Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WIP Wha?!


Am I actually blogging a WIP Wednesday post? It's been forever, hasn't it? My blogging has fallen a bit to the wayside lately, mostly because of lack of actually being productive. I really just haven't had anything to show until recently. But things have really picked up, partly due to me finally having my own room for sewing (that's right, I've got a ROOM now!) and partly because my little etsy store has had a little bit of traffic the past couple of weeks.

When I get busy I tend to get a bit discombobulated and can't quite figure out what I have to do and in what order, so it always helps to make a list and keep accountable. The last list I made, for the Finish A Long, was an abysmal failure. I think I only completed one thing on that actual list. That's ok though, we'll move right along and keep on trucking.

I shared this picture on Instagram the other night. My Aunt commissioned me to make her a queen sized Mind the Gap quilt. I've been a bit slower than I'd like getting it done though. I had all the blocks made and gave myself a goal to have them turned into a completed top by the end of the weekend. This is what 2 am Sunday night looked like. With that done I'm in the homestretch now! I need to pick up some batting and make a plan for the back and then finish her up.


Recently, I made a quick little simple patchwork baby quilt to put in the etsy shop. I used a couple of charm packs of Simply Color and some super fuzzy fleece and had the softest little cuddle quilt ever. I decided that it was so quick and fun to make that I'm going to do more. So I spent some time these past couple of days on a new one made completely of I Spy fabrics from the various swaps I participated in. I birthed the last quilt and will do the same with this one. I need to choose a cuddly backing for it and then it will be listed in the shop. 


I've also got some embroidery orders to do. I have 7 Christmas banners to make. So far I almost have all of the trees done, just need three more white ones. Then I have to make some stockings. I will most likely have this listed in the shop once I have a completed one to show.


I have some finger puppets to make too. I have a couple of nativity sets to make, but don't have pictures to share yet because I haven't started. So here's a random pic of some other puppets I've done. I just added the superhero set to the shop last night!


And then there is this. I don't think I've shared this on the blog yet, although it's been on Instagram a couple of times. I made this to enter into the Double Wedding Ring Quilt Challenge. It's small, roughly about 40" square. I used the ombre jelly roll from Simply Color along with a Yoshiko Jinjenzi print, and a couple of random gray fabrics, to complete it. I'm quite smitten with it. I have a plan for the quilting and just need to get it done. I'm going to attempt hand quilting, even though I've never done it before. I have a feeling I'll end up doing it on the machine though. We'll see what happens I guess!


I will openly admit that this is the most challenging quilt pattern I have ever worked on. I still have the Central Park version in the works, just set aside for now since it has no deadline. I will be making another one like this one, using a cream colored solid. My Aunt, the sister of the one who is getting the Mind the Gap quilt, has commissioned me to make a queen size for my cousin for her wedding. I have until March, which seems like a lot of time but these things are time consuming! So you'll see that pop up as in progress here soon most likely. 

And I still have the tutorial for the hip pouch in the works. I'm hoping to get back to it soon before I completely forget how I made it! 

Ok, off to work, I have lots to get done!





21 comments:

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Wow, you have so much going on! Good luck with it all!

Vera said...

Pretty projects. Your DWR is absolutely stunning! Love it.

ChristaQuilts said...

I love all your fun projects - especially the DWR! And yay for your own sewing room. It makes such a difference to have a dedicated space :-)

Michelle Bartholomew said...

That double wedding ring is AMAZING!

wombatquilts.com said...

Your double wedding ring is seriously breath taking.

Marci Girl said...

Yep, double wedding ring...so awesome, keep it up it is wonderful!

Stitchified said...

They are all beautiful projects, but I am smitten with your ombre double wedding ring quilt. What a brilliant idea!

capitolaquilter said...

the ombre d.w.r. is amazing. I just couldn't climb aboard for that challenge. also adore the superhero puppets, too cute!

audrey said...

That DWR is absolutely amazing. Love it! :)

Penni Domikis said...

The Double Wedding Ring Challenge is divine. LOVE IT.

Jenninbrissy said...

You double wedding ring is gorgeous!

Cheers,
Jenn from Mellycoddle :).

Sel said...

That DWR looks spectacular! And Mind The Gap looks amazing. :)

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

Your WiPs are amazing. You are so brave with the Double Wedding Quilt, it looks amazing! Oh and those finger puppets...super cute!

Leila said...

Love those superheros! Too cute!
And what a great choice of fabrics for the DWR!

Lorna McMahon said...

So glad to hear from you again, Julie! Congrats on having an actual sewing room. Heading over to check out your shop now! Keep up the good work!

Cathy said...

Wow!!!! That is a lot of sewing!

Margaret said...

Beautiful double wedding ring - SO creative!! Everything else you're working in is pretty awesome too - give yourself a pat on the back for me! The Mind the Gap quilt is really pretty - love the colors. Hope to get to one of these myself sometime before the end of this year.

Karen said...

What!? A room? Yay for you :). Your trees and finger puppets are so cute..all beautiful WIP projects too. Glad to hear your shop is doing well too!

Helen in the UK said...

So many projects on the go, thank goodness you have your own workroom now to keep everything organised! The DWR looks amazing :)

sharpie said...

Ruh roh... why so challenging?!?! P.S. LOVE.

Jennifer said...

beautiful DWR!

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