Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Day 193 Wednesday Works In Progress!
This has been a piecemeal kind of week.
I have been working on smaller projects this year in the hopes of completing some wall hangings. Last week I showed you a Valentine quilt top that was written as a wall hanging. I finished the top and put it in the closet with other pieces that need to be sandwiched (basted together with the back and batting in the middle). While I was originally cutting it out however, I recognized that it was not at all what I envisioned on my wall. It is too big! It will be a great lap quilt or draped over the back of a chair but not for my wall. So I made an extra pieced heart to work with in creating something smaller. I've been working on that this week
I started the actual quilting on the sandcastle top I completed last year.
A special request for a rice neck pillow thing (?) came in from my pregnant daughter so I looked it up and made one. Okay two - but the filling of rice is more challenging than I anticipated (and the cleaning up afterwards was entertaining!)
Once she okays it - or tells what she would like different, I will probably be back here making more. Supposedly you heat it up in a microwave and use it as a heating/cooling pad. When I get it right, I can see me making more for gifts!
Speaking of my girl and her upcoming baby - I started planning the back of the baby quilt. We got autographed squares at her baby shower and I am working with how to place them. I am still waiting on one square and will be able to put the back - and the quilt together!
Have I shown you the FRONT? If not, let me know and I'll include it in next week's WIP post :-)
And.... working on an ancient project.... squares unearthed from '08... I put the top together earlier this year.... and added the blue borders this week. I don't think I'm quite happy with it yet though.... I am thinking up more borders to make it a little bigger.
A narrow black border next and then I need to add one more color border depending on what I find in the quilt shop when I pop in tomorrow! I don't have what I need in my stash... poor me....
My handwork hexies... I am still having fun with them! I really need to put them down and work on other handwork projects!
I worked on the lap robe for the Vets while I worked at the library the other day. (It's a project for the needlework club at the library so that's fair, don't you think?)
Coming along slowly but surely. I haven't been doing much crocheting lately.
And then..... because I couldn't help myself..... this new fabric came into the shop and I needed to work with it!
I looked up the company online and am using their suggested pattern to make a quilt top. I bought the fabrics that the shop had and improvised on the ones they didn't. I don't want everything to match anyway... what else is new?
Can't wait to add this to my next week's lineup! What are YOU up to?