Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Continuing to "Go Four It" on WIP Wednesday

Yesterday was a quality sewing day and I completed 20 blocks to make 3 rows for my APQ "Go Four It" QAL. Yeah me!


This spans my entire design wall which is 8 ft wide, so it should be plenty big for my double sized bed. I'm planning on adding a scrappy border like Moda Lissa's version. Oh I would so like to spend more time on this RIGHT NOW, but other obligations beckon. I need to finish up the invitations I'm making for my older son's upcoming wedding, and there are signature blocks for a wedding quilt that need to be assembled and table runners - acckkkkkk!!!! Maybe I can squeeze in a couple more block in between those jobs.

I'm glad I made myself a cheat sheet for this quilt. As I was sewing yesterday I thought I only needed 5 blocks across to make my width - wrong! Having it up on the design wall makes it easier to see what I have and where I'm going (which is crazy town -LOL!). My strategy is to add a row at a time, working above and below what I have now so I can hopefully keep the colors and the fabrics randomly scattered.

Here are close ups of two blocks I've stitched - love the purple typography square - its says "petunia" - ok  it will only say "etunia" but I'll know what it meant!


And this block includes my chickens and do you see that blue/green block to the right of the chickens?  Look closely - they are snails!


I didn't see them at all when I bought the fabric, I just liked the colors and I thought it was just a swoopy design. I'm not a fan of snails in my garden but these are kinda cute...and I bought them in a yellow/purple colorway too!

So off to work on wedding jobs. Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday right here if she has a link up today. Hope your week is going well!

happy stitching-
carol fun

16 comments:

  1. I just picked up the magazine yesterday and am mulling the options over... yours looks great! Love your mix of fabrics.

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  2. That's going to be a really cute quilt.

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  3. Snails on fabric are much preferred over the ones in the garden! Good luck with wedding jobs.

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  4. This looks like a fun quilt. And you sure have a lot going on for your son's wedding! Have fun!

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  5. I'm pretty sure your chickens will gobble those snails right up :-)
    This will be a fabulous quilt, I think (but a ton of work!) Congrats on your son's upcoming wedding

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  6. Oh, dear! Seeing your quilt makes me want to join in, but I am feeling too busy right now! Maybe in the spring. Your quilt top will be perfect for a ray of sunshine in your bedroom!

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  7. You're moving right along. It took me a minute of squinting at those snails before I saw them, too, so don't feel bad.

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  8. You're moving right along. It took me a minute of squinting at those snails before I saw them, too, so don't feel bad.

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  9. Wow...you have made alot of progress. I am still getting my fabrics pulled together.

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  10. I love your blocks! They look like a party up on your wall.

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  11. It's really fabulous, catches the eye and I love the small squares!

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  12. It's really fabulous, catches the eye and I love the small squares!

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  13. Love those little four patches!!

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  14. I can see why you don't want to leave this project! It's gorgeous!

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  15. Are you still alive and kicking? I hope you're keeping well, it's been a while since you posted on your blog x

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