Wednesday, May 30, 2012

WIP Wednesday 5.30.12

Things are moving pretty slow in my quilty world.  Our son that will be five soon is now out of school and boy do we have a bucket list of things planned for the summer.  Major quilting will resume around September.  But I'll pick away at a few projects that I have on hand when I can't sleep or when I convince him to take a nap... but if he needs a nap, I know I'll need a nap!

Here's what I got done this week on my "ugly" quilt.  I will definitely have to rename it.  This is about a third or so of it...  It is also sideways in the pic.  I am falling in love with more and more as I go.  It's Cafe Mocha pattern by Amanda Murphy.  You can find the pattern here.   This quilt is definitely worth the time I am putting in to it!  Can you believe that these are the fabrics that I got in the In The Bag Ugly Quilt Challenge?

I am working on my Mystery Modern Mini Round Robin border.  Some of the people in the group are quite creative.  I'll post about this top-secret border in December after the recipient gets her mini back.  Hopefully it will be in the mail by the weekend.

I cut up some fabric to try to get in on the Zigzag challenge at htMarcia's Crafty Sewing blog.  I don't know if I have time for this one before the deadline, but to win the prize of the talented Marcia to quilt it for me would be an awesome prize!

Here's where else I will be busy this summer.  Most of my garden is planted now.  There's a lot of work to be done, but with my "little helper" I'm sure it will all work.   Yesterday I planted green beans, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and beets.  I'll plant the vining stuff later this week.  Here's a couple of pics:

These are my fancy tomato cages.  Last week while my husband was at work I borrowed his cutting torch and cut up a couple of tv antenna that I have been saving.  These tomato cages should last a long, long time.  I love the way the tomatoes will climb up the center, come over the top, and flow back down for perfect ripening next to the stem.

Completed Projects --  3 partials

Completed a few more rows of my "ugly" quilt
Completed cutting strips assemblies Marcia's Crafty Sewing Zigzag Challenge
Started sewing pieces of border #3 of the Mystery Mini Round Robin

Currently and SLOWLY in Progress: 8
Cafe Mocha (In the Bag Ugly Fabric quilt challenge)
New York Beauty QA (need a ton of pinwheels... only 8 beauties completed)
Dutchman's Puzzle (finally purchased border 5/14/12.)
Block Swap Adventure block for June
Orca Bay (piecing together the last step) (I'm getting tired of moving these bins around.)
Bluepatch Quilter Mystery Quiltalong (need two stars and one braid)
Victorianna Fabric Party Quiltalong (need five rows to catch up)
Summer Series Quiltalong (stilll need more random blocks)
We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler (need three very pretty blocks to be caught up!)
30"x30" Quilt for the June 2012 quilt show...grrrrrrrrr
Drunkard's Path Quiltalong (still piecing sub assemblies)
Modern Mini Round Robin (working on 3rd round)
Quilt Tops to be quilted: 4

Oh Susannah! Mystery QA -- California King
August Block Lotto African Violets baby quilt to be put together (May's 12 UFO project)
Kaleidoscope QA
Jelly Roll Race - Lap quilt
Chasing Chevrons (back made and ready finally)

Projects on Hold: 3
Flower Basket Quilt

Stop by and see who else has what else going on with Lee at Freshly Pieced!

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  1. Love the Cafe Mocha quilt!

  2. Your "ugly" quilt is coming along beautifully! I can't wait to see it finished.
    Your garden is going to be wonderful!

  3. Those are seriously cool tomato boxes. :) Good luck squeezing in the sewing. Summer has a way of being so busy.

  4. Your quilt sure is beautiful for an "ugly" quilt!

  5. WOW! You made those tomato cages!?! Awesome!

    Your Ugly quilt for sure needs a new name. It is too pretty to be ugly. :)

  6. That is definitely not ugly. And my garden isn't even started yet so perhaps you'd share your tomato bounty?