Thursday, January 26, 2012

WIP Wednesday

I have hardly had a chance to sew these past few weeks. The family was still at the beach and I was back and forth to work mid week. Somehow my projects have been set aside this month. I suppose that I did get some things done over Christmas and I sat down one day while commuting on the ferry and made note of all my WIPs and what I could do in the near future on each. Some things I've already finished!
  • Crumb Quilt:
    • Sandwich ✓
    • Baste ✓
    • FMQ - started
    • Bind
  • Green 1/2 Square Triangles:
    • Finish last batch of squares ✓
    • Piece blocks
  • Blue Snowflake:
    • Commit to layout ✓
    • Continue making applique blocks
  • Butterfly Hearts:
    • Design layout and quilting pattern ✓
    • Quilt background
    • Applique hearts
  • Blue/Brown dots:
    • Sketch design ✓
    • Draft templates
Blue Snowflakes
I finished one half-finished block and did one more (start to finish).
Crumb Quilt
I'm halfway through the quilting. I chose a variegated pink/fuchia thread and am doing an all-over loopy pattern. I don't usually do the all-over pattern, but I thought it would work well with the quilt.

Monday, January 16, 2012

One Thing, One Week Challenge

Amy's Creative Side

Amy has a challenge to set a goal and complete it in a week. I chose to finish my green 1/2 square triangles. I went away to the beach house for a few weeks with about half of the squares done. I wanted to finish them before I went back to work on the 10th, but somehow, I didn't quite make it.

Last weekend I had about 100 more to finish, and that's what I set out to do. I finished them on Sunday and now have the 1,452 squares to start making my 6x6 blocks. It's taken me a long time to get to this stage, mainly because making so many 1/2 square trianges can be a little ...umm... monotonous. Here's a photo of my squares - it doesn't really look that impressive, does it? But I know the finished quilt will be amazing.

The finished blocks will create a series of small, medium, and large green squares. I also spent some time on the weekend working out how to make the quilt a little bigger but did not want to ruin the continuity of the overall pattern by adding a typical border. My solution is to add two more rows of small squares made up of solid white/cream squares and some more tiangle components. This will extend the pattern into the "border" and make every green square in the pattern complete. It's hard to visualise, but I'll make some up and post them soon.

Here's a picture of the 4 blocks that I have made so far.