WIP 11/02/2015

So here we are at another week and I already have another finish. Back in January I had a dream I took part in a mug rug swap and guess what the very next day Fort Worth Fabric Studio announced they were hosting a mug rug swap. I thought holy moley that's crazy and signed up right away. Now considering I am going to be visiting palm springs soon and my craft room was relocating I am not sure what I was thinking, but it signed up and get this....I finished up my mug rug Monday  night. Binding is sewn on and it is ready to mail...yay me.

This is all I can show you, however there will be a linky party in March so you can see the whole thing then

Okay onto my current wip. I was thinking about which item to work on next and flipping back and forth when I thought easy does it just pick the next thing on the list and do it..
so That's what I am doing.

For my turn the the 2013 Jan-June round of We Bee Learning I asked my hive mates to make me a snails trail block in aqua, red and grey. I ended up with 10 blocks and 5 I made on my own
I tried a couple of layouts (see here) and decided on this option

The blocks with 2 greys made it hard to match up with the other blocks so I made one more block in the right colour combo to fit in that spot which ended up being just grey and red. It's a bit of a sore thumb to me, but the more Iook at it the less I see it.

Did you catch the one mistake (i hope there is only one)

Yes the top right block doesn't quite work. Since it is a block i made I think I am just going to pick it apart and change the upper red to a grey. However, then it is grey grey blue red and i am not sure how I feel about that either....What do you think?
My other issue is that 2 of the blocks I received at 11.5" and the rest are all 12. If I trim them all down to 11.5 I think will lose the 3rd triangle points and the blocks will become something other than snails trails. I can leave them out, but I only have so much aqua, red and grey that almost half will be similar fabric....okay I making my head hurt now...so enough on that...lol

Goal for next week- Sew the blocks together

Current WIP
We bee learning jan to june 2013: Snails Trail quilt: Goal to get quilts top done

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.
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

Completed Projects 2015
1. Baby Quilt: Finished Feb 4th 2015 Here

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  1. Congratulations on another finish!! Fabulous. I like the snail layout as is. Nothing seems off to me.

  2. Grats on another early finish! I think the layout looks fine, and the 'mistake' is not noticeable to me. If you have enough fabric for 2 more blocks, one possibility is ot use the blocks that are slightly small in the back. Personally I love a pieced back that takes something from the front of the quilt.

  3. A finish feels good, eh!!! Looking good Haley

  4. I love your snails trail blocks. It's one of my favorite blocks.


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