WIP Wednesday…all around the block

Wow, I haven’t posted a WIP Wednesday in a month & a half! The nice thing about posting every 6 weeks is that I appear more prolific than I actually am, lol! I’ve been puttering away in my sewing room when spare time presents itself, and do have a few things to show you, and I’ll be linking in with The Needle and Thread Network and Freshly Pieced.

July Treasure Chest BOM (block of the month) was Grandmother’s Tulips. I liked doing this one because I enjoy applique and also because it was easy – unusual for this particular BOM group! The August one has me quaking in my boots, so I’m procrastinating starting it!





Here are all 10 months together. Only August and September left to go! Wow!





I’ve done both July and August for the We Be Learning on-line Quilting Bee. I can’t wait to see the finished quilts – every month just sparks my imagination! Here they are:

Phuong requested a lightning zigzag block for July in red, white & aqua. The finished quilt is going to be fabulous!









Trina’s July block was the Firefly in black, white & purple:









August is Rita’s & Jackie’s month. Rita is making a postage stamp quilt and asked us to each make four 6″ postage stamp blocks from 2″ squares. Jackie requested a Greek Cross in any modern print, using grey in the corners:
















I played around with some blocks of my own as well.  Remember the orange peel quilt I’ve been working on during weekends at the lake? Well, I sewed them up into sets of 4 just to see what they would look like, and also to see how many more I need to make. Sew….turns out I probably am only 1/4 finished. Lots of more sewing to do. But that’s okay. This project was intended to be a weekends only handwork project, and I don’t care if it takes 2 or 3 years to do. Honestly. It’s just nice to have a small project in my hands during idle times. And isn’t it pretty!!! I love it! It’s going to be awesome when it’s finally bed-sized!







And the quality assurance folks gave it a paws up at the mid-project inspection:






It took awhile but summer has finally arrived in the Yukon. Here is Sammy, beating the heat:


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I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!
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9 Responses to WIP Wednesday…all around the block

  1. I ADORE orange peel quilts!! Those at apple cores – that’s what got me into quilting, though I SUCK at curves. lol Very pretty – thanks for linking up!

  2. Mary Ann says:

    Wonderful work:) You are a lot more prolific that me…I love the orange peel quilt.

  3. Mrs.Pickles says:

    WOW you have gotten a lot done and it all looks AMAZING!!!

  4. Fawn says:

    Oooh, I love these, Nita! I especially love the orange peel! I didn’t realize the “all-square” pattern was called Postage Stamp. My mother made one (though the individual square were quite a bit larger) that stayed on my parents’ bed for years and years. I still have a few scraps of leftovers from that quilt. I wish I knew where the quilt was!

  5. Sara says:

    Sammy is sweet!

    I like your orange peel top! Enjoy it!

  6. Heidi says:

    Wow, it is beautiful, you amaze me with your talent!

  7. Lisaleh says:

    All the blocks look terrific, but that orange peel quilt is awesome! I can’t wait to see it completed.

  8. marjorie says:

    Love each and every project you are sharing!!!!!

  9. elle says:

    That lightening zig zag is pretty cool and an orange peel quilt always looks great. Your sampler BOM is coming along well.

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