Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WIP Wednesday

After last weekend's marathon of paper piecing (photos below) I spent a day doing some other things.  It really feels good to take care of myself a little (after tackling my stack of paperwork, which somehow has seemed to learn to procreate).  Went to a movie, met up with some girls for bunco (I won a prize, which always makes the night more fun!) Spent some time with the Gran, he's growing and doing new things every day.  

Here is what I have been working on, I had to finish another procrastination project (those require their own list)


involving these paper piece stars from Six White Horses, the star is called Star Seams and you can get the template free on her blog or on Craftsy.  I got mine from Craftsy.  


All 5 I made.  I was attempting a ROYGBIV look to go with the quilt top they are going in.


While I am pleased with the result, these took time and the centers are quite bulky, I steamed and pressed the life out of the centers.  Paper piecing one block is ok, but doing multiples begins to wear on you.  You can pull off all the paper while watching a TV show, but not Game of Thrones, because you can't be distracted by paper while that is on.


The quilt top belongs in the Strip Quilters group.  This is a stunning top, and I wish my photos were better. The rows are not sewn together so the owner can decide the order of the rows.   

Tuesday I accomplished so much on my paperwork pile (both my jobs only involve paperwork) for actual work that I felt compelled to  get some things off my WIP list - starting with another group project


I made postage stamp blocks with colors that complemented some Flea Market Fancy prints.  These blocks were added to star blocks and are now going to the next person in Traveling Quilts


Then I felt the need to check off something else that has been sitting on my WIP list for awhile - a baby quilt for a baby who is now six months old.




I added the first scrappy border which is just left over pieces from the center, and I'm adding the elephants for the second border.  I like using up the scraps on the same quilt so that everything is used up and doesn't have to go in the overflowing scrap bin.  I sure hope I am quilting on this tonight.

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday


Keep Calm and Quilt On!
Mary

6 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very pretty stars

Julie said...

Congrats on your baby quilt finish!

madfabriholic said...

what a productive week! your stars are gorgeous.

qwilltr said...

ROYGBIV what is this? I have a city job and I didn't think anything could have more acronyms but you've stumped me here! Very productive weekend...the opposite of mine. I did get our charity top put together for VBMQG!

Sara said...

adore your FMF blocks for sure!!

capitolaquilter said...

how is it that paperwork procreates? ugh, quilting is so much more fun. paper piecing exhausts me to even look at let alone do :)