Wednesday, August 3, 2011

WIP Update: Stitching Like Mad

This has been a very busy sewing week for me.  I am excited about what I have accomplished.

This week we completed our Japanese Fabric Swap.  We are very excited to receive our charm packs and a few folks are already posting finished projects using them!  For now, I am just happy to pet, look and imagine what I will create.  This week I will be adding a Japanese Fabric Swap tab to Fluffy Sheep Quilting. It's nearly ready for prime time!

Currently In Progress:
I finished the top for Lattice Illusions this week.  I am simply thrilled to have reached this milestone.  The back and binding are ready to go.  Tomorrow I will layer it and get to quilting.  I think I have a quilting plan that is mostly stitch in the ditch in the center three panels and a cross-hatch in the border "tiles".  We'll see how it goes, anyway. 

I am still playing catch up for the Birdie Stitches BOM from Little Miss Shabby.  I have the January to May blocks finished, but not June.  I finished the July block earlier this week and have to jump in on August.  I want to put a little more of my own personality into this block calendar, so I'd like to re-design the June block to be a camping picture and the August block to be a snorkeling/diving scene.  I'll work on that this week.

My biggest source of pride this week is the near completion of our Community Quilt top.  I ran out of fabric and am waiting for more to arrive.  Once its here, I can finish the corner blocks, stitch on the final two borders (which are already pieced) and finish the back.  When layered I will (somehow) quilt this with straight lines so as to not detract from the piecing pattern.  The Kona Papaya binding arrived today.  I am really in love with the yellows in this quilt, so I wanted to highlight them in the binding.

I sent off my charms for the Rainbow Charm Swap 2 at Ellison Lane Quilts.  I am looking forward to seeing what lovely packet I get in return.

The Sew Bee Blissful quilting bee (hosted by Sew Happy Geek) has just started.  I am happy to be part of this, my first, quilting bee.  Come back tomorrow for a more detailed post!

As usual on a Wednesday, I am linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday, and Someday Crafts Whatever Goes Wednesday.


Mrs Flying Blind... said...

Yay, what a lot of loveliness!
I can't wait to see the snorkeling block!

Debbie said...

Your community quilt top is lovely! Yay for your swap charms! I am waiting to receive two sets back (first ever!)!! fun.

Elizabeth Dackson said...

So busy!!! I love your Japanese charms, they look super fab :) And your community quilt top looks amazing, I can see why you're proud!!!

Token Asian Friend said...

That Irish chain quilt is very very beautiful! said...

I have not received my charm squares from the swap. Have you heard from anyone in the states who has received theirs?

Sarah said...

Snorkelling burdies? That I'd LOVE to see!!

Unknown said...

Wow you are a busy girl! Great Japanese charms, I want to look, pet and imagine what I could make too. :)

I love how your Lattice Illusions and community quilts are coming along.

Zanymouse said...

Congratulations on having such a productive week! I can't wait to see your new Birdies.

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