Wednesday, February 9, 2011

WIP Wednesday #13

Welcome to Work-In-Progress Wednesday, lucky number 13.

This week was kinda good and kinda bad for me. Good in that I finished my Urban Lattice quilt and mailed it off. First completed quilt of 2011—yay that! Bad in that I've been kind of blah and unmotivated to do much else. Even though I've got like a million deadlines looming. I'm blaming our two-plus feet of snow. It makes me want to hibernate. I know I'll get everything done in the end, but if I put things off any longer, it's not gonna be pretty.

New Projects

Various Swaps and Bee Blocks
None of these are exactly new, but I haven't counted them here yet. For right now, I'm grouping them all together, as one project. Which isn't really cheating, right, since they're all small? : ) Anyway, my projects for Doll Quilt Swap 10, Make Mine Modern, Do Good Stitches, Sew Beautiful, and the 3x6 Bee are all at various stages (although none of them are even close to being done). The photo above is the beginning of my DQS 10 quilt.

Operation: Stash Reorganization
As I work on all these swaps and bee blocks, I've been pulling a lot of fabric from my stash, and I've come to realize how inconvenient my teetering stacks of fabric really are. At the same time, I was seeing all these cute miniature fabric bolts that people are using for stash storage, and was insanely jealous of them. OMG, it's like having your own fabric store, I thought. I must have that! Angela of Cut to Pieces uses comic book boards to make her bolts, so I immediately ordered some from Amazon. I sat in front of the TV folding fabric for a couple of hours last night. So far I've only done my blues and greens—which is what I have the most of, by far—but I am In. Love. With this system. Cannot wait to have it all done and organized.

Ongoing projects:

Don't Call Me Betsy's Sliced Coins Quilt-Along
Sashed and ready to rock on the quilting—if only it had a back. T minus 9 days and counting until this one needs to be mailed to my Margaret's Hope Chest Wrapped in Hope recipient. Gulp.

Fall EquinoxHand-stitching the binding on this one now.

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
Hope Valley

Completed quilts awaiting binding:
Modern Meadow

On hold for now:
Central Park jelly roll quilt
That Girl quilt-along
Figgy Pudding quilt
Wonky Log Cabin

And finally, I just have to throw this in: Look who's got her own little WIP these days. The Whipstitch blog has been running a series on Sewing with Kids, and when I saw the latest project—yarn and plastic canvas—I knew it would be perfect for Miss E. She's expressed a lot of interest in my quilting and sewing recently, and her fine motor skills are pretty advanced for her age, so I've been eager to start teaching her. Sure enough, she loved this project. She kept telling me as she stitched her yarn, "Mommy, I love doing this!" Atta girl, E. : ) Is there anything better than enjoying a favorite pastime with your child?

This week's stats:
New projects - 2
Completed projects - 1
Currently in progress - 12 (Up one from last week. Crud.)


emedoodle said...

First off, I looooove your DQS10 start. It's wonderful! Second of all... your daughter is adorable! :) Yay for passing on the craftiness!

Jessica said...

Your new project looks very interesting!
Isn't your little girl cute!

Becky said...

oh wow, how old is your daughter? She's as cute as can be. I'm definitly going to check out that link.
I think you can definitely count all those projects seperately, they all require planning cutting and sewing!
love your org system too, i really want to do that too.

Elizabeth D. said...

That's so awesome that she's doing some crafting of her own!!!! Good girl! Great pic of her too. You crack me up - I was planning on hitting up my local comic book store for some of those boards myself because my stash organization (or lack thereof) is driving me crazy! I love your DQS10 start, the colors are gorgeous and the piecing looks fantastic :)

CityHouseStudio said...

I love your DQS1o quilt, so far!
I'll have to check out the Whipstitch blog, - my little girls love to have projects to do, too!
Have a good week!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

nice work Lee..but the little one steals the is the sweetest...

fallingforpieces said...

Love to see children getting into sewing! So sweet.

Leila said...

Great DQS quilt! It is going to be amazing. Reorganizing my stash is on my list too. So much to do and so little motivation...I feel your snowed in pain. :)

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

Love your doll quilt pic! Those fabrics are my favorite colors :D

felicity said...

Oh I hope I'm your DQS10 partner! That is a beautiful beginning!!

The look of intense concentration on your daughter's face is just beautiful. So fun that she's enjoying creating.

howtobejenna said...

Wow your DQS 10 quilt block is looking awesome! Such a cool design.

Kimberly White said...

What a wonderful little project for your little girl! Hope the snow stops =) I'm really really looking forward to spring! Thanks for the WIP inspiration! Kim

Angie said...

I like your new project with the NY Beauty Block! I am also working on one, but I have a ways to go to get the hang of it!

Kelly said...

I'm drooling over your fabric stash!!! I like this WIP sharing session, thanks for hosting.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I was late yesterday. Can I still add my project? I need advice!


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