Work in Progress #5

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  I’ve really been enjoying the pillows I made for the holiday, (check ’em out HERE and HERE) but am looking forward to changing things up.  That’s why quilting pillow covers is so fantastic: I get to change the whole feel of my living room with just a couple of slip-covers!

So here is the start of my St. Patrick’s Day pillow project (wrinkly!):

These pillows are inspired by these Ferris Wheel pillows from twin fibers.  They are going to be two different pillows, turned-edge appliqued onto the faux linen background I’ve been using.  I’ll post how that goes when I figure it all out.

I’ve also been working on my strips for the 6th Times The Charm quilts my friend and I are collaborating on.

All the strips are assembled, waiting to be pressed and sewn together into a giant rectangle.  We’re using a different assembly method than described in Handmade Beginnings. After we assemble our quilt tops I’ll tell you all how we did it, just in case we come across any bugs.   Want to see what it will look like in the end?  Here and here and here are some pictures of similar quilts.

And finally I’ve made tremendous progress on my Project Modern Challenge 2 quilt. I machine quilted the blanket this weekend (read about that experience HERE), and am now working on the binding.   I guess I’m going to wait to post more about this quilt until after the contest submission deadline (end of March).  I feel sort of silly feeling like anyone would be tempted to copy my work, but that seems to be the popular precaution other bloggers are taking so maybe it’s the smart thing to do.

Thanks for stopping by, and don’t forget to check out all the other WIPs posted over at freshly pieced.


Filed under Challenges, Quilting

5 responses to “Work in Progress #5

  1. I really like the idea of doing pillow covers for the different seasons! Your St. Patty’s day ones look like they’ll be fun.

  2. Those St. Patty’s Day pillows are soooooo cute! I wish I had the patience to properly do applique!

  3. Your St. Patty’s pillows are so darn cute 🙂

  4. Thanks everyone! I am loving making pillow covers. It’s so fun to have quick projects!

  5. Lee

    I sure do love that Ferris Wheel block, I’ll have to make one myself one of these days. Great idea to work it into a St. Patrick’s Day project!

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday, have a wonderful week. : )

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