Steelers Quilt - Finished!

Um, finally!
{My husband mumbles something about football season starting months ago.}
The design is my own, for the Xs and Os in a playbook. Also, hugs and kisses - but don't tell my husband that.
The yellow is The Name Game by Quilt Country (Moda), the black is Kona, and the Steelers fabric is...Steelers fabric.
 It's backed in yellow minkee, and you can see a bit of the quilting. I outlined the Os, did three parallel lines through the Xs, cross-hatched the black border and did three straight lines with a cross in the yellow border.
Some of the quilting from the front.
All of the little HSTs in the second border are leftover double-stitched from the blocks. I still have a little pile of them to make a matching throw pillow. Lucky, lucky me.
It measures 53x63".
My husband is hoping it will get a lot of use in playoff season.

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 36

I missed making Swoon blocks. And I love how the corners in this one swirl.
Tried something new for this one - pressing the seams open. It's a very bulky block, especially in the 8" size. I found that my points weren't as neat, but it lays much flatter. I think in the future, I'll do a mix of open and nested seams.
The back is prettier, though.
Oh, and don't you just hate when you find out someone else is doing your "thing"? Cupcakes 'n' Daisies made a 6.75" Swoon block. And I thought 8" was small!
 Finished quilting the Steelers Quilt, but it's too cloudy and windy outside for glamour shots. So have a sneak peek for now.
Hunter's Star, round two - 84/90 light blue half-blocks - halfway home stretch! The next strip will be half light and half dark!
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - two blocks behind (still! ugh!)
Argyle Quilt Along - top done until I start seam picking
LQS Saturday Sampler - won't be going this month, so pushed to the back burner
Quiltville Orca Bay - starts 11/18
Christmas Sewing:
Grinch panel quilt - niece - sashed out and border #1 is on
Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 17
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Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 35

Fall-gyle is done...and not done.
 I rushed to have it done and on display at a craft show this weekend, and some of the seams don't match. Not many, but enough that it's driving me nuts. I don't want to display something that's not perfect. I'm okay with being anal.
So I'm going to keep quilting the Steelers Quilt. I can get that done and bound easily before Saturday, and I have a couple others to display and some unquilted tops.

I also have all my craft-y stuff all over the living room - crayon rolls, burp rags, fleece scarves... OSU better not lose on Saturday!
Hunter's Star, round two - 72/90 light blue half-blocks
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - two blocks behind
Argyle Quilt Along - top done until I start seam picking
LQS Saturday Sampler - won't be going this month, so pushed to the back burner
Quiltville Orca Bay - starts 11/18.
Christmas Sewing:
Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 18
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Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 34

I really don't know how you people with jobs do this. I've been running around like mad organizing fundraisers and venues for our squadron's holiday party, and when I get home, I don't have the energy to do a Swoon block.
I started piecing my Fall-gyle top instead - because offset seams and bias edges are so much easier than a Swoon block. Only 3/4ths of it fit on my design wall.
I'm also quilting the Steelers Quilt. This is my first "custom" quilting. I did three outlining lines in black on the Xs, and I'm switching to gold thread in the Os - unfortunately, this means a lot of knots to bury since the Os don't touch! Each border will get Xed and Oed in contrasting thread, as well.
I got it done before Halloween, even.
Hunter's Star, round two - 60/90 light blue half-blocks
Quilt-Alongs: 
Fat Quarter Stars - already behind a block
Argyle Quilt Along - started piecing
LQS Saturday Sampler - won't be going this month, so pushed to the back burner
Quiltville Orca Bay - I know, I have way too many projects, and Bonnie's quilts have an insane amount of piecing, and I'm far too controlling to do a "mystery" quilt... But I think I'm going to anyway. Starts 11/18.
Christmas Sewing:
Grinch panel quilt - niece
Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude
Untouched This Week:
Awaiting Quilting:
New Projects: 5
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 18
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Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 26

{All my pictures look dark, because - thank goodness - it looks like we're going to get some rain! It feels a little off to be happy with a dreary day, especially with the East Coast flooding in the rain, but we really need it.}
The Steelers Quilt top is done! And almost in time for football season!
42/42 Sunkissed Jewel Box blocks pieced. I'm working on the layout - separated the blocks based on the four-patch colors. The first picture is a circle of pink, then grey, then alternating yellow/orange. The second has the circle of yellow/orange as their own halves of the quilt. I may switch out the yellow for green - the yellow is very washed out.
16/25 stars
18/24 snowballs
1.5 rows pieced
It's nice to have a project where layout doesn't matter. I can piece the rows while I finish the four-patches for the last star blocks or the corners on the snowballs. By the time I piece the last block, the quilt will be almost completely together.
Untouched This Week:
Frolicking Pinwheels

Awaiting Quilting:


In Planning:
Cars Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 10

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