Wednesday, October 19, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This has been a busy week! I haven't gotten nearly as much sewing/quilting done as I would like since we spent the weekend at my dad's hunting. I was able to make the baby blanket for our friend Jory's new baby boy Bridger. I personalized the knit Mossy Oak camo material with his name and birth date. The embroidery is hunter orange, so it really stands out. I would have liked flannel instead of the knit, but all I could find was knit or twill, so I went with the knit. It's super soft! I really think it turned out well.  I backed it in a green minkee. I wanted a brown, but they just weren't the right shades. I burped this one and top stitched with a green/brown variegated King Tut and light green Bottomline in the bobbin.

I've also started teaching quilting classes again, so Wed. night's I'm always teaching. Last night I prepared for the class and gathered all the supplies. When I got done I pulled out my Buggy Barn pink/brown leftover HST's and played with a new arrangement. I'm having a hard time doing them scrappy.
I think it's because the brown sticks out so much, but I'll play with them some more before I decide what I'm going to do with them. I really like this block layout though and it's much smaller than my other wall hangings. I'd appreciate any suggestions on how I could rearrange them to make it look better.
My UFO Sew Down is taking off! Jacque has already finished one of her UFO's and since I worked on one of mine last night I feel great.
Moneik Quilts Sew Down
I pulled out the one I want to finish the most this year. It's a wolf applique piece I've been working on for 3+ years now. I need to just buckle down and get it done. I think I'm more afraid of the quilting than actually getting all the layers put together. When I pulled it out last night I found my black gripper and my applique press sheet. I couldn't find them for the longest time!
This is the pattern and how it's kind of going to look. Mine will have more orange in it.

Ongoing projects
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Wall Hanging - 2
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks
Cressa's Cowgirl Quilt - Hand Sewing Binding

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt
Mom's Halloween Pumpkin
Jim Shore Quilt

No progress:
Pokey Little Puppy Book
Numbers Sewing Book
Linda's T-shirt Quilt
Paul's Wolf
Mom's Pink Ribbon Quilt
Linda S. Friendship Block
Jen V. Friendship Block
3 Mug Rugs

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 1
New projects -0
Currently in progress - 16
Finished this year - 112 projects + 10 Receiving Blankets & 20 Burp Clothes

I'm linking up for WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced!

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

I have such a hard time with scrappy too, I usually end up with some sort of pattern. Have fun with your class!