Wednesday WIP Report

A little of this and a little of that – this has been the routine in my sewing room this week. For the most part, I have been quilting the baby quilt for my almost-here grandbaby. She is due March 3rd and I know my daughter-in-law has reached the point where she is done being pregnant. Those last few weeks are just miserable. I hope this little girl makes an appearance soon! The quilt top is finished and the quilting is nearly finished.

The quilting is coming along fine though. It is hard for me to sit and quilt for long periods of time. My neck becomes very grumpy if I sit for longer than 1/2 hour or so. It is better this way. I break it up and get other things done in between. I have been quilting a flower on each HST and a little heart on the sashing between the squares. So cute.

The hearts are a bit on the wonky side but such is life. I have a feeling the baby won’t be too critical of her Grammy’s stitching.

I have jumped in on a quilt along. It is hosted by Maureen Cracknell and Sharon Holland, both are designers for Art Gallery Fabric.  They are calling it the Sewcial Bee Sampler. A block design is released each Wednesday and today is week three. If you are interested, there is plenty of time to catch up.

 

With each week, there are giveaways for those who participate. Needle & Foot will be sponsoring two of the giveaway Fridays; one in June and one in July!! Here is the pull I selected for the Quiltalong.

I am using the rest of my fat eighth collection of Fleet and Flourish (designed by Maureen Cracknell). I added a fat quarter bundle of solids from the Pink Castle subscription I received for my birthday. I am being very judicious with the Fleet & Flourish and hoping I have enough. We shall see!

The first three blocks look great!

Each block is framed but when I got to the third block, I decided to wait before framing it. I am wondering about my choice of gray and navy blue as frames. So, I need to ponder that one for a bit.

Ok – that is the update for now. Projects are moving right along. 🙂 Hope the same is true for you!  Linking to Let’s Bee Social and Needle & Thread Thursday. Links are available at the top of the page, under Link Ups.

 

 

20 thoughts on “Wednesday WIP Report

  1. Preeti

    Your quilt is a message of spring. Hope the grandbaby arrives soon and the proud grandma (over)shares pictures 😀 And those quiltalong blocks are gorgeous.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      I am excited for baby girl to arrive as well. But her mother has the worst cold ever and I think they are hoping baby waits a few more days. It wouldn’t be fun to be in labor with a chest cold and runny nose. Eww. We need her to feel better before the work of childbirth! I will share a picture (soon as I have one to share!)

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you! I am a huge Maureen fan too. Maybe we should start a fan club. 😉 She just has a talent for gorgeous prints. I am really hoping I can stretch the last of this Fleet and Flourish collection to use through this quiltalong.

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  2. Kate

    How absolutely wonderful to be making a quilt for your very own granddaughter. I think your quilting is lovely, including your hearts, you just keep getting better. Nice fabric pull and I especially like the blocks with the mustard and the blue, I’m a sucker for high contrast. I haven’t seen the quilt along but I will make sure to check it out, thank you Bernie,

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thanks so much Kate. Practice and more practice. It is so hard to be smooth and even, isn’t it?
      Love the fabric pull too. I just hope I have enough of the Fleet and Flourish. It is going to be close. I will probably have to use lots of solids in the blocks to complete the quilt.

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  3. Linda

    Lol on the baby not minding. 🙂 It’s progressing beautifully.
    Congratulations on being one of the giveaway sponsors! I’m so proud of you.

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Oh my gosh, I just need to get over it already. I look at the quilting and see every bump and wiggle. I am quite sure the baby won’t notice. It will be adorable and once it is washed and crinkly it will be even better. 🙂

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  4. Torry

    I love this quilt! I’m going to be a grandmother again (17 years after the first and only!) It will be my first grandson and I’ve been trying to think of a good pattern to make a quilt…I may have just found it!

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      1. Torry

        Thank you for the kind words and for the help in making the quilt! I have only made one quilt and I made up the pattern for that…let me tell you, never again! Tutorials are one of the best things about the internet!

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  5. Kristi

    OOoh! The baby quilt is so pretty! I love the ‘elegant simplicity’ of it. What a treasure. Sending positive thoughts for a smooth entry into the world!

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    1. Bernie Post author

      Thank you Kristi. I had sent several links to my son and his wife and this is the pattern they chose. It is adorable. I can’t wait to meet this little baby! She is due in a week or so, which means she could come any time now!! So exciting.

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  6. Lisa

    How exciting Bernie that your grandbaby is almost here! Her quilt is looking very lovely indeed. I like the slightly wonky flowers.

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