Works in Progress

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I’m super excited that I can now share with you the quilt I finished a couple months ago. It was my #economyblockalong quilt and a gift for my mom for Mother’s Day. You can see more photos and read about the quilt in Monday’s post.

sweet life quilt

Finished Quilt Tops:

I now have 4 different quilt tops finished. The 3 that you have already seen.


And I’ve also “finished” the Communique quilt top.  It’s currently 56×72 inches, which is a nice throw size, however, I’m thinking of adding a few borders to make the quilt bed-sized. What do you think?

communique quilt top

Quilt Tops in Progress:

I’m happy to announce that I have pulled the Impromptu quilt out of my UFO pile and am working on finishing it up. Three of the five rows are already pieced together. And I have several other blocks finished.

impromptu quilt progress

That means the only quilt that hasn’t had any progress is my Christmas quilt, and I’m totally blaming my lack of love for handwork.

Christmas Crazy Quilt Blocks

What are you working on right now?

Sharing over at:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. anna in spain on May 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

    I have finally (!!) started hand-quilting the final block of my current quilt. I was going to ask you if you ever have reached a point that you feel you dislike a quilt after working on it for a longish time; I guess this post is the answer, smiles. It can be frustrating, even if you like the pattern and fabric–if, like my current quilt, you don’t care for either element, by the time you finish you don’t know whether to throw it out the window or what! So why finish it? A) it cost me nothing B) it’s kept my hands busy in idle moments and mostly C) Pure cussedness!

    • Andrea on May 14, 2014 at 9:13 am

      It’s easy to reach that point where you dislike a quilt. I mean, I don’t think I really “hate” anything I’ve ever made, but I do sometimes get tired of a certain set of fabrics and need to put them aside for a while until I find them inspiring again.

  2. Heather on May 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Such fantastic things in work! Thank you for sharing.

    • Andrea on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much Heather!

  3. ann on May 14, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    I love the Impromptu top… Comma is a great line! As for putting a border on Communique, I think borders can sometimes take away from the overall design of the quilt so you have to be careful. I tend to keep borders small (max 6″) . Will be interested to see what you do with it!

    • Andrea on May 14, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      I will definitely keep that in mind. Though it would be hard to make borders that narrow and get a quilt that finishes large enough for my bed. Particularly, since We usually use King size quilts.

  4. Jasmine on May 14, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Your quilt tops all look great! I am a fan of big quilts, too. I think a pieced border would give you more size and keep a similar look. I don’t know how you would make it king size though.

    • Andrea on May 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

      I’m thinking of adding a thin solid border and then maybe a border of 2″ squares, then another solid border, and something like 4″squares or pieced blocks.

  5. Lorna McMahon on May 15, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    Nice to see you are back at the impromptu quilt! Looking sew fine, Andrea! The Communique would look great with a border. Great progress from you, girlfriend!

    • Andrea on May 15, 2014 at 10:33 pm

      Thanks so much Lorna! It’s been a bit frustrating to get back to the impromptu quilt. It’s been so long since I worked on it, I forgot that I had sewn some border pieces on, and pieced a bunch of blocks together. Now all the block pieces I have left have border pieces on them, and they aren’t in the place I need them. #UFOFail

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