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

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

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

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

  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!!

  5. Beautiful holiday your helper. Good job.

  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!

  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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