Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Works in Progress #9

My, oh, my, Wednesday again! It is hot and steamy here, which is definitely dampening my desire to spend a ton of time in my quilt studio.

New Projects: Willpower broke this week. I needed a hostess gift so thesse mug rugs were the result. At least they were small, right?

Completed Projects: Mug Rugs  :)

Current Projects:
Bottled Rainbows (2) - Still going strong! We have 20 of the 32 mosaics done. Yippee! I'm still finding it a challenge to zigzag stitch all the pieces down - of those 20, I've still got 8 to zigzag stitch. The key is to use big scraps and straight edges, neither of which my kids seem to interested in. ;)

Project Y - Last week I showed you what I was contemplating for the backing. 

Below is the result - I felt that piecing the squares into the background was going to be way more complicated than it was worth so I machine appliquéd the squares on the pieced background. The edges should fray up nicely once it is washed. Still unnamed. Maybe the name will come to me in a vision as I sweat away in my sauna of a studio... ;) 

I'm dusting off Stained Glass Lilies because I want to take it with us on vacation later this month. I started this project last summer, with the idea of having a hand work project to take with me on vacation. I thought I'd finish the whole thing while away. Funny how projects take much longer than you anticipate. I got as far as as this last year.

Over the Fall and winter, I've been slowly trying to turn this

into the lead for the quilt - in one piece. Doesn't this look fun? Yeah, this is an exercise in patience and frustration. I want to finish prepping the lead before we leave so that I just need to do the stitching while I'm away. I think it's going to be really nice when it's done though. If it ever gets done... ;)

On Hold:
Micah's Growth Chart
Landscape quilt
10X Leaves
Fibonacci's Not Random
Red and Tan Amish Wedding Ring
Stained Glass Lillies
Christmas tree skirt
Tangled Garden
Red and Tan Bargello in the Round 2
Spiral/Spring seta colour

UFOs that may one day get finished, but really who knows?
Converging Stars
Chop Suey
Wedding quilt
Linus quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday #9 Recap:
New projects: 1
Completed projects: 1
Currently in progress: 4
On Hold: 9
UFOs: 5

Bucket List: 39

Linking up with Freshly Pieced for W.I.P. Wednesday so let's go see what others have been up to this week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I think your lilies are gorgeous just as they are. Look forward to seeing them with the stain glass effect. Love your backs!

  2. Your lilies are absolutely gorgeous! I really love your backing too.

  3. Every time I see a photo of Project Y, I love it more. That is an amazing, amazing quilt, both front & back. And at this point, maybe its "real" name is Project Y, hmmm?

  4. Wow!! I am IMPRESSED at the leading work. I've got a quilt with a ton of leading on it (what the heck was I thinking???) :D PRoject Y's back looks terrific - good going with the applique strategy!

  5. I'm beginning to think I'm the weirdest quilter ever, I only have a maximum of two projects on the go at once! I can see you ladies have the potential to lead me astray! ;-)

  6. You have made great mug rugs and those bottled rainbows are going to be wonderful!
    That flower work looks beautiful and very unique!
    x Teje

  7. Those mug rugs are lovely - and if you start and finish them within the week they don't count as an addition to the to do list - right? ;-)

  8. Your lilies are beautiful, can't wait to see them as stained glass. Love the Bottled Rainbows.


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