Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WiP Wednesday 8/12/14

Now that my bee blocks are all current, there are several projects in the works that need attention.  I'm thinking Lee's WiP Wednesday may help with accountability.

bee blocks from friends
I brought my spiderweb bee blocks to work on at Gruber's.  I assembled all the blocks made by my bee mates (I requested them unassembled so I could play around with layouts) and pieced them into giant blocks.

not the prettiest design wall but love my blocks
While at retreat, I also decided on a layout for the quilt and determined the total amount of blocks needed (quite a few more actually but not as many as pictured below!).  I cut and marked the necessary background blocks, prepped fabric strips and even managed to sew a few blocks.

layout designed with Touch Draw app
Now that I am home, I put all the blocks back up on my design wall, prepped more strips and am excited to get moving again on this quilt!

Michael Miller challenge needs quilting
My Michael Miller fabric challenge quilt top was started during a workshop with Jacquie Gering in June and finished at Gruber's.  It just needs to be basted and quilted.  I have already picked out the backing, thread color and quilt design.  This quilt is destined for a baby quilt charity drive.

Our guild is encouraging members to finish those old WiPs, so I need to get busy.  There are a lot more where these came from ;-)

Linking up with Freshly Pieced.
Thanks for stopping by and happy stitching,


  1. The layout for your spiderweb blocks is great! I look forward to seeing more in coming days (weeks?)!!!

  2. I love seeing the quilt layout via the touch draw app. And I'm also trying to get things finished, though it's always tempting to start something new instead. (An unfinished quilt doesn't keep anybody warm…is my mantra these days!) :D

  3. Love the spidey blocks and that layout. I've been playing with spiderweb blocks too.

  4. Oh Rene, it's so nice to see your spiderweb quilt. I like the 'possible' layout pic. You go girl!

  5. I'm happy to see your progress on your Spider Web quilt. It's going to be really neat. I admit that I'm pretty much a sucker for anything that's scrappy patchwork. Good for you to be following through on your MM challenge. I dropped the ball on that one. And, even more admirable is your plan to donate it. You're so good!

  6. I like how the spiderweb is coming along. Seems like you all had a greta time on retreat. Finally catching up on blog reading after a long time away.

  7. Your spiderweb blocks look phenomenal. I'm so glad I got to watch your progress over the weekend. I wish we weren't on opposite coasts!