Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Works in Progress #8

Happy Wednesday! This week, it's been rainbows, rainbows, and more rainbows.

New Projects: I'm still holding off on any new projects. Willpower...still...holding, but weakening fast.

Completed Projects: Nada

Current Projects:
Bottled Rainbows (2) - We're doing some work on this everyday so the quilts are progressing nicely. We've completed the mosaics for 8 of Patrick's blocks and 4 of Daniel's blocks. The boys are having fun picking the scraps, telling me what shape they should be cut in and placing them in the square. We've added in some of my coordinating novelty fabrics, such as soccer players, stars, VW love bugs, aliens, etc. It's interesting to see which child picks which fabrics. Invariably, Daniel loses interest midway through the block so I'm having him pick the fun fabrics first and I do the fill in with the remaining scraps.

The challenge I'm having is actually finding the time to zigzag stitch all the pieces down. But, really, who needs sleep? Next up is putting on the backing materials. We're going to do this quilt-as-you-go so we're choosing coordinating backings for each block. If this works, we'll have a bit of a rainbow effect on the back as well. As it stands now, having these puppies ready by the end of the month for hand stitching the back sashings and the binding may be possible. It may be all rainbow, all the time to make that happen though.

Project Y - I figured out what I think I'd like to do with the back. The piecing might be overly tricky though so we'll see. This is a rough idea what I'm contemplating. Thoughts or suggestions are welcome!

On Hold:
Micah's Growth Chart - No progress.
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 #6 Recap:
New projects: 0
Completed projects: 0
Currently in progress: 3
On Hold: 10
UFOs: 5

Bucket List: 39

Thanks for visiting my blog. Now, let's go check out Freshly Pieced to see what others have been up to this week.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. The Bottled Rainbows will be pretty with a variable back as well. Love the idea for the Y back, too.

  2. I adore those bottled rainbows I've seen around, I'll have to make one someday, perhaps after I make a second quilt???

  3. Oh, the bottled rainbows look wonderful! And I'm new to your blog (here from the WIP Wednesday linky), and I must say I really like your idea of a Bucket List 'o Quilts!

  4. Your bottled rainbows are beautiful! I wanted to do that one but.....will add it to the list. Great job.

  5. That is so fun that you are having your kids pick out the scraps for their bottled rainbows blocks! They look like they will be lovely (I'm always a fan of rainbows :))

  6. Wow, I am loving that project y quilt!

  7. I love the idea that you're doing the bottled rainbows for boys. The cute kid fabrics are adorable in this quilt!

  8. Love your layout for the back of Project Y. I can see how it would be difficult to piece, but I think it would definitely be worth the trouble!

  9. Great way to get the kids involved. I love the rainbow effect of the blocks.


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