Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday

Had a great time last weekend attending the Boston Modern Quilt Guild's retreat at the Franciscan Guest House up in Kennebunk.
I finished (almost) the top for my Salt Water quilt.

There's a bit more work to do on it.  I had some great suggestions from fellow guild members.

My other WIP is the double hourglass quilt using Summersville.

These blocks are so much easier to make than I thought they would be.  I used a tutorial I found on the web somewhere.  (I'll find it and then post on it when the quilt is done.)
The unfinished measurement of each block is 6 1/2".  I think I'm going to make the quilt 9 rows by 11 rows.  I have about 52 blocks stitched. The rest are cut and ready to go.

I was lucky enough to win one of the door prizes at the retreat.
I came home with this sweet little FQ bundle of Comma.
Of course, I may have done a little fabric shopping, too.

Laurie is always showing us the great fabric she bought at Marden's.
Since I was up in the area, it would have been unthinkable not to visit.
I made it a point to stop in York on my way up to Kennebunk.  Last summer I stumbled upon the Stonewall Kitchen  headquarters when visiting York Harbor for my son's wedding.  They have a great retail shop and cafe.  I discovered this yummy marmalade...
  It's great on whole wheat English muffins.  I stocked up.

Joyful stitching,

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Your Salt Water quilt is fabulous... inspiring me to start cutting;-) I never even saw you working on the Summersville. You were so busy!!!

  2. Love the Salt Water Quilt. Beautiful colors and a nice layout. The fabrics you won/purchased also look like a lot of fun.

  3. Lucky you having a win! Love you hourglass quilt, stunning.

  4. Loving both of those quilts. I can't wait to see them finished.

  5. Both your projects look great! Love the fabrics too :-).

    I just bought some comma charms last week.

  6. Another beautiful Salt Water quilt!! Love how you are using all three color ways (I've made a coral quilt and am now making an aqua quilt!). That grapefruit marmalade sounds UHmazing, sign me up!