Wednesday, October 03, 2012

WIP Wednesday 10.3.12 Week 40

This was a big week for us! We on a whim Saturday night moved my sewing room out of its current location downstairs and moved the frame up to the kids room. In the process I set up a temp sewing space in the kids room until we get the flooring finished and worked on my Briar Rose quilt. I had completely screwed up the last step, so Monday I ripped out all the corner pieces, re-cut the edge pieces, and re-sewed them all. It took me all of Monday, but I got all the edging pieces done. Last night I sewed the X blocks together and then put the pieces on my design wall to see how it would look. I just have my artist canvas design wall, so no edging pieces yet. I think I'm going to love it. I haven't ripped or re-sewn that much in years, but it had to be done.
Thursday night I pulled out this Bargello table runner mom had made. I squared it up, which is this picture. Friday night, I added snowflakes and binding and while I was waiting for the teachers preview party Sat. morning, I sewed the binding down on the runner. It is now done, unless I decide to stitch over the snowflakes.
I got quite a few finishes done, just because I spent a lot of time hand sewing. I put the binding on the Mocha Meringue quilt and worked on the Blush binding. I have 1 side of the Blush quilt yet to finish the handwork on. 
Finished this week:

Bargello Table Runner
LHeartT Table Topper
Cre8tive Swap w/Jen

Ongoing projects:  (and progress this week on them)
Sign Language Diaper Clutch
Batik Scrappy Quilt - All the blocks and edge pieces sewn!
Hugs & Kisses Batik quilt - sewed a couple stratas
Hugs & Kisses Scrappy Quilt
Swoon - 2 Blocks done - Going to start cutting this one out and working on it again. Going to make kits for each block and re-write the directions so I can sew them quicker.

Quilts Needing Hand sewing on Binding
Blush Quilt  - quilted!

Mocha Meringue Wonder Blocks- needs binding

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Pink/Green Jungle Animal Baby Quilt - Need to make backing
Confetti Top - At the shop
Twisted Heart - At the shop
Merry Go Round - Needs backing made.
Autumn Star Quilt - needs backing

New Projects:

No progress:
Ed's Crown Royal Quilt - Started sashing - Need to get a move on, he's getting married
Dilly Dally Baby Girl Quilt

This week's stats:
Completed projects - 3
New projects -
Currently in progress -5
Finished this year - 54, 12 Samples

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



Heidi Grohs said...

Love the Bargello! I have only done it on a needlework project, never quilting. I think I need to consider it!! Yours look gorgeous!

Sara said...

The bargello runner is simply gorgeous! I have a bargello kit sitting in my sewing room closet that I've been afraid to start. Maybe I need to get it out.

Debbie said...

wow - can't wait to see what you did to finish the bargello - it is already so stunning! Thanks for linking up to wip Wednesday where I've had the pleasure of guest-hosting this week!

Barb said...

Wowzers. Such beautiful work. Especially love the Bargello. I have one that I put up every fall. Guess its about that time.