April 24, 2013

wip Wednesday {4/24/13}

I'm hosting an "i spy" fabric charm swap--come join in the fun! For all the details and to sign up, check out this post!  We are full!

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After not having much motivation last month, I'm back in the quilting/sewing/crafting groove. Unfortunately, that has led to a whole new batch of wips! *sigh* It's a never-ending cycle.

First up is my "Up From Here" block for Alyssa Lichner's Modern Block of the Month 2 over at Sew, Mama, Sew! I altered the pattern slightly so I could use some of my many charm squares.
With the changes I think I figured the "quilt math" correctly, but my top edges don't match up right. Now that could be because I refuse to starch and I don't pin enough. . .  :)  I used Kona Coal for the background and some rainbow-colored charm squares. I just need to make 3 more and I'll have a cute little baby quilt top.

The Omaha Modern Quilt Guild has started a monthly block challenge. First up for April is a paper-pieced star. I have just one little section left. I do enjoy paper piecing but I don't think I would ever make a whole quilt with pieced blocks--too intricate and time-consuming for me. (Which could be why I've made none of the blocks from the Lucky Stars BOM I joined at the beginning of the year.)

I did finish up an adorable personalized applique baby blanket but I can't show pictures of it yet! It will be sent off to one of my do. Good Stitches group member who is expecting a baby boy next month. Today I also want to make this crunchy jellyfish toy to send with the blanket. And now I just need to finish poor baby Arlo's blanket. . .
It's been hanging out on the back of my sewing chair for the better part of a month!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Really like the Up from Here block. Great use of charm squares. :)
    I always have a lot of wips on the go at the same time. Can't help myself! lol

  2. My up from here block ended up slightly off at the top too? I figure it usually my fault :)
    Yours will make a super cute baby quilt.

  3. I need to make my block for the meeting! I've never paper pieced before so that should be an adventure. And I have NO CLUE what fabric I want to use, so I guess I'd better decide that too.