Wednesday, December 19, 2012

WIP Wednesday - a better size

Progress. Well at least there was some. Unpicking + Restitching= the theme of the week

The Tassels Quilt top is now officially a top - for the second time.  The awkward long and narrow proportions (seen here) are gone and the final size of 62x74 is just right.
62x74 Tassels top
I took the bottom two rows off and picked the blocks apart. Made several more with the lovely fabric from my friends at the MQG Retreat and attached them to the right-hand side.
just a few of the new ones
Major improvement on my Luminosity top with the addition of a dozen new light blocks and a few more dark. I unstitched the bottom row of darks (originally a 4x5 layout seen here) to create a square vs rectangle and used them on the sides instead.
blocks in the making
The partial seam used in the construction of these blocks are really no big deal at all and I was kind of scared of them, silly.  Here is the post about the Workshop I attended in September.
Luminosity on the Design Wall/Door
The layout was a bit challenging because I really needed to get a full view and my design wall is too small.  The design door trick worked out marvelously (seen used for the first time below).  The top is 74x74 and so I've decided rather than add a scrappy light border to make the dark float I'll just bind in light and hope that does the trick.
First Design Wall/Door trick 
I'm planning on entering both of these in the Quilt Show and the deadline is just weeks away so they were bumped to the top of the to do pile. These two quilts are also the final of 4 project on my 4th quarter goal mosaic for FAL2012.

Two quilts completed but no photo shoot yet to prove it so you'll have to take my word for it.
It feels like forever since I linked up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Finished: 3
Baby Boy Quilt
FMF Quilt
Laminated Tote

Progress: 2
Tassels Quilt
Luminosity Quilt

Major Feet Dragging: 5+
Madrona Road MQG Challenge
SBA MQG Secret Tote Swap
Photo Inspired Challenge PVQA
last ditch effort for Holiday Gifts
Final week of Ruby Star Wrap Along


  1. Both of these are looking lovely. I really like the way you've arranged the colours from light to dark in the tassel top :)

  2. Oh wow, that is a great effort to pull some apart & add in new fabric! Very brave! I don't think I could be bothered! Well done! Looking good.

  3. Love what you did with Tassels. :) It does look happier! I hadn't seen the design door trick yet - great move there!

  4. wow - what great progress! Esp. love the 'redo' - good luck getting them finished up in time!

  5. I love the way the tassels quilt has the light to darker blue gradations. Great work!

  6. Hi! These are both so beautiful! Your designs with colours are wonderful and I do hope you can show them in in the Quilt Show! x Teje

  7. Ooh, these are both lovely! I like the color progression in both quilt tops.

  8. Great job on the design wall/door!

    Both of these quilts are beautiful and I enjoyed reading about how you solved problems to make them work. I haven't done WIP Wednesday forever, either (finally did it today, too) as I think we've all been beyond busy, plus trying to cope with the sad news from Newtown. I find solace in the quilting, baking, getting ready for Christmas, however. I hope you have a great Christmas with lots of days of quilting!

    Elizabeth E.

  9. Wow - you have been busy! My current favorite is the tassels top.
    Always fun to see what you are up to. Happy Holidays from my house to yours.

  10. Both quilts are wonderful! Good idea to use the door as part of your design wall!

  11. Great quilts. Love the fabric on the luminosity quilt.


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