Wednesday, November 09, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I missed last weeks WIP Wednesday. I was just too busy with school work and didn't get anything prepared. This is my "down" week, so I only had the online session to listen to. The homework isn't do until next weekend! I'm working on my masters in Proprietary Higher Education and the class I'm working on this term is really interesting, but boy does it take away from my quilting time.
Last week I made this pillowcase up for my little bro's birthday. He's a diesel mechanic by trade, so my mom had bought fabric to make both of my bro's pillowcases. Jim got his in April for his birthday, so Ed will get his tomorrow. My "little" brother turns 26.
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Here's more of the pillowcase. I use the serger, so the pillowcases go together really fast.
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I also had a new nephew, Owen Charles, born the 24th, so I got busy and made him a couple receiving blankets with the serger. This one is Case IH tractors in cotton with a black flannel back, since that's his dad and grandpa's favorite.
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I also made this "Cars" flannel one with flannel backing. I figure since he's going to be so small this winter, he needed flannel blankets. I'll make him a quilt later when he's a bit bigger and I have more time.
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I also have been working on this UFO of my mom's. It's Jim Shore Angels in the BQ2 pattern. This is the top I got done last month and this weekend (when I was putting off homework) I quilted it up. I just have the binding to hand sew down and then it will be ready to go! I hope to donate it to the new Terra Sancta project.
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I also added my newest Jennifer Chiaverini pin to my collection. It's the one from the Wedding quilt.
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I put these on my hand sewing bag since I hardly wear pins. The quilt keychain is 2" square and my freind Darlene gave it to me. It's hand pieced.
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I also finished a new notebook cover for my MIL's co-worker Stephanie and worked on more Crown Royal Blocks. I also started a t-shirt quilt for a cousin. It's going to be a BIG quilt!

Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them)
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Wall Hanging - 2 - Finished 3 of the 4 Blocks
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks - Tore off all the paper and pressed
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - 2/3 of the way done on the last set of blocks
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks - still sitting
Cressa's Cowgirl Quilt - Hand Sewing Binding - 3/4 of the way done! Just have to finish two half sides.
Jim Shore Quilt - Quilted and binding machine sewn on, waiting for hand sewing.
Linda's T-shirt Quilt - started cutting and interfacing 47 t-shirts for King size quilt

Paul's Wolf - 2nd eye, nose and face done - Woohoo! I am so not good at applique
Numbers Sewing Book - 2 of 3 pages done

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt

No progress:
Pokey Little Puppy Book
Mom's Pink Ribbon Quilt
Linda S. Friendship Block
Jen V. Friendship Block
3 Mug Rugs

This week's stats:
Completed projects -4
New projects -1
Currently in progress - 17
Finished this year - 114 projects + 12 Receiving Blankets & 20 Burp Clothes

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


Heather D. said...

It's all wonderful. You sure have a lot on the go!!

Julie said...

I think you're right, those flannel baby blankets will be perfect for in the beginning. All they do is sleep eat and poop anyway, lol. For someone so busy with other things you sure did get lots done! Great job!

Mary@QuiltGenius said...

Wowza! So many projects. :) Keep up the good work!


Patchwork and Play said...

The pins are really sweet!

Allison said...

those are great fabrics you used for the pillowcase & receiving blankets :)

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Sounds like you do well w/your time management skills to have gotten all of that done this year! Go Girl!

Marci Girl said...

Those pillowcases look awesome, I am going to whip up some for Christmas gifts also!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

What a fun idea for a present... those pillowcases and you have some great fabrics picked out! Nice pin too!

Maggie said...

I love your fabric choices!

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, what a lot of projects! Great work!

KristyLou said...

Wow, you have so much fun stuff going on!

Leanne said...

Your projects look like a lot of fun! I really love the pins and what a good idea to keep them on your sewing bag.

Jennifer said...

great projects!!

Cille said...

You have a lot of projects and it looks great :)

Leila said...

fun flannel!

Marsha C said...

I have so much to learn yet about sewing. I don't even know what a serger is, or what it's used for!

Annabella said...

Congratulations on your new nephew! Cute fabric.

Katy Cameron said...

Love all the 'boy' fabrics, I'm sure they were all gratefully received :o)

Rachel said...

Cheers for the Case fabric. My dad works for them so I've always been on the 'red team'.

A Girl said...

Looks like you have a lot of fun projects going on, and they look great.

Sel's Quilting Blog said...

I like the Jim Shore Angels quilt! (Even if I don't know what a 'Jim Shore Angel' is!)

Lee said...

Such perfect little receiving blankets for a newborn. Good luck with all your projects, and thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

Allegory said...

I love how you keep your pins! Such a great idea.

Foolish Feathers said...

Wow, so many projects on your plate, but its neat to create, aye? YOu have chosen so many fun fabrics for your projects, very nice!