Wednesday, February 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Alright, It's that time again.  To take stock of what I am in the middle of and what I have planned for the next few months. It is always nice to stop and see how many balls you are actually juggling :)

Of course, my largest work in progress is the continuation of the Happy Quilting Quilt-A-Long.  We are about 1/2 way through now and have so many fun people participating.  My blocks look like this right now.  There is still time to join if you are interested.  The easiest way to read up on what's going on is under the Quilt-A-Long tab at the top of this blog.  It is right under the second P in Happy in the banner :)


I also got my Mono-Cramatic quilt started this last week.  This is the one for Project Modern which is also going to be a gift for my brother and his wife.  It took me 3 + hours to cut out the pieces for this quilt.   Because of the nature of the design, I could only cut it one row at a time, and there are 24 rows.  Happy to be done with that.


I also started on the first few rows.  I know you don't know what it is going to look like but I can say, I am super excited about how it is turning out so far :)  (how is that for a teaser :)


I also am continuing along with half of the quilting community with Block-A-Palooza.  I got all caught up last week only to get back behind yesterday.  Le sigh :)  Ah well, I kind of like doing a lot of blocks at a time so I think the plan is to get behind a bit again and then catch up all at once.


Okay, so that just about covers the actual things I am currently sewing.  As far as things pushed down the line

I never got to making my Valentines table runner from my Holiday Charm pack, catch-up needed.
I also need to make some table runners for my Sister-In-Law as a trade for her marvelous crocheted slippers
And then there is my ABC, Log Cabin quilt that I have only made 1 of the 28 blocks needed.
And I am always keeping busy "Baking"  I just have to squeeze them in between the other projects.

And Lastly, what is taking up all of my current quilting time (and adding to the list of catch-up's above) . . . We are preparing to sell our house.  It will go on the market in the next few weeks :)  And while we don't have any major projects to get it ready, just cleaning and touch-ups, it still takes me away from what I really want to be doing.  Ah well, I will miss it after we move.  It is our first house and we have been very happy here :)

And that about sums it up :)  I am linking this up to Lee's super fun blog, Freshly Pieced

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7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful home. Wishing you the best as you sell it. Our home went on the market on Mon. I love your blocks from the Block-a-Palooza. It's all coming together wonderfully.

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  2. Your monochromatic quilt is looking SO CUTE! I can't wait to see how it develops. Great work!

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  3. Can't wait to see more of the monochromatic quilt! That's going to be very cool. And your Blockapalooza blocks are so fun and colorful. I am vastly behind on that one. : )

    Good luck getting your house ready to sell. Thanks for linking up, have a fabulous week!

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  4. Wow, I can't believe you get so much done ;) Good luck with the house selling!

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  5. Melissa I'm enjoying reading about your quiltalong even though I'm not participating. I'm steadily working my way down my list of UFOs, with only a few side trips into new things. Really, just a few. :) I know exactly how you feel about leaving your first house - but just remember you have tons of memories waiting to be made in the new one. blessings, marlene

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  6. Love your block a palooza color and fabric choices!!!

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  7. Nothing about WIP but thanks to your side bar I was able to find the free motion quilt along again and refresh my memory about all the different stitches I can use on these scrap crib size quilts I've been making to use up my flannel odds and ends.Unfortunately, I think the strips are multiplying! Thanks and good luck with all your projects. You make it all look so easy.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa