Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Quick trips and Idle times - WIP Wednesday

This is what I am working on for the next three days:

No, you are right, that is NOT a quilt.  It is a picture I took of Yosemite Valley in 2005.  Today Ashley and I are headed back there for a quick trip.  It is such a beautiful place, full of surprises...

I really can't wait to share the experience with my eldest.

But, I won't be completely idle.  The car ride is at least 6 hours, so I will have plenty of time to work on these:

My little hexies for my "Christmas" table runner.

And, I did have time to start working on my backing for the medallion quilt.  Here is a sneak peak:

This Wednesday......

Completed Projects:  Basically all my blocks from yesterday's post.
On-going Projects:
  • Handstitched goodies - there are so many projects I want to return to, and I still need to complete my backing for the medallion quilt.
  • Design something for the Let's Get Acquainted Blog Hop - I have my idea, I have my fabric, I need to put it in motion
  • Vintage Holiday Quilt Along - actually started August 6th.  I already need to catch up, luckily the cutting is all really similar for each block.
  • Totally Groovy Quilt Along - the sewing starts soon!
  • Star of Africa Bee -I need to do the July block in PINK
  • "Tree" themed quilt for the guild - the guild is having a quilt show in October and each member is asked to make a small quilt with a "tree" theme.  I am going to make something similar to Ashley's teacher's Thank you quilt below.

Back Burner:

I am determined not to forget these projects!  Keeping them in this category reminds me of them on a weekly basis.
  • Batik Stripe Quilt - still sandwiched and ready to be quilted!

  • Thank you quilt for Ashley's teacher - awaiting quilting

  • Red, White, Blue New York Beauty - piecing in progress
  • Urban Nine Patch Tablerunner - I actually started quilting this one this week, but then I hated everything and ripped it out!
  • June UFO - "A Christmas Something for myself" - English paper piecing in progress.  It will be a table runner of hexagons.  This is the hand project I keep in the car, so I will do a little at a time, but progress is slow.
  • July UFO - tile batik quilt - piecing in progress
  • Charity quilt for the guild - I'm going to miss the next meeting, but need to bring it to September's
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 3, blocks that is.
New projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 6-ish

Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday's and Handmade Parade at There and Back on Friday
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced There and Back


  1. Have a great trip! And have fun with the hexies!

  2. Have fun stitching up those hexies :)

  3. oh, wow! What a wonderful photo - I think we need to go see Yosemite Valley, too. . .

  4. "Quick" trip - you Americans have a very different sence of scale to the Brits!!! Looks great though, as do all your creations. Lovely to see the hexies - enjoy!

  5. I love both quilts that are awaiting quilting! What a lucky teacher! Have fun with your hexies! Time in the car should fly by!


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