Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Works in Progress Wednesday - January 18, 2012

This was a week of starts - 3 in fact! BUT, I finished a very old WIP and I pulled one of my projects out of the UFO pile so I guess you could say...5 steps forward, right? Right!
Clockwork Orange

Completed Projects: 
Clockwork Orange - Sooo glad to finish this one!

New Projects:
Wedding Shawl - A friend asked me for advice on getting her wedding shawl made into a quilt. After seeing some photos, asking a gazillion questions and taking a big gulp, I offered to stipple quilt it. It's pretty much done and I'll share it on Friday for TGIFF!, which is being hosted by the kanocious (that's a word I made up as a kid -- it means awesome ;) ) KristyLou

FMQQAYGQAL - I'll do a post about this one tomorrow, but it's started and I super excited about how it's coming together so far.

Collage TreeI started this one in Elaine Quehl's Collage Tree workshop this weekend. Yeah baby, getting my artsy on!

Collage Tree - light values of tree done
Current Projects:
Chop SueyThis sounds crazy, but one of the main reasons I pulled this UFO out is because I've already pieced two more of my Wee Spy tops as leader/ender projects. That technique seriously rocks! I don't have enough batting for all these Wee Spy tops though so I need something that will take a little longer to finish. Chop Suey is a workshop I took with Joan Ramsay children ago. Her Chop Suey fabrics looked great, mine did not so I put it away in the deep dark recesses of my studio. It's a perfect leader/ender project and scrap buster project (for Rachel's Scrap Attack Quiltalong?) though. Hopefully making it a 'side' project will help me not to focus on how much I dislike some of the fabrics. I will embrace the scrappy look! 

A bunch of Chop Suey blocks
and strips in white, pink and red
Colour My World Challenge - Sketched out a couple of ideas. I will hopefully get started on this one this week.

Pogo Stick block in red and black

Tangled Garden - Started pulling out my old quilting stitches. I think some of the practicing I've been doing in my FMQQYAGQAL will help me with this one.

A variety of improv pieced flowers
(log cabin style) surrounded
by an inner brown french braid
border and an outer green border
Red and Tan Amish Wedding Ring

UFOs that may one day get finished, but really who knows?
Spiral/Spring seta colour
Chop Suey - Woo Hoo!
Wedding quilt
Linus quilt
Nine patch colourwash

WIP Wednesday Recap:
New projects: 3!
Current projects: 5
Completed projects: 1
On Hold: 12
UFOs: 4

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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Have a great Wednesday everyone!


  1. ooohhh that tree is looking amazing! Great job on the finishes :)

  2. Love the tree....but I like all of your pieces. You are one busy lady.

  3. gettin' your artsy on!! I love the tree trunk!
    : )
    Sewing in Saskatoon

  4. Love the Modern block "Pogo Stick" I'm such a sucker for black and red. and white. :-)
    AND I'm impressed with your Progress!!!

  5. Wow - what a lot happening in your house - beautiful work!

  6. The tree is looking amazing , have fun with the artsy. Lots of other great work going on as well, how do you keep it all straight? ;-)

  7. Haha!! Your list looks about as long and endless as mine does! :) But YAY for finishes, right? I love the Pogo Stick block -- that's really stunning.
    Have a great week, and good luck converting some WiPs into DuNs! :)

  8. Great quilt and great name - a clockwork orange. Your artsy tree looks fabulous. Congrats on your finish!


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