Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WIP Wednesday: Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts

This past weekend I went to Austin, TX for QuiltCon and had such a good time--especially meeting my fellow sisterhood quilters and so many others!  I will share some pictures and experiences soon.  Today I'm here to share some progress I've made on the Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts from last year.  I finally finished the quilt back and will hopefully get it basted today:

Sisterhood of the Traveling Quilts backing (quilt top underneath).

I'm sewing together large pieces of batting left over from my last two quilts (aka Frankenbatting)

I would love to enter it in a local show, the Fiber Arts Fiesta, but the deadline to enter is March 2nd!  I am really cutting it close (again, haha).  If I don't get it done in time I have another quilt I'll enter instead.

Also since getting home I've been working on the mod corsage block from the Anna Maria Horner class I took at QuiltCon: 

Mod Corsage block progress.  

I took the class with Jess and Ashley  (and Denyse Schmidt for those keeping track, though to be honest I didn't interact with her at all), who graciously let me "borrow" from the lovely fabrics they'd brought.  But I felt so awful after the lunch break that I left early.  Since getting home I have had renewed interest in the block and have added a few more flowers (the hexie flowers).  I feel like this is a progressive project I will work on whenever I feel inspired and because it has no size goal or deadline that it can easily be set aside and picked up again as my mood dictates.

9 comments:

  1. It will be great to get your first sisterhood quilt all finished up before you really get started on working on everyone's quilt this year. Frankenbatting works so well and I love that it helps me use up my leftovers from other projects. I'm sorry to hear you were feeling bad enough to leave the Mod Corsage class early at QuiltCon, and I'm glad to hear that it seems to have gone away and you are feeling better now.

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  2. What a beautiful start to this project! I love that so many of the concepts taught at QuiltCon were ideas like this where inspiration drives the project. Good luck!

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  3. That's so cool! Love the block you made.

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  4. I love me some Frankenbatting! Love your hexie flowers. You're right, it's a great project to pick up whenever. :)

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  5. Looks bright and lovely! Looking forward to the finished quilt!

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  6. I need to make some Frankenbatting but have been procrastinating big time... the Mod Corsage looks like so much fun!

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  7. Love the look of the corsage! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  8. Love the look of the corsage! Looking forward to seeing more!

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  9. I love the applique project. There is a similar(ish) block of the month starting in a local magazine. I do not plan to make the quilt, but I plan to use the idea as inspiration for my own mini quilt. It looks like this: https://www.gloriouscolor.com/store.php?cat=572.
    I had to do a bit of Frakenbatting on the weekend too - just to make a piece big enough for 16 x 24 inches!

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