Wednesday, July 15, 2009

wip wednesday...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009
i'm joining the wip wednesday train...
that is work.in.progress for those of you who don't eat sleep breath quilting terms...

wof.. bom.. lqs.. fq.. hst... i could go on and on...

anyway everyone seems to have their own rules and goals for wip wednesday...
mine is simple.. i'm gonna share..
i make no promises that i'll be any further on this project tomorrow..the next day.. or next week... sometimes i will... but who knows!!! i have lots of projects going over here these days..

so now the project...

it all started on a trip to m&l with my brother...
i discovered urban couture and was in love...
my rule at the time was fabric had to be for a project to be purchased...
so what to do?
i remembered camille's pattern late bloomer...
but i didn't own it yet... or have it with me...
my brother pulled up camille's blog on his iphone and i guessed yardage from the picture...


i bought 1/3 yd cuts from 12 fabrics...


a bunch of yardage for borders..binding..backing...


and a slew of giant ric-rac...


i ordered the pattern... which at the time was only available in magazine form...
and discovered that i was missing out on lots of reds and browns...



so despite all the fabric i already had i ordered a layer cake... and for the heck of it a jelly roll and charm pack... who knows what i was thinking...



so then i spread it all out on the floor and came up with the color layout that made me happy...




i decided to be adventurous (or crazy) and piece the circles instead of appliqueing them...




i do love how they are turning out...




but it is by no way a fast process... lots of patience and lots of pins!!




my design wall.... the white spots are where i need to finish circle blocks...

i'll get there eventually!!!!

27 comments:

Jackie said...

Julie, this is going to be a fabulous quilt! I love the fabrics and what a terrific brother to help you in your search. Looking forward to seeing more.

Stacey said...

that is so cute!! great job!

Kelly O. said...

I do love urban couture! but I have to say the best I've seen of basic grey so far is the SULTRY line! I'm absolutely smitten!
I wish I was brave enough to try this quilt....hmmmm

wishes, true and kind said...

Pretty! I like the pattern -- I hadn't seen it before.

Angie said...

I love the circles. I haven't tried piecing circles, but I keep seeing such lovely circles on quilts. I may have to try.

allsewnup said...

I have yet to challenge myself with curves of any kind...so I'm going to wait for you to finish this beauty in the making and see if inspiration hits! I love the colors you "picked"
Carolyn*

Des said...

You GO girl!!! I love a girl who takes on a challenge. Pieced circles!! You're my hero!

Karin said...

Julie I think you bought the fabric in the garment district not at M&L. I know the giant ric-rac was from downtown. Not that M&L isn't completely worth mentioning to all your peeps who will be in this area next week.

Karin said...

PS: I am a little evil and when people are saying they haven't challenged themselves with curves I couldn't help but think I have always been challenged with curves. Probably not quite the same.

Mushyhed said...

LOVE THIS!!! I may have to add this to my ever growing list of things to do!

rachel griffith said...

can yo make me one of these in simple abundance???
hmmmm.

tehehehehehe.

Karin said...

pps: I am an idiot and didn't realize that the area downtown was also called M&L. Forgive me you were right.

Kim said...

It's going to be darling when you're done with it.

Brad Herman said...

Funny thing Is I was about to make the same comment about M&L when I read the comments.

Vickie E said...

I do love urban couture...I have made a quilt out of it...
I like how you used that pattern and adapted your colors to it..

Vicky said...

Wow, that quilt is looking dynamite! You're my hero for piecing those circles. I tried it once and it was a disaster! Good thing I like to needleturn, huh?! LOL

CabbageQuilts said...

A beautiful quilt on the way. I love that giant ricrac xo

Michelle said...

What a beautiful quilt. I have a circle quilt all ready to go, I just have not started working on it yet. I seem to say that a lot. One of my new favourite quilting terms is PHD, projects half done. I like saying I am working on my PHD.

Cheryl said...

It's going to be wonderful. Great fabrics you have there!!! PS - I tagged you over on my blog.

Susan said...

I love your fabric selection. This is going to be a stunning quilt. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sinta Renee said...

I love your wip progress photos! I have that group and can't wait to play with it. Beautiful colors and the combos you used look great!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Julie I love the Urban Couture collection - so soft and pretty. Your quilt is coming together beautifully! So glad you had a good reason to buy that fabric :)

Cathy said...

Wow! That is going to be a beautiful quilt! I can see where it would be time consuming , but so worth it.
Thank you for visiting my blog...I really appreciate visitors.
Cathy

upstateLisa said...

love it!!!

Camille said...

Oooh, lookin' good! I can't wait to see it all put together!!

ivyarts said...

The circles are amazing. I made an all Urban Couture quilt that I love but stayed with triangles. Yours is lovely.

Vicki said...

I love it... urban couture is a fabulous line with that periwinkle blue and the green... and the grunges, oh I love them. :)