|Flower Power - WIP from Christmas!|
I have never been a work on one project at a time until you finish it kind of girl. It’s not that I get distracted by shiny new things – well ok I do a bit – but its more like I’ve gotten to a point and I’m not sure which way I want to go next so I let it stew for a bit. Usually when I get stuck like that I make a bee block or a swap item and the complete change in project gives me space to stand back a bit and have a think! The problem with this approach is that it can take an awfully long time to get back to some things and the WIP’s and UFO’s start to pile up.
|Quilted this beastie on my home machine - next time I have something this big it's getting longarmed!|
|Deciding how to quilt the hexies!|
|Now I have plans! Nice to know what direction to go in.|
I do have 2 actual finishes to share – I finished them a while back but didn’t get to photographing them yet and I think Pets on Quilts starting this Sunday over on Lily Pad Quilting might make for the perfect photo shoot! We’ve entered the linky party for the last 3 years and can’t wait to add Maggie our new pup to the wall of fame!
|Charly, our Pricess and the Pea loves layers!|
|Wilburs tail on a quilt - best we could manage our of him last year!|
For the moment, settling back into my sewing space and moving out the paint tins, roller trays and
brushes – keeping the masking tape –(might prompt me to baste some stuff!) I have found that a good tidy up has helped clear the mind and get me back to making again. So here’s whats going on in the get things finished list!
- Finish Flower Power above!
- Add next round to Modern Irish Bee Round Robin Quilt: I added the skinny back border to bring it up to 36 1/2" square so I can add a paper pieced border - thinking white background with light and dark grey intersecting diamonds! Templates from quilters cache ready and fabric on hand so no excuse to finish this one and pass onto Mary next!
- Baby Medallion quilt for a colleague: I don't normally do panels but a work colleague had a baby boy and she loves giraffe so this seemed perfect for her. Panels are quite often not square but this one is pretty good - the only complaint I have is the critters border. Couldn't they have given you a 1/4" on either side of the cut lines for piecing? I think some of the butterflies are going to loose bits of their antennaes if I'm not careful!
- Hand quilt Rainbow Rose and maybe my Modern Traditional Sampler with these Valdani pearl cottons just arrived in the door from Massdrop - last purchase of the year! (Fingers are crossed saying that just in case...)
I just can't stop looking at these beauties! Is hand quilting 2 quilts at the same time massively daft? We'll have to see how I manage that one and keep them away from needle sharp puppy teeth. Maggie can manage to get up on the sofa now all by herself! oh oh time in our house for puppy proofing!
So there you have it - bit late with the mid year review and this barely makes a dent in the WIP pile but its a start!
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