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Weekly WIP

Things that I need to actually do:


Decide how big Crystal Gems is going to be, and cut more (or not) accordingly.  Find Prism Star so I can actually start working on it againRe-cut ShenandoahPick out the fabric for the Stellar Stars BOM (I think I've actually done this...)Figure out what quilt gets started next

Recent Finishes


Anna Maria Horner Little Fan Dance 
Anna Maria Horner applique mini
Libs Elliott mini

Piecing 

Crystal Gems 
QAD Flight Effects mini  
Angela Walters BOM - five blocks finished
Classic Meets Modern BOM - January and February blocks finished
Morris Apprentice - for Bev (set up as Leaders and Enders)  
Prism Star - demo for guild 

Rows of Cats 

Needs Binding

Loominous
Hoop mini - orange
Making Modern - Blues 
Social Ladder
Making Modern - Rainbow quilt

Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting

Every Which Way - ready to load 
Mom's table runner 
Moda Building Blocks
Frond butterfly quilt
Batik HST - quilting partially done 


Planning 

Sparklers
Quill
Aviatrix - stalled, need to get moving on…
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Stepping Down - Finished!

My latest Moda Bakeshop project is finished!

This was a fun one - I'd submitted it a while ago and promptly forgot about it.  Then lo and behold, the box of fabric arrived and I got started sewing.

The design was fun, but the math didn't work out quite as perfectly as it did when I sketched it - those pesky seam allowances! :) But overall I love the final result.

Of course the short schedule made finding time to get it photographed a challenge, with the variable weather. 


Thankfully I had three kiddos to help wrangle the quilt!  


The bright colors looked great outside; I actually really enjoy winter and love the hygge concept, so this fit right into the cozy notion, with three kids snuggling under a quilt looking at the snow.  


I quilted it with all-over swirls.  Since I had the dot grunge fabrics, a circle based design seemed to work best.  I used my go-to Superior Magnifico silver thread.  Especially when working with something that has both black and white, it works grea…

Spring Break WIP

It's Spring Break for the kids, and here at work.  (I still have to be at work, but it is blissfully quiet, by and large!)

Which means, that (other than Faith Formation on Wednesday) there is NOTHING on the calendar for any night this week.  Nothing!  Which means I should be able to get some sewing done!

I have made some progress on that binding pile.  Little Fan Dance is finished and on the wall!  This one is staying inside, rather than in the shop.


Another AMH mini, from Glamp Stitch-a-Lot, is also finished.  I absolutely LOVE how the Frond Fabrics look in this one.  

Kool Thing, a Libs Elliott pattern in Libs Elliott fabric, is also done!  (It's obviously in the shop; I need to start making pockets on the back top corners for the magnets that hold these up.) 


Astute readers will notice I bound all of the SMALL things, and none of the big ones.  Maybe I can get to at least one of them this week?

And in the manner of quilters everywhere, I've been inspired by the Q-Bitz…

Actual to do's!

After finally updating the WIP list, the next logical step is to come up with the to do's to make progress on all those planned and in-progress projects!  So let's see where that leads me...

First things first, I need to finish writing the instructions for Step Down.  It's a Moda Bakeshop project, and it came with a rather short deadline.  Throw in that miserable cold that everyone had, and I'm behind, but getting there!


I need to get the centers put on the Little Fan Dance quilt, and then get a hanging sleeve finished.  It's probably time to take down the Christmas quilt!  My quilting buddy helped me solve the question of centers, giving me the perfect suggestion to fix the issue I'd been having with the color. 


Next is getting caught up on the BOM's.  The Build-a-Quilt block arrived yesterday, so I can get going on that (and it appears to be a very quick one!)  I have just a few steps to go to finish the last square for the Classic Meets Modern. I love ho…

WIP Tuesday

I'm just feeling a need to get things written down and organized again.  My binding pile is a bit ridiculous - I just need to buckle down and do a couple of those! 

Recent Finishes
Step Down - Moda Bakeshop quilt 
Fat Quarter quick quilt - Black and White batiks
Mom's quilt 
Hoop mini - purples
PB&J four patch
Rail Fence Baby quilt for Heather 
Piecing 

Crystal Gems 
QAD Flight Effects mini  
Angela Walters BOM - three blocks finished
Classic Meets Modern BOM - January blocks finished
Morris Apprentice - for Bev (cutting started, demo block done) 
Making Modern - Rainbow quilt (cutting started) 
Prism Star - demo for guild 
Needs Binding
Anna Maria Horner Little Fan Dance - bound but needs centers 
Loominous
Applique mini - AMH
Hoop mini - orange
Making Modern - Blues 
Social Ladder
Libs Elliott mini 
Top Completed, Waiting for Quilting
Every Which Way - ready to load 
Mom's table runner 
Moda Building Blocks
Frond butterfly quilt
Batik HST - quilting partially done 


Planning 

Sparklers
Quill
Aviatrix…

Unproductive week...

Last Thursday I felt like I was coming down with something, and by Friday morning, I had fever and chills, coughing and hacking, and generally felt terrible.  I can't say I've felt much better since, although this morning I started to feel at least mildly human again.  The entire weekend was pretty much a bust; I spent most of it in bed, tossing and turning, and generally not feeling very well at all.  I have accomplished very little since then, either, I'm sorry to say. 


Right before I got sick, DD mentioned that oh, yeah, that project she's supposed to have been working on for two weeks is due tomorrow...  Thank goodness for a decent stock of grey fabric and scraps of batting to create a temple!  

This just needs those centers attached.  I cut the size down a bit, but I'm not quite sure how I'm going to attach them yet.


Finally made a little more progress on this - need to finish! 

The little guy picked up the bug, too. :(  Lots of sleeping and cuddling. 


Classic Meets Modern

One of my in works projects is Classic meets Modern, from My Quilt Infatuation.  It's a fun sampler, with multiple sizes of blocks.  I decided to do it in solids (or solids-ish) to differentiate it from my Moda Building Blocks quilt.

I started with this bunch of fabric, from Craftsy.  The pattern calls for a few more fat quarters than this, so I picked up another bundle to ensure I have enough.


This is block 1 - I mixed up the construction a bit to reduce the number of seams and half square triangles, and I like the way it turned out!


Block 2 was a quick finish - I should probably put a little more thought into the overall color placement, but for now I'm having fun just grabbing colors. :)