Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Work in Progress update

I am so anxious to get started on so many things I started 3 new ones today!

First up, a quilt for the father one of Granite Mountain Hotshots that died in the Prescott fire back in June.  Jean at Layer's of Hope is coordinating quilter's with families of tragedies, definitely go take a look if you are interested in making a quilt for a family member of heroes and victims.

Stack of forest-themed fabric from my stash.

I decided to buy the Field Study pattern by Tula Pink for this quilt--it looks fairly quick and simple, and a nice pattern for a guy.  I usually don't like buying patterns for quilts, but really need to get this one done ASAP!

The quilt is going to the father of one of the firefighters, who is also a firefighter.  My dad's been a firefighter for 30+ years, so I this all feels a little too close to home!  Glad I found a way to support the firefighting community during this time of mourning.

Next is the TARDIS quilt.  I probably won't get to work on this much until the forest quilt is done.  But I wanted to show that I have made a little progress!

The sketch of the quilt.  I numbered all of the squares and emphasized the flow lines in each block.

Block 62, made from scraps.  Needs to be starched with all those wonky cuts! 

Last week I decided to make two more Super Totes as couple of pay-it-forward gifts.  I love my medium sized Super Tote, and am excited to make a full sized version to compare it to!  My deadline for them is late October, so I am hoping/planning to just chip away at the cutting and ironing on interfacing (ugh).

The two front panels, already cut out.  One asked for purple or green and one asked for orange.  The quail print is from a scrap pack from either Hawthorne Threads or Fabric Worm--a very generous scrap!  I love those little quail.

Pretty sure it will be hard to part with both of them!  But they're going to good homes ;-)


  1. so so so glad to see all of this upcoming amazingness!

  2. I can't wait to see these projects! I really like the fabrics you've chosen.
    xo jan

  3. Looks like you're keeping yourself busy! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  4. Gah - okay - have I told you I wanted to make that TARDIS quilt, exactly how you are doing it, for myself? Lol! It's going to be fab! Looking forward to seeing your quilt for Arizona, too. I'm trying to finish mine up as well!

  5. Yay! Glad to see the projects start up again! Can't wait to see more of this loveliness!

  6. I'm looking forward to seeing how the quilt turns out for the fire-fighters appeal. That sad story reached us all the way here in Oz too.