I am so excited that I managed to finish up the last five Lucky Stars blocks last week. Now I have to decide how I want to put my quilt together! I haven't been sewing much this week, but I am looking forward to getting back to the machine. I have five quilts waiting to be basted, and I finally bought batting. Hoping to get backing made this week and get some basting done next week! Three are queen sized, one is nearly, and one is a throw, so it will be a lot of basting!
Today I sat down and made a list of what I want to work on in the upcoming months, and I think I will pull fabric and play with color ideas just for fun between chores tomorrow!
I have mostly been knitting as fast as I can this week, but I did finish up these four Lucky Stars blocks at the end of last week. I always think I love paper piecing, then it can be tricky to line up seams, and I get frustrated and vow never to do it again, and then I see the finished blocks and love it again. It's a vicious cycle I guess!
This week I've been busy binding that pile of quilts I got basted a few weeks ago. And I wanted to ask - do you buy your backing and binding when you purchase the rest of your fabric? Or do you buy things you think will make a good binding/backing for something, someday and just choose from your stash when you need something? Sometimes I purchase backing when I plan a quilt, but I often forget about binding, and I don't have a very large stash, so inevitably, I am going back to the store for either or both when I'm ready to baste/bind.
I've also been working on my Swoon blocks and I really like the way they are coming out.
And in spare moments I've been working again on my Dancing Triangles quilt - almost have all the pink, green, orange and purple piecing done - then on to red, blue and yellow!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/nevitt/11791918824/player/8375968218 I have been a busy bee since the holidays! One of my goals this year is to finish things, so I have been on a mission to get things done! I have pulled several things from hibernation, and set to work finishing others. Some I can't show yet, but I am excited to have some things ready to quilt! I'm going to have to stop finishing quilt tops at some point though, and start quilting!
It seems like it's been forever since I've done a WIP Wednesday post! I keep meaning too, and then it's 10:30 on Wednesday night and I remember I didn't get to it on my way to bed.
I finished my quilt top for the FWMQG BOM. Now to get it quilted and bound before our December meeting!
I'm hoping to get this one basted this weekend so I can start quilting it. I'm thinking it will be a Christmas gift for my father in law.
This one I am loving - and since I probably won't be able to give it away, it won't be basted and quilted until after the holidays.
I've also got three more quilts that just need to be bound, and I'm trying to decide if I can squeeze in another quilt before Christmas. And that doesn't include the kid's Christmas outfits I need to sew, and all the gifts I'm working on, plus my knitting and design work! It's going to be a busy few weeks around here!
It's been forever since I've done a WIP Wednesday post! I have been keeping busy working on clothes for the Sew All 26 -along, and doing some quilting. But today I pulled out three projects I cut out in September and did some simple patchwork. It was very nice.