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A Quilter’s Mixology: My Flower Power Quilt

Hey there! I’m posting over at Sew Sweetness today as part of the Quilter’s Mixology Sew Along. Yes, I’ve been sewing curves! And I even liked it! Head over to Sara’s blog to read all about my “Flower Power” quilt from Angela Pingel’s book, A Quilter’s Mixology.

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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Cori

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Hello Freshly Pieced readers! I’m Cori and I blog over at Hey Let’s Make Stuff. I blog about all sorts of making — quilting, sewing, DIY, decor, crafting, and recipes. My husband and I travel a lot, too!

I’ve been in make-make-make mode, since I have foot surgery coming up (boo!). Here are a few things I’ve been working on.

First up is my scrappy Swoon quilt! I’ve been slowly working on this for months — I’m not exactly fast and I’ve had other projects. But it’s finally ready to send off to the quilter (no way I’m quilting this beast on my tiny machine)! It’s scrappier than a lot of the Swoons out there, and I’m super happy with how it turned out.

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I’m also just started working on a Bess Top (pattern from Imagine Gnats). Love these fabrics — the voile is so soft!

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And I’ve been doing a little quilt-as-you-go, which is one of my favorite techniques! This is going to be a mug rug for a friend. Hope she loves it!

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And if you want to check out some of my favorite finished projects, click the links below!

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Thank you, Lee, for having me host today!

What have you been working on? Here’s how to link up:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon at the bottom of the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link (for example, my URL is www.instagram.com/freshlypieced). Please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @lee.a.heinrich.
3. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog somewhere in your post.
4. Comment on at least a few of the other WIP Wednesday links, either IG or blog—commenting on the two or three links directly before yours works well to make sure everyone gets comments!
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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Lindsey

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Hi there! My name is Lindsey and I am really excited to be here for WIP Wednesday! I am a mother of three little ones, and in my spare time (which isn’t much with the littles running around) I love to quilt, blog, run, bake, and binge on Netflix. (My current addiction is House.) Although I am a fairly new quilter, I have completely fallen in love!

I have two bloggy homes where I share a lot of fun stuff! You can find me sharing my latest quilts, sewing projects, and tutorials at both the Fort Worth Fabric Studio blog and Inspiring Creations. 

Here are just a few projects you can find from my blogs:
Right now I have two quilts that I am working on. Believe it or not, I have never made a patchwork quilt before, and decided I needed to take care of that right away! So I have pieced this fun little patch work quilt! I am in the process of quilting it right now.
The other WIP I am working on right now is a quilt from Lori Holt’s book Quilty Fun: Lessons in Scrappy Patchwork.  It’s a very slow process, but I can’t wait to finish this baby! The butterflies are just a small piece of what will go into this quilt!
I want to thank Lee for having me today, and I look forward to seeing what you all are working on!
What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post or Instagram photo from the past week that features an unfinished Work-In-Progress (WIP).
2. If you are linking to a blog post, please link back here to my blog.
3. If you are linking to an Instagram photo, please hashtag #wipwednesday and mention me, @lee.a.heinrich. (To link an Instagram photo, click the Instagram icon in the link-up screen, and use the URL of your IG feed as the link—for example, my URL would be www.instagram.com/lee.a.heinrich.)
4. 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!
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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Lucy from Charm About You

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Happy June everyone! I am Lucy and I blog at Charm About You. Mum of three, crazy in love with my husband and total fabric addict from Manchester, UK.

To be honest I have so many WIPs and not enough time to take pictures of them so I’m going to show you the things I’m currently loving working on…
My Rose Star quilt has been in progress since December 2011 and I’m finally working on the borders. The instigator of my English Paper Piecing love and the rose star block tutorial is by Clare at Selfsewn.
It’s one of those ongoing projects that gets picked up and put down between other things I’m working on, but since I received these gorgeous fabrics in a low volume swap, organised by my awesome friend Rebecca, I am motivated to finish the borders and get to work on hand quilting.

I started one of those ‘just because’ projects the other day—you will have seen snippets of this if you follow my blog or IG. After seeing Svetlana’s adorable slippers I got a copy of Stitch Magazine (Summer 2011) because I found it on sale. If you want to make some you can get the brilliant pattern by Ayumi here. The soles are quilted and I’m working on quilting the top parts, then proper construction can begin:

I’ve also made progress on my le challenge project. Le Challenge is another blog I host with my talented friend Nat from Made in Home. Every month we set a theme and have a link party for finishes on the 15th of each month, with one random link winning a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop. You can create something with any type of art or craft, and this month’s theme is CHARITY. I am planning to do some free motion quilting on this quilt top and I hope I can get finished in time (FYI a finished quilt top will count as a finish in the link party, I’m just trying to push myself!).

When I saw the beautiful hexy quilted ottoman that Adrianne made last summer I had to make one. The pattern is by Penny at Stitch Playroom. Because I used this dotty curtain fabric I felt like the centre needed something else. I was going to save this to show when I’d finished the whole thing but I finished it, love it and here seems as good a place as any to show it off 😉
I used DMC soluble canvas to cross stitch this pattern based on the famous Robert Indiana design. It is a perfect choice as it will always make me smile and is a reminder of our honeymoon, part of which was in New York. I can’t wait to finish this ottoman and put my feet up while I’m hand sewing!

Thank you to Lee for having me, and come and visit Charm About You to see these WIPs finished (eventually)!

And what are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:

1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
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!
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WIP Wednesday: Guest-Hosted by Laura of Quokka Quilts

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WIP Wednesday comes to you today from the most remote city on earth – Perth, Western Australia, where we are closer to Indonesia than we are to Sydney and the only land-based animal between us and Africa is the quokka. Hi, I’m Laura and I blog over at Quokka Quilts.

Now I know you want to rush to the linky party, but just so you don’t spend all day wondering what on earth a quokka (pronounced kwokka) is, it’s a marsupial found only in Western Australia, is possibly linguistically related to a wookie, and it looks like a kangaroo got friendly with a rat and… well, now you have an idea. You can kinda see it in my old blog button. Add a long ratty tail and that’s it. (I made up the wookie bit but the rest is true).

These creatures below are not quokkas. These are highly trained quiltdogs. Also known as Melody and Scarlett.
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They take their work very seriously as you can see. (The tutorial/pattern for that bag is on my blog but be warned, it’s NOT a normal pattern). When I’m not being disrupted by the Quiltdogs, I sew on a Bernina 820 and a HandiQuilter Sweet 16. I love extreme free-motion quilting, appliqué, making bags, and all things modern quilt related. I am President of the Perth Modern Quilt Guild and I run Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday (which Lee inspired) with MR from QuiltMatters.

Works in Progress

On the design wall

I’ve been slightly obsessed with the Quick Curve Ruler lately, so this is on the design wall in pieces. I’ve fallen in love with Kaufman printed quilter’s linen, which is the grey background. The other bits in there are some Simply Color, Kate Spain, Tula Pink and Birch organics, which is a fairly good indication of my fabric loves.
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 On the quilting table

I have two dinosaur pillows in progress for an old school-mate’s children who drew the dinosaurs themselves. This pillow is now finished, the other (in the inverse colour scheme) is just waiting for me to finish the quilting before being turned into a pillow .

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I also have a quick little charm quilt (Sunnyside by Kate Spain) pinned and ready to be quilted. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed by green recently so looking forward to quilting something warmer!
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I’ve also got a monster-sized Mondrian-inspired quilt which I am bashing away at bit by bit using templates and the S16.

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I cannot wait until this one is finished!

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Thanks to Lee for having me here! I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up!
And of course, don’t forget to link up! Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
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!

 

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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Sarah from {no} hats in the house

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Hello! I’m Sarah from {no} hats in the house, and I’m pretty excited about guest hosting here today. I haven’t even told Lee this yet (hi, Lee!), but WIP Wednesday was the very first place I linked up when I started blogging last year. And I have to say, it definitely brought a smile to my face when I looked back at that first post and realized that some talented bloggers—ones I’m honored to now call friends—showed some comment love that day. Ironically, it turns out I’ve made effectively zero progress on that particular project since then, BUT I like to think that’s because I managed to start (and finish!) many other things instead (…right?)

Intrigued?  For the full photos, other finishes, and links to all the backstories check out my portfolio here.
And naturally, I’ve also curated quite an array of WIPs since that fateful Wednesday, including (but not limited to)—sorry, that’s my inner attorney talking—…
But “in progress” doesn’t always mean sewing for me.  At least not directly.  For instance, I’m always on the lookout for
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Here’s what’s currently in the queue.  Have any to add?  Email me!

And ever since my first guild engagement (and second, and now a local class!), I’ve been brainstorming new workshop concepts and lecture ideas (inquiries welcome :D). Plus I’ve been doing some packing and prep work for the MQG’s

SewDown Nashville. (…Where I might be too busy being starstruck to actually sew; I’m counting on my friend Amanda to snap me out of it.)

Keep your eyes peeled for these #opgivewarmth palettes on IG!

But my biggest WIP is only just beginning.  Earlier this week I announced #opgivewarmth, an initiative to give a little something to children who quite literally have nothing.  So if you ever find yourself wanting to do some good but need somewhere to channel that energy, I encourage you to visit my blog, the flickr group, or check in on IG (@nohatsquilts | #opgivewarmth) for the latest month’s callout for blocks.  Together, we can help provide that much more warmth and comfort to children in the foster care system, one block at a time.

Thanks to Lee for having me and for hosting us every week.  I hope to see you around (here’s where you can find me), and I look forward to perusing all the midweek inspiration to come!

 

What are you working on this week? Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any blog post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
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!
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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Leigh Anne from Ella’s Cottage

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Hi everyone!  My name is Leigh Anne and I blog at Ella’s Cottage.  I’ve been following Freshly Pieced for several years now and WIP Wednesday is one of the must-read blog posts in my reader.  So you can imagine my reaction when Lee put out the call for guest posters.  My heart started pounding as I frantically sent the email volunteering, hoping desperately that I would be chosen.  And when I was chosen, it was like Christmas, LOL.

A selection of my finishes.  Links available here

When I first started blogging, I had one or two WIPs at a time. It was all very manageable and I didn’t even have a method for tracking them. Why would I need that? I could see them sitting on my workstation. It didn’t take long for the internet inspiration bug to hit, though. I started adding more projects and bouncing between them. Then I started buying books and patterns, not to mention my Pinterest quilt board. I would have a brilliant idea for a quilt while running or getting my teeth cleaned. The new ideas far outpaced my time to quilt. And I needed a resource for keeping track of my WIPs. If you are feeling like your list of projects is too long, or you just need a laugh, head over and take a gander at my Master WIP list!

But even though my plans are grand, I still mostly work on 2-3 quilts in a given week. This week I have two projects filling my workstation.

The first is a hexagon baby quilt. Originally my deadline for this quilt was early March when I planned on visiting the recipient in California. As of Sunday, my trip was changed to February 18th, which means I need to get busy! I am machine piecing the hexagons using this tutorial by Kati at From the Blue Chair. The fabrics are Marie Antoinette by Northcott and Minimalista by Art Gallery.

The second is more aptly described as my current obsession. I want to lock myself in my sewing space and not come out until this quilt is finished. I find myself sneaking downstairs when I should be going to bed to piece just a few more strips. I am making this with a QAYG method described by Maureen Cracknell. And I am using nothing but scraps. Even the batting is off-cuts from other quilts. I have a secret goal of using up all of my scraps in 2014; fueled, I am sure, by my fabric fast! This may be the first quilt I start and finish without a long hiatus in the middle!

And of course, don’t forget to link up your WIPs, too! Here are the linky rules:
1. Link up any post from the past week that features an unfinished work-in-progress (WIP).
2. Somewhere in your post, you must link back here to my blog.
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!

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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Cindy from Hyacinth Quilt Designs

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Hi! I’m Cindy and I blog at Hyacinth Quilt Designs. My husband came up with the name – you can read about the origin over on my home page – he’s easily amused!

I’m so thrilled to be guest posting here today. I’m a huge fan of Lee’s WIP Wednesdays and honored to be right on the home base. I’ve found some of my favorite bloggers from the linkies – so be sure to check them out!

Okay – down to business. It’s a busy time of year and like me, many of your WIPs may fall into one of two categories: holiday gifts and decor, and finishing up some projects by the end of the year.

I made a resolution at the beginning of 2013 to finish the year caught up on my quilt top pile. For some reason I would rather sew 2 pieces of Anna Maria Horner fabric together than quilt straight lines on my top, so the tops tend to pile up easily. Who still remembers their yearly resolutions by December? I sure don’t, but was reminded of this one when Amanda from Westwood Acres posted a challenge on Instagram. Start 2014 with a clean slate. And to make it enticing she offered some weekly prizes! It was all the motivation I needed, so I set out get the last 3 tops on my pile quilted. I love a clean slate – or whiteboard in my case.

I tackled the biggest one first and finished the binding over the weekend! The pattern is Thmbleblossoms On A Whim done in Florence by Denyse Schmidt.

In the binding stage is my second and the one that’s been sitting around the longest – at least a year. The quilt is Superstar, a pattern in Elizabeth Hartman’s book, The Practical Guide to Patchwork. I don’t know why it took me so long to finish it! The quilting was super simple – organic {purposely uneven} lines – that took no time!

And just this weekend I started quilting my Round and Round quilt. This is also a Thimbleblossoms pattern and started for a quilt-along hosted by the designer, Camille, on Instagram {can you tell I like Instagram?}

When the shoulders can’t quilt any more, I’m slowly piecing this pattern, Starlight, another Thimbleblossoms pattern. I’m a big fan of using the stash and mixing lines, and this is a perfect example. Can’t wait to see it come together!

I’m betting some holiday decor is on everyone’s list nowadays! My book, Simply Modern Christmas, was released in August and I decided to remake the tree skirt from the book in a mini size for my mini tree. Those strips finish at 1″!

 

And of course some handmade holiday gifts: flannel nightgowns with knit leggings, a couple of notebook covers and a potholder.

So the end of 2013 is feeling good! Nothing like a clean slate to start the new year. It’s a good thing because I’ve splurged on some new fabric and hope to be sewing some of those aforementioned Anna Maria Horner fabrics together soon!

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!

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WIP Wednesday: With Guest Host Kelly From My Quilt Infatuation

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Welcome to the middle of the week, ya’ll! Halfway to the weekend—woo hoo! I’m Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation, and I’m so delighted that Lee invited me to guest host WIP Wednesday today.  For those of you who read my blog regularly, you know that I’m kind of a linear quilter.  That is to say, I like to start, finish, photograph, and blog a project before starting another one—although sketching and fabric shopping are totally fair game at all times (of course).

Lately though, I have actually had to work on a few things at the same time—and yeah, it’s kinda been making me crazy. Here’s the run down of what’s been going on this week in my sewing space!

I got the backing pieced for my latest quilt using all of the leftovers, and basted it (ugh). It’s all ready to be quilted, and I’m hoping to tackle that one evening this week. The backing is actually really tight on this and the strips are straight, but for whatever reason, it looks crooked and the lighting in the picture is making it look all wrinkly. I think I’ll blame the quilt holder, and since I’m blaming him on someone else’s blog, he’ll never know.  😉
I took the strings and small scraps from this quilt and made a Kindle sleeve for my wild thing last night. This was a really easy project that only took about an hour and a half.  It’s nothing fancy, I promise. I didn’t follow a pattern, and best of all, there was no “turning stuff inside out” required.
Remember when you were in school and used to make “envelopes” by folding paper and stapling the sides together? (I’m not the only one that did that, right?) Well, I made it like that, except I made a tiny quilt, 8.5 x 15 inches, and folded it exactly the same way, stitching the edges together. Then I just attached binding like a quilt to hide the raw edges.
Stitch on some velcro, and it’s good to go. Love the Denyse Schmidt orange plaid surprise on the inside!
Like I said, nothing fancy, but at least it will offer some protection from the circumstances that might befall a third grader taking it to and from school! And it helps that he really loves it!
The final project I have going is one that will undoubtedly continue throughout the holiday season, right up until the time I have to give them, I’m sure. This, my friends, is a stack of scrappy quilted coasters:
There are 12 coasters in that stack, or three complete sets of four. It’s true that this is just about as easy as you can get if you need a fast gift. But somehow I decided that these would be my go-to gift for everyone on my list who gets something small-ish (like my fellow teachers on my grade level, my administrators, my son’s art, music, and PE teachers, etc…etc…etc…) So, although I have this process down to about 35 minutes per set, I have to make 10 more sets! Yeah. I don’t know what I was thinking! So these will be a WIP for awhile, and what I’ll work on between quilts—because making 52 coasters can get a little boring.
Well, I know I’m not the only one that has bunches of stuff going on right now. I can’t wait to see your WIP’s, so come on and link them up! Here are the linky rules:

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!

Oh, and feel free to pop on over to My Quilt Infatuation for a visit sometime!

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Breaking News: Molli Sparkles Blogjacks Freshly Pieced

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Oh, that. is. right.–and it is about to get crazy, sexy, cool in this part of the Internets. For those that haven’t met me yet (such a rare breed you are), my name is Molli B. Sparkles, and it is such a pleasure to make your sparkly acquaintance. I normally blog around the corner at MolliSparkles.com, but today I’ve blogjacked Freshly Pieced. Don’t worry, Lee is perfectly safe: I’ve got her tied up over at my place (velvet handcuffs, of course!) She’s entranced by the 37 mirrored disco balls I have rotating in my bedroom. She’ll be fiiiiine. I’ve left Ace of Base’s The Sign on repeat just so she doesn’t get bored. Well, now that she’s out of the way, I can show you what I’ve been working on? Ready? Good, I thought you’d never ask. (And I’ve got news about a quilt-along and a giveaway down below, so stick around until the end!)

Earlier this year, Lee hosted a quilt along called Bloom Bloom Pow (BBP). I think she got the name from some group called the Black Eye Sees? They are so 2011, so whatevs, what you need to know is that this was my first QAL, and I immediately knew I was going to use my rainbow, batik bundle for it. Batiks, don’t even get me started. I am an equal opportunity quilter, so all fabrics are welcome at my house.
I recently finished the front, but it was the back that set my hotpants on fire. You see, the BBP left quite a few scraps behind. Now, I’m not a total Greeny, but I just could not throw these pieces of fabric deliciousness away, so I saved them for the back. From the outset I knew the back would be as important as the front and it has been slowly and improvisationally evolving. I got the main back panel piece finished this past week (before I left for Tokyo–now that’s a whole other story), so I guess it’s time to follow the rainbow.
It is all scraps. My goal was for it to look like that last, explosive bloom of fireworks that comes right at the end of the celebration. There’s still some additions to be made, but this is the hard yards. Here you have a detail of that scrappy craziness. Bias-wha!? Ain’t no bias gonna stop Molli B. Sparkles! Mmm hmmm. Check!

 

You might say I am a Rainbow Queen. I like high volume, turn those speakers out, type of situations. (The Sign must be on its 17th repeat by now, I’m sure Lee is loving it). This piece was also assembled from the Bloom Bloom Pow scraps, and it will be attached to the bottom of that giant plume of colour. I’m thinking reflections on the river, embers falling into the darkness. You dig?
Oh, dear, I haven’t even showed you the actual Bloom Bloom Pow quilt TOP yet. Well, now you can really see the fireworks inspiration, as I tried to use every bright piece of that rainbow, batik bundle, combined with dark outer pieces that make a collage of blacks for the night sky. I owe Lee a debt of gratitude for hosting this QAL because it allowed me a jumping off point to stretch my glittery, fairy wings.
What kind of quilter would I be if I was only working on one thing though? I mean, really, who does that? Not me, that’s for damn sure! To assist, I’ve put my Quilt Bee minions to work on assembling Union Jack blocks. Hopefully by the end of the year these will be a quilt for my soon-to-be thirteen year old daughter. (Hey, Lee, while you’ve got your jam on, can you just whip me up a few of these as well?) I created the tutorial to make these blocks and you can find it on my blog. It’s an anatomically correct, non-paper pieced Union Jack block. Yes, the tutorial is thirteen pages long, but I promise you, if you follow the instructions, it is easy, peasy, cheesy Cover Girl! Pose!

Okay, now I wasn’t going to show you this, because it goes against everything I believe in, and my whole high volume philosophy. For the regular readers of my blog, you would know about The Quilt That Never Was, where I basically costed the production of a quilt for a work colleague and realized it would break her bank, and my fingers if I did it for that cost. The initial design concept was a scrappy Trip Around the World, done in all tone-on-tone whites. The complete opposite of high volume, one might even call it “no volume.” (Thanks, Anne!)
I made a few test blocks for the client, but after determining the cost, I shut the project down. Except, I couldn’t. These blocks enthralled me, called my name (“Oooh, Mollllliiiiii…”), and left me begging for more. Hell, it left my readers begging for more. (“Please Molli, can I have some more?”) I can’t deny it, this is a quilt that needs to be made. And so, I’ve committed, and I’ve made two more blocks. If anyone has any white tone-on-tone 2.5” x 16” strips they’d like to send me, or trade for something else, I’d gladly accept! (Now who’s asking for more?!)
To take this concept one Louboutin heel further, I am keeping track of the entire production cost of this quilt. Each and every fabric and thread, every minute worked, including travel and design times, as well as shipping, and long arm fees. I’m scaling it down to a lap sized quilt, and once complete it will be available to purchase: for it’s actual cost, plus margin. No, it won’t be expensive, it will be true. If no one wants to purchase, I’m totally fine with that, and I will love it to death. If they do, maybe I’ll start a new trend in quilt costing and us quilters can finally be paid what we are bloody worth. Can I get an “Amen!”?!?

 

Finally–oh, don’t even act like your WiP list isn’t longer than this–I’ve got a little event called the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along (MSBHQAL, for short) that started on Monday.  Us, MSBHQAL-ers are using Anne from Play-Crafts Broken Herringbone tutorial to make all sorts of fabulousness. This is a fly by the seat of your pants QAL, so make sure your booty is well supported because we’re gonna shimmy-shimmy shake-shake til we can’t make-make no more. And well, here are some blocks I have made.
To kick off the first week of the QAL, I’m giving away a Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along Bundle (MSBHQALB, for short). To enter to win this fabric deliciousness (3.33 yards!), simply make a broken herringbone block, send me a photo to prove you’ve done so, and then comment on the QAL announcement post. I’ll be randomly picking a winner on Monday, so you’ve still got some major time. If you love the block, why don’t you make a few more and join us on our MSBHQAL? You’ll end up with something along the lines of this baby quilt I made earlier in the year.

Okay, so that’s it. I mean, for sure I have a few other WiPs hiding in closets and under the bed, but unless Lee has broken free and put herself to work on them, we’re gonna pretend they don’t exist … for now. To recap: Sparkleworks, Union Jacks, No Volume Scrappy Trips, and Broken Herringbones is what I’ve got cookin’ up in my sparkly studio.

Now it’s your turn. You know the rules, link up below.
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!

What is that manic screaming I hear? Oh Lourdes of the Madonna, that is definitely Lee coming down the street, and she doesn’t sound so, um, happy to see me! I better skedaddle! I hope you enjoyed this hijacking, and make sure to check me out in my own ‘hood MolliSparkles.com. Sparkles and love always–Molli.