Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Work In Progress Wednesday: Citrus Quilt

 I have always wanted to make a quilt with citrus colored fabrics.  I've seen many on Flickr and various blogs and always thought the citrus color palette was refreshing and clean.  Jennifer of Ellison Lane Quilts and Sarah of Fairy Face Designs started this Quilt Along a few months back and I decided to jump right in.  It was my first quilt along and I tried to stick with the timeline but I only sew when I can find time so I fell behind.  I'm ok with that though because I don't enjoy rushing when I sew.  I get stress knots in my shoulders.  Stress knots are not good. at. all.   Sewing is supposed to be relaxing right?

I really could find more time to sew if I stayed off of Pinterest, Facebook, Flickr and stopped playing Bejeweled Blitz.  Oh and I'm re-reading The Outlander Series of books by Diana Gabaldon.   I am totally hooked on the series.  ;-)


My citrus fabric bundle
My first block

Front of quilt

I still have to do the scrappy border and piece the back which shouldn't take too long.  I also think I'm going to try and add some yardage to the white border to make it bigger.  There are some great looking quilts in the Flickr group.  You can check them out here.

I have a few projects in the works.  I probably won't get much sewing done this weekend because we have relatives coming in from out of town and tailgating on Saturday.

Still in progress:
--Citrus Quilt
--I Spy charm quilt for B-still cutting charm pieces (really, really need to buy an Accuquilt  Go Baby to help with cutting)
--Baby gift quilt

I'm linking up at at Freshly Pieced for Lee's WIP Wednesday Anniversary Edition.   Go and check out the fabulous things everyone is working on.  I hope your day is great!

26 comments:

  1. Loving the citrus fabrics! Makes me want a tall glass of lemonade and a book. :)

    Mary
    http://www.quiltgenius.com

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  2. I LOVE this. The colours are fantastic!

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  3. omgosh, i fell in love, that citrus bundle is amazing!

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  4. Your blog name made me giggle, then I see where you live and see where you got it from. I live in SC too! I'm also re-reading the Outlander series, I just finished Outlander again and went to pick up Dragonfly in Amber and couldn't find it *GASP* I started something else in the meantime and then found my copy of Dragonfly and now I can't wait to finish the other book so I can start it! Anyway, I LOVE the fabric selection for your citrus quilt. If fresh and clean is what you were going for then you nailed it!

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  5. I love these citrus-y colours, and the plus style quilt has always been a favorite of mine.

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  6. Love these bright fabrics. they really make the plus shape shine!

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  7. I love the beautiful, colorful quilt! and I was totally hooked on The Outlander books!

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  8. I Love the colors, what great choices! I looked up the QAL that you mentioned it looks fun, I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

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  9. Your quilt is looking great, I love the citrus fabrics you used.

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  10. You have so many of my favorite fabrics in that bundle! I love citrus colors with white. Your quilt is going to be amazing! Have fun tailgating!

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  11. I'm loving your citrus fabrics. Such great colors! I love the orange and green together!

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  12. I love love love the citrus colors! So clean and fresh and really works with the blocks! I also can't wait to read the Outlander series.. I might do that during my 4 week sojourn back to the parent's house...

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  13. Oh, I just love love love your citrus quilt! Great job!

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  14. I love the name of your blog!! I am a Texan living in NY and haven't had good grits in years! The just don't make them 'right' here. And your citrus quilt is fantastic!! Great colors and can't wait to see how you make the back. New follower here :)

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  15. Ooooh, your quilt top is looking great - love the colors you used!

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  16. Looks fabulous chica! You'll have to let me know if the pattern was easy because it is one I've wanted to try. Love, love the colors :)

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  17. I love the colors of your citrus quilt.

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  18. LOVE the color palette! I'm so glad you're sticking with it because I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  19. Love your progress so far. What great fabric selections.

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  20. It a beautiful top - I really like your color choices :)

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  21. The citrus quilt is so pretty. So bright compared to our yucky Nov weather here in WI

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  22. WTG in getting your blocks done. I just handed over mine from this QAL to my gran for her birthday this weekend :o)

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  23. oooh, I love the fabrics you chose for your citrus color scheme - the quilt is lovely :)

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  24. I love all of those fabrics together. Beautiful!

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  25. Nothing better than a pile of gorgeous fabric! Well, I guess your quilt is equally gorgeous! LOL

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