I haven't participated in WIP Wednesday for a little while, (mostly because it would be mind numbingly boring to say "no progress again this week" for many weeks in a row), but I finally have some progress to report this week. Yay!
First of all I gave my office a good tidy today. I'm going to count that as progress, because I think it could help me get back my lost mojo lol...
Following on from making things tidy I got motivated to make my second block for the quilt for my lounge - since the pieces have been sitting in a pile by my sewing machine collecting dust bunnies and moths for about 6 weeks now. With that, the block I'd already made, and 4 I received from my lovely Sew Aussie ladies, progress on that quilt is coming along quite nicely...
Officially half way there with blocks:
Although 2 of the blocks were made in a slightly different size so I've got to decide what to do about it. So far I've thought of 3 options -
1. Use them in the quilt top anyway and just have a few that don't match up
2. Use them in a pieced back
3. Use them for coordinating cushions
What do you think? What would you do?
Secondly I received a few more blocks for my cheeky quilt.
These ones are both from Rachel in my Bits & Pieces Bee...
I really love them!! (of course) So thanks heaps Rachel!
And since I know a few of you are very curious about progress - so far I have 31 cheeky blocks in my hot little hand. I know there are a few more on the way, I'm just not sure how many. But since I need at least 42 (preferably 49) I think I will work on making a few more of these in the next few weeks, so watch this space .
I also really have to decide what to do about the quilting of this quilt. I was going to do straight line quilting and use the Quilt as you go method, but I'm starting to think maybe I should splash out and get this long arm quilted. Any suggestions?
It's going to be quite a full on, busy quilt with all the scrappiness, so I'm not sure about the long arm idea. I've never sent a quilt away to be long armed before - I've always just quilted them myself. So I'm a bit chicken & unsure...
Ooooh I was about to say that that was all my progress this week - but I just realised that I finished my Christmas table runner. So that must count as 1 project finished woo hooo!
In which case my stats this week are:
Completed projects - 1 (table runner)
Long term WIPs- 3
Short term must-be-done-soon list - 3
Christmas list (although really this should probably be down as more than 1 item!)
Blankets of love x 2 to baste, quilt & bind
Bee blocks for November x 2
Pop over to Lee's to see everyone else's progress