WIP -- Work in Progress...
I am stealing this idea from here. I think it's a good idea, and means I'll be motivated to get at least 1 blog entry a week...
In my last post, I promised photos of finished and in progress projects.
Molly's quilt is finished, but I noticed a tiny separation of the fabric, so it's still technically "in progress" (until it leaves on a jet plane tomorrow.) But here it is:I hope she likes it! She'll like crawling around on it, I'm sure. :)
Here's what else is going on:
The first is a whimsical Christmas gift that I need to figure out how to finish. I'm debating between panels or a pieced border. It will also get some embellishment with rickrack and buttons. I designed it myself!
What do you think?
I had a panel from last year, but since I am fundamentally opposed to panels, I had to come up with a way to modify it. Because the motif is of snowmen, I decided I'm going to try making snowball blocks to off-set the cute snowpeople. The fabric came today, so I suspect as soon as I figure out the above border dilemma, I will begin with this one:I really do think it will be cute when it's finished. And I'll learn a new skill (hopefully)...
My favorite extra special one is almost done! I also designed it myself, with some inspiration from this cheater nine-block technique. I can't show much, but here's another little glimpse. All it needs is the final chunky border panels and backing! I can't wait to get this to the quilters. I think I will have a hard time waiting until Christmas for its reveal. :)
I've got a couple ruffle butts in the works (they just need to be sewed down, but I'm debating changing the ruffle style)
And ideas for more of these
Steiger's work in progress is crawling. He keeps going to find Elli. Fortunately, she was gently harassed from the time she was 7 weeks old, and doesn't mind.
Look! He's holding her paw. :)
I'm now down 4 pounds since beginning Weight Watchers, and have found a fabulous pseudo-diet friendly recipe for Greek wedding soup! It was so good... apparently I heart orzo.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
At least that's the plan. I will say that life is a little easier to manage now that I'm getting around 7 hours of sleep each night. I think my memory has improved too.
In my new quest for quilt patterns and ideas, I have found all these cool blogs, and the women who write them have inspired me (wait for my side-bar list to be updated soon) . This blog will probably primarily be about the stuff I'm working on, intermingled with random musings.
First though, I need to get you all up to speed. (You know, you all being the 2 or so people who read this) ;) I started with my biggest project. I can't believe he's six months old... I took this picture of him the other day... my little Steiger Jay.
OK, on to the rest:
My first completed quilt is here. I call it the "I'm a good wife and I'm sorry your team is sucking but now I can get back to playing with pretty fabric" quilt.
The first in my line of "ruffle butts" (this one went to my niece Molly... I have a couple more I was working on tonight, but apparently the sound of the sewing machine was the possible source of Steiger's sleep disruption, so they will be finished later).
Behind the ruffle butt is a little teaser of a special quilt top I've been piecing the last couple months. It's by far my favorite so far, but will not be revealed until Christmas.
In the morning I'll show you Molly's finished quilt that my mom is taking to her this week (a bit jealous I'm not joining them), and my first one of these (I'm so excited I found a pattern for my Christmas gift bags!)
Maybe I'll also snap a picture of my work station, and why I'm so excited to possibly get a new desk and re-organized office which will become my sewing space.
Good night for now!