Something happened on the way to my local quilt show in late September….. In my efforts to complete my show pieces and samples for my pattern vendor booth, LOTS of other projects got put aside and now I realize that I am inundated with WIP’s and UFO’s. And I am not normally a UFO kind of gal!
The first project is one of our Santa Barbara Moden Quilt Guild’s charity quilts. 12 members volunteered to make blocks with fabric that I donated from my stash. I chose four patterns from the Modern Block of the Month at Sew Mama Sew that Alissa Haight Carlton did last year to provide some continutity to the quilt top. Each quilter could eliminate one fabric other than the background and add one from their stash if they wished. Here is the completed top so now on to basting, quilting and binding.
And since I can never say no to an interesting project AND I have more scraps than some people have stash, I decided to participate in the Scrappy Stash QAL at Ellison Lane Quilts. The first step was to separate your scraps. I only separated the scraps that were ALREADY in strips and here is the before and after of that sorting.
And I am taking a workshop on Friday put on by our local guild,Coastal Quilters. It is called Thoroughly Modern Dresden and taught by Anelie Belden. I missed the Dresden Plate challenge put on by the Salt Lake City Modern Quilt Guild but I was inspired by some of the layouts in that group. I came up with my own layout for the workshop rather than using one from her book. I want to learn how to do the various types of Dresden Plates so my layout mixes them up with a bit of negative space. We’ll see how it goes.
This is only the beginning of the WIP/UFO list I made last week. Unfortunately there are 14 items on that list and I am determined to complete them ALL! But this is a start!
I am linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced. Thanks to Lee for the linky party.
Thanks for checking in.