Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Works In Progress Wednesday!

Wow, its been a while. I have not been able to craft because I was so focused on working on my Master's Degree. I think I wrote 3 papers and completed my capstone project which included a video presentation, over the last 4 weeks. So, I am now on the brink of finishing my MBA!  Just two more exams and I am done!  I cannot wait until I can't count this as a finished project.  My goal is to be done done done by the first day of fall. For me, taking exams is easier than writing papers so I really think I can do it by then. 

We are on vacation this week and my mother is in town so we have been having a lot of fun with our little guy and he is enjoying his granny and she is enjoying him. I am getting spoiled because my mother is doing lots of cooking and cleaning!  Yeah! Hey, I did not ask...its just what she does. Who am I to stop her?  Seriously, I am so so grateful for her. 

Since we are on vacation, I got a chance to do a little crafting today. This is a combination of the Jelly Roll Race Quilt seen  here:



And some fence rail blocks for borders.  I think this is the final incarnation of my red, black and white quilt. I will probably add an additional solid red border and make a scrappy binding for this one.  I did not work with a jelly roll. I cut a ton of red/black/white strips and just followed the process seen in the video.  I had already made several fence rail blocks because I was originally planning an entire fence rail quilt. But I really like how this is turning out so far.  Check it out:

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The lighting is terrible but it really is turning out nicely. I like the scrappiness of it all!

Finally, take a look at my two favorite fellas on Father's Day. We went to see Sesame Street Live and a good time was had by all!

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Since I will be studying intently over the next few months, I am not sure when I will participate again in this WIP Wednesday Linky party. But I will be checking it out every week and so should you if you are looking for inspiration! 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

15 comments:

Live a Colorful Life said...

I like the scrappiness too, and the color combination!

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love the jelly roll quilt with the outer border. Can't wait to see it quilted and finished.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

lovely quilt..so bright and cheerful...

LynCC said...

Congrats on being at the end of your MBA :D

Kathy said...

Love the borders on your jelly roll race quilt. I was wondering how to make mine bigger and this looks like a great idea (we are even close on our color selections!) My little guy loved Sesame Street Live a couple of months ago. Bet you guys had a blast too.

Melanie said...

I love your version of the jelly roll quilt! Those rail fence blocks really make it!

Good luck finishing up your MBA!

kristastitched said...

WOW, congrats on all your hard work with the MBA, good for you! As for your quilt, omg. it's fantastic! I can only imagine how great it looks in person, don't you just hate crummy lighting? i think the fence rail border is perfect.

Linz said...

First - CONGRATULATIONS on finishing up your MBA!! That is an incredible accomplishment!

That jelly roll quilt is awesome! So cheerful!! Great work!

Wandering Minstrel said...

Congratulations! And good luck on exams!

I really like your quilt, too. :)

Melinda said...

I have seen this one done before and I couldn't find it again. I love the simplicity of it. My daughter has a jelly roll she wants to so something with and I think this would be just the thing to get her on the sewing machine!

Marg said...

I love the scrappiness of the quilt. Love the borders too it really looks great.

Underground Crafter said...

Your strippy quilt looks really great. I got my MBA a few years back and remember the torture of those end times... Good luck!

Kate S. said...

Congrats on being almost done with your Masters - that is a big WIP!

Leanne said...

That is a fun quilt!

CraftyClare said...

Good luck with your masters. The scrappy feel to the quilt is perfect. Love the colours