Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quickie WIP Wednesday

I know I've been pretty absent lately. I feel bad that the only time you guys see anything from me is on Wednesdays (and not even every one!). It is summer though and the kids are home so my attention is on them these days. All of my "free" time is spent sewing and it's just not leaving much time for blogging unfortunately. I'll get better though, promise!

I'm going to make this a quick one today. Bug has speech therapy on Wednesdays, right smack in the middle of the day, so if I don't get the post done Tuesday night I'm always sent scrambling trying to get it all done. Plus, it's super hot, and who wants to even move when it's so hot?

 I have made some good progress with my projects though, so here we go!

String Quilt

I've gotten them all sewn into 4 patch blocks, it's time to trim. I just got done trimming a TON of Kaleidoscope blocks though and am all trimmed out for the moment. I might take these to Friday night's stitch and bitch and borrow the big shop ruler to get it done. Then I can get them sewn up.

Bee Blocks

I've got one more for the month of July, and I haven't even taken the fabric out of it's package yet. It's an improv block and I'm a bit nervous. 

I have received a few more blocks for mine in the mail though and lookie what Leanne sent back with hers!

She made it for me out of my scraps, isn't it the cutest? The quick picture I took doesn't quite do it justice unfortunately, it's so much more colorful in person!

Farmer's Wife QA

I have made more blocks and have the fabrics picked and templates cut for all of them to catch me up to...last week. I was so gung ho and on a roll, thought I was going to be all caught up last week, then I stopped. Now I have to pick fabrics and cut templates for two more, and actually do them, and I'll be caught up for good. I'm not stressing though, this QA has actually been quite the stress reliever and I'm enjoying taking my time with it. I'll do a separate post on it later. 

Kaleidoscope QA

I'm just about caught up! I have my top put together and need to add a border. I have to remove a row from the bottom first though. I made it 7x8 (84"x96") and thought it would be big enough. But I didn't think about shrinkage. So I wanted to add a border but then it would be really long on the bottom of the bed and not so much on the sides. So I decided I'll remove a row and then add the border and make it 96"x96". I'll just use that extra row in the backing and use the solid I WAS going to use to piece the backing for some pillowcases. Win-Win!

I have to say, I've had a bit of trouble with this pattern. A lot of my points don't line up, and neither do some of the points of the kites. And for once, I'm not stressing over it! I'm going to just let it be and love it anyway :)

Double Wedding Ring QA

I've made a bit of progress here. I've got all my paper arcs cut out and have started piecing them. I'll be behind on this one for sure since I'll also be making this one a queen. 

I'm contemplating hand quilting it, I think the pattern deserves some special attention. 

New Project-For the Love of Solids Swap

Yep, I joined. Big surprise, eh? Here's my inspiration mosaic:

1. Hexagon option 1, 2. Echino Pot Holders ~ Sunday Stash #100, 3. paintbox quilt rainbow, 4. Tokyo Subway Map quilt top finished!, 5. DQS11 Angel Quilt #2, 6. Solids Only Challenge Quilt, 7. Rainbow Quilt, 8. Rainbow scraps pieced, 9. Rainbow Wonky Stars, 10. Scrappy Rainbow Quilt, 11. Baby hexagon quilt, finally finished, 12. RK Challenge - Side 1, 13. 100_4825, 14. Postage Stamp Progress September 8 Rainbow diagonal, 15. Rainbow Jane first three rows, 16. Rainbow-Licious Baby Quilt

Projects on Hold

Ogee Quilt Along-Finally ordered backing fabric! Now I just need that basting spray to get here.
Strawberry Lemonade snowball quilt
Strawberry Lemonade ritzy cracker quilt
Lollipop bento box quilt
Dill Blossoms hexagon quilt

So much for making this a quickie! I'm going to get back to work, just as soon as I clean this mess up

 I'm linking up as always, go check out everybody else's projects!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Lynne said...

So many projects, so little time!

Alli said...

The string block is cute!

Cassie said...

Love the string blocks and the
kaleidoscope quilt looks great!

Lynette said...

Very pretty string blocks.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Love your Kaleidascope blocks! Great fabric choices! Also, love the inspiration photos you posted -- looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

FabricDonkey said...

Love that little pin cushion! Your inspiration mosaic is drool worthy. Gorgeous.
I'm glad you're not stressing over the points and teeny tiny flaws. :)

quirky granola girl said...

beautiful projects!!!

Jenniffier said...

Congrats on doing some catch-up. Your projects all look great. My sewing space looked like that recentaly. Then I cleaned it up, however, it is starting to look the same again :)

Leanne said...

I am so glad you like the pincushion! I am looking forward to seeing your kaleidoscope quilt all together. your fabrics are so nice.

Lee said...

That kaleidoscope block is just beautiful. Can't wait to see the rest of that quilt! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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