Monday, July 8, 2019

The Work in Progress Project Chapter Four: It's had its Ups and Downs....

It's time for an update.

I have a new quilt pattern being released on July 12th in Make Modern Magazine! It's called Riding the River Rapids and it's my first pattern that is not a Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern. It is great for using a jelly roll of fabric. I used a jelly roll of Blueberry Park Fabric by Karen Lewis and I really love the fun prints in it. I actually made two versions of this quilt - the rainbow-colored version that is being featured in the magazine:

and a floral version which sat on the spare bed for literally MONTHS pieced, quilted and only awaiting binding. This week I finally finished it!

I remember now why it took me so long to get to it - because sewing the binding took me ages (I binge-watched the entire second season of Good Girls on Netflix while hand sewing the back). But I am very pleased to have it finished and now I can take it off my list.

Make sure you check out my Instagram to see some more photos of this quilt - or if you want to buy a copy of the pattern it's currently only available in Issue 29 of Make Modern Magazine which comes out on the 12 of July 2019. Click here to buy a copy or subscribe to Make Modern Magazine.

So to recap: I had ten projects to finish when I started #theworkinprogessproject and here is how the list is looking currently:

1. FPP Quilt Swap  - Finished!
2. Finish binding on River Rapids Quilt - Done!
3. Quilt and Bind Shape-O Quilt - Still need to get to this
4. Concrete Mixer Quilt - Finished!
5. Grandmother's Garden Lap Quilt - 4 blocks to go.
6. Tommy Turtle Quilt - Haven't gotten any further on this
7. Farm Animal Quilt - Um. I got half my sheep done. I still have several animals and a barn to go.
8. Up in the Air Quilt - Don't even want to think about it just yet...
9. Orphan Iris Block - I actually have a plan for this now - I found another spare Bird of Paradise Block and think I will make a matching cushion for my Grandmothers Garden Lap Quilt.
10. Rag Quilt - Done!
11. Rainbow Lorikeet Pattern (Wait Where did this one come from? Keep reading...)

That's 4/11 so far. How's your progress?

However, I also need to admit to being naughty and cheating on my mission. Last week I was bad and I just couldn't resist making one of the Rainbow Lorikeet Patterns which was last month's free pattern for the month for my email subscribers. 

It's a 6" block and I think I will make it into a Mug Rug (or Coaster) and I think it will be a Birthday Present for someone I know. I used the scraps of the end of my jelly roll to make the Lorikeet.

What I am finding really hard with the Work in Progress Project is that I'm constantly thinking about all of the other quilts I want to make and so I'm constantly tempted to start another - even though I already have my hands full! 

Also, I'm super jealous of everyone who is doing the #100blocks100days2019 Quilt Along with Gnome Angel on Instagram at the moment - I see all of the fantastic blocks being created and I start itching to make them myself. I'm doing my best to use that as motivation to finish some stuff and hopefully, I will be able to join in next year!

Happy Piecing,

1 comment:

  1. wow they are both beautiful .I love the binding stage only because it means your nearly finished but hate the long process of hand sewing .OOOH I finished the good girls .now I need find something else to watch dam it .