Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday

These projects are all completely different than the ones I shared in my last WIP Wednesday post, because that's how I roll! Too much temptation out there! :D

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced1) Baby Jane Quilt - I have been working non-stop on my first commission for the past couple of weeks. I actually finished this one right before Labor Day weekend, but I can't share it because it hasn't been gifted yet. Chances are incredibly slim that it would be seen, but you know how that goes! I am itching to post about it, so this mention is just to tide me over until I can hit "Publish." How cute is that Baby Jane Stripe as binding?

Looking through my past projects, I've realized that my favorite quilts are the ones that use multiple lines of fabric and the ones that have very little white in them. Because of this I am trying to thin out my precut collection (some have been sitting around for almost two years!), while trying to break out of my background fabric comfort zone! The next two quilt tops are part of this mission.

2) Patchwork Heart // I chose a heart-related pattern because there were a couple charms with heart prints, plus many other prints that reminded me of the circulatory system. There were many paths of inspiration leading to the heart design I chose, but a majority of those led back to the Pixelated Heart design by Blue Elephant Stitches. My heart quilt is made with two 6" Kaffe Fassett Fire charm packs and Michael Miller Ta Dot Teal.

3) Strawberry Jam Quilt // This quilt is made with a Strawberry Fields Jelly Roll and Robert Kaufman Quilter's Linen in Cocoa. The brown adds a bit of a early Autumn feel to this very Spring fabric line. I went back and forth on whether or not I made the right choice in background fabric. My #2 Option was Quilter's Linen in Parchment, but I felt that it may have been too close in value to many of the Strawberry Fields prints.

The Cocoa is really hard to photograph. The picture below represents it better, though the look changes so much depending on the lighting situation. I will be channel quilting this one. I think I will be skipping the last border and bind it using the Green and White Stripe from Marmalade.

I am a little tired of piecing for the moment, so I will be quilting a few older quilt tops over the next few weeks. I hope everyone is having a wonderful and productive week!

Linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced this week.

16 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

That binding is so cute! I adore the Strawberry Jam quilt! I think you made totally the right choice with the backing. It's beautiful!

Val's Quilting Studio said... #

I LOVE your heart quilt!! I want to make one now! Thanks for the inspiration!
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Serena @ Sewgiving said... #

I just realised, reading your post, that I'm pretty addicted to white backgrounds ... I love that you're mixing it up and what fantastic results you are getting :)

Celtic Thistle said... #

Love the Strawberry Jam quilt Taryn, and agree with Lucy the backing fabric is perfect!

Carla said... #

What pretty projects! I like the jam quilt a lot

JB said... #

The heart quilt is so smart!

Anonymous said... #

Loving all of your projects! The striped binding is especially adorable.

Katy Cameron said... #

Oh good grief, my WIP lists change every week, don't worry about it! Loving your heart :o)

Martha said... #

Lovely projects. The patchwork heart quilt is amazing. I love the colors. And the jam quilt simply gorgeous. The brown really make the floral fabric pop.

Lorna McMahon said... #

Thanks for the sneak peek at your Baby Jane quilt! You sure have been busy with all these WIP's. Looking forward to seeing what's next!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said... #

Loving your projects! The patchwork heart looks stunning on the blue background and I think the Strawberry Jam quilt looks fabulous!

Adrianne @ On the Windy Side said... #

Really gorgeous projects! I particularly love the one with the cocoa background - brown can be modern!

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said... #

Everything you make is gorgeous, Taryn! Love the step away from white. I need to get more adventurous.

Beth said... #

Love the heart quilt. I liked the Blue Elephant Stitches version from the beginning. And I love your twist on it with the polka dots. Beautiful work.

Kelly said... #

Gorgeous WIPS and that top picture of the binding is brilliant!

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