Thursday, March 7, 2013

WIP update + something new

Suddenly, I've managed to make some progress on a few projects - but I also seem to be starting and finishing some new things while WIPs languish in the corner. I am committed to getting all of the lingerers out of the way so that I can focus on some new and exciting projects. Some of those lingerers are not even started - just a pile of fabrics and an idea.

It's funny how emotionally burdened I am with UFO/WIPs. Small projects that I start and finish quickly are like an adrenaline rush but I get a lot less long-term satisfaction from them. So, it's time to make some lists - here's the WIPs in order of age.

Butterfly hearts: I've hand-stiteched about 1/2 the hearts onto this quilt, discovered they are heading the 'wrong' way, and have also decided that they need to be machine stitched on. Although I've avoided this project for a while, I've been thinking about it again. Hopefully, I'll dive back in.

Blue snowflakes: More than 1/2 of the applique blocks are done but hand work is so not my thing. What I need is to break a leg or sprain an ankle and be bedridden for a week so I can do nothing but needle-turn applique. Short of that, it will be a while.

Green & white HSTs: I did a few more blocks over the Christmas holidays - I think I have 18 of the 36 done.

Blue & brown circles: I have not even started this one; however, the cushion challenge (see below) uses these fabrics, so maybe it's time to get started.

Poodle handbag: After making these for Christmas presents, I have made one (not pictured) for DD and just need to get the strap finished. Don't know why this is taking so long.

Green & black hexis: My bee blocks from the Monday Modern group. I received a few more this past Monday and am ready to get them pieced together. The solid green fabric I ordered from the US was too green and I've now checked some real fabric and should get a better green solid in the next month or so. Until then, this one is on hold.

MM cushion challenge: A new project (as of yesterday). Our Monday Modern challenge - a cushion with curves, must use FMQ. Since some of my lovely Osbourne & Little silk/hemp sofa cushions are wearing out (not a good fabric choice, apparently), I thought I'd make a few to replace them. The blue & brown circle quilt I have 'planned' is for the sofa, so these will be made of the same or coordinating fabrics.

Linking up to Freshly Pieced WIP.


  1. Ooooh, you do have an impressive list of WIPs - glad I'm not the only one :-)

  2. I always feel better once I've made a list... even when the list is long and overwhelming! You have some wonderful projects underway. Love your butterfly hearts on the pieced lights!

  3. I need to make a list...though most of the things on it haven't even been started yet! All of your projects are lovely, I'm sure it will feel so nice to finish them up!

  4. Love the bag and the hexis quilt. So frustrating when fabric arrives that isn't what you intended but those usually lead to other projects so in the end it's all good.