Wednesday, July 31, 2013

New FOs!

I have been looking forward to sharing progress with a couple new projects with all the party peoples playing with Cat Patches this week! The NewFO is really one of my favorite linky parties; where else are we encouraged to continually, and shamelessly start new projects?

I began cutting and piecing the HST for my husband's Birthday quilt, and have quite a stack completed. He helped me design a Ty-like layout in EQ6, and I think I will actually be sticking to this plan (remains to be seen - that is what I always think!)
Risking a juvenile look to it, I tried to avoid the kid prints and such, but a few here and there cannot be avoided! And I made a couple custom fabrics for him as well, here are a few that will be 'snuck' in:
A very rough glimpse of the future:

My next NewFO is actually an old UFO that I have mentioned in past posts. Now that I have my design wall clear, I have space to play with some blocks I made about 7 yrs ago. (I thought it was longer than that, but re-calculated!).
I have oodles of triangles and blocks for this, but here are some I have been playing with:
The pattern is inspired by a quilt in Quick & Easy Quiltmaking, A Patchwork Place/Rodale 1993. I was overwhelmed with the layout when I packed this up for storage - the sails were not contrasted enough and things just weren't coming together. I am still unsure I will include the lighter shades, or the lavenders, but I do think I will make one quilt in this style. I took a few blocks out for now, the ones with red - maybe these will become a pillow. Or something!

And, this week I will also be playing with yet another layout for thesel. Did I mention I have a lot of these boat blocks? So, I am not sure yet if this will be a full quilt, or maybe two baby quilts, but I am having fun playing with them. I made a template yesterday to give them a bit of a twist, and I will share that progress with next week's BOM post.
 
I have lots of Block Talk saved for Monday!
 
Linking up as well to Lily's Fresh Sewing Day. Have you seen the star quilt finish she just posted, made by her Siblings Together Guild? My favorite quilts have always been those made by many people. I love the surprise when something with an  improvisational aspect comes together as if it was planned all along, and the story behind them makes them all the more special.
 
 
 

15 comments:

  1. Ty is surely going to love that quilt!!! What's not to love, especially with those "special" fabrics thrown in :*D And I love your blue triangles - what fun it would be to play with those!!!

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  2. I love starting new things too. Nice to have DH help with the design.

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  3. You blew me away! I love the chevron with a twist, but the triangle boat in progress - just love this!!

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  4. That is going to be such a great quilt. Your fabric choices are wonderful. Thanks for linking up.

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  5. Triangle palooza! I love them.

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  6. The chevron quilt is great, and I'm really loving those sailboats - that will be a fabulous quilt!

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  7. The half square triangle quilt in the chevron layout is stunning. And I like the sailboat quilt too. So neat with the triangles.

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  8. The triangle boat blocks really caught my interest. That's going to be a great quilt.

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  9. How fun is that boat project?! I love the color play that the lavender pieces add. Especially if you're taking the red bits out. And your hubby's quilt is super cool!

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  10. Just popped over from Fresh Sewing Day, and I am loving your HST quilt design, how great that your husband helped start off his own quilt! Mine is very happy to admire and keep warm under the finished objects, but not remotely interested in the process!

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  11. the sailing boats are amazing amazing amazing!!! The picture totally took my eye in the WIP Wednesday link up. Stunning

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  12. They look great! Congrats on starting some quilts...those are always the most fun!

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  13. You have an unbelievably varied stash! It must be huge.
    HSTs fir chevrons are so much fun to play with. Good choice!

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