Wednesday, July 25, 2012
WIP Wednesday: The Resumption of Normal Service
It's Wednesday! And feeling human for the first time in almost 4 months, I am doing a WIP Wednesday post...and it feels great! I actually have some projects to report on. I have ideas whirling round in my head. Life is good :-)
I have gone from a big fat zilch to suddenly being busy again.
First up - I am just about done finishing the binding on the Princess Charming quilt. Can't wait to get this one washed and dried and finished. Hopefully before the weekend!
I started a cross stitch project - the Fellowship of the Ring. I'm loving my Gandalf - hope the rest go as well :-) More details on the pattern here.
And lastly - I am finally making real progress on my little boy's quilt. I started back at the start of May, using a pattern in the Block Party book which I loved and thought would work perfectly to mix in all the different fabrics he told me he wanted in it.
After a few sessions of marking out circles on the Bondaweb, and making the applique circles, I got a bit discouraged. There were just so many of them,to make a whole quilt, rather than a few blocks, and it was so, well, so BORING. So I procrastinated. A lot! Its a project that has been stalling my energy in all sorts of ways - even having the fabric stack I had pulled for it permanently in my WIP basket, taking up mental and physical space. So, feeling more like myself this week I decided to tackle this project, mainly to stop the constant guilt every time D asked me was his quilt nearly done. But I was clever. I enlisted help. My lovely hubbie, taking pity on his pregnant wife and her sore back, sat down beside me and cut the circles from the Bondaweb as I traced them - well over a hundred of them.
Then I fused the fabric and he cut out the applique circles. All of them, while watching a dvd. Serious brownie points for him this week! A joint effort and in no time we were done.
Once the boring bit was over, I had lots of fun laying out my blocks, and fusing on my circles. That bit is all done. All that remains before laying out the quilt top is to zig zag stitch all the circles to secure, and that is more than half way complete. I am back in love with these blocks again! Can't wait to see it come together now. I'm thinking a strong turquoise blue sashing between the blocks would bring it all to life - but I'm open to suggestions if you can think of another colour that might work? I don't want to go with a deeper gray as my little man loves colour and I think it would make it too sombre for him.
So, did you notice my little news in there in the middle of all that? My biggest WIP project? Yes, we have another baby on the way - hoping he or she will arrive safe and well in early January! And I just can't wait to get making some cute little projects once I get a bit further along :-) This also might explain why I have been missing in action for most of the last few months - but I'm hoping that now I am feeling more myself again, it will be back to (almost) normal for the next few months, all going well.
There are a few projects I need to move off my stalled list and onto my progress list so I think maybe its time to start listing them.
Starflower Bee quilt top needs some extra blocks to finish
Ruby Crazy 9 patch lattice quilt top awaiting quilting
Tumbling Blocks quilt top awaiting quilting
Oh -it feels good to be busy and inspired again. I have a lot of projects I can't wait to get working on too!
I'm linking up today to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced - pop over and check out what everyone else is up to!