WIP Wednesday

This is my first time trying WIP Wednesday, after watching it on a few of my favorite blogs for awhile. Thanks for doing it, Lee!

I helped a friend sew some costumes awhile back, and she gave me a little photo book as thanks with a sweet quote about sewing on the front, so one of my WIPs is this little book:

quilts book

Keeping a history of my quilts was also inspired by my grandmother, who hand quilted for many years and did over a thousand quilts. I calculated that out, and it is one a week for over 37 years. She is 80+, so I believe, even though that is an incredulous number. I was also inspired by Elizabeth at Occasional Piece and Quilt. You can see her progress on a quilt journal today on WIP Wednesday, too!

Below is the flimsy for an aloha quilt I started a couple of days ago. Sometimes it is nice to just sew squares together. Especially if someone else cut them out, and sold them to your best friend for $2 at the swap meet on Oahu. I often feel like I get nothing done lately, but this is coming together in no time.


I’m also still working on the block of the month for quilt guild, and added a yellow block. I am a few months behind, but maybe now that school has started I will catch up.

rainbow blocks

I’m excited to go see some more works in progress, check them out at Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Guess my Favorite Color?

WIP string quilt

I would love to make a nice big string quilt one of these years. I have started a few blocks, but I’m not sure what I want to do next or where I want to go with these.

hexagon crazy patch

This Orange pentagon crazy patch is for the block of the month for my guild this year. You just draw a random pentagon, and add and trim until you have a block the size you want.

I have figured out a formula for how long it will take me to finish this quilt. I will finish the blocks in November, since that’s the last time our guild meets. I expect it will be done by next August, which is the time of our annual guild show.

So, based on these blocks, can you guess my favorite color? It used to be blue. . .