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WiP Wednesday {9/23/2015}

It feels so good to be home and in my sewing room again. I have a mini quilt that I can’t wait to share with you on Friday, and I feel excited to have several projects simmering right now. It has been a while since I have participated in Work in Progress Wednesday. Perhaps as long as I have taken to assembly my Love Letters bee blocks from the stash bee (I was queen in June)?

Love Letters Quilt Finished Flimsy

Love Letters Quilt Finished Flimsy

I did not notice I had pieced in one block rotated until I took a picture of the finished quilt top, but both my husband (whom the quilt is destined for) and I like it. Thank you so much to all my bee mates and others who sent in blocks for the quilt following my tutorial. The quilt top is 64-inches wide by 80-inches long, and I think it is going to be just right for my 6-foot 2-inch tall husband.

Love Letters Quilt - Pieced Backing Supplies

Love Letters Quilt – Pieced Backing Supplies

My task this week is to work with the extra blocks and scrap HSTs along with the fabric selection my husband made to create a pieced backing. I think it is going to be fun to put together!

TShirt Quilt Commission

TShirt Quilt Commission

I also accepted a TShirt quilt commission, and it is time I take a look at all the shirts that were delivered and start coming up with a plan. All the shirts are aircraft / airplane racing / aerospace themed, so I think it is going to be fun for me to work on. I also have pretty wide license to be creative and a wide budget… basically a dream client. πŸ™‚

I am linking up with WiP Wednesday and Let’s Bee Social and looking forward to seeing what everyone else is working on this week!

29 thoughts on “WiP Wednesday {9/23/2015}

  1. I giggled when I read your line about the dream client. I had a lady ask me about a t-shirt quilt; when I quoted the price (which was so reasonable even I can’t believe I quoted it) she ran in the other direction. Fast! πŸ™‚ I look forward to seeing yours.

    Your envelope quilt is so fun and I really like the quirkiness of the ‘wrong’ block!

  2. Helen says:

    Your quilt looks fantastic. Glad to have been part of it Yvonne x

  3. I think the rotated block is perfect! I’m loving the colors and the blocks! Awww…dream clients! Good luck with the t-shirt quilt, I’m sure you will have lots of tips during your process!

  4. Yes, to have a “wide” budget would be wonderful. I look forward to seeing what you do with your tshirt quilt. I was asked about making one from prized Sturgis Harley tshirts that had belonged to a classmate’s deceased hubby. I think just the honest cost of the fusible web scared her. This was obviously someone who had no idea on what it costs to make a quilt. Your Love Letter quilt top is turning out great. It is really neat that your hubby is picking out fabrics for the backing.

  5. I think the rotated block adds a little something to the quilt. Looking forward to seeing your progress on the t-shirt quilt. I have plans to make one with all my Girl Guide t-shirts.

  6. Terri Ann says:

    Sounds like a dream client, I’m sure they’ve seen enough of your work and accepted that you’re going to make it infinitely more beautiful and meaningful with your artistic stills than what they can imagine! I like that one of the envelopes is open in an opposite direction, at least it’s just turned 90 degrees to the right and not upside down…I think if it’d been upside down even I would have to unpick it!

  7. Renee says:

    Oh I didn’t think to send you my extra HST blocks! If I still have them, do you want them? Some were taken apart for other things… I’ve never done a tshirt quilt, I’m interested to see how you do it. Not because I want to do it though, haha.

  8. Heather says:

    I like the rotated block!

  9. Liz says:

    Looks great. Love the backing too. It’s always so nice to piece the back as well, especially on a quilt with as much meaning for you as this one.

    1. It’s so weird, Liz, but I can’t find your comment in my email or spam or anywhere. Lost in the internet ether, I suppose.

      Thanks! This quilt does have some nice meaning, and although I had hoped to piece the back today, I got distracted and your comment echoes the thoughts I was having; I will probably take a bit more time than just slapping it together.

  10. I really like this quilt! And I love that the one block is reversed. It totally looks like you did it on purpose! πŸ™‚

  11. Sandra says:

    I love the quilt, and did not see the flipped one until you mentioned it! I like that you decided to leave it as is. Whimsy. πŸ™‚ Sounds definitely like a dream client for the t-shirt quilt!

  12. I love your Love Letters quilt! So cute! πŸ™‚

  13. Allison says:

    My 6’5″ husband fussed when I decided to make my Facing East quilt from Carolyn Friedlander according to the listed size. When I tried to explain to him that making all those paper pieced blocks is not exactly speed quilting, he reasoned with me that he wouldn’t exactly fit under it. Needless to say, I’m now working on more blocks which keeps this quilt in the WIP pile a little longer… sigh! (but on the other hand, it is nice to have a little imput from the hubster)

    This is a really cute quilt and sweet that you are sending your husband love letters.

    Greetings from Germany!

  14. Toni A. says:

    The letter block turned the wrong way reminds me of some of the mail I have sent going the wrong way.

  15. As a fellow sufferer of tall husband, I can tell you 80″ long is perfect. I make all my “throw” quilts at about 60″ x 80″ because otherwise they won’t be used… I’m so excited to see your t-shirt quilt! I’ve been collecting/saving/hoarding tshirts of my own and hubby’s with the intent of someday making an epicly nerdy t-shirt quilt. Someday…

  16. I had to go through and look closely to find the block that was rotated. I didn’t catch it at first. Good luck with your t-shirt quilt. Have you made one before? I’d be curious to see your process/progress. I’ve never attempted a quilt using knit cottons.

  17. I think the rotated block is just right. I’m looking forward to your words of wisdom about making a tee shirt quilt. My daughter has asked me for years to make one, and I’m hiding behind the excuse that she hasn’t picked out the shirts she wants in it to keep from making it. Terrible, I know. I even have a book to help me with the design. Just scared to tackle interfacing, I think.

  18. You’re ahead of me! The blocks look great together πŸ™‚

  19. The colour palette for your Love Letters is, well, lovely. Orange and teal is one of my fav combos! And isn’t it funny how, when we can step back for a minute, little mistakes (like a block that’s not in the same orientation) can be just the little twist that a project needs?

  20. Kaja says:

    This worked out really well – I loved the idea behind it too.

  21. The Love Letters quilt looks fantastic! Looking forward to seeing the finish.

  22. Jasmine says:

    Fun! I really like the block going the other direction.

  23. sally says:

    I do love a ‘wrong’ block, so glad you both decided it should stay! And hurray for dream clients, very interested to see your take on a t-shirt quilt, particularly with the aerospace theme.

  24. Oooh, your husband is so lucky! Those blocks are beautiful together. I like rotations, too.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)