Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday: Binding Edition

I think I need a WIP Weekend Edition, since that's when I seem to do most of my sewing.  I've been working six days a week for the last few months, which wreaks havoc on my down time.  Not complaining - I'm having lots of fun at my bonus position - but it's made for some sparse posting.

In other news, spring is just around the corner (it will be sixty degrees out tomorrow!) and my Spring Zig-Zag wallhanging briefly made an appearance on my wall, although it has since been replaced by a beautiful framed art print. 

Completed Projects:

Lattice Quilt - A new and completed project since the last time I posted a WIP Wednesday.  Made with love for my husband's grandmother.  I finished hand-sewing the binding last night!  It needs a label before its sent off, but it's otherwise ready to be packed up and sent.  Pictures soon, hopefully!

Handwarmers - Another new and completed project - I made my husband some little pocket handwarmers from felt and rice for Valentine's Day.  These were really quite fun and simple to make, and he now has two pairs to help keep him warm while he's stationed outside in the cold.  (Not that he needs it right now exactly since it's getting warmer out!)

Free Motion Quilting Worksheets - I'm counting these as completed, since the class is complete - although these are more like scratch paper than actual projects.  I never posted about the actual class - I had a lot of fun, developed confidence in my ability to learn this, and I know that I need to keep practicing for a long time. 

Ongoing Projects: 
Star Log Cabin - Once I got started hand-sewing binding, I kept up the momentum with this one.  I'm about three-quarters done sewing down the binding, and I think another couple episodes of Battlestar Galactica and/or Upstairs Downstairs should see me through it.  It will be awesome to cross this off the UFO list after about ten years!

Diamond Throw - I finally gave in and picked this up off the floor where it was all laid out.  I have oodles of options to pick from for an additional light repro fabric, thanks to a very generous friend.  I want to get working on this one, because I have visions of it draped on my living room sofa, and I like it.
Orange and aqua throw -  I'm practicing my free motion quilting skills on this one, by quilting flowers in the background squares.  Each one is a little different, but I think I'm okay with that.  However, I think I'll have to work up my courage to show it. 

Dad's Sudoko Puzzle - No physical progress on this one, but I was inspired by Amanda Jean's awesome Math Facts quilt.  It didn't hurt that the colors match the oranges I've used for this quilt already, but it was mostly the bold, graphic, and decidedly nerdy statement the symbols make.  I've been toying with the idea of using a variation on blocks like these as borders around the Sudoko as a central medallion.

No Progress/On Hold:
Red and White Crosses and Losses  - need to order some more red solid (but from which online store?)
Placemat Pair
Curtains for the dining room
Fall wall hanging of maple leaves - put away for the season
Sisters Sampler
Wedding Quilt
Old Timey Stars
Hand-quilted dresden plates
Orange and aqua pillow covers - still not dropped off my list

This Week's Stats:
New projects - 2
Completed projects - 3
Currently in progress - 13

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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