Monthly Archives: February 2012

An Explosion of New Projects

February has been a whirlwind of new projects!  My quilt room is flowing into the hallway where I set up a table for basting.  Here is a preview of the many projects that I started this past month.

From left to right, top to bottom…

  1. In my sewing machine is the quilt that my mom made for Little Jimmy.  She is having me work on the quilting.  I am doing echo quilting of the various patterns.  It is very dense quilting, which translates into lots of hours!
  2. I am finishing up a baby quilt with half square triangles.  The basting is complete and it is next up for quilting.  I am thinking of using a light blue thread and echo the diamond pattern in the white.  It is amazing that an entire quilt top can be made from a single charm pack and 3/4 yard of a solid.
  3. I made wall hangings for Little Jimmy’s room.  They are from a panel of Amy Schimler’s original Animal Party collection in the Earth tones.  They are adorable, but they don’t hang!  They will soon have a hanging strips.  In the meantime, they are still a work in progress.
  4. I am quite behind on making baby quilts.  This dinosaur quilt top is in the works.  It should be finished this weekend.  I am really enjoying how the fabric coordinates so well with each of the dinos!  Once this quilt is finished, I will move onto the next baby quilt.  At least baby quilts are manageable!
  5. Little Jimmy is watching me, as I work on making burb cloths for the NICU.  In fact, we have cut fabric for dozens.  My biggest delay was figuring out how to add a label to them.
  6. As a delayed Christmas present, I am working on a Twister quilt.  The 24 blocks just need to be sewn together.
  7. I have a table runner that is waiting for some hand binding.
  8. Another quilt top was basted this week for a wall hanging of Jenn Ski’s A to Z panel.
  9. Have you worked on a quilt-as-you-go quilt?  The concept intrigues me.  I am in the middle of a bordered french braid using scraps from a recent Philly Modern Quilt Guild swap.
  10. Jimmy’s actual crib quilt is waiting for some attention.  It may be some time before I pick up this project again, as he is several months away from sleeping with a quilt.  When it is finished though, it will match his room perfectly!
  11. I am working on a Lone Star Quilt.  It is amazing and I am in awe every time I work on it!

Somehow, I am juggling all 11 projects.  It really has been a month of projects in the works!

Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting the Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.  Check out the WIP’s for this week!