Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Not much progress on WIP Wednesday


It has been quite slow in the sewing department lately. This commitment to finish up UFOs before beginning anything new is really taking a bite out of me. I picked up the denim quilt again, determined to finish it for these cold nights, and just became very uninspired. I must have stared at it for 3 weeks before finally making my mind up to just work on it already! 

On top of that I've been battling a nasty chest cold. It's been about a week now and just seems to not want to let up. I haven't done much of anything (other than my mommy duties of course) besides lay around and try to rest up. I even quit running for the past week because running with a chest cold=no fun. I did go back out last night and logged a 2 mile run for the first time ever in my life! If any of you are on the fence about starting the C25K program (I know it took me months to finally commit to it), don't be scared of it. It really works! 

In Progress...

12 Month Bee Blocks

November 2 and I still haven't done October's block :( I have a little bit of time though because I have something else to send to my bee mate and she said I can send it all back together. November's fabric hasn't arrived yet but we're making Disappearing 9 patches and I'm and old pro at those ;)

Farmer's Wife Quilt Along 

I'm still caught up, but only to this week. I don't have anything new to show.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Along

I hate to do this, but I think this may have to move down to the on hold pile until after Christmas. I still haven't bought the rest of the fabric I need to complete the top and still have 50 arcs to piece. I need to get through holiday shopping and sewing so this needs to be put aside. 

Denim Winter Quilt

Here is where I last left off with this one, I had 14 whole pieces sewn down.


And here is where I am as of Sunday night, when I ran out of my precut denim squares yet again. And please excuse the late night messy roomed cell phone pic. I needed something quick to text to Bree to get her opinion on something ;)


It's been very slow going, but I finally made some good progress on it. I have to cut up some more jeans and then cut those into squares to get moving again and well, cutting is not my favorite part of the sewing process. 

Little Faces Quilt

I pulled this from the on hold pile after putting the denim quilt away. I'm playing around with the layout of the top and am having some issues deciding.

My original plan was to sew the blocks to each other and then put a blue border around it, then a scrappy border, then another blue border. Then I started playing and am now thinking about putting a scrappy sashing in instead of the scrappy border.


I'm worried it may get too busy if I do this, though I do like how it looks. What do you think?

On Hold...

Christmas Quilt from Christmas Bee


I know I haven't shown anything new lately. I love that I'm knocking out all of my UFOs but I'm starting to feel like I'm stifling my creativity. I have lots of holiday sewing to do and a couple more pay it forwards to work on. I also picked up a couple of commissioned jobs so I'll be getting to work on some more stuff and will have more to show real soon! So don't give up on me yet, ok?

Linking up with Lee yet again!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


18 comments:

Teje said...

Hi! I think that scrabby sashing is really good! Because your work is happy and has lovely colours I think it's fine to be busy! I love it!
x Teje

Laura said...

I like the scrappy sashing too! definitely not too busy!

A Home In The Highlands said...

I can't really comment on the sashing, but your Little Faces quilt is amazing! Is it from a pattern or totally made up? Where did the faces fabric come from?

Melissa said...

I hope your cold is on its way out the door:) Beautiful quilts- I love the overlapping pattern of denim blocks; it is gonna be fabulous and worm once finished. The little faces quilt is wonderful, too. I love the brightness of the prints you chose.

Janine said...

I think scrappy sashing would be fab. I also love how your denim quilt is coming together :)

Toni said...

Scrappy sashing gets my vote! Cutting is my least favorite part of quilting, too. Especially denim, so I can totally relate to your procrastination!

Elizabeth D. said...

Definitely scrappy sashing!! Hope you're feeling better today, and have to say I really love your little faces project, I haven't seen that one before, and it is just darling!!

CityHouseStudio said...

Those little faces are too cute!
I love the way that quilt is coming together - scrappy sashing would be perfect!

Marg said...

I love the scrappy sashing too. The denim quilt is looking fab.
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Kerstin said...

Yes, definitely scrappy sashing, that looks so cheerful!

randi said...

your little faces quilt is so cute!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the scrappy sashing!

Token Asian Friend said...

I love your creative jean quilt idea, but that does seem like a lot of work with a lot of fabric under your machine. Good luck! Also, your house quilt is way cute! I love the scrappy sashing! I think the way you have it pictured looks very nice. Since you asked about other ideas, I will just throw another one out there. Sew the houses together in horizontal rows. Then, add scrappy rows between the house rows. Then, maybe add a scrappy border around the whole thing? Either way, it is super cute!

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

those little faces are adorable! And I like the scrappy sashing and I bet blue would look good too!

Cassie said...

I really really love that scrappy sashing!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the Little Faces quilt and the scrappy sashing looks great!

Leanne said...

I love the scrappy sashing for the little faces! I am so looking forward to seeing how that comes together. Are you sewing all the denim patches down for a full size quilt? I wonder if you have considered doing them in blocks and then joining them in a qayg approach, far less to wrangle through the machine as it gets heavier and bigger, because in the end you are going to love that you made it.

M-R said...

Loving that scrappy sash look - perfect for those bright and fun blocks. Hope you feel better soon, Julie!

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