Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I'm starting my list of WIPs (works in progress).  They don't change very quickly, because I don't usually get things done very quickly.  

It's been 11 months since I took my first class at my local quilt shop ~ that was a Christmas tree skirt that I finally finished in May.  My biggest problem in finishing?  I think I'm just terrified of the actual quilting.  I love the piecing part of it  ~ and then I get stuck, so my projects just hang on a quilt stand that my stepdad made for me.  :)

Here's a photo of my one and only finished quilt project.  The pattern came out of Back to Charm School by Mary Etherington and Connie Tesene.  I used the Cherry Christmas collection by Aneela Hoey.  See the wavy quilting?  I went for easy.  But I do love the way it turned out for my first quilt!

I've actually pieced two other quilt tops (they're small, but that's where I'm at at the moment).

The first is an hourglass quilt using Verona by Riley Blake.  I found this pattern here at Cluck Cluck Sew.  My first hourglass attempt, but I'm pretty happy with it!  I just have the top done ~ and I've made the binding for it.

The second is a pattern called Pinwheels and Postage Stamps from the Sew She Sews blog.  I bought a layer cake called Meadow Friends by Deb Strain and thought it was perfect for a little boy's quilt!  I do have the backing and binding made for this one and actually have it pin-basted.

Aside from these two quilt tops, I'm working on the Tula Pink "City Sampler" Sew Along hosted by Sara at Sew Sweetness, and the Hop Skip & Jump Block of the Month over at Sew Lux Fabric.

It looks like all of these will be on my WIP list for a while, but I'm OK with that!  I know once I get the "quilting" thing down, I'll get them done eventually. 

1 comment:

  1. I love the pinwheels and postage stamps!! That is adorable! and a GREAT pattern for a boy!


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