Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Counting the days - WIP Wednesday

Wow, it has been well over a month since I posted a WIP Wednesday progress report.  It got me thinking that a weekly progress report is somewhat silly.  I already have the report at the end/beginning of the month outlining my finishes and goals for each month, do I need a weekly report?  Do I even really have that much to report weekly?  Nope!  Especially with the kids out of school for summer.  I am counting the days until school starts.  I feel like I am getting nothing done at all.  Thus, I plan on only posting a WIP report somewhere in the middle of the month.  That way it will be a true progress report on my goals and my projects.  Who knows?  Perhaps when school starts it will actually be chock full of WIP's then!

BQA finally basted

This Wednesday...

Completed Projects:
  • Bee Blocks - Simply Solids July and August
  • Star of Africa - One block done!
  • June for Jen item (only a couple months late) - my sewing mat is done!  I will post finish pics on Friday
On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
  • Bee Blocks & BOM blocks - Lucky Star BOM (4 blocks), 
  • Star of Africa Bee - 4 blocks to do
  • Swoon - 2 block done!  Oooh, this one is going to be good.
  • Commission quilt - I have most of the fabric and the pattern, need to start cutting it.
  • QAYG bag - I'm puttin' it on the list!  I really want one.  Like now.
Back, Back, Back Burner:

These will likely be touched sometime in the future - I should really rename this category to "I want to remember that I have these projects, but realistically they won't be touched till 2015 because I'm too busy doing other stuff"
  • Beginner Quilt Along at Quilting Gallery - Finally basted this one!  I'm hoping to get the SID done this month.
  • I picked up 3 charity quilt "Kits" from the last guild meeting I attended.  I was under the impression that each kit had a top, batting and backing and were all ready to be basted and quilted.  Well....that wasn't exactly the case.  They all have tops, but two need to be trimmed and squared up, and all the backings need to be pieced.  One kit was already spray basted and it looked like someone had started the quilting, but ripped it out.  Unfortunately, the thing had sat folded up for so long that everything shifted, or maybe it was basted improperly to begin with.  If I had quilted it as is, there would have been horrendous puckers on the back.  The backing also doesn't fit.  It is way too small and doesn't even cover the size of the top.  Long story shorter, all of these need some work before I can quilt them.  Sigh.
  • Handstitched Medallion quilt - Yep this one is back on the list.  I finished up all but the final border (which of course has the most hand quilting).  I've even already made the binding for this one in anticipation of the final step.
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1 plus blocks
New projects - 2
Currently in Progress - 5 ish

Don't forget to link up any blocks you have been working on to the Building Blocks Tuesday post.  It stays open for a whole week.

And as always, thanks for reading,


Quilter in the Closet

Linking up with

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Really nice quilt in the photo. I love those colors. You have a lot of work that you want to do. I hope you get some time to do it. Kids will be in school eventually.

  2. Such a pretty quilt - I love pinks and these are stunning :)

  3. Those charity quilts sound like a bear! I am so sad my oldest is going back to school. I am homeschooling Esther this year and so happy she missed the kindergarten cut off date so we can get a chance to try it since my husband is not a fan. I wish it really was an endless summer!

  4. the pink top looks great, but the charity ones - yuck! that's probably why they were abandoned in the first place, sometimes they just have to go to be recycled into carpet underlay or something!

  5. Yeah - I see WIP Wed posts as an intermittent thing when there is significant progress, something cool happening, a great tip to share, or a change-over of project work rather than a weekly drone report. Sometimes I'll have 3 in a row without missing a week; more often they go for 2-4 week spans.


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