Surprisingly, considering I had visitors staying for the weekend and I didn't do anything at all before Monday I achieved a lot more than I thought I would.
The Mystery Quilt block from week 2 is finished. It took me 4 1/2 hours to make and it made me cry. Not much, but it's a long long time since sewing made me cry. I have never tried foundation paper piecing before and
A miracle happened and I finished quilting Spice Boxes, a happy dance is happening here right now. Fanny Pfaff stayed on her best behaviour and I didn't have any more crazy dramas with it. I do think that unless I'm just piecing, the machine doesn't like being on for hours at a time and shows it by playing with the tension.
I now have to sew all the ends in by hand, which I can do in the evenings, cut off the feet, lol, I forgot to crop it before adding it to flickr, and then bind it. I'm going to have to order some fabric for the binding, as the print I had originally set aside for it doesn't look great, and there's nothing else in my stash that is big enough. I thought about a scrappy binding but I think that will be too busy.
Because I'm totally crazy, I've jumped in on a Christmas QAL. Shay at Quilting in my Pyajamas and Larri at Seams Inspired have started a Christmas QAL and of course, as I had a Kate Spain layer cake lying around I said I'd do it too.
And just to prove that I'm totally out of my mind, this arrived in the mail today.
Yep, I'm going to be starting another project.
"Why?" You ask.
Good question. Hmmmmm..........................
Joining in to Lee's WIP Wednesday posts is really helping me keep a record of what I'm working on, and hopefully will make me finish some of these WIP's that have been hanging around for way too long.
Worked On this Week
Mystery Quilt -1 block - 3 finished now, still have to catch up
Spice Boxes quilting - finished, yay, need to sew in the ends
Xmas Quilt QAL - cut fabric
Sitting on the Sidelines
Monochromatic Block - blue for July
Tiggly Winks - applique
Plume quilt - make backingFrench Roses quilt - first border (sorry have no idea why the font is different - Blogger!)
Still To Finish
Spice Boxes - cut to size and bind
Jacobean Flower mini quilt - quilt
Don't look Now cushion/mini quilt - quilt........ I think this probably should be in the UFO pile by now
New Project -1
Completed - 0
Working On (or pretending to work on but really ignoring them) - ummmm, maybe 10 or more, uh oh I'm into double figures.
* Art Installation - referring to previous posts, where something I was making was quite possibly going to be burnt, stabbed, run over, or all three, these didn't make me cry though. If you go searching, be warned, one of them has lots of swearing. I'm not angelic all the time!