I have a lot of things started and some of them progressing, some of them are just sitting pretty on my to do pile. I will say with my goals from this month, I am procrastinating but in a good way. I have been working on other WiPs on the list due later in the year…oops.
Tapa Star Block Patterns – I have made up at least 1/2 of the second block and expect to have it finished this week. Fabrics are Carolyn Friedlander Architextures and Robert Kaufman Kona’s (Wasabi, Chartreuse, Bonsai, and Clover). Due date for pattern: February
Hexagon Quilt: I managed to spend some time on this lap quilt, this week while travelling to Ikea and stuck in bed. I have slowly made progress – each row now has about 60 hexagons and all hexagons are unique fabric prints (except for the grey). Due Date: December
Kowhai paper piecing block: I am testing a block for Juliet @ Tartan Kiwi. Fabric chosen and sewing has begun. This should also be finished this week. Extra activity
So, the stuff I am supposed to be working on, looks like this:
Riley Blake Challenge: No progress Stash Bee Block: Fabrics Chosen, tutorial printed and read. Scrap-bee-licious Blocks: Not started Book Review Tuesday: Book decided and fabrics selected for the project. Guest host for February lined up.
That’s the bits and bobs of this week. Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.
On Sunday, I had a stark realization that I might have a “quilting attention deficit disorder”. I was asked to do a member spotlight at our MQG. I was pulling out stuff to show and realized I had a large number of WiP’s. I made a decision that my WiPs are an important part of my process and embraced them. I think, I like small and different projects so that I can learn new techniques or fine-tune a skill, hence the # of WiP’s. My WiP’s include my first attempt at making a modern block, paper piecing, EPP, first QAL, my first quilt design, first strip improv blocks, and first mod mosaic blocks.
How many WiP’s do you have on the go? Are they all different? Why are they WiPs (I get bored too quick or distracted)?
Here are the WiP’s I shared.
Orange and GreyQuilt:These blocks were my first blocks I ever sewed up. I have not done anything with them since last November – this is supposed to be a King Sized quilt….I have 50 or so blocks to go. Most of the fabrics are from Spoonflower.com, Designer: Holli Zollinger.
Hexagon Quilt (EPP):I have been hand sewing this quilt since May, I have about 7 rows + corners to go for a lap sized quilt.
Tula Pink QAL:I am so far behind in this QAL. I have done the first 9 blocks….I am thinking of making only a lap quilt with these. The fabric is Summer House used in these blocks.
NZ bird Quilt (Paper piecing): A lap quilt using Juliet@ Tartankiwi’s paper piecing patterns, 3 down, 6 to go.
Medallion Quilt: I am using this paper piecing block from I Patch Quilt pattern as the center block for a medallion quilt.
This Way, That Way Quilt:My first quilt design, 4 blocks done, 20 more to go for a Twin sized quilt that needs to be finished for Christmas.
Neapolitan Quilt: Another possible Christmas gift. I really wanted to do coated candy from “Sunday Mornings” Book but wanted to make it my own so I came up with this design. I made up the first block this weekend. This could be a nice quick project.
Through the Shattered Looking-glass: A new design I had come up with, that had been in my head for some time. It uses a technique from oh! Fransson – Mod Mosaics which I tried out in the improv block class I had a couple of weekends ago.
So, you may be wondering how the member spotlight went…after all, I mostly had WiP’s and a few design/design ideas to show (some I have not shared here yet). I think, I got a great response from my guild based on the feedback. I really enjoyed sharing and talking about the learning curve and process I have taken over the last year since I started. I would definitely do it again 🙂
Linking up with Lee over @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.
With the crazy week last week, I totally missed the end of month goal checkin at the “A lovely year of finishes”. I did get 3 projects finished; a coin purse, a pillow for a swap and the hexagon trivet.
I did not get the time to finish my two big projects. The two baby quilts. These will be my goals for July. I think both of these are doable (at least at a minimum the tops) since I am having 1.5 weeks vacation.