Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Another week and I wish I had been able to finish something, but I've been spreading the love (very thinly) around and working on a few things, with not a lot to show for it, and spending way too much time procrastinating. It was too hard to make a decision, so I spent hours on the internet, finding inspiration for lots of new projects that I really shouldn't start until I finish a couple of my WIP's.

I worked on another starflower.
Starflower


To add to these
Starflowers

I've finished 16 and have another 6 prepped and ready to sew when I find the time. I've also prepped lots more of the dotty diamonds. These will all be added to this


Hand quilting Tiggly Winks.
I'm not enjoying it. I started it, so I have to finish it, but I'm not happy with my stitching and just as I get into a rhythm I invariably have to stop and when I go back to it, the size of the stitches are all over the place.  I'm persevering with it though as I really want to be able to hand quilt in the future,  I'm treating this as my big learning curve. Sorry no photo this week.

The Material Obsession BOM block 2 is coming along, no photo until it's finished.  So far so good. The English Paper Piecing was fine for the inside circle. I'm going to try hand sewing the outer circle.

I bit the bullet and started quilting the circles quilt. I've quilted all the circles and was trying to think of how I wanted to quilt the background. This is where most of my indecision happened this week. Hopefully I'll have the quilting finished in the next couple of days. I really enjoyed playing around and practicing fmq beforehand. The machine has been a dream to use. Here's one of the circles. I created a loose spiral as I don't want this quilt to be heavily quilted.
Circles



I've signed up for a couple of small swaps, so I'll be able to have a play with something new in the next couple of weeks, the Mouthy Stitches Swap and the Name Game swap . I'm sticking with my plan - No new big quilts for 2012



Worked On This Week
Tiggly Winks
Material Obsession BOM
Circles Quilt
Starflowers

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

Ignoring
Amitie  Circle Game BOM

Weeks Statistics
Finished - 0
Worked On - 4
Ignored - 3
New - 0 (It's driving me crazy.)

Thank you to Lee for holding the linky party and helping me get through my WIP's. There's no way I would have worked through these projects if it wasn't for this weekly show and tell.


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced



26 comments:

  1. Not a bad statistic at all. I love your star flowers and to be honest, I can't see anything wrong with your hand quilting. I even enlarged the photo, but it looks fine to me. So keep doing what you are doing, you are on the right track.

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  2. Ooops I need to clarify that the pic of Tiggly Winks doesn't have any hand quilting in it as I didn't take a photo of what I had done this week. and didn't want to post the same photo two weeks in a row.

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  3. Your star flowers are looking great! I even bought some of those PP! Just haven't got around to them yet!!! And look at your FMQ!!! You rock!

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  4. Love those starflowers. The fabrics are lush! And so happy you are in the swap!!!

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  5. All your projects look wonderful, I especially love the Tiggly winks. And no one notices the size of stitches unless you point it out!!

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  6. Love those star flowers and the dotty black diamonds are very effective aren't they? Having dabbled a little in hand quilting I rather like the effect you get. I don't know about doing it on a big quilt though. Paper piecing is a technique I'm hoping to learn this year.
    You have done a fair bit for this early in the year. I'm just vegging out in this heat.
    Cheers

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  7. Visiting from WIP Wednesday. That circle quilt looks really cool, I love anything that has text-like fabric in it.

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  8. I love how your starflowers are coming out! Great projects!

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  9. I love your star flowers!! You should see the hand quilting on my first quilt, they're all over the place but I love that quilt because it was such a great learning quilt. Your circle spiral quilting is really cool! Great to know your machine is behaving!

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  10. Fantastic projects! I really love the starflowers and dotty diamonds...beautiful!!

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  11. Everything is SO cute! I love all of your projects! It's hard not to start new things, huh?! I confess you're stronger than I am. :)

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  12. The starflowers are striking. I find myself looking at them over and over and liking what I see more each time. Wow...

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  13. Slow and steady...and great things are achieved!

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  14. All your projects are lovely Marg. Love the quilting in the circle.

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  15. I take my hat off to you . Hand quilting is something I've never even attempted because it takes so long and you're doing a whole quilt...good grief!

    Loving the star flowers.

    And your FM on the circles looks amazing. I hate you ....(you know why )

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  16. your start flowers are gorgeous marg

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  17. oh your starflowers are amazing!! And I really really like your circle quilting - very cool!

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  18. I love that orange circle quilt so much, it just keeps getting better. And the little starflowers are so lovely.

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  19. You certainly have done a lot this week. The hand quilting is really nice.

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  20. The circle quilt is going to be fabulous! Love the quilting you showed!

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  21. Love, love, love those stars! The spiral quilting on your circles quilt looks just right. And I'm betting on your hand-quilting that only you are going to notice the difference in stitch length. :-)

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  22. Well done....that background dark looks fab with those stars!

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  23. The star flowers and so beautiful - i just love the black print in between the flowers! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  24. Very pretty stars. Looks like steady progress across the board.

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  25. Hi,
    I love your starflowers! Would you be willing to do a tutorial for these?

    Thanks!

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