Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WIP Wednesday

I have been meaning to join in over at Freshly Pieced for a WIP Wednesday for a while now! Why? I am hoping that it will be enough to motivate me to keep going on some projects - especially those with deadlines.

My closest deadline is this little baby.....

A bright Hot Purple and Lime Green Square in a Square Quilt for my baby sister who turns 21 in September. I am hoping to have this one completed and ready to take to the quilter for quilting at the end of July. I originally was going with the pattern shown, but I have since changed my mind and have something else planned instead! These blocks were my Bee Block from last year! So stay tuned for that one.

This one is my oldest WIP to date! It is the Everday Angels BOM program that was offered by Honeysuckle Cottage all the way back in early 2000. Somehow I managed to sweet talk my mother into buying it, yet I ended up with the sewing it part.

There is so much wrong with the quilt - as I really had no idea what I was doing all those years ago. So we will just ignore the fact that it has 1cm seams instead of 1/4" or the fact that I have used far to many strands of embroidery floss whilst doing the applique.

To be honest I am so over all the hand applique - the only thing that is pushing me on to complete this quilt is that it is for my Mum and her health has not been the best for the past couple of years. I couldn't bear the thought of her not getting any benefit from all my hard work. 

My Mum also shares the shame birthday as my sister - so I am hoping to finish this one up in time too - that way they will both get a quilt. Although I will quilt this one myself as it will be a lot smaller and just simple in the ditch quilting.

This is my Non - thinking WIP. It is to be a knitted bed runner for the end of my bed. I have a blue/maroon colour scheme and when I found this wool in an Op Shop I could instantly see it on the bottom of bed over my pale blue slight self checked doona. I am knitting it on huge needles - size 12 so it is coming out very loopy and chunky - but I am loving it. 

This is the project I worked on when I am watching TV etc - basically when ever I want my hands to be busy, but something that does not require my brain to have to think.

Anyway, that is three major WIP's that I am working on at the moment, although, I really should get a move on my latest nephew's bunting and some new pajama pants for myself to replace my threadbare ones.

Linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshley Pieced!


  1. Oh there's always so many projects and never enough time hey! Sounds like you'll be busy with two fab quilts for September!