Wednesday, March 07, 2012

WIP Wednesday Week 10 3/7/12

This was an awesome week for WIP's! I got more done than I have all year. This weekend I attended my first retreat in 2 years and boy did I get a lot accomplished! The retreat was a blast and I have to do a couple posts about it, but all in all it was amazing and went off with very few hitches.
Friday I finished up the 13 mug rugs. I got about 7 of the bindings hand sewn, but finished up the last 6 as a way to ease into retreat sewing.
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I pulled out my blocks from the friendship block swap and put them together in a gradation of purples. I love how it turned out and my borders rock.
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Saturday I quickly sewed up the Little Confetti blocks and made a top from them. The top went together in about an hour, so I felt like this was a quick one after I got the blocks sewn and pressed.
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Sunday I spent sewing this Mocha Meringue top together in an on point setting. I'm not sure what the original plan was, it's been too long and I forgot, so I decided to challenge myself with setting triangles. It's way busy, but looks better in person. I got it done just as we were ready to pack up, so will add borders later. I'm thinking some brown dots, then a thin gray border and more brown dots. I'm just so glad to be done with this part that it's looking for a good home now. 
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Throughout the weekend I worked on making black and white blocks for the 3 quilt block sets we gave away. This is one of the blocks. We had no pattern, just measurements, a stack of b/w fabrics, and each person brought a bright to make the center block unique. We made 60 blocks, so each person we drew got a good set of blocks to make a quilt.
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I also worked on the Crown Royal quilt blocks and got them all done, but was too tired to think about cutting sashing and figuring it all out. At least the blocks are done!
I spent quite a bit of time Friday and Saturday working on the Merry Go Round blocks. They are pressed and cut out and need to be sewn together. It took way longer than I expected it would to make them and I got bored.

New Projects this Week:
Black/White Quilt
Finished this week:
Confetti Top
Friendship Block Swap Top
Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them)
Jim Shore Quilt - Quilted and binding machine sewn on -  1 1/2 sides done - Embroidered the label
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - All the blocks done!
Merry Go Round -  All the stratas cut, ready to match up into blocks
Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- Together, needs 3 borders

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Blush Quilt 
Pink/Brown Friendship Quilts
Buggy Barn Pink/Brown Extra Blocks
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt
Confetti Top
Friendship Block Swap Top
No progress:
Pokey Little Puppy Book
3 Mug Rugs - Binding
Winding Ways
Twister Baby Quilt
This week's stats:
Completed projects -13
New projects -1
Currently in progress -4
Finished this year - 23 , 6 Samples

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

1 comment:

Linda Beth said...

Wow, that purple quilt is stunning! And I also really like your mocha meringue quilt top... not too busy at all in my opinion. The darker fabric and the striped fabric help move the eye around. Great job!