Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Gigantor basting day - WIP Wednesday

Today, I basted, the quilt I am now calling "Gigantor".  It is my Impromptu quilt that I made more king sized for my bed.  It is huge!  Just look at my poor little basting's drowning in quilt.

my basting table is drowning

In case you missed it in the picture above, my assistant was at the ready.

Basting assistant

I don't think I ever showed you guys the finished disappearing nine patch blocks.

Impromptu block

I really like how they turned out, though that skinny sashing was a little temperamental.

Ah yes, a parting shot of my lovely assistant doing her job.

Tookie helping me baste

Now that is a pose for "Pets on Quilts" if I ever saw one.

This Wednesday...

Completed Projects:
  • Bee Blocks - Simply Solids (1 block), Make it Modern (2 blocks)
  • Handstitched Medallion Quilt - I'm just did the SID this month, hand quilting will still be in progress
On-going Projects:

AKA - "stuff I plan to touch this week or next".
  • Bee Blocks & BOM blocks - We Bee Learning (1 block done, 1 to go) , and Lucky Star BOM (2 blocks), 
  • Star of Africa Bee - March, and April, and now June blocks need to be completed.  
  • Gigantor aka Impromptu QAL - Top is done! Oh my is it HUGE! Basting in progress.
  • Swoon - cutting has commenced!
  • June for Jen items - ironing board cover, sewing machine mat and cover.
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 - Piecing the backing is in progress
  • Discontinuity 2 - gotta make it bigger for big girl bed.  On hold for now.
  • Curves Class goodies - there are a few more projects I want to try, but they are on hold for now.   
This week's stats:
Completed projects - blocks plus SID
New projects - 0
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.

Oh!  And, I put together a Facebook page for Quilter in the Closet.  I am up to 3 likes!

And as always, thanks for reading,


Quilter in the Closet

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  1. Wow, those DP9 blocks are fantastic! I've never thought of doing them with a solid to match the background fabric. And that little sashing seems intense, but it looks great!

  2. Beautiful, your piecing looks perfect. And what a beautiful light room to work in. I made myself a machine cover. I like it, and it makes me happy to see it finished. It was fast and easy, nothing fancy at all, but it is done.

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  4. Awwww - - I have a 'helper' like that one! She's holding it down for you momma! Good looking quilt!

  5. Oh, I really like that quilt design (it's on my looooong to-do list...) and your colors are so pretty and fresh. I am sure you kitty was very helpful:)

  6. Looks like you will be wrestling with that quilt for a while! Basting is my least favourite part of the whole process, maybe I need a "helper",

  7. Such a pretty quilt - I really like that pattern!

  8. hmmmm.....I wonder if laying on safety pins is like meditating on a bed of nails.....
    Your quilt top is lovely! Love the fabrics with this pattern.



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