Wednesday, February 22, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Sewing Dangerously

For about one week every month, I become super productive. I spend the rest of the month recovering from that week. On this month's productive week I decided that I did not have enough projects on my WIP list, so I entered "MUST MAKE ALL THE QUILTS!!!" mode. The following projects are a result of this past week.

A. The Charlotte Quilt from Three Times the Charm! by Me and My Sister Designs (using Malka Dubrawsky's Stitch in Color) - I am absolutely in love with this quilt top! I think the bold fabric worked really well with the quilt pattern. Since this one is small, I am thinking about attempting hand quilting.

B. Charming Flowers Quilt Pattern from Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam Lintott (Using Etchings By 3 Sisters) - I'm in the cutting phase on this one.

C. Hootenanny Quilt from Dare to Be Square Quilting by Boo Davis (Using Kona Cotton by Kaufman) - My husband loved his robot quilt so much, that he wanted me to make the owl quilt for his aunt. What am I, a machine??? I tried to ignore him, but he won't stop mentioning it. I started piecing that one today. One row out of four done.

D. Diamond Lace Shawl from Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms by Ann Bipes (Using Nora Kogarashi #9) - I love this (expensive) yarn! I tried to buy it while my husband was out of earshot, but it was a small shop. I am about three feet in, two more feet to go!

E. X's and O's Quilt Pattern from Olive Tree Designs (Using Bonnie & Camille's Ruby) - I am so excited to break into my Ruby charm square that I bought ages ago. All of the HSTs are sewn, but I have a billion blocks left to sew. Lesson learned on this one: the sudden thought of how awesome I am for sewing a gajillion squares so fast is a good indicaton that the bobbin ran out half-gajillion squares ago.

No progress: Crimson Cross, Home Ec Course, Jewelry Roll, Tote and Pillow
Finished: Robot Quilt

In preparation for the New York Beauty QAL, I completed The Littlest Thistles' first foundation piecing tutorial in the Foundation Piecing for the Terrified series. It is an awesome tutorial for beginners and I am pretty sure I am in love with paper piecing now! I felt like I had so much more control!

With all the productivity, my work zone is on the verge of OSHA shutdown. Today will be spent cleaning and trying to find all those pins that have found themselves nestled into the carpet.

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13 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Celtic Thistle said... #

Gosh you have been busy, your Charlotte quilt is lovely.

I know what you mean too about trying to keep your husband out of earshot, mine has a talent for turning up just at the wrong time and going pale at the figures showing up on the till!

Patti said... #

Great mosaic of your work! It all looks amazing.

Heidi Staples said... #

Loving the Charlotte quilt -- so cheerful! Your X's and O's are beautiful too -- so true about the bobbin! :)

The Thompsons said... #

Tee hee- I love when you just have to start a punch of projects. OSHA will probably be visiting me soon as well, so I should get cleaning! :)

Jessica Kelly said... #

Busy lady! Love that bow tie mini, the colors really stand out against the white. Great job on the foundation piecing! Its certainly a little scary at first but once you get the hang of it, easy peasy!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said... #

I love all of your fabric choices! I had to laugh at your bobbin comment! I have done that so many times it's not even funny!!!

Rebecca said... #

LOVE the Charlotte quilt!

Kelly said... #

You have had a seriously productive week! Love the quilt :)

Unknown said... #

love the cute little bowties in A. so fun!

Scrap,Quilt, Preach said... #

your Charlotte quilt is fabulous. wonderful fabrics.

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

Oh I know that feeling!! They all look like great projects!
The Hootenanny's on my list too, making it for my sister :)

Anonymous said... #

Yes! Quite a productive week! I'm head over heels for your bold top and your knitting loom looks like something I could actually do!!

elizabeth said... #

What a lovely mosaic of projects. I love the Charlotte quilt : ) I would like to try the foundation piecing...your first piece is gorgeous!

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