Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WIP Wednesday - I'm still here!

**tap, tap** Anyone still here?  I realized it's been over a month since I posted something besides Mosaic Tuesday posts.  If you follow me on Instagram you know that I've been busy busy.

This month I've been working on the center block for Liz at Green Cheese Quilting for our Round Trip Quilts bee.  I'll be following up with a full post later on.

I love trimming scraps all in a pile.  They are so pretty!

I took a trip to the New England Quilt Museum to see an exhibit titled Down by the Old Mill Stream: Rhode Island Quilts & Historic Fashions.  By surprise I ended up there on the same day as my real-life quilting friend Alex, though we didn't bump into each other.

I've also started my Irish Chain quilt using the pattern from Denise Schmit's Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration.  I bought fabric to make it in two color-ways.  One is very similar to the version Denise shares in the book.  The other is purple and gold: Saint Mike's colors!  That's the version I've started with.  I purchased the new American Made Brand solids for the background for both quilts and so far I'm not disappointed.  I like that it has a little bit of variation in color within the fabric weave.

We also painted our house a few weeks ago - BRIGHT yellow - and I absolutely love it.

That's about it for now.  I'm away on a business trip next week so won't be back until afterwards.  Hope you enjoyed catching up with me.  To stay up-to-day with what else is happening follow me on Instagram.  I tend to post there most frequently.

Happy Quilting!

I'm linking up with this weeks WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Hi! :) I love how bright and cheery the yellow makes your home. Your Irish Chain start looks great, and I look forward to reading more about what you are up to after your business trip.

  2. I love the rich colors in your Irish Chain. I can't wait to see the other color way you chose.

  3. I loved those museum pics on IG. Thanks for sharing. I've always wanted to make an Irish Chain quilt, but haven't yet for some reason...I can't wait to see what you added to Liz's quilt!

  4. Love the irish chain! I can't wait to see your post on the work you added to my center. What I saw on Instagram was amazing! I've been working on my RTQ border pieces these past few days. I'm loving this bee!

  5. There are too many beige homes. Good on you for choosing a sunshiny, cheery yellow!


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