Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's late but it's still WIP Wednesday

Three quilts done, one top

Look, I finished the bindings on my three quilts from last week - my Giant Plus, St. Louis 16 Patch and Granny Squares quilts. I will post a nice "Ta Da" post about each of them over the next while, two still need to be washed and photos are required.

Giant Plus top

Early this week I found that I could no longer resist working with the lovely stack of Nordika that my kind sponsors at the Fat Quarter Shop sent me in late August. So this coming week I plan to baste, quilt, and bind this quilt and finish the Giant Plus pattern/tutorial for you.


On Saturday, inspiration struck and I designed, and made Cycles. You can read more about her here.

You need a charger to take more pictures

Then disaster - my camera battery charger disappeared. It turns out these are hard to find (new batteries are everywhere but chargers, not so much) and very dear to replace. I shall be keeping close tabs on it in the future, as it is no fun to be a blogger if you don't have pictures.

So here is how I am doing:

Also done from last week's list:

  • I have organized the Q3 FAL tutorials and most of the sponsors for Q4, just waiting on a few emails. By the way, if you would like to provide a Q4 tutorial let me know, I have Q4 tutorial spaces.
  • I finished Krista's hat and I am now going to take it apart and try again, likely with a different pattern. She needs an excellent hat, and the one I made is technically good but only so, so, maybe even less than so, so. The good news is that I love to knit hats and they are fast.
  • I am counting Cycles as the improv project I was itching to make, even if she is not really improv.
Carrying forward from last week:
  • Pickle dishes - I have them and all the bits and fabrics in a chair, I need to get back to making them.
  • Placemats - still needed, high priority
  • Ironing board cover - it is almost disintegrated, soon this will be an emergency requirement.
  • Emerald chain quilt - no excuse now, and it is so close to being done.
  • City Sampler - it seems that picking the fabrics might be what has been holding me back on this project. Now I am thinking I will use black, grey, text, brown, low volume fabrics and maybe the odd print or solid for pops of colour.
New on the list
  • Finish the Nordika Giant Plus 
  • Giant Plus free pattern/tutorial
  • Variation on Cycles (it is in my head, I doubt I can wait that long to make it)
  • Urban Maps quilt for my 4 in Art group - due at the end of the month.
  • Always Bee Learning blocks, but the fabric has yet to arrive
  • Mail to Di and to Shanna and Becky - I seem to be side swapping jelly and Starbucks mugs too now.
No promises on getting it all done, but optimism is working for me so far. So are lists. 

           WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced and the Needle and Thread Network, as usual.