Monday, July 18, 2022

WIP List - Projects on the Go

I recently shared my list of quilt tops that need to be quilted.  The total has now grown to 13 quilt tops.  😉

Here is my list of active WIPs.  There are 11 projects (fingers crossed I don't find any more in my sewing room, or start new ones.....😂)

2022 Monthly Colour Challenge and 2021 Monthly Colour Challenge - I'm participating in the monthly QAL hosted by Jen @ Patterns by Jen.  I didn't piece together my 12 blocks from 2021, so I am going to join them with the 2022 blocks and made a larger quilt.  Both sets of blocks are made with Kona solids.

Stay at Home Round Robin 2022 - This was a QAL hosted by Gail @ Quilting Gail.  I fell behind and didn't finish rounds 5 and 6.  Since I have so many projects on the go, I might just skip the last two rounds and add this to the pile of quilt tops to be finished.

Macaron Mystery QAL - Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs hosts an annual mystery QAL.  I fell behind with the 2021-2022 version and need to finish piecing my blocks.  The push is on to get this to quilt top status because the 2022-2023 mystery QAL has started.

Blue Skies & Sunny Days - This is a pattern by my friend Sandra @ Musings of Menopausal Melon.  I'm going to use a Kona jelly roll with Kona White for the background.  Stayed tuned for more details about this project.

MMQG Brown Bag Swap - My quilt guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild, is in the midst of a brown bag swap.  We put 2 metres of fabric in a bag (yardage, jelly roll, fat quarter), and another guild member will make something for us.  They can add additional fabrics.  This is a secret swap so I can't share anything until the final reveal.

Ruby Star Summer Sew Along - Perfect Picnic Quilt - I'm participating in the Ruby Star Society Summer Sew Along.  I had a bundle of Rashida Coleman Hale fabrics and decided this was the perfect opportunity to use it.  This is now a pieced top (stay tuned for photos), so it will move to the pile of quilt tops waiting to be quilted.

Melodic Mystery QAL - I've chosen my fabrics for the 2022-2023 mystery QAL hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs.  I'm using Kona Chartreuse and Storm (background).  The cutting instructions will be released in August.

Modern Mini Quilt - I found a skill builder project online by Trendtex Fabrics.  I had some troubles with the pattern, so I need to figure out the best way (aka the least work involved) to fix it.  Here are the colours I used.

Bloom - This is pattern by Leanne @ Devoted Quilter.  It was easier to cut fabrics and piece blocks while I was in my temporary apartment, so I prepped a few projects for when I eventually got home.  I'm using Island Batik fabrics.

Cargo Duffle - I started a cargo duffle as a gift for a friend and didn't finish.  2022 has been a challenge, but now that I'm back home, I hope to get back on track.  This is a free pattern by Anna @ Noodlehead, but I'm following a tutorial by Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty to add a lining.  I need to get this finished.

Exploding Hearts - This was a 2021 QAL hosted by Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts.  I fell behind as my design wall wasn't large enough to lay out the blocks and then...well life happened.  I haven't purchased a new bed for the spare room yet, so I now have space to lay out the blocks on the floor.

Hand applique project - I was gifted some fabrics from Sandra @ Musings of Menopausal Melon.  I've added some Kona solids, and I have a hand applique project in mind.

I'm hoping to make progress on some of these projects over the summer.  We'll see how that goes.  😂

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

WIP Wednesday - Quilt Tops

Now that I'm back in my house, it's time to get back on track with sewing.  I've been accumulating quilt tops that now need to be quilted.   I also need to make a list of projects that I'm working and what needs to be done to move them to quilt top status.

Here is my list of 12 quilt tops.

Morewood Mystery Quilt - This is the 2020-2021 Mystery QAL hosted by Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs.  I'm still piecing the top for the 2021-2022 Mystery QAL project, and the 2022-2023 Mystery QAL starts tomorrow.  To say I am behind is an understatement. 😂

Storm at Sea - I created this Storm at Sea quilt using the Calm Lagoon fabric collection created for Sherry @ Powered by Quilting.  I think I am going to quilt wavy lines.

Posh Santa - This is a pattern by Sew Kind of Wonderful, using the Quick Curve Ruler.  I didn't get it quilted for Christmas last year.  Let's see if I can get it finished for this Christmas.

Reflection - This is a pattern by Bea @ Beaquilter.  I forgot to share my version when she released the pattern.

Follow Your Own Path - This was the 2021 annual QAL hosted by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon.  I have the backing for this quilt top, but I haven't decided on a quilting plan.

Rising Star - This was a QAL hosted by Bea @ Beaquilter.  I did not finish during the QAL earlier this year.  This will be my new sofa quilt.  I'm going to put minky on the back, but I don't have a quilting plan yet.

Lots of Hugs - I tested this pattern for Cindy at Stitchin at Home.  The pattern has not yet been released, so I can't share a photo.

Turning Wheels - I was fortunate to test a pattern for Jen @ Patterns by Jen, but I wasn't able to get the top quilted in time for the pattern release last month.

Pop Star - This was the 2022 annual QAL hosted by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon.  I need to figure out how to quilt this.

Planview - This was a QAL hosted by Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl.  Although I was a late starting, I managed to finish by the link up deadline and won a prize.

A Roll of the Dice - This is a new pattern by Sandra @ Musings of a Menopausal Melon which she released in early June.  You can purchase the pattern here.  I have no ideas on how to quilt this.

MMQG BOM - Dena and I created a BOM for our quilt guild, Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.  I'm using Kona White, Black, Steel, and Chartreuse.  You'll have to wait until the end of the year for the reveal.