This and That for a WIP Wednesday

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Many thanks to Lee of Freshly Pieced Fabrics for hosting all of us quilters on WIP Wednesday.

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Picked up this pattern at the Glendale Quilt Show and slid in one more project before my Spring Break ended.  I love the vinyl see-through fronts, so I can find those scissors. . . or spool of thread.  I’ve already packed up one with a hand-sewing project.

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The project is a little bird pincushion made of felted wool fabrics.  Now to find some movie-watching time to work on it.

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What else am I working on?  Our next Four-in-Art reveal is about a month away, and we had to move the deadline because some of us were panicking.  I resolve to not panic anymore.  (Which involves getting stuff done early.)

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I’m teaching a class for a local quilt shop (if peeps sign up. . .) and while it’s based on the idea of large globular shapes in a roughly floral design, I didn’t want to copy Kim McLean’s fine work.

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So I pulled up the original quilt from the 1880’s, and tried to combine elements that had that funky vibe.  I just finished it, and after I order some kind of Kona red (do you know how many reds there are in the Kona fabric rainbow?), I’ll start constructing a vaguely Christmasy-Hollandish wall hanging for my sample in blues and greens on a red background.

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I’m also working on this one — in my mind.  The quilt top is pinned to its backing and laying over the chair in our living room while my subconscious mind figures out a way to quilt it.

I’m trying to be patient.  Lollypop Trees isn’t even pinned to a backing yet as my subconscious can only handle one quilt at a time.  There are many other ideas working their way forward, but that’s enough for today, I think.  Click *here* to head back over to Freshly Pieced and see other fabulous Works-in-Progress.

10 thoughts on “This and That for a WIP Wednesday

  1. Those little bags with the vinyl are fantastic. What a great idea! I could maybe move up from my ziplock bags. You’ve got some gorgeous WIPs. As for the blue and green quilt that’s waiting to be quilted? Sometimes that’s the hardest part, deciding on that final design, but whatever you pick, I think it’ll look fabulous.

  2. That’ll be such a cool project! And yes, I’m always amazed at the amount of reds that can be red. That’s why I love Kona so much – you’re never out of options. 🙂

  3. Lots of fun projects here! I love those project bags, a friend sent me one and they are great, love the window.
    I think it’s great that you are using the orginal lollipop as inspiration. Most quilters don’t know there was an original.
    happy stitching!

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