Moose on the Porch Quilt Blocks

Moose on the Porch Quilt Blocks
Jelly Roll Quilt

Monday, July 12, 2010

Work In Progress (WIP) & Design Wall

I'm calling these WIPs instead of UFOs. I have over 100 UFOs. UFOs are quilts that I've started and then put away and haven't finished. I belonged to Stitch 'n Sisters and now belong to Silver Thimbles. Each month a project is chosed by our leader, Pat Wys. We can buy a kit, backing fabric, and notions for 20% off. Our leader helps us get started on the project at our monthly meeting. I have started these projects, but that's it. WIPs are projects that I'm actually working on and hope to complete soon!

This quilt is for my sister's 1st grade classroom. I call it "Bee Happy". It's from "The Birds and the Bees" by Ruth Jensen. I have the bee and Bee Happy blocks just lying on the fabric for the other squares and the outer border. The inner border fabric is the stripes.

Last year my sister and I decided that we'd do the East Tennessee Shop Hop. We picked out fabric to make 3 of these quilts called "Inspiration III" by Debbie Kratovil for Blank Quilting on our first day of the shop hop. I know that it is supposed to be for ovarian cancer, which, thank goodness, none of us have had, but all three of us love these colors. It was also our last day of the shop hop, because we found out that Mom had fallen and was laying on her bathroom floor from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day! This first quilt is for mom, who is now in assisted living. I still need to put the outside border on this one.

This is for my mom's door for August. The pattern is called "Wee Summer Day" by Sondra Davison. I have actually finished this, except I need to sew the label on the back.

The quilt below is called Blue Lagoon from "Jelly Roll Quilts" by Pam & Nicky Lintott. As you can see, I have it a little over half done. The top part (shown in the first photo) has been put together and the other part is on my DESIGN WALL. See Judy's site for more Monday design walls.

These are possible layouts for quilts that I started in 1995. I know this because these quilts are from my mother-in-law's dresses. I plan on making 4 quilts, one for each of her children. I finished the center applique blocks in 2003. Now I've started working on the log cabin blocks. Which layout do you like the best?


Teaquilts said...

Pretty quilts and ideas. I enjoyed your design wall.

Charlene S said...

I like the second layout. It makes the center stand out.

Brenda said...

Love all of your door hangings.

Cherie said...

I agree with Charlene, the second layout brings out the center applique which looks lovely and should be highlighted :)

Chris said...

I think I like the bees best. Lucky teacher :)