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WIP Wednesday


Hey everyone! I know I have been quite silent on my blog over the past couple months. I have been busy sewing on the Big Quilt Project.
You know. The one where I threw all sanity and reason out the window and agreed to make 5 quilts by Christmas. The project I started in September?
Well, tonight I have completed them. I have the last one in the wash as I type this and I need to clip the stray threads off them.
Finished in the nick of time. I am looking forward to taking a small break from sewing and catch up on some reading over the Christmas break.

Pictures have been taken but I am too tired to upload them tonight. I will have them posted in a day!

I can’t believe I did it!

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WIP Wednesday


I’m back with my weekly WIP.

Here is my list.  I feel as though I have made some decent progress.  I am still hopeful that I will get the 5 quilts done by Christmas and I have booked a day off work (I have 14 days to take this year still) to dedicate to sewing.  It will be a happy day!

  • Quilt 1 – Splash – Fabric has been cut for the border and will be sewn on in the next couple days.  Still need to cut the back  but since it is a solid and the same colour as the border, this will be fast.
  • Quilt 2 – The Un-named Enigma.  I cannot figure out a name for this one.  The border is sewn on and i need to do the backing, then pin and FMQ.  Can anyone help with a name?
  • Quilt 3 – Sophisti-Pink  – This one is almost all done.  It just needs the binding and then a wash and dry!
  • Quilt 4 – Bought the fabric at 50% off!  Score!!  I bought soo much that I can actually make 2 with this colour.  It’s a blue and white gingham with a matching solid blue.  YAY!
  • Quilt 5 – same fabric – different pattern as #4 perhaps
  • Kitty Quilts
  • Covered Kitty Bed
  • Quilt 6 – if time permits before Christmas
  • Quilt 7 – if time permits before Christmas
  • Beach Bag
  • Wallet
  • Sleep masks

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WIP Wednesday on Thursday


Ok.  So I am a date late in posting my WIP.  I really didn’t realize that yesterday was Wednesday and then Thursday just popped out of nowhere and slapped me in the face!  Sewing has been slow for me the past little while.  I was working overtime and then my Grandfather passed away.  I needed to take some time for me.  Now, I am back in business and between yoga, swimming and exercising, oh ya and work, I vow to find time to blog and sew again. Train rides home from work sound like an ideal blog time.

Here is my list.  Not much has been completed since I last posted though.  I am still hopeful that I will get the 5 quilts done by Christmas.  Oi vey…

* Quilt 1 – Splash – just need to sew on the border
* Quilt 2 – Unnamed still – just need to sew on the border
* Quilt 3 – Pink Passion – backing and batting all ready. Hoping to pin all 3 layers together tonight and maybe even start FMQ-ing it, but I can do that tomorrow night for my Friday Night Sew-In!
* Quilt 4 – no clue yet
* Quilt 5 – no clue yet
* Covered Kitty Bed
* Quilt 6 – if time permits before Christmas
* Quilt 7 – if time permits before Christmas
* Beach Bag
* Wallet
* Sleep masks

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WIP Wednesday


My new updated Wednesday WIP/Project List.  I have made some progress!  Three quilt tops almost complete in 2.5 weeks.  Pretty good so far!

* Quilt 1 – Splash – just need to sew on the border
* Quilt 2 – Unnamed still – just need to sew on the border
* Quilt 3 – Also unnamed and needs a border
* Quilt 4 – no clue yet
* Quilt 5 – no clue yet
* Covered Kitty Bed
* Quilt 6 – if time permits before Christmas
* Quilt 7 – if time permits before Christmas
* Beach Bag
* Wallet
* Sleep masks

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WIP Wednesday


Here is my weekly WIP list.  I don’t feel overwhelmed about it.  Perhaps it has not hit me yet.  I plan to have 2 quilts completed and fabric for #3 cut out by the end of August.  Maybe even more.  I am being very optimistic about this.

* Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine Coon Kitties – I hope to do this over the weekend.
* Quilt 1 – Fabric Selected – Will call this Splash – I have sewn almost 1/4 of the quilt top
* Quilt 2 – Fabric Selected – It think it will be called Spots and Dots..still thinking about that name
* Quilt 3 – I have some fluorescent green, pink and orange.  hmmm..
* Quilt 4 –
* Quilt 5 –
* Quilt 6 – if time permits before Christmas
* Quilt 7 – if time permits before Christmas
* Beach Bag
* Wallet
* Sleep masks ’cause our bedroom faces south and having 2 cats, closed blinds and an open window at night doesn’t mix. They make sooo much noise climbing behind them so we are sleeping with them partially open.

 

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WIP Wednesday


My new updated Wednesday WIP/Project List.  As you can see, it has grown to an insane level.  Teach me for agreeing to get 5-7 quilts done before Christmas.  Does anyone have some easy and quick patterns they could recommend?  I plan on making at least 2 of the quilts out of some Moda Jelly Rolls that I currently have.

* Finish binding on the Sugar and Spice Quilt
* Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine Coon Kitties
* Quilt 1
* Quilt 2
* Quilt 3
* Quilt 4
* Quilt 5
* Quilt 6 – if time permits before Christmas
* Quilt 7 – if time permits before Christmas
* Beach Bag
* Wallet
* Sleep masks ’cause our bedroom faces south and having 2 cats, closed blinds and an open window at night doesn’t mix. They make sooo much noise climbing behind them so we are sleeping with them partially open.

This will be me by Christmas…

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WIP Wednesday


My new updated Wednesday WIP/Project List

•Finish border and then quilt the Sugar and Spice
•Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine Coon Kitties
•Amy Butler’s Puzzle Quilt
•Beach Bag
•Wallet
•Amy Butler’s Lotus Quilt
•Sleep masks ’cause our bedroom faces south and having 2 cats, closed blinds and an open window at night doesn’t mix. They make sooo much noise climbing behind them we are sleeping with them partially open

Ok. So I haven’t touched the list in a week – again. I’ve been a little busy with car accidents, funerals and heat exhaustion/dehydration.  Here’ s my Binks doing what he does best.  Meowing!

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WIP Wednesday


My new updated Wednesday WIP/Project List

•Finish border and then quilt the Sugar and Spice
•Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine Coon Kitties
•Amy Butler’s Puzzle Quilt
•Beach Bag
•Wallet
•Amy Butler’s Lotus Quilt
•Sleep masks ’cause our bedroom faces south and having 2 cats, closed blinds and an open window at night don’t mix. They make sooo much noise climbing behind them we are sleeping with them partially open

Ok. So I haven’t touched the list in a week. I’ve been a little busy. Life stuff. I also made a thankyou kitty quilt for JF and her kitties. I free motioned quilted for the first time on it. Pretty happy with the results for the first time.

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WIP Wednesday


Sigh.

As the end of my 4th quilt since March – The Tinkerbell – is here, I am filled with emotions I never expected when I began this journey.  Finishing and delivering 2 quilts in less than a week has somehow made me feel empty.  Now don’t get me wrong.  I am not saying my life is empty.  The Mr and the kitties and the rest of my family are what I live for and they fill me with more joy everyday, but there is a little empty now where the quilts used to be.  They have left me for their new homes and hopefully to be enjoyed for many years.

To fill this empty, I need more projects.  Here is what I have come up with:

  • 2 throw pillows for the Mr’s mom – thinking something like Amy Butler‘s Hourglass Pillows
  • Covered kitty bed with removable washable pillow for Mom’s Maine coons
  • Beach bag
  • Wallet
  • Baby Quilt
  • Amy Butler’s Lotus Quilt 

The only bad thing about this is I am on a fabric buying freeze for a little while.  I get to make the Amy Butler patterns, just not with her fabric.  The Mr. has kaibashed me in buying fabric for a little while as we just purchased a new floor, a new used car for me and a new SEWING MACHINE for me.  At least I have close to 300 meters of fabric to work with until I am allowed to buy again and moving from a 40 yr old machine with cams to a computerized machine will take a little getting used to.

Happy Hump Day Everyone.  The weekend is just around the corner.

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