Wednesday, 8 February 2012

WIP Wednesday

 Today I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and WIP wednesday over @The Needle and Thread Network.  Make sure you hop on over there and see what everyone else is working on too.

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My first WIP is actually done, however I am including it anyhow..LOL I finally got the HST pinwheel finished yesterday and I think it turned out pretty darn great! My points are really really close to matching up and I didn’t even have to bring out the ole seam ripper once.


 The only downside was.....I bought some spray starch since the instructions said it would make it easier to work with the fabric. I sprayed it on my HST and of course they were all wet. I didn’t know if I was supposed to let them dry or iron them or what and neither the instructions nor the directions on the can were any help. So I just sewed them together while they were wet. The whole time thinking this is stupid why this would be the better option and cursing the whole time. When I finished the first one I went to press my seams open and gave the fabric a quick press with the iron and guess what...the fabric got firm....LOL Oh my I am such an idiot...Can you tell that I never ever iron clothes!! So once I discovered that I was an idiot I went ahead and quickly gave the rest some heat so it made it much easier to finish the square....oh my was my face red!

I also started working on my January block for the Wonky Bee that I am in. The package only arrived on Saturday so I am trying to get it finished ASAP so I can mail it back to her. I have all my background squares cut and now I just have to sew my triangles on. That is the scary part since I am afraid I am going to run out of triangle fabric...deep breaths and careful cutting will be the plan for this afternoon.


Current WIP or things that need to get done in February are
Weeks 3,4,5,6 of the Sew Happy Geek QAL – need to print off patterns
We Bee learning group one block for Shilo – fabric selected and pattern printed out
We Bee learning group two block for Danielle- fabric selected
Bee Creative 2012 block for Josie- fabric selected- pattern printed out
Wonky Bee block for Georgia - background fabric cut
Wonky bee Block for February – waiting for package to arrive in mail
International Stashes block for Katy- colour selected, fabric picked out
Valentines mini quilt – pattern drawn up just need to make it!
Baby Quilt – couldn’t find a charm pack I liked so I bought a quilt kit
Name Game Swap mini quilt – pattern finalized, need to pick colours
Log cabin quilt – machine sew on binding
Log cabin Christmas quilt – need to sandwich and start quilting

Have a great Day

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for the chuckle. Hope you get your project finished. The downside to starch is that the whole quilt has to be washed then to get all that gunk out.

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  2. Glad you discovered the joys of starching! Your block looks perfect -- great job! Good luck with all those great projects!

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  3. You made me laugh with your starch story! Thanks.

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  4. Ohhh starch... i have such a love hate relationship with you!

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  5. Starch - love it though not thrilled with the brand I'm using. Nice job on the block!

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  6. I like the starch story too. You have been busy girl. Getting fabric cut and ready to just sit and sew is the way I like to do it.

    I like the pinwheel block. I tried to make one but my points didn't match up. Need to talk it apart.......later. haha

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  7. starch! LOL!!! Hey, the list is a start for WIP's!! RIght!!

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  8. hahaha...all this starching I hear about is just scarry! I'm sticking with my walking foot and a pin. But sewing it wet?! Oh, lord I was laughing ....not at you! ... with you. A beautiful block in any case!

    I finally got your blog where I can watch for updates! Yay.

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  9. Great block and I had to laugh about your starching experience!

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