the link—there’s my quilt in the lower right corner of the mosaic!). But since this top is not for any person or place in particular, it’s not high priority right now.

Figgy Pudding Christmas quilt
The pattern I’m working from is above (it’s a free pattern from Moda). I’m about halfway done piecing it, but I just haven’t been motivated to work on it lately. Other things interest me more right now. That’s probably because I’m doing this one straight from the pattern, with no modifications at all. But I know the girlies would love having a Christmas quilt. I’ll get back to it one of these days.

Wonky Log Cabin quilt
I started this one while I was still pregnant with my 18-month-old. Oops—I guess that officially makes it a UFO. But check it out! I forgot that it’s actually kind of cute. I’m not sure why I stopped working on it for so long. I find improv a little intimidating, but I also love how forgiving it is. I really need to drag this one back out.

UPDATE: Elizabeth suggested I do a little WIP Wednesday linky thing. I love it—great idea, Elizabeth! I’ll start that next Wednesday. Anybody who wants to do their own WIP Wednesday post and link it up here is welcome. I hope you’ll all join in. Should be a good motivator—let’s all knock some projects off our lists together!

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Another Work-In-Progress

Adding to my to-do list is probably unwise at the moment, but I couldn’t resist joining the That Girl … That Quilt Along. Especially because this Odyssea charm pack has been burning a hole in my stash for ages.I haven’t yet decided on my solids, but I think it will be some combination of Kona Bleached White, Ice Frappe, and Stone. Can’t wait to get started!

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Fall Equinox

The equinox was yesterday (or today, depending on where you are in the world), and what better way to celebrate fall than by finishing a quilt top in some lovely autumnal colors?

My Fat Quarterly Quilt Along top is done! And I completely love it! I was a few blocks short of what was needed for the larger size, so I kind of did my own thing as far as that goes. And I know many people decided to alternate the blocks so that some seams were vertical and others horizontal. I decided to stick with the all-one-direction layout because I like the extra dose of orderliness it gave to an otherwise chaotically colorful quilt.

I’m judging my first quilt along experience to be a big success, because:

1. I completely love this top.

2. I finished it in record time–six days! Seriously, SIX DAYS. That’s crazy fast for me. Obviously staying caught up with the group is a good motivator!

3. These are not really my usual colors, and I never would have done a quilt like this if not for the quilt-along. As a graphic designer, I’ve done some of my best work while either collaborating with others, or using parameters set by someone else. That often forced me to exercise my creativity a little more. This quilt-along made me realize the same may be true for my quilting.

(Note: I’m adding this post to Fabric Tuesday on Quilt Story! Check it out!)

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Knocking Out Blocks

Got some work done today on my Fat Quarterly Quilt Along blocks. I’m really liking the solid colors I chose (there will also be blocks with printed centers and solid on the outside). I’m not really planning anything out. Whatever feels right at the moment becomes a block, and I’ll just have to wait and see how it comes together in the end!

And these little guys are piecing up at lightning speed! I just might catch up after all.

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Quilting Along

I’m jumping on board a little late, but I’ve decided to do the Fat Quarterly Quilt Along. My first quilt-along! I’m looking forward to it!

I’m using a jelly roll of Wildwood by Erin McMorris, along with solids in greens, oranges, and yellows. Believe it or not, in addition to being my first quilt-along, this is also the first time I’ve ever used a solid color other than white. I love the fresh, clean look of a quilt with a lot of white, so that’s always my first instinct when looking to add a solid. But since this is my first quilt-along, I decided I might as well really branch out.

Of course, since I’m starting late, it’ll be a miracle if I actually catch up. So I might not really be quilting along—more like quilting behind. Better late than never!