Jan 28, 2009

WIP Wednesday

Pat always writes up a "work in progress" post and I'm decided to follow her example. Maybe if I make myself more accountable for what I am working on I might see some progress towards completion? I like having different options of what to do, depending on my mood that day. That is okay but then it takes longer to get anything done. LOL, guess you can't have it both ways.

Today I washed and ironed some more Williams Inn yardage for my Be Attitudes mini-quilts. The Bama Belles were so generous at Christmas time that they have a good stake in this quilt. I also cut out the WTIL challenge quilt top using a pattern from Quick Cozy Couch Quilts specifically Quilt #2 (Christmas gift from DJ). I drew it up in EQ because I wanted to substitute 2 1/2 strips for the 3 1/2 inch ones the author used and resize the quilt for Wrap 'Em needs. I have my calculations scribbled all over the margins of the printout for how many strip sets (strips) to cut and will file that with the book for future reference.

In the foreground of the picture above, some binding I had just made from the WI yardage for the next mini quilt still in need of pressing and rolling. I also cut out and sewed up the Be Loving base and tabs. I rough cut the applique sections while I was at it. Even the backing is cut and readied. I am stash busting some old fabric from a donation quilt for that purpose and can probably get a 3rd one backed with it. It is an odd color, not quite tan and not quite pink. Scraps of it might work for flesh colored tones if reversed to the back side.

I am still considering which long set aside project to pick up next. Far, far too many choices there! I am leaning towards a Lazy Girl Designs Towne Purse that is half done OR that Rosy Red St. Nicholas redwork piece that hangs off my shelving units. My notes got cold about the border on that one. I had been considering foundation piecing it as the sections are sorta small for my fumble fingers. I drew that up in EQ way back when so would need to do some printing. See what I mean about getting distracted? Both of these are personal projects which might explain why it has been waiting, antiquing.

But back to what I am actually working on, this actual day. A few more stitches in a Bird Brain Santa block so I am making a some progress . After supper and during TV viewing time I'll put a few more stitches in the 3 wood cover. I did just enough of it on Monday evening that the ribbing pattern is established and the needles are not going to fall out in my lap.

Our guest arrived in the early morning hours yesterday so the boys got in 18 holes and Herb some practice shots at the nearby old Army golf course. He left first thing this morning for the next leg of the journey. It has been raining most of the day and they had not planned to play anyway. Back to normal with just the three of us. Naturally I am counting Skyler in that number.

So that is what is going on around here---thanks for stopping by!


  1. So many wonderful choices on which to work! just wait...the finishes will start rolling in soon :)

  2. Good girl! You got your background done on the BeAttitudes! Now we need to see the applique fused on and stitched down! :)


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