First up #1 is my latest obsession - the new fabric line Briar Rose by Heather Ross. I dropped the ball on the QCR Urban Nine-Patch QAL: signing up, choosing fabric and then doing nothing. Ever since I made these 4x5 swap blocks at our MQG Retreat and Driving in Circles for Madrona Road's challenge, I have wanted to design something original and finally have.
|Briar Rose Quilt Top|
#2 and #3 go together: The Ombre quilt and Art Gallery peacock feather bumper pads and cradle sheet for my granddaughter, due in September. Here's a shot of how it all began. As of now, the top is done and I need to make the quilt back, sandwich and quilt and bind it. The bumper is 80% there and the sheet needs a casing and elastic.
|Cradle Set initial audition|
|Cradle set progress made|
#6 Taffy in Ride , a Jaybird Quilts pattern using Julia Rothman's collection Ride from Windham. This hit a road block with no progress and I was so - so - very excited about it, especially those chains! I got all confused about what parts I've made and what is still needed, it's been tucked away ever since.
X-Plus, project #7 really needs done because I want to enter it in our second annual MQG show with a turn in date of late August. Mixing the jumbo and standard sized blocks will be fun and I just need to sew 3 more big ones before I can do layout, piecing, quilting, binding, label, hang sleeve... you know the drill.
#8 is a low pressure deadline - open ended really. Our MQG is doing a Sparkle Punch QAL.
The final #9 Rip Curl is the oldest of the UFOs in the bunch. The top is done and the back - well, it's in parts and in my head... a big floor quilt for my son so his baby can be a surfer girl right from the start.
|Rip Curl backing part|
|Rip Curl Top|