September 17, 2014

WIP Wednesday 9/17/14

I'm making steady progress on the Union Jack quilt.  Here's Monday's block:

 And the one from last night:
 
 Those polka dots are a new addition.  My aunt bought me the rest of the fabric I needed to finish up this quilt plus a few extras and the polka dots were a complete surprise!  But they fit in perfectly.  Almost done cutting everything (I cut enough for 3 blocks every time I make one), so starting tonight, they should start going together much more quickly.

What are y'all working on?  Link up over at Freshly Pieced and show us!  

September 15, 2014

Design Wall Monday 9/15/14

Here's my updated design wall this week:

I didn't get very far as I had an extremely busy week.  However, I did manage to make another Union Jack block:
 
I love this one.  The fabrics are just yummy!  And I made two new blocks.  These are for the first row in a mystery, BOM, swap (I think that's right).  It's being hosted over at Dreamworthy Quilts.  You have to sign up, make at least one block a month to swap, and then she will email you the next month's pattern at no charge.   Deanna is a wonderful designer so I just couldn't resist joining in.  Look at these darling sewing machines:
 
One is for me and one is to swap.  There are 3 more sewing machine designs and I need 6 for the first row so I'll still be pushing through on these.  Now that the first ones are done, maybe the rest won't be so intimidating.  That applique' will not beat me!!!

Linking up with Patchwork Times and Quilt Story.

 

September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday 9/10/14

Now that the Texas quilt is done (insert happy dance here), I've been able to move back to my Union Jack quilt.  My daughter goes to Churchill High School and, of course, the Union Jack is their school flag.  She graduates this year so it's time to get moving on her graduation quilt. 

Sunday I made this one...

 
I'm using my stash of "Chance of Flowers," by Moda.  Aren't they fantastic colors??  Monday came this one....

 
The pattern is from an issue of McCall's Quilting from early this year.  And last night was this one....

Here's a shot of what I have done so far on my design wall...
 
 
She's like me and doesn't really like small quilts so I'm making this one pretty big and doubling the number of blocks from the original pattern for a total of 36 blocks.  They are paper pieced and go together pretty quickly.  The actual assembly only takes about an hour per block but the cutting takes time.  I'm getting a rhythm though so hopefully I'll get it done soon.  My niece is also a senior this year and I have another paper pieced quilt to get through (hers is much more time consuming) so I need to get a move on it!

What are y'all working on??  Linking up with Freshly Pieced.