Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIP Wednesday: On A Whim, Pow Wow & Bag

I've been busy this past week!  It helps when I actually get to stay home for a week, and not be gone all weekend like we were in June and July.  On Instagram last week Camille Roskelley started a quilt along, using her pattern On A Whim.  Why not join right??  I pulled out fabrics I've been saving for the perfect project, Pam Kitty Morning.  It's bright and very happy... perfect!

Image borrowed from Thimble Blossoms
I started cutting and cutting, and got a few blocks sewn together.
This yellow print is my favorite one, so I had to make it first!  It's the perfect sunny yellow.
The corner fabrics on the blocks is an adorable itty bitty strawberry fabric.
Everything is now cut out and I just need to piece the remaining blocks together!
I also started a Pow Wow quilt a few months back and have been slowly working on it.  I finally got all 99 blocks sewn together.  A suggestion on the pattern was as you are trimming off the corners, to sew the leftover triangles together to make half square triangles.  I did that, and now have 396 half square triangles haha!  A whole other quilt can be made now, I love that I didn't waste them.
And finally the Portland Modern Quilt Guild I am a member of is having a meetup this weekend!  We were asked to make a tote bag for a swap, and here is what I made for that swap.  The guild gave us each a big piece of Robert Kaufman chambray.  It reminded me of summertime and picnics, so I made  scrappy log cabin blocks and pieced them into a large tote bag.  I can't wait for this weekend!

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

9 comments:

dutchcomfort said...

That will be a lovely quilt! I feel tempted to join in the quilt-along, as I have the On-a-Whim pattern!

Cassie Zemer said...

I'm so sure this quilt will turn out beautifully! If I didn't have so many other WIP's I might like to do it too... Good work - and I like the yellow too!

Mary said...

Gorgeous! Tempting me. Love the bag. Just my colors. You are so productive.

Claire said...

Cheers on using the cutaway triangles! I'm on a mission about that. :-)

Jenny Watson said...

These are outstanding designs, I would love to putt on the wall of my house.

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Michelle said...

Ooooh, that is pretty! I shouldn't buy any more patterns until I at least -start- Swoon, though...

Stacy Risenmay said...

What a darling blog! You are so talented. I am glad we reconnected :)

Kat said...

Hi Heather! I am the lucky recipient of the tote you made for the swap! I just love it! I had to wait to pick it up at our guild meeting and then haven't had a chance to send you a thank you. Thank you so much for such a lovely tote!!

MysteryKnitter said...

So beautiful work!