Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WIP #12

I was out of town for a while and still have family over so a whole lot has not been done in the sewing department.


 Which means this post will just be a continuation of my last WIP post...


I started quilting the warm, cool quilt last night.  Like I mentioned before, I can not show the whole thing until after Christmas.  I did a lot of debating for the back of this quilt, finally deciding on a pieced back with some of my largerfabric pieces.  One block was left, so I p;aced that on the back as part of my label.

Not sure what is taking so long on the fabric for my daughter's Princess Pea quilt.  I had only ordered a yard, at the beginning of September, and still have not received it.  I got confirmation it was shipped, but....

This week I am hoping to have a good chunk of time set aside to sew.  If all works out, maybe I will have a new finished debut for you all next WIP! :)

New projects:
Christmas gifts - 6

Projects in progress:Kaleidoscope quilt (behind)
Skill Builder Sampler (behind)
Daisy chain ABC's sampler (on the letter 'J')
Husband's shirt

Not started:Bottled Rainbow quilt
Princess Pea quilt (waiting for a bit more fabric to arrive.)

Quilt/Bind:I spy quilt
Log cabin quilt
Warm, cool quilt

Currently on hold:Beatrix Potter quilt (working up design)
Barn quilt

This week's stats:
New projects: 6
In progress: 4
Not started: 2
Quilt/bind: 3
On hold: 2

See other projects at Freshly Pieced.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

WIP #11

All right, so a few new project on my list.  Well, more than a few since the holiday season is fast approaching.  Obviously I will not be able to name them all here on account of recepients of those gifts read this blog, but I will throw in a peek at a few here and there...

A shirt for my husband (not a Christmas gift.)


It's my first attempt at any sort of "advanced" apparel, so I'm a bit nervous about the whole thing.  All the pieces have been cut out, I just need to start sewing them together.  But every time I get up the nerve to begin the next process I remember this...


My warm/cool quilt top is almost done!  I'll give you a little sneak peek as this will be going to someone for Christmas....


I had changed my mind on using solely vintage prints and chose to do a more scrappy look; warm/cool blocks are in a zig zag pattern.

Projects in progress:
Warm, cool quilt (almost there)
Kaleidoscope quilt (behind)
Skill Builder Sampler (behind)
Daisy chain ABC's sampler

Not started:
Bottled Rainbow quilt
Princess Pea quilt (waiting for a bit more fabric to arrive.)

Quilt/Bind:
I spy quilt
Log cabin quilt

Currently on hold:
Beatrix Potter quilt (working up design)
Barn quilt

This week's stats:
New projects: we'll say one for now...
In progress: 4
Not started: 2
Quilt/bind: 2
On hold: 2

I will update new projects better next week.  Linking up to other great projects at Freshly Pieced.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Pioneer Fun

The preschool my son attends is doing a section on pioneers.  The kids have churned butter to spread on freshly baked corn bread, made slates to do their writing on...


Took turns pulling each other in the wagon...


Had Banjo Bob come and play tunes for them on his banjo...


Cowboy James and Cowboy Logan taught the kids how to lasso...

It has been a treat while dropping off or picking up Logan to see what the kids have been up too that day.  Since Logan goes a bit later than the other kids, whenever we arrive they rush to us, exclaiming what they have been doing thus far.  There are many more activities planned for them as the pioneer section continues...

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WIP #10

Today's WIP is pretty much a continuation of last week since I really didn't work on much sewing. 

Plunked along with the warm, cool quilt.



Projects in the works:
Warm, cool quilt
Kaleidoscope quilt
Skill Builder Sampler
Daisy chain ABC's sampler
Bottled Rainbow quilt
Princess Pea quilt

Quilt and Bind:
I spy quilt
Log cabin quilt

On hold:
Beatrix Potter quilt (working on design)
Barn quilt

Stats:
New projects: 0

Completed projects: 0
In progress: 6
Quilt and bind: 2
On hold: 2

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