Wednesday, May 11, 2011

WIP Wednesday #26

This is my first WIP post.  So here it goes...

Completed Projects
Supernova Quilt-Along
COMPLETE!!!  Even though I had to deal with a broken sewing machine and then a new sewing machine, I made it through the quilt-along.  I am so happy with the finished result.  There were a lot of firsts on this quilt.  My first finished bed-sized quilt, my first quilt-along, my first attempt at machine quilting, my first time using a camera to help remember my plan, my first thin, all cotton batting.  Ahhhh.  I can breath now that it is done.  Thanks again, Lee.  Great job on the quilt-along and the easy-to-follow instructions.

May Block Lotto Blocks
The nine pineapple blocks for the May Block Lotto are complete.  I like to get these done in the beginning of the month so that I can move on to my bigger projects.
Irish Chain Baby Quilt

My niece had a baby girl this week.  I finished this Irish Chain baby quilt just in time.  I just love the way the 3-D flowers made it special.

Quilting Spreadsheet
I know this seems a little odd, but I made a spreadsheet to let me know what projects and obligations I have.  I am so spreadsheet oriented.  When I first made the spreadsheet I had 31 planned projects.  Yikes!  Remember that I just started quilting in January of this year.  I guess the quilt bug has bitten me and taken over my body.  Some of these projects are big (full-sized quilts and quilt-alongs), and some are pretty small (Block Swap Adventure).  Here's a look at some of it:

Completed tops awaiting quilting:
California King Country Kitties
On hold ... yeah, yeah.
Flower Basket quilt (in reds)

This week's stats:
New projects - 1 (Sunflower Seeds Quilt-along)  (But I am doing a baby quilt from the spreadsheet).
It's not too late to join this quilt-along at
Completed projects - 1 (Supernova)
Currently in progress - 5

PriorityDateQuilting ProjectCompleted
105/06/11Oh Susanna Mystery Quilt (pg 4)05/02/11
205/11/11Supernova quilt-along05/10/11
305/13/11Oh Susanna Mystery Quilt (pg 5 & 6)
405/20/11Oh Susanna Mystery Quilt (pg 7)
505/25/11Block Swap Adventure – May05/03/11
605/25/11Jesse's baby girl quilt (Sunflower Seeds QAL)
1207/25/11Julie's baby girl quilt
1709/20/1118 sets of Friendship Blocks for Quilt Guild
1809/25/11California King Country Kitties
2110/01/1130 x 30 Quilt Guild Quilt Show Quilt
2210/15/11Akron Children's Hospital quilt (Quilt Guild)
2511/20/11Snowflake Auction Quilt
2812/01/11Christmas Tree Skirt
2912/25/11Flower Basket Blocks

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  1. I love love love your supernova quilt!

  2. Your Irish Chain baby quilt is simply beautiful! I love the flowers in the middle of the blocks. I guess you are a real quilter now that you have so many 'want to makes', just like the rest of us. I would not dare make a spread sheet or list of the things I want to would frighten me to death and my husband would probably faint!

  3. Love the supernova. I hope to have mine done soon!


  4. Congratulations on a great finish!


  5. I LOVE your Supernova, you've really made it your own! And your Irish chain is just gorgeous, what a lovely gift!

  6. Your Supernova is my absolute favorite. I love the color combo and the little extra touches you added. Brilliant!

  7. Congratulations on completing your Supernova quilt! I love how you really made it your own.

  8. Love your version of the Supernova. What a fantastic set of firsts! :) And that baby Irish Chain is amazing with the 3-D flowers.