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WIP Wednesday

I'm working on getting some clothing pieces cut out - I have four cut and ready to sew.  They shouldn't take me long, if I could just find some uninterrupted time.  The kids are back to school, and I'm working on getting the bed-time routine back to a respectable time limit.  It gets a bit ridiculous, and by the time I've put them in bed and finished the dishes, it's time for bed.  And I'm trying to get exercise in daily, too, which eats up yet more time!  My quilt WIP pile is now entirely too small, as well.  I've pulled out Aviatrix to start, and am anxious to get going on that.  I'm going to try and get a bunch of cutting done this weekend, but I'm definitely going to have to come up with a better organizational system than I usually use.  We'll see what I can jigger up.  I also want to add the Moda Building Blocks quilt to my planning list, and try to do it entirely from stash.  We'll see! 


Recent Completions!!

Madonna and Child (need to post pictures)
Avalon (need to post pictures)
Secret Project (need to post pictures)
 
WIPs:

Farmer's Wife (LONG term project! - 21 blocks completed)
Blossoms (ender and leader set-up)

Needs Binding
   
Swoon
Daisy Chain
 
At the quilter:

Stardust  
Park Bench
   
Top Completed, waiting for quilting:

Mosaic
Breezeway
Vertical Drop - for Colin?

Planning:

Secret Garden (layer cake quilt)
Snowbird BOM
Aviatrix
Gravity
Abacus
KaBloom
Moda Building Blocks

UFO's:

Craftsy QAYG quilt (three of twelve completed)
Vintage Modern Scrappy
Fabulous Flowers - stalled until I figure out how to fix it...

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