Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday #12

Hi! I'm home sick from work today. My head hurts because my sinuses are all pressurized and my throat feels like sand paper. What's really weird is that my tongue is all swollen and I'm finding it really difficult to breathe, LOL. But I'm using a trick my mom always does when she's under the weather: a hot mug of coffee pressed up against my forehead and temples, hehehe. It works wonders!

Thanks to Lee for hosting Work-in-Progress Wednesday so we can all link up and share the fun projects we've got going on. I missed it last week so I'm just going to pick up from where I left off.

Completed Projects: 
Drunkard's path table runner - Made this for my mom just to see how difficult the block was. Used a walking foot to do zig-zaggy quilting in the gold fabric. I got halfway through before I realized this would have been the perfect opportunity to try out hand quilting. Owell! I love it and hopefully she will too :D

Kaleidoscope Quilt Along - Done! For now, anyways. I plan on removing the loose stitches I used to roll forward the backing as temporary binding, and then putting on real binding. But who knows when that will happen and I wanted it done so I could use it. Lucy and I are currently snuggled up in it all cozy-like.

New Projects:

Drunkard's Path Quilt Along - I bought my fabric and tested out Kate's tutorial to great success. Trying my hardest to work on other projects before getting started on this one.

Drunkard's path mug rug - I was going to make six coasters to go along with my mom's table runner, but should have started with bigger squares because 3.75in coasters would be a bit small, hehe. I let loose and starting improvising, ending up with a mug rug instead. Added a bit of brown only to feel like nothing about it popped, hence the turquoise sashing.

Ongoing Projects:
Engelbreit Quilt - top finished and ready for quilting.
Summer Sampler QAL - blocks all sashed and ready to be put on point
Across the Sea QAL - no progress. Another shining example of my jumping into a QAL all crazy excited and then losing steam as soon as it's time to assemble blocks into the top. 
Warm Cool QAL - quilted and ready for binding. Here's a peek:

By no means are these the only projects I've started and not finished. However, if I can't think of them off the top of my head they aren't worth mentioning, plus I don't wanna spend anymore time on this post because it's not often I get a day off work and can sew in the daylight!  

Completed Projects - 2
New Projects -2
Ongoing Projects - 4


  1. You've been busy! I really want to try hand quilting too, on something small of course, but always forget about it until it's too late!

  2. I love your sneak peak of the warm/cool quilt! So pretty!! And I really didn't need another QAL to get into, but I am loving those drunkards path blocks....

  3. Oh my, all of your projects are gorgeous! I love the warm/cool quilt. Is that a dachshund snuggling on the quilt? We had 2 growing up, they are such sweet dogs.

  4. Wow, lots of neat projects! I love your Drunkard's Path table runner and your Kaleidoscope quilt looks to be a hit with Lucy!

  5. Oooh, I did not need to know about the Drunkard's Path QA!! I like your table runner - a very good first try!

  6. Your drunkard's path sashed in turquoise jumped out at me from the Linky party - I love it! And I adore your Kaleidoscope too. Good call on having a pre-binding snuggle - I totally would too with that cute furry friend!

  7. Love your warm/cool & congrats on the drunkard's path - very nice!

  8. Love all of your projects and hope you feel better soon!

  9. Love all your projects!
    I'm going to have to try the drunkard's path - yours is so cool!
    I totally ran out of steam on the Across the Sea QAL too - I have only 3 blocks done!


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