Last week I posted about my WIP overload and believe it or not, I actually forgot a couple!
Both of the forgotten WIPs are for brand new baby boys.
I don’t have a picture of this quilt yet as it’s a gift and not quite finished. There’s a panel in the middle of the quilt that I quilted with the compuquilter on the longarm a couple of weeks ago. I decided to quilt the borders myself on my home machine but haven’t quite made it that far. I just need to take the time to finish it up and get the binding on. Shouldn’t take too long, if I can just get motivated to start the last few steps.
The taggie for baby boy #2. Still in the same state it was in when I posted about it here. Just a couple of stitches and it’s done….but refer to WIP 5 for my motivation problem!
Since it’s Wednesday, I’m linking up to Lee @ Freshly Pieced. What’s everyone else doing this week?
I’m normally project-monogamous because it kind of makes me twitchy when I have too many projects going on at once and that’s exactly what’s happening right now. I need to get some of these projects finished because it’s making me a little crazy!!!
I just finished cutting everything for the Bloom Bloom Pow QAL over at Freshly Pieced. So far I’m keeping on track- we’ll see if I can keep this up.
Noteworthy wallhanging for my cubicle is pieced, but that’s as far as I got. I’m going to quilt this myself – not something I am comfortable doing but I’m going to give it a shot. It’s a Disappearing Nine Patch and I love how it looks.
The Creeper Quilt – all quilted and waiting to be bound. I don’t have a fantastic picture of it just yet, but here it is on the longarm. I decided to go with modern squares for the quilting and ditched the idea of straight-line quilting it completely. I love how it turned out. It’s a gift for The Blue One so I can only work on it while he’s in bed so I’m not sure when I’ll get the binding put on.
Glamping. Everything is cut and I’ve started piecing. It’s ready for the next step and sitting next to my machine if ever there’s a free moment.
Yesterday I finished the 2 pillowcases that will go with my Project Linus donation quilt once that’s quilted and bound. They’ve been sitting on the counter in my sewing space for 2 months and all they needed was the final seam to finish them. Done!
I can’t wait to see what people are working on and linking up to over at Lee’s. I’m betting there will be a bunch of Bloom Bloom Pow QAL link-ups. Go see what everyone’s doing!
Does it count as a WIP if I haven’t done anything yet other than ordered and received my fabric? Well, I think so.
So here is my WIP (ok, maybe not quite a WIP), and I’m already a little nervous about it.
I’m doing the Bloom Bloom Pow QAL with Lee over at Freshly Pieced. I’m nervous about it because I’m a square-and-rectangle kind of girl. I’ve never made anything with triangles (besides 1 Swoon block). Eek! There you have it – my deep dark secret!
This week is cutting week. I should probably get some stuff pressed if I think I’m going to be cutting this week!
I know it’s not expected, but I’d really like to keep up with the QAL. I’ll just have to see how it all goes…I’m not making any promises!
I’m linking up to Lee @ Freshly Pieced today, and hopefully the next few Wednesdays with progress on my QAL project!
The Creeper finally has a face!
It’s much improved over Wednesday’s face.
I am happy to say that this finish is pretty much finished. I got top & bottom borders added last night and will put the side borders on tonight when I get home from work. Then piecing the back and prepping it for the long arm tomorrow.
This quilt came together in a week, mostly after 8:30 p.m. when The Blue One goes to bed (I almost got busted TWICE!) :
Saturday: Bought greens
Sunday: Pressed greens
Monday: Cut & start piecing greens
Tuesday: Bought black (didn’t have any in my stash that I could find, doh!)
$2 kids meals at the local bowling alley, no sewing!
Wednesday: Added the black squares, assembled rows
Thursday: Sewed rows together, top borders on
Friday: Side borders, Piece back
Next step – figuring out how to quilt it. I really want to straight line quilt it, but have concerns about doing it on the long arm, mostly because I’ve only ever used the computer, haven’t done one by hand. Can I just quilt it horizontally? The finished squares are 5.5″. Hmmm…will have to ponder that and consult with Gret. I’d like to use black thread – I don’t want to take any focus off of the face so don’t want to quilt with colored thread through it. What do you think?
Linking up to Amanda’s “Finish it Friday” @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
You Scooby Doo fans will get the reference. , My husband and kids are huge Scooby Doo fans and have all seen every episode (multiple times).
This is a different sort of ‘Creeper’…the Minecraft sort. My kids are very into Minecraft right now so I decided to make a quilt for The Blue One for his upcoming birthday. I mean how hard could it be – a stack of different colored green 6″ squares, add a few black ones, and ta-da….
Notice anything missing? Oh yeah….I didn’t have any black in my stash so need to make a quick stop on my way home tonight. Tomorrow it will look much more ‘Creeper-ish’.
I’m also adding a nice wide black border and likely using minky for the back. If all goes well I’ll be taking this to the long-arm this weekend. We shall see.
I’ve gotten this far without either The Pink One or The Blue One seeing it. Here’s to hoping that I can get it all the way finished without them finding out.
Linking up to Lee @ Freshly Pieced. Happy WIP Wednesday everyone!
I feel a bit of a tug to get my sewing space organized. But if I’m being honest, I’d much rather sew! I know I’m not alone.
I’ve had some things from Ikea for several months that will help slightly in the organization, and last weekend I finally decided that I was going to use them and asked the hubby to install them for me. Without much further ado…
Bars where I can hang some tools and rulers. The white bucket is my garbage scrap pail.
My hubby mounted that iron holder a few months ago – I love it!
‘Odds’ & ‘Ends’ – jars for scraps & selvedges
Not a fantastic picture, but these are magnetic tins that I’ve put pins & other random stuff in. It’s mounted just to the right of my machine within easy reach.
Now, if I could just figure out how to effectively sort, organize & store my fabric. That’s a HUGE WIP!
I am working on a special project for summer…I have some pillowcases to make for some folks. And for now I’ll leave it at that. But I also decided to make some pillowcases for a couple of cute kids…
The Blue One’s – stars glow in the dark.
The Pink One’s – because she starts every story she ‘reads’ with Once Upon a Time
Here they are in action for movie night last weekend.
2 down, 6 to go. In addition to ones I’m making for a ‘special project’, I’m also making 2 to match my Project Linus donation quilt that will go with the quilt to a child in need. I was hoping to do these all at the quilt retreat I was at in February, but I pinned & sewed some of them wrong so I’m in ‘do over’ mode right now. Or, I will be once I actually touch them again! (Other more fun projects jumped ahead of fixing and re-doing these!)
Linking up to Sew, Love, Live , Crazy Mom Quilts , and Confessions of a Fabric Addict today!