Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Fingers crossed - WIP Wednesday


I put together Olivia's quilt top yesterday.  In doing so, I realized that I gave all the properly sized blocks to my niece in her quilt, and left the imperfect ones for us.  I made these blocks over a year ago, and it is funny to see how far (I perceive) my piecing has come from then.  Luckily, I know my little girl won't mind a few wonky seams.   Now I just need to figure out how I want to quilt it.

With my niece's quilt, I made the mistake of quilting it too heavily, and it wasn't as soft as I wanted.  Now that (hopefully) I've learned a thing or two about scale, I won't make that mistake again.  Fingers crossed!


This Wednesday......

Completed Projects:
  • Preschool Pillowcases - 9 in all completed
  • Star of Africa Bee - October's block is done (come back Tuesday to see it)

On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
  • Vintage Holiday Quilt Along - awaiting quilting.
  • Totally Groovy Quilt Along - patching in progress
  • How Far Will You Go? QAL - Catch up in progress. 
  • Miscellaneous sewn gifties - time to get started on gifts!
  • Olivia's Appliqued Quilt - this one is part of my 100 Day Hustle List.  I moved this one up in the hopes that working on it might satisfy my desire to be working on a new quilt.  It's been a while since I've seen this one, so maybe I can trick myself into thinking it is "new".  And so far it worked!  I put the top together yesterday and even managed to get it backed and basted.  Now to quilt.
  • November Free Motion Quilting Challenge - I know the end of the month will be here soon.

Back Burner:

These will likely be touched in a couple of weeks.
  • Handstitched Medallion Quilt - The last borders still need to be redone and sewn back on.
  • Star of Africa Bee - November's Block is due December 15th - details haven't been released yet.
  • Charity quilt for the guild - not started.   They gave me one that is flannel, with fleece backing.  Oh, how I now despise fleece!  Moved this one up to Back Burner so I might be able to deliver it at the next meeting I attend and get this fleece atrocity out of my sewing room.
The Back, Back Burner:

Lightning would have to strike twice.

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 2
New projects - 1
Currently in Progress - 6

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 .
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

10 comments:

  1. I love this! With the different colors, they almost look like different blocks. I look forward to seeing it all quilted. Have fun.

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  2. This quilt is lovely and so is the one you made for your niece. Are these blocks appliqued or did you piece them? It's a beautiful design :)

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  3. Quite a list you've got there! From your photo your blocks don't look so bad - you've done a good job of piecing them together, it's looking great :)

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  4. What lovely block!

    I have emailed you about my package - you are o lovely, thank you, thnk you, thank you x x x

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  5. It is crazy what a difference a year can make! I think the top looks great - I can't see any issues!

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  7. Your blocks look lovely together. You won't be able to call yourself a newbie for much longer with all that progress you are making :)

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  8. I really love this quilt top. It's soft and feminine and I'm sure your little one will love it.
    E

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  9. Bonjour from France.

    I'm so glad you stopped by, we can learn together.

    I know I'm going to love your blog.

    Fiona

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