Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WIP 13/5/15

The past couple of weeks have been a blur, to be honest as I write this I cannot really remember the last week...lol
Anika has four molars coming in and she is fighting her naps so it has been a long week. I did get a bit of sewing done though.

I got the fabric blocks made. It took me awhile to understand what I was suppose to do. I sewed the four sides together and the it said sew on top and bottom and it was thinking wth how do I do that....I eventually figured it out though..lol
Does Anika like them...meh she doesn't really care that they are there. I am quite happy with how they turned out though


I also got the Greek cross blocks sewn together. As I posted on Thursday I wanted to leave it as it, but I'm still torn as to whether or not I now want to make it bigger or not. So right now I have it hanging on entertainment centre. I am siding with putting on a grey border and then quilting it up.

I also got the borders sewn onto my snails trail quilt. I think it turned out pretty good. Now I need to decide on how to quilt it.


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Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilt top done 
We Bee Learning Greek Cross quilt: Thinking about borders

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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Thursday, 30 April 2015

Border Feedback needed


Yesterday I sewed all the blocks together...and i LOVE IT. 


However, now I am thinking that it might be too small to leave the borders off  like I had planed. It's destined to be a lap quilt, but it goes from my hips to my ankles or from my shoulders to my shins...so as I said a little small

Before I decided that I wasn't going to but on borders I went out in the snow storm on Saturday and bought fabric. The blue is option one and the grey/white was option two. Once I layed them all out together I thought...NO BORDERS needed.....but now...hmmmm

I guess the other option would be to make another three blocks....once again...hmmmm


Like I said I love it as is. I plan on using a nice blue for the binding and then it will be perfect..........but short..lol

Help me make my mind up!!





Wednesday, 29 April 2015

WIP 29/04/15

Last week I mentioned that I was going to start working on a new project from the No Progress List.

Back in 2012 I hosted and took part in the We Bee Learning bee (for more info on the bee check out the quilting bees tab. Sign ups for the summer round will start soon)
We had 12 members full of lovely ladies from around the world including my mother and friend.

Last year one of the members ( i wont mention her by name, but she has a lovely blog and is a equally lovely person) said she didn't think she would ever get around to making the quilt and wanted to know if I knew of someone that would give them a good home. Since 3 of the blocks had a connection to me I thought yes I could give them a good home. 


This is what I have. I think I will make 3 more and put the one with the coloured corners on the back

All cut and ready to be sewn

All sewn up

excuse my photo taking capabilities. I know I would getter better quality pic from my camera vs my phone...but i'm lazy..lol. 

All the blocks together.

 I was thinking of using sashing and a border..but I decided against both since i quite like the way it looks as is
The tiny white writing is just my blog name. I recently saw one of my pictures in a search for something and thought...hmm i should put my name on my pics but i hated how it looked..so i made is small..lol


Okay now the next item I am starting to work on is not on my no progress list. However, I have to work on it soon or lil Pickle will be to old to play with them. While in Palm Springs we made a stop at Jo-ann's fabric store. We don't have that store up here and it was always a dream of mine to go to one...lol I bought a few(aka a lot) of circut dies, but not a lot of fabric. Although the fabric was cute it was still more expensive then what I can buy at home before the exchange rate (which sucked boo dollar) So i just bought 5 FQ and which included the one below that I will use to make the free pattern I picked up too. 


Next weeks goal
Sew Greek Cross Blocks together and get nursery blocks made

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Current WIP
We be learning extra quilt Greek Cross: Goal to get quilt top done
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilt top done
On hold while I wait for my fabric to arrive

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2015  Sewing Mission Statement
In order to try and get some UFO's done this year I am going to try and keep my current to do list small and just work on one thing at a time. I am going to try and not start anything "new" but instead take one thing off of my no progress list each month.
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No Progress List

we bee learning july-dec 2013: Goal to get quilts top done
We be learning extra quilt Greek Cross Goal to get quilt top done
Countless orphan "hop blocks" 20+
We bee learning 2012 group 2- I am still stuck on a second border for this one. I tried out a bunch of colours again and hate everything....Might just go with white
July 2011 BOM- I have made some progress, but forgot to take a pic!
Wonky Bee quilt: thinking
Bee Creative bee quilt: I only received blocks from 2 people so this quilt is on hold
International stashes: I need to sew blocks together and quilt.
Christmas qal quilt: sandwich and quilt
Fall Wall Hanging-I have started to do a bit of the embroidery
Sew Happy Geek QAL- Blocks  9,10,11 and 12 still need to be done
Table runner- I have pieced this sucker together. Now I just need to get the backing on and quilt it
We Bee Learning group one Quilt- The grey fabric for my sashing came in. Now I need to get to work
2011 BOM- Since it is 2013 you can see I am a bit behind on this one. July-dec still need to be done

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Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here
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I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network. As well as at Let's Bee Social over at sew fresh quilts. Please check out these sites and see what everyone else is working on too!


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Sew Fresh Quilts

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