Thursday, July 5, 2012

WIP on Thursday

It's been an unusual week for me. The 4th of July was on Wednesday this week so graciously Lee is letting us have another day to post. Thank goodness because I've been busy! But not entirely with my quilting endeavors.

It's the season for outside music and I've been braving the heat (it was 102 yesterday!) and attending a few concerts at Milwaukee's huge music festival, Summerfest. And of course we've had BBQ's to attend, fireworks and parades, all in this terrible heat wave we're having. That leads to lots of crabbiness around here and then lack of energy. To top it off, our power was out for a few hours during naptime today, so only phone internet service and no sewing. Needless to say I'm just getting to my post now.

In other ironic news, I finished my Starry Punch Quilt yesterday, the hottest, record breaking day of the year. My gracious quilt holder (the hubs) and lucky recipient of this quilt thought that was quite amusing. Here's the front:

And the back:

After binding, I sewed up the side a little more than 12" to make a foot flap, as requested.

Lastly, my true work in progress is a quilt going to a cousin who's having a baby girl in December. I'm making 4 different 12.5" stars, 3 from Faith's Solstice Stars QAL and one from Ellison Lane Quilts. I'm using solids that I also featured in my NY Beauty mini quilt. This time I'm using Kona white for the background. Everything is all cut up and ready to go. Hopefully I can work on this tonight whilst watching Le Tour de France.

I'm linking up!


  1. Love this! Your colors are great! and your back is just perfect!

  2. Fabulous color choice for Starry Punch and I love the back too.