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WIP Wednesday – 2/5/2014

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

I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things.  I even made it to my guild meeting last night.  It was nice to see everyone again.  I hope to make it to my bee next Thursday but that takes some extra coordination with the hubby since it’s my day to take the girl to cheer practice. Anyway I actually was able to work on something last weekend.

First I did the February clue for Tell It To The Stars.

Tell It To The Stars 2 finished blocks 2/2/14

Tell It To The Stars
2 finished blocks
2/2/14

 

Then I worked on Part 4 of Celtic Solstice – the picture only shows 100 patches but after this weekend I have 228.  I’m not sure why I’m not closer to the 300 I need other than I think I thought I only needed 244?  I must have gotten the numbers confused with another step.  So I will need to cut more strips and piece more of these.

Celtic Solstice - Step 4 4 Patches  100 assembled  the rest waiting for me

Celtic Solstice – Step 4
4 Patches
100 assembled
the rest waiting for me

I worked a bit on Block #3 of A Rainbow Garden – the picture is from a previous quilting day as it was dreary last Sunday which was when I was quilting and was not able to take very good pictures. So it shows the pins but I was able to get the little green leaves, the green stem, and one of the big leaves stitched down with a blank stitch.  I have a lot more to go since all those little pieces need to be placed down too.  I’m about 3 blocks behind on this project because it’s wool and this is my first time doing it and because it’s a hand project.  They always take longer than other projects.  🙂

Rainbow Garden Block #3 WIP 1/15/2014

Rainbow Garden
Block #3
WIP 1/15/2014

And happily I’ve started FMQ’ing Easy Street.  I’ve taken a few classes but haven’t actually done my own quilt ever.  It’s really hard and it’s not the perfect quilting.  However, I just needed to get down and dirty with it.  This is my quilt and I’m okay with it not being perfect.  I’ve done most of 1 section and my plan is to work a little bit on it every weeknight that I’m at home.

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.   🙂

Stash Report – Week 3, 2014

I’ve been plugging along this week working on a bit of everything.  But nothing to add to the used list.  A bit of work on Raining Cats and Dogs, and Rainbow Garden.  Hampton Ridge Block 10 and most of Moon Glow block 2.  I’m hoping to get that done sometime this morning.

I am taking my sewing machine in to the shop.  It’s been acting a little funny – the thread has been snapping a lot lately and I’m not sure why.  It could be nothing but I’d rather be safe than sorry.  I’ve cleaned it to the best of my ability but I guess it needs someone to go in to all those tiny places I can’t reach.  This is a perfect time to take it in as I’ll be travelling this week for work and will not be at home to use it anyway.  Great news for my hand projects.  🙂

Used this week: 0 yards
Used year to Date: 4 yards
Added this Weeks: 0 yards
Added Year to Date: 14 yards
Net Added for 2014:10 yards

Well here’s to a great 2014!

see more stash reports at  Patchwork Times

~gone quilting!

Melanie

WIP Wednesday – 1/15/2014

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

I’m working on Block #3 of A Rainbow Garden.  All the pieces are cut and ready to be sewn onto the backing.  That’s on tomorrow’s agenda. 

Rainbow Garden Block #3 WIP 1/15/2014

Rainbow Garden
Block #3
WIP 1/15/2014

Celtic Solstice – Just waiting to find time to work on the rest of those 4-patches for step 4.  I’ve ONLY got 144 left to do. but with 4-patches those should go by fast.  This is this weekend’s agenda with the hope that I’ll be able to start on Step 5 also.

Celtic Solstice - Step 4 4 Patches  100 assembled  the rest waiting for me

Celtic Solstice – Step 4
4 Patches
100 assembled
the rest waiting for me

Here are the bits from steps 1, 2, and 3 waiting for the 4 patches to join them…

Celtic Solstice  Steps 1, 2 and 3 waiting for the rest of the little pieces.

Celtic Solstice
Steps 1, 2 and 3 waiting for the rest of the little pieces.

And I finally spent a little time on Monday evening hand quilting My First Ever Hand Quilt – probably should be renamed The Quilt That Never Ends.  I’m on the final side of the 2nd row of the final border.  Then I’ll do a 3rd row and then the binding and the label!  After 8 years, it’s almost done. lol

My Hand Quilt it's still WIP

My Hand Quilt
it’s still a WIP

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.  Also linking up with Kate  at Life In Pieces. 🙂

WIP Wednesday – 12/18/2013

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

The #1 item on my WIP list (our Family Holiday Newsletter) is officially done!  woohoo!  They are in the mailbox ready for pick up.  The first batch went out yesterday and the rest is going out today.  I’m so glad they are off my list. I haven’t done much quilty-wise since Manic Monday so nothing much to report.  But here goes – 

Celtic Solstice – Step 3 is half done and I’m pretty sure I’m not going to get anymore done before the next clue. 

Celtic Solstice - Step 3 35 Pinwheels 100 HSTs Orange and Yellow Strips ready to make more 12/15/13

Celtic Solstice – Step 3
35 Pinwheels
100 HSTs
Orange and Yellow Strips ready to make more
12/15/13

Hand quilting – I’m halfway through the second side.  Really not much progress here but I’m okay with that right now.  I just do not want it to fall by the way side.  It is really almost done – just the final border and then binding and a label!

My hand projects – Raining Cats and Dogs – I was able to get a few pieces down over the weekend while waiting for the girl at her knitting class.  But that’s it.  I’ve been trying to touch this project every Monday and that was doable for a few weeks.  This week though has  work taking over every aspect of my life.  That will change shortly though.

A Rainbow Garden.  So I’m still working on the October block.  I just received the December block so now I’m 2 months behind.  I’ll be working on this tomorrow when I take the girl to cheer practice so hopefully I get a lot done.

Next week I’m on a little vacation.  Most of my clients will be on vacation so all my regular conference calls have been cancelled for the next two weeks.  The goal is to only work 2-3 hours a day and then the following week the family and I are going on a little end of the year retreat.  I convinced everyone that instead of gifts this year, we should spend a week in Reno, NV.  Surprisingly, the kids didn’t give me any issues with this idea.  It helps that living where we live, we do not see snow and my son has been wanting to see snow for the last year.  So, the plan is to hang out there for a week.  I’m bringing my sewing machine and a couple of board games.  We’ll spend a day or two at the slopes.  The hubby will hang out at the casinos.  🙂  And hopefully have great memories.

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.  Also linking up with Kate  at Life In Pieces. 🙂

WIP Wednesday – 12/11/2013

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

The #1 item on my WIP list is our Family Holiday Newsletter.  That has to be done ASAP and out the door soon.  I’ve been working on it slowly but can never quite get it done.  I’ve probably got 3 main sections to do so far.  The boy did his the other night and I was able to paste it in his section last night with only a few adjustments. 🙂 The girl is still working on hers and I’m hoping to get hers done tonight along with the others.  If I could get it done and to the printers by Friday I’ll be happy.  

Celtic Solstice – I was able to  piece together 6 sets of Step 2.  No where near what I need to get done and I’m pretty sure I will not have that step finished by Friday.  It’s the drawing the line part that is slowing me down!  Well, I’ll do what I can and on Friday I’ll start Step 3.  

Hand quilting – I’m a third of the way through the second side.  This is my TV project and haven’t been watching that much lately.  I do plan on watching the classic Christmas shows so I’ll be working on the quilting when the family gets the chance to do that.

Tomorrow is my turn to take the girl to cheer practice so I’ll be working a bunch on my hand project – Raining Cats and Dogs and A Rainbow Garden.  I haven’t taken her in awhile so I’m looking forward to hanging out at Starbucks with my audiobook and my hand projects. 🙂

What is on your WIP Wednesday?

~Wish I was quilting…

Melanie

See more WIP Wednesday posts at Freshly Pieced.  Also linking up with Kate  at Life In Pieces. 🙂

Manic Monday – 11/18/2013

Design Wall & BOM Away Monday

Rainbow Garden September 2013 Block Finished 11/17/13

Rainbow Garden
September 2013 Block
Finished 11/17/13

I finished this yesterday just in time to post this for today’s BOM Away Monday.

Close up of Block 1

Close up of Block 1

Here’s a close up.  I received the November kit last Friday so I’m only behind 1 month.  Hopefully I can get the October block together enough to bring to retreat this coming weekend.  It would be nice to get some pointers on how I’m doing on this project.

Design Wall 11/11/13

Design Wall
11/11/13

The design wall hasn’t changed so here’s the picture from last week.  At some point, I’ll be putting these blocks away while I work on Block 2 of Raining Cats and Dogs.  I’m not yet sure what I’ll put up there to replace these.  Probably the current BOMs in progress but if I get a lot of work done on Missing Ivy at the retreat – I may put that up there for inspiration.

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~Wish I was quilting.

Melanie