Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday



Yesterday was one of those days where I just wanted to finish something. I have plenty of works in progress to choose from, but this one from 2010 has been calling my name.


  
The pattern is "Sweet Honey Braids" by Joanna Figueroa from one of her "Fresh Vintage" booklets. I started it not too long after the pattern came out, but then put it away for a few years (why?)!





 Last year I worked on it at a quilt retreat but then realized I hadn't brought enough light strips to finish. I ended up with mostly dark combinations that didn't work with the quilt. Back into a box it went, and this time it sat for a year.


 So yesterday I added some recent Fig Tree strips, and even added in a couple of pieces from Aloha Girl!


I had already finished the first three strip sections last year, so I just needed to finish the fourth "braid" and start putting everything together.



 I was determined to use fabrics I had on hand to finish this quilt, too. The cream polka dot sashing is some Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille I've been saving for awhile. The body of my quilt only has one little strip of true aqua, but nevertheless I decided a little pop of aqua from Avalon would make the perfect inner border.


I just need to add the outer border (my favorite floral from Somerset) and then I can get this off to be quilted!

It feels great to finish up something in progress...and it empties a box to start something new!

The Simply Small parade will be Monday the 16th...thanks so much for stopping by!

18 comments:

Cindy said...

I really like this pattern! I might use it to get through my huge pile of scraps. Thanks for sharing:)

Hildy said...

This quilt os like a FigTree time machine a lot of gorgous collections (not that there's something like a 'not-gorgous' Fig Tree collection mind you) in one quilt!

Sigi G said...

This looks great Sherri! Love the braided pattern and fabric.

Angie said...

Looks great, and it does always feel so good to finish up a WIP! It's hard to believe how time flies!

Angela Smith said...

So beautiful!! Love Fig Tree fabrics, they're timeless!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

pretty stripes!

Lesley said...

Your braids are adorable with the fabrics you used!

Laura Chaney said...

Looking beautiful. I love how the braids always look more complex than they really are to make.

Karen said...

You must have every collection of Fig Tree Quilts fabric! I love your quilts!

Julie Beard said...

Hello Sherri,

Your quilt is so pretty. I can't imagine you getting tired of something! So glad to see it's almost finished. Congratulations.

KMSC said...

Congratulations on an "almost finish"! I'll be excited to see the completed quilt!

Karen said...

Such a pretty pattern and quilt, and how exciting to have a long-time project nearly finished!

ES said...

It's looking great !

Karee said...

I love all Fig Tree lines, this quilt looks great. Her little Fresh Vintage Books were so cute. Loved them, love this.
Wish she would re-introduce the line Butterscotch and Roses as the blues in it were gorgeous.
Should WIP stand for Whip It Present (present as in past, present, future)?

seamscrazyquilts.com said...

Beautiful! Are you keeping it for yourself? I remember this pattern and really thought hard about doing it, since I had collected several of Fig Trees honey buns at the time. Never got off the ground, but I love seeing yours! I really, really love that polka dot in Vintage Modern. If I could buy a bolt of it now, I would!

Jennie in GA said...

A finish is so nice...especially a beautiful one like this!

cozy kitten quilts said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Now I want to try a braid quilt!

Linda said...

HI,what beautiful fabrics and pattern>Enjoy!
Jan from Sew and Sow Farm sent me over from the 2 year Blog Anniversary Giveaway she is sharing and to give you a Cheery Hello!
HAPPY VALENTINES TO YOU !
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...