Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Working on it Wednesday...

Another day, another project. ;o)
 
No sooner did I take the "Pop Star" quilt top off my design wall for basting, then I brought out the crazy-9-patch blocks for my ManDarin quilt.  I pieced these blocks just over a year ago and then they were put away when my hubby decided he wanted to design something to go with them.  His plans have changed, so I'm going ahead towards a solo finish for this quilt.
 

I have 7 sets of 9 blocks, which is a pretty good start for a quilt.  Today, I trimmed them square at 7.5" and began working on a layout with no sashing or borders.  Yay!


Knowing how much my hubby likes quilts large enough for him to wrap up in (whether he's on the computer or watching a movie), I'm going to need to make a few more blocks.  I think a quilt that's 8 blocks by 10, should do the trick (and will fill in the gaps on the design wall - some of which you can see below).  More orange blocks are in the works.  My hubby is already loving the look of his quilt and I'm excited to finally be closing in on a finish.

 
 The ManDarin quilt also happens to be on my Finish-A-Long list for the first quarter of this year - the list which has me aiming to finish 5 quilts before the end of this month.
How am I doing?  Two quilts done and 3 to go!
 

she can quilt
 

 
 
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
 
 

17 comments:

  1. Katherine, I love all those oranges! ManDarin looks awesome so far!

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  2. OH WOW! I love it! It's delicious on the eyes! I think I have some of those fabrics!

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  3. I'm not a big fan of orange, but this is so bright and cheerful! Gorgeous.

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  4. I love how "wavy" lines appear in your quilt (maybe I'm just up too late)!

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  5. You do the best orange quilts ever!

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  6. This is just so beautiful! ManDaring - exactly! I didn't know that I love so much orange and mandarins of course! x Teje

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  7. Those are so MY COLORS, beautiful.

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  8. Those bits of black really make the oranges pop -- and give the eyes a place to rest. It's going to be a great quilt!

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  9. What a fun pattern! It looks so complicated but in reality is very simple, my kind of quilt!

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  10. That quilt is juicy! Love it!

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  11. Hi!!! Wow!!! Love Mandarin!!! So pretty!!!!

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  12. The quilt really is impressive!

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  13. As Margaret said already, the black really give the quilt a extra 'pop'! I am not sure I have seen so many orange fabrics all together in one place!

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  14. yet another fabulous quilt! Love it

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  15. What a lovely blog you have! I love orange. Thanks for linking with the Canucks. Please feel free to sign up for Feature Fridays! : )

    ~Monika K.
    embroidery artist
    TN&TN admin

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  16. Wonderful fabric choices! Your hubby is a lucky guy ...

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