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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have been focused on two projects for the past couple of weeks:

BP MS 150 Quilt Progress

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced1) BP MS 150 Quilt - My husband rode the BP MS 150 this year. The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. The ride is a 180-mile journey for MS from Houston, TX to Austin, TX. He trained really hard this year and I am really proud of him! About a week before the ride, I started thinking it would be nice to make him a congratulations/memory quilt. Actually the original idea was a pillow, but once I started brainstorming the project spiraled completely out of control!

The quilt will be Texas & cycling themed. I am using colors from both the BP MS 150 logo and the BP logo. I have no idea how this quilt is going to look in the end, but I am having a lot of fun figuring out what blocks I want to use for it! So far we have a cow, Trail of Geese, bluebonnets, Texas, a patchwork heart and letters. :)

(2) Mystery quilt - (from my FAL list) I am about 40% done with the top. I really want to keep working on it right now, but I have reached the point in the night where my mistakes outnumber my successes!

I hope you all are having a great week!

22 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

sharpie said... #

Very cool idea (and inspiration!) I love the cow (?) and winding rainbow ;) Good luck piecing it all together!

Heidi Grohs said... #

O my gosh, Taryn! That is the coolest looking quilt so far! I think he will love it! I actually have a huge quilt kit hubby bought that has intricate "Texas" appliques and I am avoiding it, but I know he wants it bad. So I am betting your man will love it!!!

Carla said... #

I really like what you have going on here. Beautiful! Enjoy playing with your design

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said... #

What a great idea. Wonderful that your husband is committed to this cause too. I'm loving all the graphic blocks, so many beautiful pieces.

Lorna McMahon said... #

Those are beautiful colours! Can't wait to see what's added next!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

That quilt looks fabulous! Love the colours!

Lucy @ Charm About You said... #

That is awesome Taryn, such a sweet idea. I really love your Texas!

Megan said... #

What a great project! I look forward to seeing it done.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Brilliant idea Taryn, I love your flying geese blocks!

Nutsy Coco said... #

The quilt is a great idea! It looks like it's going to be beautiful!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

The BP quilt sounds like fun! Look forward to seeing where you take it, Taryn!

Debbie said... #

Very fun quilt for your husband!

Renee said... #

You got some awesome projects going on! I love the geese and the blue and yellow blocks.

Amanda K said... #

I love the start to your quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.
Amandak@whatthebobbin

Kristan said... #

So cool, Taryn. That's going to be a family heirloom for sure!

Kelly said... #

Love the quilt and congrats to your hubby!

Katy Cameron said... #

What a great idea, looking forward to seeing the end result!

Leigh Anne said... #

I love the curve of flying geese! So many cute things to do with them :)

Maybush Studio (Clare) said... #

I really like the curvy meandering circle of geese and it reminds me a lot of a cycling route. The lettering is great too, you'll have to include that, but that was a given I guess?

Heidi Staples said... #

I just love the way the quilt for your husband is coming along -- so fabulous, Taryn!

Becca said... #

Love this!

Claire Jain said... #

Love it! Being Austin-based, I've got several friends who have rocked the MS150 in past years. What an awesome quilt idea :-) It will be so special!

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