Category Archives: Projects in the Works

My Cutting Mat

Most of the time, my cutting mat houses the many projects that are in the works.  Next to my ironing board, it is my largest surface area to place projects.  My main project that is occupying most of my time is another pickle dish — this time using my two year collection of black-background-batiks.  I wish I took a pictures last week when there were 72 piles of fabric for each pieced curve.

I also have two other projects that are at the tail end of completion.  I have a baby quilt with Jaybird Quilts Chopstick pattern awaiting the binding.  Also, I have another twister quilt {pictures to my previous twister quilt} top about to be prepped for quilting.

Lee from Freshly Pieced Blog is hosting the Work-In-Progress Wednesday Link-Up.

What is on your cutting mat?  

4 Projects Finished — well, Does Almost Count?

This past week, I almost finished four quilt projects.  Binding always gets in the way of truly finishing a quilt.  I almost knocked out four quilts this past weekend with my HST (half square triangle) quilt, the A to Z wall hanging, and the dinosaur quilt.

Here is a collage of the various projects in the works:

From left to right, top to bottom…

  1. Project Binding!  As the pile keeps growing, I am sure that I may need to resort to machine binding.
  2. Little Jimmy watched as I made 18 burp cloths for the NICU.  He will be dropping them off next week.  I added labels to the burp cloths, so stay tuned the step-by-step that I used.
  3. Wall hangings for Little Jimmy’s room are still waiting for hangers.
  4. I am still very excited to give the Twister Quilt as a delayed Christmas present.  This probably should be at the top of my list, but somehow I haven’t had a chance to work on it!
  5. …and more binding!  Here is a table runner that is waiting for some hand binding.
  6. Jimmy’s quilt from my mom is still in my machine.  With the dense quilting, it is really taking some time to finish.
  7. Here is my scrap project from a recent Philly Modern Quilt Guild swap  I am using a quilt as you go method..
  8. Jimmy’s actual crib quilt is waiting for some attention.
  9. Oh, and my Lone Star quilt.  I am working on a Lone Star Quilt.  It is amazing and I am in awe every time I work on it!

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

 

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!

 

Three New Projects

With Jimmy’s baby quilt completed, I am ready to go with new projects!  On Sunday, I started a new quilt class with the Lone Star.  Right now it looks like a bunch of bold batik strips.  By the weekend, they should transform into diamonds — which means, I need to get working!  This week, I also started another Disappearing 9 Patch and cut the background squares for another Twister Quilt.

In the meantime, I do have some other projects from 2011 that are now officially of my UFO collection.  One of my 2012 goals is to complete all of my 2011 UFO’s by 2013.  It seems like a doable goal, as it is January.  As we move through the year, I will let you know how this goal is progressing.

 

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