Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Going to pieces - WIP Wednesday

I had a lovely time at the Road to California quilt show last week, but it has taken me a few days to get back in the swing of things.  Partly because I caught a cold while there, returned to a household of similar colds, had a mountain of laundry waiting for me, and, well, you get the idea.  I do plan on reviewing the classes I took while at the show, but first I figured I should finish one of the actual projects first.

This is what I've been working on:

Discontinuity WIP

This is a pattern by Emily Cier called "Discontinuity".  I am only 4/5 of the way finished with the baby sized quilt top, which has 723 individual pieces to it (according to the cutting directions - for the baby quilt!!!).  I can't write a review yet because 1) I'm not done, 2) I'm not done cursing it yet, and 3) I think more cursing might be coming as the top hasn't had a single seam pressed yet (Emily recommends waiting until the entire top is completed).

I realize that sounds pretty negative, so let me say something positive.  I adore the look of this pattern, and I know of a much easier way to piece it for future quilts.  However, I paid my money, so I played along with the original directions.  Curse me. Curse, curse, curse.

This Wednesday...

Completed Projects:
  • Bee Blocks - Lucky Stars BOM practice block and sample/tutorial block for the We Bee Learning bee

On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
  • My Blue & White One Block Wonder -This is my January UFO - decided I had to go with what I had for backing. 
  • Bee Blocks & BOM blocks - Skill Builder BOM blocks
  • Star of Africa Bee - catch up continues  
  • Curves Class goodies - I haven't done a single project yet.  So sad!  My printer won't allow me to print anything at the moment, so I can't print any of the templates needed for the majority of the projects.  Ugh, technology!
  • Discontinuity Quilt - I didn't quite finish the first 1/2 of the baby quilt in class, and I am STILL working on it.  Tomorrow may be the day if I don't throw it out the window.

Back Burner:

These will likely be touched in a couple of weeks.
  • Handstitched Medallion Quilt - quilting in progress.  I actually did a little bit of this one on my trip!
  • Beginner Quilt Along at Quilting Gallery - top needs to be put together. It is ridiculous that I haven't just slapped this one together yet.  I am taking Leah Day's Craftsy class how to quilt a sampler hoping to get some good quilting ideas.
  • Charity quilt for the guild - not started.   
  • NEW Baby quilt - two friends are having a babies soon, and it sounds like a perfect reason to make a couple new quilts, right?  
The Back, Back Burner:

Lightning would have to strike twice, but I like to keep this category going just to remind me what I have in the pipeline.
  • Handstitched goodies - several small projects in limbo.  
  • Star Circles aka New York Beauty blocks - time is coming to get back to these

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1 ish
New projects - 0
Currently in Progress - 5

Don't forget to link up any blocks you have been working on to the Building Blocks Tuesday post!

And as always, thanks for reading,


Quilter in the Closet

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 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh dear Jen, I hope that your Discontinuity experience improves before you and the quilt part company!

  2. I love the colors in this quilt! It looks great.

  3. I love that top. I hope you get done cursing soon. I too am currently cursing a project

  4. Wowzers - that's a lot of pieces!! Kudos to you for even attempting it! It is looking good, love the colors. Good luck with the pressing - I hope there isn't too much need for cursing!

  5. The quilt top does look very cool! I guess if you quit on it you could make it into a wall hanging:)

  6. It looks fab Jen! I love Emily's patterns, but I agree there are way easier ways to piece a lot of them. I have enigma waiting for some time to make it, but I'm trying to figure out how to get around all the strips, lol!

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  8. Love it -- thanks to Scrapaches for turning me on to this blog

  9. Love the quilt top, and can totally relate to the catching a cold at Road. My week has been pretty low key here. Good luck with the top, and kudos to you for playing nicely, and when you figure out a better plan, I'm interested.

  10. Oooh, that's a fab top, and yummy colours. So not quilted yet? I was admiring the "quilting"? So was it much wider initially and then folded and stitched? Hang on, 700 and something pieces? You stitched all the narrow strips together? Ok I have two W words for you

    WOW - the points are perfects, it's awesome

    WHY? (lol) as a self taught patch worker I look at quilts and see how I would make them, and this one would have been big blocks of fabric and quilting lines!

    I hugely admire what you achieved, but know I wouldn't have the patience! Sorry ramble over! X


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