Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday - I have progress!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedI ended up sewing my finger last week and was a little terrified of my sewing machine for a few days. My finger is fine now. I think the tetanus shot hurt worse! I'm one of those people who reads every single side effect on the sheet that comes with vaccinations and I come down with the symptoms as I read them. I'm terrible! I'm going to try to keep my finger away from the needle from now on!

Anyway, progress! I finally have some! Last time I had an update on these projects was February 27.  I finally got some forward momentum going after a very slow month.

In Progress
  1. X's and O's Quilt from Olive Tree Designs (Using Bonnie & Camille's Ruby) - About 30% done with this top. I was totally regretting doing a quilt composed completely of HSTs after the first row, but around row two I finally got consistent with my points. I love the negative space on this top!
  2. Diamond Lace Shawl from Learn New Stitches on Circle Looms by Ann Bipes -  I'm loving the striping in this yarn! I seriously have 5 inches left on this shawl, so I should be done by now. I don't watch as much TV when the husband isn't home, so I haven't sat down to finish it. This project inspired me to break way from the loom and learn how to knit for real, so I signed up for the Craftsy Knit Lab course. I hope I come out of the course with something wearable. I'll let y'all know!
  3. Charming Flowers Quilt from Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts by Pam Lintott (Using Etchings By 3 Sisters) - About 70% done.  I made a few minor changes and I like how it is turning out. While I thought I was good and read the directions on this one, I actually just glanced at the page and assumed I knew what was going on. Guess what! I didn't! I ended up having to get some extra supplies and having a bunch of leftover triangles. Lesson learned: It is important to read the introduction and the instructions (and the supply list)! There's some good information in there!  
No Progress
Sew.Happy.Quilt QAL (Needs to Be Quilted) | Charlotte (Needs to Be Quilted)| Crimson Cross (Needs to Be Quilted) | NY Beauty (SO BEHIND ON THIS ONE) | FPFTT (One Block Left) | Home Ec Course | Jewelry Roll | Tote and Pillow
I'm racking up quite the collection of unfinished quilt tops! I have all the supplies, so I expect to have the first two complete this month. I'm tired of walking around them, so that should be motivation enough! I'm not ready for the big one yet!


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14 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Megan said... #

Oh my gosh - poor finger! For some reason I always tell myself it must be nearly impossible to sew your finger (obviously I like to delude myself). I am also way behind on my NYB blocks - hopefully I can catch up over Easter.

felicity said... #

Yikes! My finger had some sympathetic pains as I read your post. Ouch.

Lovely projects you've got going here. I admit your completion estimates made me chuckle - 30%, 70% etc. :)

Heidi Staples said... #

So sorry to hear about your injury...I'm wincing just thinking about it. Your projects are looking great, though. I really love the way the Etchings quilt is coming along!

Molly said... #

Oh I have done that... when I first started free motion quilting- it hurt soooo bad! Lessons learned are never free, and I guarantee you won't do it twice! :) Love your Hootenanay quilt- super super cute!

Kristy QP said... #

Ouch that sounds painful! No wonder you were a bit hesitant to sew - I think I would be too!

Loving the Ruby quilt top so far.I'm starting to get a bit of a collection of quilt tops too - really need to get them finished.

Teresa F. said... #

Hope your finger is well by now. Even though you got a lot made this week. I love the Etchings quilt.

Kelly said... #

I can feel your pain with the sewing of the finger, I have managed to do it twice now! Looks like you had some great progress despite it though :)

Katy Cameron said... #

Yowie on the finger sewing! Hope it feels better now...

Izzy said... #

Ouch! Your poor finger! I really like your Charming Flowers. I used that pattern a little while ago and loved it. I totally understand about the collection of tops! I've decided NOT to start a single new project until at least 3 or 4 of my tops become finished quilts.

The Thompsons said... #

Ouch! and double ouch! Everything looks great though. Way to get back on the saddle. :)

Beth said... #

Yikes! Glad to see it didn't slow down your sewing - your HSTs look fantastic - and I love the fabric you chose.

Marsha Cooper said... #

youch! I haven't managed to sew my finger.....yet. I sure do poke my fingers with pins all the time though.
I love your work, it's all very pretty.

Abby said... #

I love Etchings - can't wait to see the completed quilt!

Abby said... #

I love Etchings - can't wait to see the completed quilt!

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