Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday - WIP is happening again!

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Last night I joined the blocks for my Kaleidoscope Quilt. I missed all the QAL deadlines, but I am very happy with this quilt so far. The excellent QAL instructions from Elizabeth at Don't Call Me Betsy are here and the flickr group, where many many excellent variations on this classic pattern can be seen, is here.

Kaleidoscope - detail

Here is a closer view. I have to say, 12" blocks are so fast compared to the tiny mini quilt blocks I have been playing with lately. I am hoping to sandwich and quilt this one soon, maybe this weekend.

Scooty Patootie - For Katherine, Aqua & Orange Bee

This is Scooty Patootie! The paper pieced pattern is by Kirie at Shape Moth and, although it is complex, the pattern was excellent. This is a block I made for Katherine in my Aqua & Orange Bee.

For Katherine, Aqua & Orange Bee

Here is the other block I made her. Katherine asked for a vespa, circles and the letter "K". The fabrics she sent demanded to be made into cute patchwork so this is what I came up with. She sent us the vespa fabric - it is pretty cute itself.

I am waiting for some more background fabric to finish my Across the Sea QAL quilt as I have decided to make it 10 blocks bigger. I am playing with my palette for the Dead Simple QAL, and I am trying to organize myself so that I can get back into my other projects - including the Farmer's Wife and the Mystery Quilt. And easing into fall - back to school and work routines around my house, which is not that easy it seems.

I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday. As usual, there is excellent progress to view there, I hope you take a look.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Best,

Leanne

33 comments:

A.J. Dub. said...

Your Kaleidescope is gorgeous!
I love the Bee Blocks. The colors are great and your paper piecing looks awesome! I am impressed!

Sheila said...

Love the kaleidoscope quilt and those bee blocks are super, but so intricate - phew!

Debbie said...

LOVE your kaleidoscope!!! And those vespa blocks - especially the pieced one - are darling. SO cute!!

diane said...

Ok, is it ok to say I hate you? Now I only say this to people I admire and do incredible work. That vespa paper pieced block is to die for and I am going to find Katherine and make her a deal she can't refuse. Please know that this comment is sarcastic but I really love your work!

Lee said...

Those scooter blocks are absolutely delightful!!! Great job! And your kaleidoscope quilt is beautiful too, I love the fabric you used. That one's still on my list to finish, one of these days. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Linz said...

Oh my goodness!! You Scooter!!! That is AMAZING and so so cute!! Way to go! The Kaliedoscope looks awesome too!

Toni said...

Your Kaleidoscope looks so good! Love those colors! And completely amazing scooter block! I have been looking at some of her patterns lately deciding if I could really do that or not. I may have to try it after seeing this!

ktquilts said...

Beautiful projects!!

Terri said...

OOO!! My Kaleido-Ruler is hanging in front of my here, waiting to be figured out. I have to get it down and try it!

Sarah said...

Awww Scootie Patootie, I'm in love... Gorgeous. And the kaleidoscope is looking fantastic :-)

Manda said...

Scootie Patootie is fabulous! And I love the kaleidoscope quilt!

Teje said...

Hi! Your kaleidoscope quilt is really beautiful and I love those blocks with scooter!

Kerstin said...

I guess I'm just repeating now what everyone already wrote, but that scooter is fantastic! And oh my, you have so much going on, I feel tiny and insignificant now...

The Thompsons said...

That scooter is so dang cute! Love it!

creativeinstincts said...

Awesome scooter --pieced quilting !
leena

Patchwork and Play said...

Your paper pieced scooter is fabulous!! I love Shape Moth patterns- they are so cute! And you're right, they are great to follow! Your partner will love both scooters, I'm sure!

Greta said...

Love those colors. Orange and Aqua just seem like they were made for each other don't they. I can't get paper piecing to work for me but I love the effect it gives. Maybe someday it will click but I think my brain just can't get the twisted and backwards thing to make sense to me.

Bree said...

OMG. On BOTH pieces. That KS is to die for and the paper pieced scooter? no freakin' WAY!

Judith said...

Your kaliedoscope is looking amazing -love the colour combo. And oh my goodness, Scootie Patootie is well cool - the orange/aqua colour scheme is so fresh and funky! Well done you! Jxo

Letterpress said...

The kaleidoscope quilt is so lovely, with a terrific color combo. And that Scooty Patooty is absolutely wonderful! Makes me want to do some paper piecing (I'm screwing up my courage as we speak). Fun post--thanks!

Elizabeth E.
occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Kelli said...

IN. LOVE. with the scooter blocks!! And the quilt top, if the truth be known. ;) Gorgeous colors!

Kimberly White said...

You certainly can quilt!!!! What beautiful work you do!

Fiona said...

Those scooter blocks are fantastic!

Sadie said...

Love the scooter blocks, great piecing and the colours are wonderful.
Kaleidoscope is stunning too :-)

Sew Quine said...

Love the kaleidoscope quilt and the scooter blocks. Fantastic piecing skills wow!

Marg said...

The kaleidoscope quilt is gorgeous, I really love the colours.
The two blocks are great, paper piecing, argh, but oh it's so cute. I may just have to try more paper piecing.

Rebecca Lynne said...

Leanne, Beautiful work! I am so glad to visit your website. The colors on the Kaleidoscope Quilt are not ones I would naturally pair together - I love Lime Green but almost never use it with Aqua...stunning. I'm so glad I popped in!

Jenniffier said...

Just amazing work!

Ruth said...

I love that kaleidoscope! The fabrics are brilliant together!

Jane said...

Wonderful fabric choices for the kaleidoscope! And for everything else, too!

Emma said...

The colours and fabrics you've chosen for your kaleidoscope are absolutely gorgeous.

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Your kaleidoscope is just stunning, I love the mix of fresh brights with the neutral! I too have been doing smaller pieces lately and have started fantasising about bigger blocks that come together quickly. I just need to justify throwing my really need to get this done list out the window! The scooter is too cute too, love it.

Heather D. said...

The scooter blocks are AWESOME!! My husband drives a scooter, has now for probably 6 or 7 years, so I have a special place in my heart for them...haha :) That paper piecing does look very complex but it came together beautifully.