WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday :: Piecing Party

Happy Hump Day! 

First up, I'm happy to share that Felicia the Porch Cat is officially staying. I got her medical records from the shelter yesterday and just have to update her chip record. Squee! She's pretty darn sweet, and she killed a possum this weekend, so I think she's earning her keep just fine. 

Second, I shipped off that baby clothes quilt that I was working on last week. This customer used 8.5 inch squares and added a flannel border, so the quilt is a nice snuggly size. 

I also mentioned my Perfect Fit pattern last week. I have two lovely pattern testers working in addition to myself. We're checking all the math (spoiler: I have a lot to learn about quilty math) and are all using different color palettes. I can't wait to see all this come together!

I also received a request last week for a baby shower quilt. The quilt is designed to match the nursery (above). Each block has a white square in the center so that baby shower guests can write, draw, and sign in the empty space. After the shower, my customer will mail the blocks back to me for assembly and quilting. I have to admit, I was pretty unsure about the color palette but after a nice long visit to Intown Quilters (bless the lovely ladies who had to put away a whole lot of bolts...), I'm pretty excited with how this is coming along. 

About 1/3 of the quilt blocks. I got them all stitched yesterday, but only these pressed. I couldn't resist tossing them up on the design wall! 

About 1/3 of the quilt blocks. I got them all stitched yesterday, but only these pressed. I couldn't resist tossing them up on the design wall! 

I'm continuing to quilt, too, and I'm excited that a lot of the motifs for the #machinequiltingbloghop this week are repeats from early on. Like the ballerina who does plies and tendus every class, reviewing my basic quilting tool box is important for muscle memory, skill building, and measuring progress. The tool box is where everything begins. Anyway, more on that Monday. 

Ironically, I haven't actually done any of this week's "building block" repeat motifs on this quilt yet, but I enjoyed doing a walking foot spiral to spiral meander to loopy meander progression. I'm deciding between switchbacks and ribbon candy for the borders. 

Ironically, I haven't actually done any of this week's "building block" repeat motifs on this quilt yet, but I enjoyed doing a walking foot spiral to spiral meander to loopy meander progression. I'm deciding between switchbacks and ribbon candy for the borders. 

In the meantime, stay tuned on Instagram @stringandstory as well as on my Saturday morning keep-you-quilts-over-coffee Newsletter. 

Time to Flamenco our way to FriYAY, folks!

XO,

HollyAnne

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