Tuesday, February 28, 2012

WIP Wednesday

After spending a weekend in the mountains at an annual quilting retreat, I have a couple of things to show. Yay!

I started Swooning! Four out of nine blocks completed. The center fabric was purchased in Italy several years ago, just waiting for the perfect project.
And because it would just be silly to work on one project all weekend and actually complete it, next came a baby quilt for precious Ruby...

...which seemed to me like pure "kismet"--defined by Webster as fate or destiny. Seriously. I was a procrastinator and couldn't decide on a pattern or fabric. Jill and Jason decorated the nursery in red/grey/aqua as gender-neutral because they didn't know whether they were having a boy or a girl. And then they had a beautiful baby girl and named her Ruby. And Bonnie and Camille's fabric line, Ruby, is...red/grey/aqua. Coincidence? I think not.

Then I went from working on a baby quilt to making granny squares. Because that seems like a natural progression, doesn't it?

When I came home Sunday night, I worked a bit on my knitted afghan, Azekura (Japanese for "log cabin"):

It was a very good week.

Thanks, Lee, for hosting each week.
And because it is Leap Day, there is a Superior Thread giveaway here (so check out the next post which will be up soon), and at quite a few other places, including Freshly Pieced! Don't miss it. Also, my friend, Deborah, from Simply Miss Luella, is having a fun Leap Day giveaway as well. Happy Leaping!


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felicity said... #

Granny squares in solids?? THAT is swoon-worthy!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Lovely especially those knitted squares!

Molly said... #

Love that Ruby quilt, my niece is named Ruby and I am sure she would absolutely love one like that, thanks for the inspiration.

Susan said... #

What a fun time you look to have had! Your Swoon quilt is going to be great!

Katy Cameron said... #

Great week of creations, and love the idea behind that quilt. BTW, I haven't forgotten your questions, I'm just trying to marshal some decent pics!

Elizabeth Dackson said... #

Wow, I love all of your progress this week - and holy cow, granny squares in solids?!?!?!?! Amazing!!! I absolutely adore them!!

CityHouseStudio said... #

I just love your granny squares, so pretty and bright!

Archie The Wonder Dog said... #

Love everything in this post!!

Patti said... #

So many beautiful projects! I'm also lovin' the solids granny squares.

Terriaw said... #

You have SO many quilting projects going on! I love the Swoon blocks. I heard they are time-consuming to make, so I haven't succumbed to making that project, since I'm a lil short on that kind of time these days.

Sara said... #

The afghan is gorgeous!!!

Keep swooning it up...there is an end in sight trust me!

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said... #

I's love more information of your knitted afghan. I'm intrigued.

Deborah said... #

All so very beautiful. I love how unique your work is. It has Cindy magic! Love those exclamation marks and the word LOVE.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said... #

lovely pieces

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said... #

I love your Ruby quilt. 'Sew' darling!!! PS - those granny squares are pretty neat too.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said... #

Where to begin - it's all so lovely! Love your Swoons. Love the baby quilt. Love your grannys (seriously love the black setting triangles). Love the knitting log cabins. It is a good week for you!

I really need to try one of those quilting retreats one of these days.

Unknown said... #

Love the Ruby fabric line! And the name. ;)

Last year I gave Matt an anniversary card that had the word kismet in it, and he didn't know what it meant. So the card sort of lost it's impact. But I felt fancy for about 5 minutes, because I realized that I knew the definition of a word and he didn't. ;)

Rachel said... #

Love your solid granny square blocks!

JHNickodemus said... #

Looks great!