Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WIP(s) Wednesday

Almost finished!

A little bit of everything is in progress this Wednesday.  First, my BOM Wednesday from Ruth's Stitchery:

 I'm using batiks (from my collection!) for this mystery.  Too bad the colors aren't photographing as pretty as they really are.

This second-to-last step is a "kite" block, made much easier by the use of Marti Michell's Template Set C.  Cutting the pieces is a little fiddly, but it is oh-so-worth-it when you sew them together!  I promise a tutorial on these templates sometime soon.

On the design wall

These are the first three blocks for my June "Schnibbles."  Carrie, of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. has graciously awarded all Schnibbles Parade participants with a free pattern for June.  "Leap Year" isn't available for sale quite yet, but you can go to the link in this paragraph and look at all the new Schnibbles patterns.

What's that you say?  Those blocks look mighty big for a Schnibbles?  Good catch -- I am using 2 1/2" squares for my blocks, since I have millions of them already cut!

In the quilting queue

Jenny, of Sew Kind of Wonderful, is having her own "31 Day Challenge" to long-arm 31 quilts in 31 days.  Go look at her quilting -- it just makes me sigh.  I'm sure I have more "to be quilted quilts" than anyone in the known world. 

Here are the tops for which I plan an "overall" quilting design (meander or my favorite loop-de-loop).  There are 17 that require white thread; five that want not-white thread.

Here is the "custom" stack.  These quilts are either a little more special, or have blocks that will make it easier to practice individual quilting designs.

Eleven of these will use white thread; fourteen need not-white.

I only pulled three quilt tops that I want to send to my long-arm quilter!  One has a design with fireflies that my long-armer bought especially for me; the other two are special quilts for special people.

Did you count?  I count 50 quilt tops to-be-quilted!  Maybe I'll do my own challenge, but make it "one top per week."  I could be caught up in a year!  Of course, that would insinuate I didn't piece any more tops, and we know that's not gonna happen!

Not-quilting WIP

I always have a knitting "to go" bag in my car.  This month's knitting project lives in this cool bag my bestie, Idaho Deb, brought me from Israel!

I'm pretty sure I'm the only knitter in America who has yet to complete one of these "ruffle yarn" scarves. I'm not happy with the way it's turning out, so I may have to apply Stephanie Pearl McPhee's rule: 

"When it comes to your knitting, remember who's boss.  If a knit isn't working out right, darn it, you can make it right.  Examine the knitting, find where you went wrong, rip it back, and do it over.  If that doesn't work, you can still take it outside, place it in the road, and run over it with your car as many times as it takes to feel better.  Either way, don't let it push you around."

Lining up to WIP Wednesday!

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  1. Wow, you have your work cut out for you. I think you could take the most tops yo be quilted prize

  2. It kind of makes my UFO list a little less intimidating! (though its not all "to be quilted" projects that fill the list)


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