WIP 11/12/13

Do you ever feel like a failure?
Well I do most of the time in fact and this week has been no exception. It has to do with the fact that I am too hard on myself and worry too much about what other people think. Nonetheless, I am all for self growth and learning from my mistakes so I am not afraid of  posting about a project that is going rather wonky...LOL

I am still working on my baby quilt. I know some of you are thinking "HOW LONG HAS SHE BEEN WORKING AT THIS" Well its been a couple of weeks and I know most people would have had it done in a day. But I am trying my best.

As you will recall from Friday's post things are not going as smoothly as I thought they would. I have all the squares sewed together to make 7 rows and now have the rows sewed in pairs. Unfortunately, not all the rows are the same length...lol I am going to sew everything together today and then just square it up and add on the borders. It wont be perfect, but it will be one step closer to being done...lol
One step closer to being done!!

To do list for December

Christmas Table runner: I know what I want to make I just need to start it
Baby quilt: Making some progress as you can see above
Christmas pot holders: This will be easy I just have to start
Christmas candle mat aka the table runner that isn't working out: I have posted the start of that runner before, but I cannot see how to turn my wonky tree into a table runner...so i am going to add a few borders and see what happens.

No progress Items to date (these are projects that have appeared on the to do list for 1 or more months with you guessed it.....no progress
We bee learning jan to june 2013
we bee learning july-dec 2013
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

I am linking up with WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced and @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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  1. Sometimes, when a quilt doesn't go right, it can sit for a year in my house. It's cute!

  2. This is the one with the minky, right? It's not you, it's the fabric! I hate sewing anything stretchy. The colours are fun though and I'm sure you'll pull it all together really well in the end. Good luck!

  3. Don't be hard on yourself - it's the minky. Stretches like crazy.

  4. I agree with the comments about Minkee. I also want to say that in my book, finished is better than perfect.

  5. I think you were very brave to use Minkee ...I have not gotten that brave!! It will be all snuggly and warm, even if it is not perfect! Dont think the baby will notice :)

  6. Minky is a pain to sew on and takes lots of spray adhesive or stablizer. Don't be so hard on yourself! Looking at your list just wears me out, which is why I don't make a list of what I need to do, should have done, or hope to do. Putting it in writing would send me over the edge. LOL


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