Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Wednesday - a WIP update

My Pickle Dish Quilt so far

I am going to miss the Wednesday WIP report next week as the FAL tutorial week will be running, so I thought I should do a quick update today. I have returned to the Pickle Dish Quilt, and I have now finished 178 of the 200 dish units. The end is in sight for them, but there are a lot of edges to piece and blocks to put together and centres to add. You will see more of this project over the next few months I expect.

My new sweater project

Yesterday I stayed home and slept a lot - the cold is retreating. In between, I swatched this lovely yarn - Acadia from The Fibre Company - and I have started Cria, which is a pretty sweater in Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague. I have one of my two selfish sewing week projects started - even if it is knitting and not sewing.

Finished from last week's list:
  • I found a much better pattern and made Krista a much better hat. Pictures to come soon.
  • I finished recovering my ironing board cover (go here to see it, what a big improvement).
  • The pickle dishes are being made.
  • The end of Q3 of the FAL and the start of Q4 is organized and ready to roll.

Carrying forward from last week:
  • Placemats - high priority
  • Emerald chain quilt -  it is on my FAL list so it needs to be done now.
  • City Sampler -  I need to either start this or set it aside.
  • Finish the Nordika Giant Plus  and make a Giant Plus free pattern/tutorial.
  • Variation on Cycles (it is in my head, I doubt I can wait that long to make it)
  • Always Bee Learning blocks - fabric arrived yesterday
  • Mail to Di and to Shanna and Becky - This one is a priority, I cannot believe how easy it is for me to put off going to the post office.

It is sew day for my Modern Quilt Guild on Saturday, maybe I should take some of these projects along to do.

           WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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Sarah said...

This pickle dish quilt will be a work of art! (and a true labour of love...) Cant wait to see more progress on it :-)

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Your pickle dish looks challenging but it'll be pretty in the colors/prints you're working with! Funny how the quilts we end up being most proud of are the ones we spent the most time on....Good luck!

Monica said...

Yes, those pickle dish blocks are a challenge, I agree! But the quilt will be well worth it. Onwards!

Pinspot said...

The pickle dish- fabulous block, but huge time suck. Yours will be amazing. You're almost there!

Marci Girl said...

Oh that those pickle dish blocks are so close to being awesome. Can't wait to see this quilt develop!

Dolores said...

Looks like you definitely have your work cut out for you with those projects.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, those dishes are piling up!

Gertie Pye said...

Oh! Oh! Pickle dishes! One of my favourite quilt designs ever! Can't wait to see how this one shapes up x

Katherine said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better, Leanne. Hope the worst of your cold is behind you.

Yay! So excited about your progress on those gorgeous Pickle Dishes. Can hardly wait to see more....

Annabella said...

I was only wondering the other day whether I had missed the Pickle Dish reveal so good to see that I haven't and that you are still working away at it. Good to hear the cold is on the way out - mine is still lingering but basically gone :)

Marg said...

Still loving your pickle dish, it really is going to be fabulous when finished.

Regina said...

You certainly did a lot of piecing! And great that you are swatching something for yourself.

Mary Menzer said...

So close to the end for this section of your piecing! I have admired your colors for this project as you have gone along. I still love them.
It's always nice to tick things off of those lists. I am going to make my list for the Q4 FAL - and then keep my fingers crossed I get it done!

elle said...

ooh! rest up so you can get back into the pickle dish! lol