November 7, 2012

wip Wednesday {11/7/12}

November already?  So much to do and not enough time to get it all done.  At least Halloween is over so I can get on with my long to-do list.

I finished the quick and easy chevron baby blanket I started.  I used one yard of Riley Blake's large chevron print fabric.  I quilted a chevron pattern in the white areas following the fabric print.

It is backed in an incredibly bright orange Kona and the binding is Riley Blake small dots in navy.

I ordered a bunch more chevron fabric.  I think these will be my new go-to baby gift.

For our November blocks, the members of the WISH circle of do. Good Stitches are making Simply Woven quilt blocks.  They look complicated but are very straight forward but I still managed to mess up one of my blocks.  The first one turned out fine.

The second one did not turn out fine as I measured incorrectly before I cut the last piece off my almost finished block.  The right side of the block is wrong. :(

And I wouldn't have even noticed if I didn't set my blocks side by side to admire how beautiful they were. . .

And finally, a horrible picture of the progress on my converging corners quilt.  (I really dislike taking pictures inside my poorly-lit basement.)

I have 8 blocks left to go and need to have the quilt finished by the baby shower on December 2.  Each block goes together a little faster so I think I'll get it done in time!

Today I also used Spoonflower for the first time and made some quilt labels.  Two of my fellow Omaha Modern Quilt Guild members made triangular quilt labels on Spoonflower so I thought I'd give it a try, too.  I typed the text over a photo of the sidewalk--I love the texture and color of concrete.  I ordered them today so hopefully they turn out okay.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. love your two baby quilts. Honestly, my brain cannot figure out what is wrong with the woven block - maybe no one else will either :-) Clever label idea, hope they turn out just like you imagine.

  2. I can't wait to see how your labels come up. I too liked how Michelle and Carey had labels that span the corner and was thinking about ordering some myself. It never occurred to me to try to add a photograph to provide some interest.

    I love your converging corners quilt. I think my favorite thing about your style is your fearlessness with color. The orange back with the navy binding was even more striking in person and I love the bold pops of orange

  3. Continued from above

    I love the pops of orange on the second quilt. I was looking for flannel fabric for a quilt back and although I want to go with a scrappy blue binding, I was drawn to a Tangerine flannel for the back. Normally I would hesitate but after seeing your work I'm going to go for it. Maybe I'll have a finish for our next meeting! :)