Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Bee done already! - WIP Wednesday

"Hurry up!"
"Do you really think we will get this done before she walks in?"
"Oh, no I've been spotted!"  I hear the "click, click" of the door, then she strolls in....


and immediately starts "helping".  Oh well, despite Tookie's "help", I did manage to get my Vintage Holiday quilt basted yesterday.


I still have no idea how I am going to quilt it.  I started drawing out some designs in my notebook, but I have a tendency to choose designs that may end up looking to busy.  I may just go for it anyway!

Somehow, I escaped Jury Duty on Monday and finished up those bee blocks for the 3 x 6.  Whew!  Yesterday, I didn't have to report either, so I finished my coasters, basted my leaf table runner and the quilt above, and even had a little time to pull out Totally Groovy!


Today, I plan to piece a little more of it before switching my set up over to quilting mode!  I'll get warmed up with the table runner, then what??  Friday, I fully expect to have to report to the court, so I better get my Star of Africa block ready for the handwork portion.  If I have to sit around all day, I better have something to do!

This Wednesday......

Completed Projects:
  • 6 blocks for the paper piecing hive of the 3 x 6 Bee - the final 6 blocks!  DONE!
  • Sashiko coasters - DONE! I decided that I didn't want to restitch the one that looked different.  I figure, every group has its quirky member, so will my coaster set.

On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week".
  • Vintage Holiday Quilt Along - top done, backing done, sandwiched and basted.  Needs quilting and I am suffering from quilter's block.  I can't decide on a design.
  • Totally Groovy Quilt Along - piecing in progress, top now approximately 1/2 done
  • Leaf Table runner - Backed and basted, needs quilting.
  • Star of Africa Bee - September's block is now late!, and now October's block is now due.  I have a design planned for September's block, but I am trying to figure out how to avoid paper piecing it!  Terrible, huh?
  • Batik Stripe Quilt - this one is moving up the lists!  I plan on starting the quilting this week!  Perhaps I should rename this one "Sleeping Beauty".  It has been waiting for ages for true love's stitch.  Part of  my 100 Day Hustle list.

Back Burner:

These projects are part of my 100 Day Hustle List also, but will likely be touched in a couple of weeks.
  • Preschool Pillowcases
  • How Far Will You Go? QAL - I put this one aside until my blocks for the bees were done.  Now they are, but I need a tiny break from blocks (especially paper pieced ones). 
  •  Handstitched Medallion Quilt - THE main project of the class.  I actually did have an opportunity to rip out the borders that have been giving me trouble, but now I need to fix them and sew them back on again.
The Back, Back Burner:

Lightning would have to strike twice.

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 2!
New projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 5

Don't forget to link up any blocks you have been working on to yesterday's post!  The linky stays open for a whole week, so feel free to add them as you complete or wait for next Tuesday (or both)!

Quilter in the Closet

Linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday's and .
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7 comments:

  1. your christmas ball quilt looks terrific! Well done.

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  2. It's fun seeing the Vintage Holiday quilts popping up here and there around blogland. Love it. So festive!

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  3. The quilt top looks great Jen. Look forward to seeing the quilting design you eventually decide upon.

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  4. I love your vintage holiday quilt! That border looks perfect! I've still got 3 blocks to do on mine.
    Good luck with the quilting, can't wait to see it finished!!

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  5. Beautiful holiday quilt...love your helper. Good job.

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  6. Okay - seeing your Christmas quilt has changed my mind about dreading Christmas being just around the corner - I need to go get me more fabric and make me another quilt! LOL!

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  7. Oooh, I love the totally groovy colours. The Christmas quilt is looking fab too. My quilting suggestion (bear in mind I'm a minimalist quilter) is quilt the baubles, and the sashing, OR quilt the white

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