Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Works In Progress Wednesday

I am joining in on Works in Progress Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced! I am planning to do this every week!  This will motivate me to keep working on all my UFOs and hopefully finish some great projects this year.

.WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

So, this is my friendship braid inspired quilt top.  I saw this tutorial over at Missouri Star Quilt Company:

I realized that I could use my Accuquilt Go and the Chisel Die to create my version of this quilt.

I laid them out a few times before I found this layout that I love.


 Here, I have pieced that strips and added the first border.


Hopefully I will have the entire top pieced by next Wednesday and then it will be ready to quilt.  I am going to attempt some straight line diagonal grid quilting. Hopefully it will work out. I have to say that I really love  my Accuquilt Go!  It saves so much time and with all that it going on in my life, I do all I can to save time!  This is the first of I believe many quilts that I will be able to create using my GO!

My other work is progress is not quilting related or even crafting related. Its my Masters Degree!  I am happy to say that though I am still working on it after 3 years, I am so close that I can almost taste it!  I will actually be done by the end of June! I am so excited.  My program is completely online and the school is in Salt Lake City. So if I actually want to participate in the ceremony, I will have to fly to Utah.  At first I was thinking, whatever, who cares as long as I get the degree. But this has been such a battle that I think that once I finish, I MUST walk down that aisle and receive my degree. So, Salt Lake City here we come! ( probably next year though since they only have two ceremonies per year.)

Oh, how about a 3rd Work in Progress:  The Cuteness!


He will be progressing for a while though I know time is flying pretty quickly.  Its so hard to believe that he will be 2 years old next week!  My husband and I have been looking at his baby pictures and some from just one year ago. Its just amazing how much kids grow in such a short amount of time!

We are planning to take him to Legoland. Hopefully I will be able to visit a quilt shop in the area while we are there!  Stay tuned for more  pics and updates!


Lee said...

My baby will be 2 next week also! Her birthday is on the 22nd. Your son is such a cutie! They do grow up so fast.

The friendship braid quilt looks great, love the colors! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday. : )

Amy said...

Love the friendship braids. the Go cutter is awesome isn't it?congrats on the Masters,to walk down the aisle will be great for you.Happy bithday to your son.I know they do grow fast.

Becky said...

those friendship braids are lovely! Thanks for sharing them.

Cas... said...

Wow! He's getting big so fast is true. What an adorable little face. You're truly blessed. I can't wait to see your finished project!

Keep up the good work!

CityHouseStudio said...

Ooo, I LOVE your friendship braid quilt!
It's gorgeous!

Dee said...

Congratulations on all the hard work you've done so far for your Masters! It's so close and I'm truly excited for you!

The braid quilt is just so sweetly beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!

The best WIP of all is the cuteness that is growing up with such a sweet face and smile!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Cool friendship braids!

Leanne said...

Great quilt, thanks for the video about friendship braids too!

Allison said...

nice quilt :) I love how you set them together with the yellow strips. Congrats on your degree, that's a great accomplishment with a little one. And happy birthday to your son :)

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very nice braid quilt

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Thanks Kim...I couldn't find your email; so here I am again...lol...