Wednesday, February 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday: Trip around a rainbow

Hi all, it's Wednesday and I have stuff in progress, which means I get to link up with Lee from freshly pieced for WIP Wednesday! Yes, I am excited about that, 'cause quilting had taken a backseat in the last few weeks but now I'm back in the game.

I finished all the blocks for my Octagonal Orbs Rainbow quilt! And I'm so excited about this one. It started on a whim a few weeks ago. My friend Monika had us do an Octagonal Orbs block for her month in the Bee Germany, and this was so much fun that I decided to make some for myself.

For some reason, I thought it would look nice to have yellow paired with every other color. The solid is Kona Cotton Coal. In the beginning, I had a different layout in mind, but then one night it struck me to make an actual rainbow block for the middle and arrange the other blocks around. Now I only have to wait for my shipment of more Kona Coal since I used up all my stash of it for this quilt.

I also finished a quilt top yesterday! My Trip around the Ocean quilt is done (well, almost, I'm still thinking of adding to it). But here's what I've got so far:

This had been on my design wall since before Christmas, and I got a) tired of looking at it and b) annoyed that I could not use my design wall for anything else cause this took up all the space. Right now I'm thinking about adding a border of squares around and then another round of turquoise sashing to make it bigger, but I'm not sure yet. What do you think?

And lastly, I also made some more bee blocks:

These "Sardines" are for February in the Bee Germany. Silke wanted us to make Sardines like in the table runner from Quilting Modern. It was fun to make, but I'm not sure if curves are my thing. On some of them I could not get the second curve right, so I made some more until I was happy with them.

And now is your turn! Go check out all the crafty goodness on freshly pieced! And don't forget to leave me a comment, haha! But about that: I'm thrilled about every comment I get, just not from people who want to direct me to their website that has anything to do with a root canal procedure or who promise me a fortune in their online casino. That said, I had a bit of a spamming problem recently and therefore decided to turn the word verification back on. I hope you understand!


  1. Love the Trip Around the Ocean! The bee blocks are adorable, too.

  2. I love what you have done with the Orb pattern. It has come together beautifully.

  3. Really, really nice color choices for your quilts. Great job!

  4. I love your trip around the ocean and octagon blocks!

  5. Sehr shöene werk, liebe grüss aus Belgie