After reading over what I wrote for this post, I think I should call this "Wordy WIP Wednesday." Sheesh! Oh well, at least it goes to show that I've made some progress on my WIP list.
I finished one of the tutorials I had planned on doing using my new AccuQuilt GO! Baby.
I also made some headway on the quilt for my daughter's bed. I changed my mind on the color sashing I wanted to use so now I just need to get the fabric ordered. Say goodbye to off-white and hello to light gray. (This quilt deserves a post of its own so stay tuned for that.)
I really wanted to feel like I was accomplishing something this weekend (rather than sewing things here and there and not feeling like I was getting anything done). So, I pulled out the star blocks I started making WAY back in 2007. AND...
I PIECED THE TOP!
I bought these turquoise and bright green fabrics from a local Hancocks back when I didn't have a clue about fabric, so the quality isn't the greatest. This was also my first attempt at placing blocks on-point in a quilt. I didn't use any fabric other than what I bought four years ago, with the exception of the solid blue, which is a Kona that I bought a few months ago just to have.
I was able to keep the momentum going and got another quilt top pieced last weekend, but I can't show you that for another week or so (it's a surprise for someone special).
I managed to sew Megan's bee block and I also cut out the pieces for the blocks I'll be sending to the ladies in my hive in the 4x5 bee. Hopefully, I'll get those sewn up in the next day or two.
I also started another project: 10 gathered clutches for my son's AMAZING teachers (yes, he has 10 of them). Next week is his last week of school and I'm sad that he'll be moving on to a different program next month.
I haven't made any progress since my last update on any of these projects:
- Kona Solids Challenge quilt
- Sew Beautiful Bee circle of geese quilt
- Jellyroll Sampler quilt
- Patching Up quilt
- Orange and Blue Goldfish quilt
In piecing those two tops this past weekend, my total for quilt tops awaiting basting, quilting, and binding is up to six. Yikes! I seriously don't like the basting process, so I may have to give spray basting a go. Have any of you tried it and swear by it? I'd love to hear of any tips or tricks you may have.
Okay, folks. That's all. Now head on over to Lee's and check out everyone else's WIPs.