Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I've got 2 UFOs on my design wall that I've been making progress on since I can't seem to motivate myself to do any quilting the last week. I'm going to blame it on the heat and on the novelty of having this big wall to play with as I've been totally in a piecing mood. Anything from my UFO Collection is fair game so instead of fighting it I'm just going to roll with it.
This might be my oldest UFO left to finish and I am absolutely going to have this one done by December since I don't have any Christmas lap quilts. The colors in my photos aren't very good today but you'll be seeing more of this one in better light.
The chevron tips are sewed together and I've got a bit of the background fabric left so I'm not sure how big this one will end up. I'm still loving the layout and working on something that feels "new".
The return of summer heat is giving my flowers a much needed lift. I spent a few hours yesterday deadheading, trimming, watering and fertilizing around the yard and they are looking pretty perky today.

Have you ever planted King Tut? It's only been in our local nurseries a few years and I just love how crazy big it grows over the course of the summer. I have 2 of these planters flanking our garage doors and they attract a lot of attention!
Our daughter is coming home tonight for a long weekend which will be a treat. On Monday our son and I have his first college visit... yes, only one more year before our nest is empty. All I can say about that right now is I hope time slows down a bit!

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced.

12 comments:

  1. Your planter is really pretty. I have King Tut in my only planter on my deck. Just love the look and plan to use it again next year.

    And your quilts are looking good on that big design wall.

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  2. Love the chevrons. Really nic fabric choice.

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  3. Love the chevron quilt. I'm itching to do another one with matching points.

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  4. Love that Christmas quilt--I need one, too!! (hahaha!) Yet another to add to my huge list of "to-dos"...Lovely work Hugs, Julierose

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  5. Isn't it funny how our tastes change. I was all about those colours several years back too, but now I'm all about that chevron! Gorgeous

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  6. Your quilts are beautiful on those great design walls. You planters are pretty too. I've never seen King Tut before, I like the look of it.

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  7. Your quilts are gorgeous! I've been making a lot of 1/2 square triangles with scrap fabric and you gave me another design idea .. thank you! I've not seen a King Tut plant before, I love it. I'll have to see if I can get one in my area.

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  8. Okay, I need a design wall. That's just awesome! And I really love the chevron quit. I've been contemplating one or two for baby shower gifts but haven't quite committed to it. Great inspiration!

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  9. My oldest UFO is also my christmas quilt, and I only need to actually quilt it for it to be done...maybe by Christmas. How did you make your design wall? I love it!

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  10. I love the colors in your chevrons!

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  11. Love the chevron quilt - I would really like to make one of these. I always have plenty of scraps for a project like this but having enough background fabric is an ongoing challenge. I probably need to bite the bullet and buy a few metres of Kona white. That might do the trick.

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  12. Love the Christmas quilt and have added the chevron quilt to my "someday" list!

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