Wednesday, January 12, 2011

WiP Wednesday {9}

It is time for another weekly edition of WiP Wednesday here at Canoe Ridge Creations.  Oh, and the best part, there are even a few finishes this week! :)

NEW {and finished} PROJECTS

Cathedral Windows
After seeing this great pillow from Brooke at Pitter Putter Stitch, I have been wanting to jump on the cathedral window bandwagon and give it a try.  I just love the look of anything that uses fresh modern fabrics paired with a more traditional pattern.  Yummy!  So here's my shot at it.

While it is far from perfect, I am happy I bit the bullet and tried these cathedral windows out.  The tutorial I used was pretty straight forward and I would recommend it to anyone who is wanting to try this technique.  I added the Kona Coal in the "negative" spaces, instead of leaving it the base color (in my case is white).  I really like the look of this and it fits perfect in my sewing area.  As far as anything bigger, I think this little taste was enough for least for right now.

{Sew} Beautiful Bee-January Block
This little guy is done, packaged, and ready to head south (hopefully to warmer weather!).  Cherie chose the dresden block and I can't wait to see what the finished quilt looks like.

Scrappy Squares
This baby quilt went from forgotten UFO to a finish this week.  You can see more of it here.

Coins {baby quilt}
Another forgotten UFO turned into a finish.  Blogged here.


Sliced Coins Quilt Along
I am joining my first ever quilt along, and I am very excited.  Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy is hosting the Sliced Coins Quilt Along, go check it out!  Here are my fabrics, still trying to decide on a sashing color (will most likely go with old trusty-Kona Coal or Coal Ash).


Dresden Quilt
Last WiP Wednesday I shared my newfound addiction to those dresden plates.  So far I have all of the "petals" cut, sewn, and pressed as well as half of the blocks pieced.  I am very excited for this quilt to be finished.

Spiderweb Quilt
So close I can taste it.  Well, maybe not taste it, but it is almost finished.  Only one more row to sew on and then it will be time to baste and quilt this puppy.  No new pictures, but you can check it out here.  This is what I am hoping to focus my attention on this weekend.  However, that is easier said than done!

Everything else on my list goes another week untouched.  I hope to get back at them soon, but I don't feel too guilty.  I did after all have a few finishes this week! :)

Oh, and one more thing to add to my list.  This week I started a weekly linky party called {Sew} Modern Monday.  If you like, go check out all the great modern projects that were linked up.  Look like something you are interested in?  Then grab the button on my sidebar and come back next Monday! :)

WiP Stats
Last week's total: 9
New Projects: 5
Finished Projects: 4
This week's total: 10

Now I am off to see everyone else's 


  1. I love those fabrics for the quilt along!

    Your Cathedral Windows look just fantastic :) I'm dying to give these a try myself, thanks for the reminder about the tute. Maybe next week...

  2. I really like your cathedral windows! The fabric choices are quite smart.

  3. The cathedral windows is beautiful!! Love it!!

  4. I don't think I could love this post more than I do. Those cathedral windows are so fabulous, your fabric choices for the Sliced Coin quilt along are gorgeous, dresden plates are my favorite, and those 2 finished quilts are beautiful!!! Wow, what good stuff!

  5. Wow you are busy! The Cathedral windows is just wonderful! Love the grey in the "negative" space, what a great touch. And thanks for linking to the tutorial. I have this on my to-do list this year too!

  6. Add me to the list of people who love the cathedral windows? How difficult are they? I would love to try that at some point.

    Can't wait for Elizabeth's quilt-along! Your fabrics for that look wonderful!

    Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday, have a great week. : )

  7. Your cathedral windows turned out fantastic. Great job!

  8. I love your windows! I really like how you combined the background contrasting fabric and the window fabric. And the colors you chose are fantastic!

  9. I am also interested in learning about Cathedral Windows! I have it on my list of something that I want to make because they are so pretty! I will join your link-up on Monday :)

    Angie -