Thursday, January 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Life seems almost back to normal, kind of, now that WIP Wednesday is back up and running. I've been a bit slack on working on my WIP's this week. Last week was a stellar week, typical, and no WIP Wednesday to brag about my stuff.
This week has been slow going, mainly because I'm hand quilting, FINALLY, the Tiggly Winks quilt.
Tiggly Winks pattern

Roughly 10 blocks down, another 20ish to go, so a third of the way there. If it wasn't for Rhonda at Quilter in the Gap and the FAL, it wouldn't be finished until late this year, at the earliest. Who am I kidding, it would never be finished. Now I've put it out there I have to finish it in the next couple of months. It will be nice to get this one behind me. I'm using it as a practice for hand quilting. That's why you only get to see that teeny tiny bit. I need to practice even stitch length.  I'm getting there. By the time I've finished this baby I should be a pro at hand quilting!

I've also been working on, not ignoring, the Material Obsession BOM. 
I finished the second block last week and I've started on the third block, Queen of the May.

Well when I say I've started, I've cut the fabric out. I'm trying something different on this one. I'm going to try it using English Paper Piecing.  

I see a couple of raised eyebrows. 

After the less than stellar results with the last two blocks here and here, I thought I'd try this one with a tried and true, and (hopefully failsafe) method. Time will tell. I spent ages making up templates for each piece, that took forever. I am not a particularly patient person. I think learning patience might be something good to try for this year.

So for week 1 of 2012, my WIP's are as follows:

Worked On This Week
Tiggly Winks
Material Obsession BOM

Sitting Patiently On The Sidelines
Lily Quilt aka Floral Bouquet - at the quilters being quilted

Amitie  Circle Game BOM

Some of my WIP's from last year are now officially going into the UFO pile, so say goodbye for now to:
Monochromatic Challenge Quilt 
Mystery Quilt - this will be resurrected eventually as I do wish to finish it, but for now, it's in the UFO pile.

Weeks Statistics
Finished - 0
Worked On - 2 
Ignored - 5
New - 0 (But my will power is wavering, I've been playing around with some fabric again.)

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for another year of WIP's to whip my WIP pile into shape.


  1. I love the Queen of May block! I don't suppose Sue Daley does paper pieces for it? Your hand quilting is really coming along! I started one of mine yesterday!

  2. I really loved the Queen of the May block when I did it...and yes patience is the key! Great hand quilting by the way :)

  3. Love your quilt! Your stitches look great...I used to find that it took a little while to warm up but once you got going the stitches got more even.

  4. God those blocks look hard! Very challenging indeed. You are doing a great job on the hand quilting too. Looks like you are going to have a productive year.

  5. Oh I've been wanting to try doing a bigger Queen Of The May block, can't wait to see how it goes by paper piecing!

  6. good luck with your paper piecing - slow and steady wins the race!!

  7. I haven't tried hand quilting or paper piecing. I'm impressed. Love tiggly winks.

  8. Great projects...I loved this Queen of the May block...not as hard as the others...paper piecing will be fine!

  9. in awe of your BOM blocks - hope the EPP works better for you.

  10. You and me both, not very patient. Perhaps quilting is not the best hobby for us to take up!!

  11. Tiddlywinks is so beautiful! Your handquilting looks great to me!! English paper piecing will work well for your QOB block. When you get the block from Material Obsession do they give you tips and how to do different methods?

  12. Your quilt is going to be so beautiful and it looks like you are making good progress. Also I assume that EPP will lead to lovely results on that block, I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

  13. Your hand quilting is fab. I woudn't worry about the stitches all being perfectly even. It is the over all effect that you are after, not the individual stitches. Keep going and hope you learn to love it as much as I do.

  14. Your tiddly winks quilt is beautiful and the hand quilting is just setting it off :)

  15. Love your hand quilting--do you use a hoop? I have a small quilt to do this month for UFO busting and can't seem to get started yet....

    Hope your EPP method does the trick!

  16. Love your hand quilting! The Queen of May blocks looks interesting :o)

  17. Wonderful progress on you WIPs. :-) Your hand-quilting looks terrific!

    Good for you for getting started. I had engagements with out of town company twice the past week, and consequently my first regular week will this coming week. I hope to get something done!


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