Wednesday, February 22, 2017

WIP Wednesday 2.22.17

I'm still moving forward even with my current episode of Bell's Palsy.  I am getting the movement of my tongue back and my taste buds are starting to act right.  Yeah!  Progress is good.  Enough of that.  Let's get back to the fun, quilty stuff:

I finished making this 2015 Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM quilt.  I love the bright red borders and the 30's looking fabrics (some of them).  This is my OMG (One Monthly Goal) for February.

I'm putting the binding on my 2016 Quilt Doodle Designs BOM quilt.  this quit is so cute.  The binding is not the last step.  I have to put all the buttons on and the label.  Don't expect a Friday Finish just yet.  I used a sheet I got at a thrift store for the back.  It's not 100% cotton, but it's so soft!

I'm keeping up with Pat Sloan's Solstice Challenge.  Here's Block #9 of 25.  It is called Among the Stars.  I made the center block solid instead of pieced.  Some of the blocks I made with flying geese vs. HST's.  From across the room the has the same design as Pat's.  Finished size of this block is 32".
More leaves were added to my to-go project (pattern by Kim Diehl.)  I stitched down some of the circles for the flowers too.  I faithfully carry it with me in my to-go bag.  I'm having a truck recall repair done tomorrow.  I expect all the circles to be sewn down!

I made three microwave bowl cozies.  Here's a picture of two of them.  I used RSC17 Feb. colors.
It looks like I missed a WIP Wednesday last week.  Here's what happened the week before...
I finished block #8/25 called Never Endling Love.  It is the next block that goes with the ones I posted last week.  You can read more about this Pat Sloan designed block here.
Except from the quick microwave bowl cozies (a couple of pic above) I'm still refraining from starting new projects.  I rewarded myself with a few new toys to help me with some upcoming finishes.  These are templates that I use with my longarm.  I bought them when R&S Design had a sale earlier this year.  I LOVE Circle Lord products, but sometimes I also buy boards from R&S.

I made two blocks for the Block Lotto.  Here's the block we are making this month.  It's called Dutchman's Puzzle.  You can find the info to make this block this month here.
Here's a cute little Valentine Table topper in the snow:

It measures 18" x 18".  It's a cute addition to our kitchen.

A friend from church gave me a bunch of "stuff"  The things I don't use/keep will be donated to my local quilt guild.
I did not have any grand finishes this week.  BUT I did not start any new projects except for the microwave bowl cozies that are DONE!!!
2017 Finishes (listed by date)! 
1.  01.07.17  Country Roads, Humble Quilts Mystery 2015 here.
2.  01.13.17  Stars Stripes & Other Things quilt here.
3.  01.20.17  Candy Cane Mini quilt here.
4.  Sunbonnet Sue charity quilt here.
5.  Large Microwave Bowl Cozie
6.  Medium Microwave Bowl Cozie
7.  Small Microwave Bowl Cozie -- All Microwave bowl Cozies shown here.

2017 New Projects...
3 Microwave Bowl Cozies (all started and finished the same week.)

Current WIPS -- 87
WIPS Completed 2017:  7
WIPS Remaining:          87

Linking up with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Be Social Speaking of Lorna... I'm still not joining in on the quilt along.  But it's getting sew tempting to just add another WIP.  Did you see her herd of reindeer this week?  Oh my, oh my!

Sew Fresh Quilts
Fiber Tuesday 99
Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.
grab button for Quiltfabrication
I'm also joining in with Mama Spark's for WIPS with Friends.


Heidi said...

Oh my, how would one know you have been struggling with Bell's with all you are accomplishing! I read about your onset, & hoping for a fast, & full recovery! Quilt what you can, we all know it is the best medicine! congrats meeing your OMG too, I made the backing this week for my Sew Simplicity quilt. Maybe we will both finish them this year! Take care Kathy, & enjoy those buttons!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Wishing you continuing improvement.

Susan said...

Good job getting all of that done while dealing with the Bell's. Wishing you a complete recovery!

maggie fellow said...

oh my Bell's palsy sounds miserable, but then, anything that gets in the way of quilting right? How does bell palsy start? Hang in there. Still with that so much progress:)