Wednesday, December 26, 2018

WIP Wednesday 12.26.18

It's been a busy holiday week with lots of family, cooking, baking, and fun.  There was visiting, wrapping, gifting, and it's done.  Another Christmas in the books.  I did get some sewing done...

I found a stack of paper plates with Accuquilt cut pieces of the class I took with Bonnie Hunter in the spring of 2017.  These are box kite blocks.  I definitely need to cut and sew many, many more.  BUT I moved this little quilt forward.  Although this is not my favorite pattern of Bonnie's, it is a cute block.  I will most likely make a baby quilt.  BUT the information and skills I gained from taking Bonnie Hunter's workshop are so valuable to me.  Wow!  What a day of fun that was.  I will value this information in my future quilts!  If you ever get a chance to take a workshop with Bonnie, do it!

I loaded this embroidered crib quilt on the longarm.  I hope to have some quilting time today or tomorrow.  Our son got a metal detector for Christmas.  If the weather is nice out, I'll have to keep an eye outside to see what he is digging up.  He's destined to find treasure.

Here he is wandering off with his metal detector...

Here's a pic of the embroidered crib quilt on the longarm frame:

Bonnie Hunter gave us a Clue #5 on Friday.  It was a faster than usual clue for a busy week.  I have a feeling we'll be making that other half chevron sometime soon.  That will take a while if we do.  We'll see.  I usually don't guess right when I speculate where the mystery is going.  I'm happy I'm participating in the Good Fortune Mystery.

In language arts class I added this cute little pear tree to my cross stitch project.  William Shakespeare stood by.  I love these color combinations for inspiration.


I finished this little spool table topper.  It was a leader/ender challenge with Bonnie Hunter in 2012.

My husband showed me a sink hole that goes to a mine shaft on our property.  It's kinda scary.  Hopefully he will fill it in during his holiday vacation.  We can see down over 20 feet.

Linking up with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Midweek Makers.

I did not start any new projects this week.   My WIP list is now at 63 projects.  I've had list in the upper 90's in the past.  String quilt alongs are calling my name in 2019.  If I finish two projects this week I may join in at least two string projects.

Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Cheddar Jack cat pattern from Mama Spark's World 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5.  ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  Go Four It! -- Scrappy 4-patches started as leader/ender June 2017
7.  Patriotic Folk Animals (from Americana Quilts Book) -- hand work for school
8.   Soul Searching -- need 2 more blocks for Julianne swap
9.   Leah Day Building Blocks QA

10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) (from block Lotto, mostly circles w/lines)
13.  Slow Sunday Stitching wool candle mat from Sue project
14.  Bonnie Hunter Garden Party (started 3.18.17.)
15.  Good Fortune -- A Bonnie Hunter Quiltville Mystery started Thanksgiving weekend, 2018.
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14)
17.  Amish Country BOM (from Lynn, Johnna's mom)
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.)
19.   2.5" Scraps from Dani making "cracker" blocks
20.  EPP mini table topper (grey, maroon, blue, cream...)
21.  Little Houses (3.5" blocks)
22.  Pumpkins & the Beanstalk (a second quilt.)
23.  Dot Dot Dash bag -- (new to the list April, 2018)
24.  Scrappy Hourglass Quilt 
25.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
26.  Bonnie Hunter Box Kite class from March, 2017 (Will make baby quilt.)
27.  Super Mario QA
28.  2015 Orange, pink, grey kite blocks (from Accuquilt die, RSC17)
29.  Maroon Sampler Quilt
30.  Gypsy Wife QA (started again with Angie at Gnome Angel, August 2017)
31.  Crown of Thorns in blues
32.  2016 Plus Blocks (from left over pieces of Soul Searching blocks)
33.  RSC16 Folk Art Birds
34.  Kevin the Quilter's Sapphire Stars Mystery (started Summer 2017) 
35.  Secret O - H - I - O quilt.  Shhhh.  Can't show this one--but it's cool!
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
2.  Scrap Crystals (working on blue pieces for RSC15)
3.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt (my seams don't match Julianne's seams...)
6.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
7.  Kim Diehl's Table Topper from her book Simple Charm (Started August, 2017 for to-go bag.)
Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Cruise blocks won from Libby
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Tall Fly 
7.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started)
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt 
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  Tula Pink's City Sampler 100 Modern Quilt Blocks (New QA starting 5/7/17 Gnome Angel)
11.  Flower Baskets (blue and white with some applique) Block Lotto win 10/1/18
12.  Pre-printed cross stitch pillow sham (May, 2018 sew-to-go bag)

Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Pat Sloan's, I Love to Make Quilts Sampler Solstice Challenge (Red & White finished top 2017)
2. Card Trick (pink and blue) HUGE charity quilt for local quilt guild
3.  Hunter green large (bubbly -- will be a challenge to longarm) charity quilt for the local guild
4. Bubble Gum pink and navy charity quilt for local quilt guild 
5. Cross Stitch bathroom saying for Aunt Jo (just needs a frame!)
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer quilt with special block in the center (CM)
3.  Embroidery Bear with balloons and hearts crib quilt.
4.  Catchin' Some Rays needle turn applique crib quilt started March, 2018 (adding EPP hexies!)
5.  Customer 4" patchwork quilt (CM)
6.  Customer baby quilt (blue rail fence) (CM)
I'm linking up with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.  Check it out today at Sew Fresh Quilts.

1 comment:

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Okayyyyy I feel sooooo much better after reading your list of WIP! It really is about the journey and fun of creative play.