Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Works in Progress #18

A huge thank you to those who linked up for last Friday's TGIFF! Party. We had 13 projects link up! Woo hoo! Such beautiful work so thank you for sharing it! For those coming from WIP Wednesday, check out the great finishes -- you'll be glad you did.

This Friday is Erin of Missy Mac Creations's turn to host TGIFF! Yay! If you have a finish, you are more than welcome to link up and share what you've done. Check out the TGIF Friday! site for more details. There's also a linky if you'd like to offer to host TGIFF! in the future.

New Projects: I'm starting to cut into my Castle Peeps that I scored this past summer. :) This is going to be a twin-sized quilt, with a fairly simple design to show off those fun fabrics. I also added in some solids to the fabrics shown below. Bamboo batting was on sale so I picked some up to give it a try with this project. Anyone use bamboo yet? My first impression is that while it is super soft, it's very thin. I love the idea of bamboo, but I'm wondering how warm it will be.

Current Project: As I mentioned last week, I'm participating in the Scrap Splat Challenge by Generation Q Magazine. I stayed up ridiculously late Monday night to finish the top. I'd forgotten how annoying half square triangles (HST) can be to make. I haven't tried them since I first started quilting and now I remember why. That said, I'm pretty please with how it's going so far and I don't think this is the last time I'll be using HSTs. Now on to the quilting! I'm trying to finish it to share at this Friday's TGIFF! party, but we'll see. The deadline is October 26 next week so it'll be done soon, in any case.  Here's a peek:

Completed Projects: None

On Hold:
Stained Glass Lillies
Micah's Growth Chart
Landscape quilt
10BX Leaves
Fibonacci's Not Random
Red and Tan Amish Wedding Ring
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 #18 Recap:
New projects: 1
Current projects: 1
Completed projects: 0
On Hold: 9
UFOs: 5

Bucket List: 41

This week I'm also linking in to WIP Wednesday at The Needle and Thread Network.

And, as always I'm linking in to Freshly Pieced.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!


  1. Hi M R. I am loving your castle quilt. Fab colours! I'm also not keen on HSTs but they are usually worth all the effort. Yours are great - very precise.

  2. Very cool Castle Peeps! I have used bamboo before but for a smaller wall quilt. Would you consider double layering the batting?

  3. Look forward to seeing your Castle peeps quilt! I really like that fabric but have no idea what I'd do with it, think I'd be scared to cut into it!!

  4. Ooh! I've got two quilts to make for my AIL (Aunt-in-law) for her grandchildren and I hadn't even thought of the Peeps. Great choice! Can't wait to see how it works out!

  5. Love the peeps. I have bought bamboo before and used it (same as you I bought a ton of it on sale). I didn't notice any difference from the usual cotton I use.

  6. Love the peek of your scrap HSTs. Gorgeous.

  7. Hello there....love the castle quilt; you have patience....and the triangles are great colours....

  8. The castle quilt will be so cute and the HST'S look great but I know what a pain they can be .S for bamboo batting ,yes I have hand quilted it and love it , as for the thinness I still think it would be very warm .It quilts beautifully. Good luck.

  9. Castles are intiguing for sure. I luv h/s triangles and the black sashing will be something!

  10. Hopefully someday I will link up with your TGIFF again! I don't think I will have anything finished in the near future though! :) Love your HST, can't wait to see it finished!

  11. ooh - i have castle peeps so it'll be interesting to see what you're up to with it.

    i love hst's - they're so versatile and yours look a treat.

    i've used bamboo - it is warm and drapes really well - but i found it fluffed really badly so i was constantly having to de-fluff my long arm.


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