WIPs Be Gone and a Giveaway

Here's the quilt I'm working on now for the two UFO challenges I'm participating in this year.  This is my rendition of Karen's Soupçon Quilt Along (second one down at her site). Was started in 2014. Have to add the last round which is paper pieced. I'm more confident about doing paper piecing after all the blocks done by that method in the Splendid Sampler.

One side done:





Center of the next baby quilt. Pattern from a book titled Quilting for Joy by Barbara Brandenburg and Teri Christopherson.  I'm hand stitching that applique block I was working on last Sunday.  Getting more done as I finished my ancient one from 1987 - yes, 30 years ago in Sept I started my 2nd quilt of the 280+ quilts I've made in that time span.


Made all the mistakes a beginning quilter makes - chose a queen size quilt, pattern had set in seams,  didn't know how to quilt, etc. I took a hand quilting class, but that was too slow, too.  I made the blocks in no time, but the hand quilting took forever. Then I discover big stitch hand quilting and really started to make considerable progress.  Back then, I bought seven spools of hand quilting thread having no clue how much I would need.  Turns out I had just a few inches left on the one spool I had to use.  Anybody want six spools of hand quilting thread - LOL.

I've always wanted a whole cloth quilt.  Here's the back and the closest I'll ever come to a WCQ:
She's bound and on my bed at last:
I chose to bind it in the light green leftover from the blocks and border.

Lastly, I made a large bag for our Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center.  They are given to victims when they report the crime.  Everything they have on is kept as evidence, so they need a lot of things, IE: sweat pantsuit, flip-flops, underwear, toiletries, socks, etc.

I lined it with the black of the print:







Think I'm caught up on sewing news.  Now for the giveaway!  Since it's been a while here's the scoop:   What have you been working on?  Link up and show me.  You can win a mystery book.  I'll be sending the winner a list of three titles from which to pick of her/his technique preference. So link up for one chance. Follow me for another chance.  Leave a comment for a third chance.  And for a fourth chance, visit Michele here.  Let me know which of her quilts you like best. And for a fifth chance - follow Michele, and let me know for a total of six chances to win! Remember if you don't have a blog, you can always post a photo from a photo stream.  Please be sure there is some way for me to contact you.  The linky is below.  I'll be linking to several parties - Tab above.

Blessings as we approach the end of the First Week of Eastertide - when Jesus walked among us. We rejoice in His Resurrection and 
remember the joy of the life to come because of our Lord.

Comments

margaret said…
lots shared today, can see you like blue. Loving the whole cloth quilt such lovely quilting, I enjoy hand quilting but ot tiny stitches and use perle thread usually.
Beth said…
I can't see how to share a photo right now--can't find the linky, so I'll check back. I'm working on finishing up some small wall-hangings, including a Hawaiian appliqué-inspired mini. I follow you through email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net) and especially appreciate today's post--I can absolutely relate to your new-quilter's mistakes. I wish mine had resulted in such a lovely WCQ! ;)
I just signed up to follow Michele by email (wordygirl at earthlink dot net). How did I ever miss her? I adore Morris! And so it was hard to choose a favorite of Michele's quilts, but I guess I would choose Coffee with William Morris. She is an incredible artist.
I love your medallion quilt--it's going to be beautiful. I'm hoping Karen is doing okay--she hasn't posted a quite a while--I miss seeing what she is up to!
Ruth said…
Wow congratulations on getting here done! I've only added big stitch quilting to frame a block or two, never hand quilted a whole quilt. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.
Chantal L. said…
You been busy. Love the medallion quilt. Enjoy the paper piecing process. As for the giveaway, you are not fair. How can anyone pick only one favorite quilt from that post? All those quilts are so awesome!! I think I'll go with the 16th century fantasy. No, wait! ... maybe ... oh I'll end up naming them all if I let myself, lol. I love to hand quilt but it will probably end up costing me more than if I just buy some here in Canada. :^)
Rebecca said…
I am working on a Maze of a chick in a maze of foxes trying to get up to mama hen setting on a nest...
Susan said…
Hooray for a finish! It looks wonderful on your bed - thank you for sharing at Midweek Makers!
Muv said…
Oh my goodness Angie, over 280 quilts! I'm in shock!

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv