Sunday, January 29, 2012

Focus? Is that worthwhile?

This is my design wall this morning. Works for me!

Now I shall try to make some bias binding that has nothing to do with any of the projects in the picture.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Le Sigh

Yesterday did not go as hoped for the back of this quilt.

I've never had a wrinkle like that. So off the frame and onto the floor for some stitch removal.

And a few Hulu shows later, I pinned the hell out of it and will reload today. Or next week. No deadlines for me this year!

I will try to remember to keep straight line quilting and minkee on separate projects from now on though.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Binding Bias

I did manage to finish quilting the triangles today despite my best efforts to stay in house pants all day. My plans were foiled when we had to make sure no one in the house gets rabies so off to the vets we went.

Once out, I did make it over to the old house to stitch a bit.

Now I have to decide if I'm brave enough to try a bias binding on it. It was recommended at the guild yesterday and it does make sense for the inside corners.

Hopefully work will be settling down enough for me to get some more time at the frame soon. I've got 5 quilts ready to go with 2 more just needing finished backs.

I did finish a top yesterday so of course started a new one. It's coming together super fast.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

'Stache Week

Nope, I didn't spell it wrong, this week is all about mustaches.

The gray one is cooler in real life. I quilted it a bit with random straight lines.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Some Progress

It seems like every year when I figure out a goal (or two) for my sewing that I happen across others with the same general plan. Last year it was not buying fabric for a few months and there were plenty of people trying the same resolution.*
I've spent the last week or so focusing on not starting new projects since I ended the year with at least 15 projects in the works. The number may seem high but the urge to finish is pretty common on blogs this year. So I've updated my Excel spreadsheet and made some neat piles. I'm linking up to the Finish Along at Quilter in the Gap for the first quarter. Here are my projects to be completed -

It is kinda a mug shot setup with the front and side views but there are six projects there.

1. Summer Takeout
2. Arabella Diamonds
3. Sunkissed Jelly Roll Magic
4. Triangle Quilt, Triangle Quilt, Doing the Things a Triangle Can
5. Grand Bazaar
6. Origins HST (with the border fabric hanging in the back

The last two need backing fabric still.**

Oh and the turtle quilt top that I gave away for Christmas and brought back home to finish. Because that's classy.

However, my main goal this year is not to sew with any deadlines, I did enough of that in 2011. So we will see what gets done without pressure.

Oh and I will be starting a new project that makes me giggle tomorrow. Or next week.

*Please ignore the full shelves in the following pictures. I mostly succeeded.
**Again, can I say that there are not enough flannel choices out there?