WIP Wednesday – 9/18/13

WIP Wednesday at Freshly PiecedGetting it done – one piece at a time

1. Raining Cats and Dogs – Block 9 – Because I spent the entire weekend away from my sewing machine I was able to get a lot done on this baby!  I’ve got about half of the pieces appliquéd down.  I’ve got one blue piece and all of the grey pieces left to do.  I still do not know if I’ll finish this this month though as I’ve got a lot to prep for PIQF and my Rainbow Garden BOM came in – if it wasn’t for the fact that I do not have any of the thread I apparently need I probably would have started it as soon as it came.  But I’ve got to wait for it.  More on that later! 🙂

2. my hand quilt – Working on quilting Border #2 – I’m working on the third side which should be done by my next WIP Wednesday post.

3. Easy Street – All of the rows are sewed together!  Yippee!!  The next thing is to add the borders but that will be on next month’s Get It Done list.  I’ve got to finish this month’s list before I start working on the next step!

Easy Street All blocks pieced together no border and not yet quilted

Easy Street
All blocks pieced together
no border and not yet quilted

4. Missing Ivy AKA Road to Brenham quilt with Judy at Patchwork Times – so all I wanted to do for this month was to get all my fabric.  I did and at the recent Camp Stitch with my guild I was able to start on step 1.  I didn’t finish it and again – I forced myself to stop as I’ve got additional things to do this month.

So – what’s left on my list…

5. Lucky Star BOM – I finished the 12.5″ block for the December practice block.  My points match better and the bulk wasn’t as bad.  I manipulated the bulky areas to help with keeping the points together and reducing some of the bulk.  It’s still not fun as I timed it and it took me an hour and 45 minutes to finish this block.  The pieces were already cut too!  I hope that it gets faster as I gain more experience because that is a long time to spend on one block!  Of course, it does look nice…

Lucky Star BOM December 2012 Practice Block 12.5"

Lucky Star BOM
December 2012 Practice Block
12.5″

and finally – the last thing on my Get It Done List –

6. A Rainbow Garden BOM – I must say the ladies that work at Primitive Garden are very nice and helpful.  After a bit of a snafu with my order they shipped the pattern and block pieces on Friday, 9/13/13.  I wasn’t expecting it until well – today.  But I received it on Monday, 9/16!  I do not know who they paid at the post office but that was FAST!  For anyone who is considering doing a mail order BOM – try to select something that you have experience in.  I realized when I got my package that I have no experience with wool and I had no idea what I needed to do.  I realized that with a mail order BOM I just wouldn’t – couldn’t really – get the same help that I expect with an in person – local quilt shop BOM.  Well – lesson learned.  I should have known that but with the excitement I had with BOM in July and August I wasn’t really thinking about that – I was just excited to have a BOM delivered to me in the mail!  But now I have to figure out how to applique wool!  I did what any person does in this day and age when confronted with something they do not know how to do – I Googled it.  And found out that I probably need a different needle and I need particular thread (or in this case threads).  So I emailed the ladies at Primitive Garden and ordered the thread that I would need for this month’s block.  Once I have that package, I can start working on this block.  I’m a little disappointed that I can’t tear into it now and start working on it but c’est la vie – I used my time wisely and started prepping my materials for the PIQF classes I will be taking in October.

What’s on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

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