Wednesday, January 30, 2013

{WiP} Wednesday ~ 5/52 ~ Straight-lines and Swirls

While there are other works I need to finish, this quilt is the only one I can even think of right now!

I'm working on the straight lines now, and had a wee little hiccup with at the long arm on Friday, but got the swirls all quilted on another long arm. Whew!!

Ain't she purty? :-)
Hope Takes Flight 2 ~ quilting the butterflies.

Once I finish this, I've got 4 bee blocks for January to make. I'm going to have to ask for some grace, though, because I know I won't be finished with this enough to make those by Friday!

And THEN, just when I swore off any more projects, I was sitting in church, all was peaceful and pastor started talking, and before anyone could even get their bibles open, I was sketching out a new, inspired-by-the-sermon quilt in the back of a Target receipt. :-/. And I'm obsessed!! But it'll just have to wait.

I've got another burden right now. :-) Hope you're having a great week!

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for her WiP Wednesday linky party and with Fabric Tuesday at QuiltStory. Go see what others are crafting, too!
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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  1. I'd love to see your quilting machine in a larger picture. Can you make it bigger? Go back to where you create it, click on it, then choose a larger photo. Thanks! I've got an HQ sweet 16 that looks like yours. I love your quilt pattern, by the way!

    1. Linda, I did that for you. I wrote this post on my phone, and didn't notice the size difference. :)
      I only rented the time at the Baby Lock dealer, but I really enjoyed it! It's a Baby Lock Crown Jewel, and sewed like butter. The only thing I didn't like is that it kept beeping at me when it thought I was going too fast. :)

  2. Your butterfly quilt looks gorgeous so far!
    The last time I was at my husband's parent's church, I found quilting inspiration everywhere - I had 3 sketches done before we left!

    1. I definitely find inspiration in 3-dimensional things - the floor, someone's jacket, a heating vent cover...but never from the sermon!

  3. This quilt looks delightful! I look forward to more pictures!

    I've attended several sermons where the message inspired me in unusual ways--I love that I'm not the only one! :)

    1. Thanks, Audrey! This is actually the second time I'm making this quilt pattern. Here's a link to my blog post about the first one after I finished it:
      It's a rather long post, but it explains who the quilt was for, and the (entire) (long) (agonizing) process from start to finish. :)
      I'm making a second one from the leftover butteflies, to also give to Restore Innocence, but first, the quilt has a layover in Austin at QuiltCon! I entered it into their bee category for the quilt competition, and it was accepted! So I'm finishing up the twin, and sending it next week. :)

  4. Looking good! I went back to check out the original, and what an amazing gift of love. It's beautiful, Melissa.


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