Wednesday, November 30, 2011

WIP Wednesday 11.30.11

This has been a busy week! With the Thanksgiving holiday, I was able to get a lot of sewing time and found I didn't finish anything, but I did work on a lot of different projects.
I won this 6" charm pack of Wrenly from Quilt Taffy and it arrived this week. I'm so excited to use it for a project for a special friend.

I also won a prize in the Fall Bloggers Quilt Festival and the fat quarter pack arrived this week from Canton Village Quilt Works.
Quilt 067

I'm loving all the colorful dots.
Quilt 068

We had a quick family picture on Thanksgiving Day. Mikaela was full of smiles.
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On to the sewing I got done. I was able to make this back on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. It turned out bit, but oh so sturdy because I used decor bond. It's my new school bag as it matches my binder with all my research in it. Three weeks of class left and a 15 page paper hanging over my head, so I hope to get to sew a bit, but will be doing a lot of writing.
Quilt 103

The inside of the bag was a bit lighter.
Quilt 102
Thanksgiving Day plans changed when hubby decided he wanted to go Black Friday shopping, so we stayed home in the evening instead of going to my dad's. I got several hours to sew, so I sewed all the rows together for the t-shirt quilt. I have the sashing strips cut and they are ready to be sewn together. I'm hoping to get the top done this weekend and then work on the quilting next weekend. It has to be done before Christmas.
Quilt 106

The quilt is King size, so the rows look huge on our bed.
Quilt 111

I also worked on this English Paper pieced cup liner. It didn't turn out how I expected, but I think it looks okay. The next one I'll make with just random colors and not try to do flowers.
Quilt 114

At dad's this weekend I did the embroidery on gifts for my friends for Christmas. Since they all read the blog I won't share those until after they are gifted. I also made a fleece blanket for my MIL and a friend. I think the embroidery turned out pretty good on it. I still have to trim it up and wash it, but for now I'm proud of what I got accomplished with the embroidery machine.
Quilt 118
I was gifted at work with flowers by one of our campuses and they just make me smile. I really enjoy the work I do and it's nice to be appreciated. Do you know how hard it is to write normal instead of "academic" in nature? I keep wanting to go back and take out passive voice and contractions, even though it's totally normal to write like this. Oh the joys of writing papers for my masters class!
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Tonight I wanted to work on a tablerunner for our daycare gals mom. Her mom helps with the kids for the middle part of the day, so I feel like I should make her something quilty, since the daycare gal is getting a quilt. I took mom's scraps and made up 5 tablerunners. There are two just like the last one. I still have enough fabric to use for backing and to make binding. I may make a few more of these as well. I'm thinking of a few friends I need gifts for as well. I did 5, including cutting the scraps in 1 hour tonight!
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Started New this Week:
Poinsetta tabletoppers

Finished this week:
Winding Ways Schlep Bag
Chez Moi Cup Liner
Embroidered 4 blocks, a label, and 2 fleece blankets

Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them)
Pink/Brown Schlep Bag - Started cutting out
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Wall Hanging - 2 - Finished 4 of the 4 Blocks - Embroidery done, need to get backing and quilt
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks - No progress
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - 2/3 of the way done on the last set of blocks - No progress
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks - still sitting
Jim Shore Quilt - Quilted and binding machine sewn on -  1 1/2 sides of binding hand sewn down.
Linda's T-shirt Quilt - all the rows are sewn and the sashing is cut and ready to put on.
Paul's Wolf - 2nd eye, nose and face done - No progress this week.
Farm Friends Baby Quilt - Cut out

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt
4 Embroiderd Pink Brown blocks
5 Poinsetta Tablerunners

No progress:
Pokey Little Puppy Book
3 Mug Rugs

This week's stats:
Completed projects -2
New projects -5
Currently in progress - 13
Finished this year - 122 projects + 12 Receiving Blankets & 20 Burp Clothes

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


Sara said...

I am always amazed at how much sewing you get done and still work and spent quality time with family. Love the poinsettia table toppers. Very pretty.

Jen said...

OMG I LOVE those Kaffe Dots!!

I'm digging your cup too. I have a coffee one.