Wednesday, September 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Not much progress on any of my WIPs.
I started on a baby quilt for my boss's new grandson.  The blocks are all cut and I managed to piece 5 of them last night.
 I really like the fabric.  It's Bungle Jungle from Moda.  The colors are really bright and the animal designs are so cute.  It looks like we're in for a rainy weekend, so hopefully I'll complete the top.

I made no progress on my Great Granny quilt.  I cut all the blocks some time ago.  I usually store cut pieces in small zippy bags but ran out while cutting these blocks.  I had a box of blank CD envelopes and used them instead.  I think they work better than a sandwich bag. The little see-through window makes it easy to see what's inside.
Two more EPP blocks were finished.  

I'll be eligible for the senior discounts by the time I finish the EPP quilt:)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Monday, September 24, 2012

The 100 Day Hustle

I'm linking up with Kelsey's 100 Day Hustle.  As of Saturday, the 22nd, there are only 100 days left in 2012.  Yikes!  Her linky should help motivate me to finish my rather ambitious list of projects to be finished.

Kelsey Sews

 Here's my list...

Need to finish:
Bungle Jungle quilt for baby Will
Fandago star quilt for Pat
Joe's T-shirt quilt
Ghastly project (undecided)
Halloween pot holders (3 sets)
Holiday quilt from last year
Holiday table mat

Would like to finish:
Great Granny quilt
Tote bag for work
Summersville quilt

Based on the amount of sewing I've completed in the last 10 days, I'm probably a bit delusional.  I haven't used my machine at all. I managed to accomplish two measly EPP blocks.

I did buy this great Ghastly fabric.

I looked quick at this one and though she was giving me the finger:) 
 Time to get busy.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cathedral Windows, but not really

I spent the better part of last Friday night and Saturday afternoon working on this little beauty...


I used a pattern/method which I refer to as "fake" Cathedral Windows.  It resembles the old fashioned, hand-pieced Cathedral Window, but it's all done by machine.  I'm not sure if I would make something with this many blocks again. Maybe I'll stick to coasters.  This table mat measures 16" square and contains 132 pieces. Yes, 132.  I used mostly leftover charm squares cut into 2 1/2" squares.

It's not hard, just time consuming and a bit tedious.  There are lots of tutorials on the web.

 I will offer one bit of advice.  Don't put your almost finished piece (I just needed to hand stitch the binding) on the same table as your glass of red wine.

Either that, or switch to white wine.  Oh well, its not too noticeable.

Thinking ahead towards the holidays.

Maybe a wall hanging?


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Great Granny

Not much progress this week.  Between the holiday activities and an ill-timed trip to IKEA (It was brilliant of me to choose the one weekend that every college student in the Boston area is moving into the area and needs dorm/apt. stuff.)

Part of the weekend was taken up with this...

Yeah, we went on a whale watch.  The pictures don't do justice to the size and awesomeness (is that a word?) of these animals.  We sailed out of Gloucester and went out to Stellwagen bank which is a feeding ground for the whales at this time of year.  Lots of fun.

However, I did manage to complete 4 more Great Granny blocks.  I'm way behind on this. Actually, I think the quilt along is over but it doesn't matter.  I'm enjoying the process and look forward to completing the quilt.

I now have 8 blocks.  I need another 12 to make it a good size.  The squares are all cut so it should not take me too long.

I'll be starting another project with this cute layer cake...
Like I really need another project.


Linking up to
  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced