Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I obviously didn't get far - WIP Wednesday

My DH gave me some unexpected sewing time on Sunday, and I was able to finally put my top together using the How Far Will You Go? QAL blocks!  I really like how the blues turned out.  This is only about half of the blocks we were supposed to make.  After ordering 3 different colors to try to match the background fabric I ran out of, I gave up.  Terrible.  So as you can see, I didn't get very far in the How Far Will You Go? QAL.  Yet, my top measures 40 x 50 inches - OK for a toddler quilt or really big baby blanket.  I decided not to add borders to it, since it seems a little busy already with all those different fabrics.

HFWYG flimsy

I also have a backing and piece of batting ready for basting.  Unfortunately, I've been feeling a little under the weather the last few days, so I haven't progressed further.  I also have no idea how I am going to quilt this top.  Samplers always give me quilter's block.

This Wednesday...

Completed Projects:

On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
  • My Blue & White One Block Wonder -This is my January UFO - I decided to add some thin borders before backing this quilt.  They are only half put on.  :(  This quilt has also been stored for so long that I have no idea what (if any) plan I had for the backing.
  • Bee Blocks & BOM blocks - I am ahead of the game for January Bee's, but I haven't started the BOM's yet.
  • Star of Africa Bee - catch up time!!  
  • Curves Class goodies - Class started Monday!  I am already super excited about several of the projects!!
  • Discontinuity Quilt - this is a class I am taking at Road to California next week.  During the class, we are supposed to complete 1/2 of a crib-sized quilt.  I am determined not to let it stay 1/2 a quilt.  Since I need to make 2 baby quilts, this might end up serving as one of them.
  • How Far Will You Go? QAL -  Now that it is a flimsy, there is hope it might get done soon.

Back Burner:

These will likely be touched in a couple of weeks.
  • Handstitched Medallion Quilt - quilting in progress.  I have the center done and am working on the middle borders at the moment.  I do a little bit here and there whenever I'm in front of the TV and the kids aren't climbing all over me (the 2 rarely happen at the same time).
  • Beginner Quilt Along at Quilting Gallery - top needs to be put together. It is ridiculous that I haven't just slapped this one together
  • 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 - 2
New projects - 3
Currently in Progress - 6

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

Linking up with
 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Oh it looks gorgeous Jen! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is stumped on the quilting - I'm really tempted to do Leah Day's craftsy class on quilting sampler quilts though!

  2. Beautiful blues on your QAL! I also love the quilting on your cute mug rug.

  3. Love your sampler, and the mug rug! Good luck with the quilting, and I hope you are feeling better soon!

  4. I wandered in from WIP Wednesday when I saw your pretty blue and white blocks. Your sampler looks sew nice. The snowflake mug rug is fabulous! Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

  5. Love the blue blocks you have. It feels very cool and wintery.

  6. That blue and white color scheme is very pretty! Love all those different stars.

  7. Your blues quilt top looks fantastic. It if was mine, I would put a navy blue solid border around to it to make those colours pop! As far as quilting it how about jesters' hats in plain white thread? I love your winter mug rug as well. I think you have been very productive in January. Bravo .. very well done.

  8. I LOVE your blue and white quilt.


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