Wednesday, August 15, 2012

WIP it - good intentions


I had a whole four days off since last Wednesday and I planned to get A LOT of sewing done. I did, but not really. I fiddled with other random projects and reading and taking naps and running errands. It happens.

I'm trying a new format for this post to see how I like it. Let me know what you think. Also, I have not seen Herbert (the bat) since I showed him the door last week. I kinda miss him.

in progress:

I finished the top for the Quilts for Kids kit. All I need to do is quilt, bind and wash and it'll be ready to mail back. I could have quilted this up (I ordered a walking foot Wednesday and it arrived Friday, YAY!), but I wanted Lucy to be the first quilt I finished. This was so easy to put together. I'm thinking about copying the pattern to make another one to send at a later date. These would make a good day or weekend project. I think it's funny I finished the top right as Shark Week started.

LUCY'S TOP IS DONE!!! YAY!!! She was more work than I anticipated. I probably should've chosen an easier design for my first quilt. I wasn't sure what to do about the borders. Should I add them, should I not? I wanted the quilt to be a little bigger so I added them. I had a hard time getting a picture of it all spread out. I need to find somewhere to photograph larger pieces. Her back is done as well. I did a pieced back. Next up basting and quilting. I have no idea how I should quilt it. Suggestions?


Here are all the things I finished this week. Two wide mouth pouches, an arm band that holds my phone when I run and a wooden pendant. I plan to blog more about these items later. I'd intended to do it yesterday, but I went to the State Fair. I'm totally okay that I pushed off blogging to enjoy the fair. Oh the good food. I'll be cooking up some good food in the next week or so.

no progress:

  • granny square blanket
  • scrap vomit appreciation squares (well I cut a few, but not enough for me to call it progress)
  • blogger's quilt along
  • card holders for Indie Gift Box
  • bow ties and hair bows
Yeah, those finished projects are what took up most of my time off that I'd intended to use working on the items that ended up on the no progress list. It happens. So many ideas that I want to work on. I feel like I need a white board or something so I can keep all my ideas prioritized and organized. Maybe I'll figure something out one of these days.

I almost wonder if no progress should go at the top of this post, then in progress and then last the finished items. What do you all think? How do you format your WIP posts?

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I love that second quilt top, just lovely! I was photographing a finished quilt today and because I was the only adult a home ad my 5 year old is too short to hold it up ;) I just pegged it to the clothesline :) had to get down on the ground to ge a good photo but easier than putting it on the ground and climbing on a chair :)

Sara said...

Busy girl!! The shark quilt I LOVE it!!! Just so cool with the black checker looking block and blue!

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love Lucy's top!! So much done!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Melissa this has been a super productive week for you! I just love Lucy. The shark quilt is adorable too. Great job.