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.

Finished:
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.

8 comments:

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 D. 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!

diane 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!!

A Girl 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.

Z Any Mouse said...

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

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