WIP wednesday

19 Nov

yea i have a report!!!

thanks to a sewing weekend, i have finished piecing the pink and brown quilt. it actually turned into 2 smaller quilts which i am totally stoked about. i made a square quilt from 25 of the blocks. then added 2 borders. once quilted, this will become a perfect table cloth. i used the remaining 9 blocks to make a smaller version that will fit perfectly on the island in the kitchen. the hard part will be getting the quilting done on them. part of my 2008 qoals were to get 4 things quilted that were mine (not to be given away and not for customers). so far…it’s only november remember….. i have quilted exactly zero. hmmm there’s still time right?! so anyhoo, here’s the pix of my quilts:

wip1 wip2

so, the quilt colors just don’t photograph nicely. they appear very flat here. it’s quite pretty actually. and now don’t look closely at the piecing. i have never had so much trouble with a pattern in my whole life! i ended up with blocks that were 11 inches up to 11.5 inches. and with points on every edge, you can guess what that meant. some points float and some points became stubs. oh well…..if anyone notices it while riding on a galloping horse in my house, well, i’ll be a monkey’s uncle (how’s that for a sentence full of cliches?) maybe my quilter can “quilt out the problems”. HA!

wip3 it was actually a good thing that i was working on this at karen’s house. if i’d been by myself, i’m pretty sure it would have ended up in the trash. now that it’s finished, i do like it. it’s not my best work and it will never win any prizes but it will be adorable in it’s planned use.

karen’s pink and brown is, of course, PERFECT in every way. it even photographs better.wip4 her’s is a much warmer brown and brighter pinks (and her points all have actual points!)



7 Responses to “WIP wednesday”

  1. freda1951 November 19, 2008 at 8:50 am #

    Beautiful quilts Kay.

  2. Sharon November 19, 2008 at 9:44 am #

    I love them all! What pattern did you use if I may be so bold as to ask?

    sharon, it is a free pattern by cate tallman-evans called in the pink. i tried to post a link for you but it wouldn’t take it. google “cate tallman-evans in the pink” and it’s an untitled pdf file. let me know if you can’t find it that way

  3. Jan November 19, 2008 at 9:50 am #

    I love them both!!!

    ***thanks jan, i kinda do too! kayp

  4. AllenQuilts November 19, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Yummy, yummy quilts! And Happy Anniversary!

  5. Diana Wilson November 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm #

    wow, those are nice. I am really thinking a pink and brown quilt must be in my future….maybe my new years day quilt? HMMMMM

  6. Michele November 19, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Ooooooh, I love love love pink and brown together.

  7. Gayle November 20, 2008 at 9:13 am #

    thanks kay. now i really do have to make a pink and brown quilt. i have pinks, no browns. you enabler, you. cuz now i have to go shopping.

    i like both of them, but like yours better. its such a soft look.

    and all my pinks are bright and loud. which kind of brown should i use for mine?


    me? an enabler? tee hee. not sure on your brown choice. karen’s pinks were brighter and looked great with a warm brown but i think they’d be good with a black/brown too. pink goes with EVERYTHING ya know!

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