Monday, April 19, 2010

Plethora of Projects Pending

Oh, that bane of my existence, having too many projects going at once!  But still I make small steps toward a finish.  First up, since Erica's Edict is still on my whiteboard, silk prep and cutting of about 3/4 of the needed squares took place, followed by some actual sewing on the blocks. 



In this pic above, you can see a bit of the cream on cream print, and the sheen of the dupioni, both of which are hard to photograph.  I love this Collections for the Cause print.  It is now difficult to find!

The blocks will be 12 inches finished; that makes a big quilt very quickly.  I likey that!  I used my spray bottle quite often to deal with the silk owing to the woven stabilizer.  It is a bit thick but is laying flat so far.  These were fun to do block by block, just chain piecing the 6 triangle squares and then attaching them to the large square for near instant gratification.

Next, realizing the deadline to mail back the Quilts for Kids quilt is nearing (and oh boy I will not hit it), I quickly put on the borders and pinned the sandwich.  Some simple quilting will paste this baby together and I'll slap it in the mail as soon as I can.

What's that you say? Terrible photo?  I agree...not so cute wedged into the opening to my master bedroom's vanity area but the light was better here than in my sewing room.

Progress on a UFO from last year also resulted in borders and a sandwich.  This is from a now defunct quilt site's online mystery pattern.  I simplified it to make this small wallhanging.



Finally, the zig zag quilt received its borders...

I went with a 5 inch finished border.  There was a lot of trepidation as the assembly of the zig zag rows meant bias edges on all four sides once the points were cut off. 

Of course it is hard to tell where the border ends as it is lying on my red coverlet, but you get the idea.

Now to piece a backing, get a sandwich made, quilt, bind and label.  When did I say I was going to have this finished?  Oh, yeah, end of April.  Yikes!

10 comments:

Vivian said...

Progress on WIP! You're doing well. I have a few days to myself, and hopefully I can make progress on things that should have been finished a while ago. So your progress is my inspiration.

The snail's trail/cats quilt looks great. Did you ever see the version with 4 witches' hats intertwined this same way? Both are cute.

Quilt Hollow said...

Well on thing for sure you have a variety of fun projects to occupy thy time! Hee

Lori said...

All great projects to keep you busy!!!

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Wow Wow Wow @ Erica's quilt blocks. Seriously beautiful. No wonder she's pushing ...err I mean encouraging you to work solely on her quilt.

Everytime I see your zig zag quilt I fall in love a little bit more.

Stephanie D. said...

Wow, how are you finding time to work? Looking good!

julieQ said...

I too have too many projects going...but love to see yours! Very pretty!

Cynthia L. said...

I often wonder why we can start so many projects and not finish many of them. I guess we all have QADD! I really think the cats are cute and love Erica's quilt. Good luck on getting to the finish line on these!

Barb said...

Wow, you do have alot going on...alot of wonderful goodness there!!!

Stephanie said...

Love the interlocking kitty pattern. I have it in my stack of stuff. Very pretty colors in the bear paw blocks.

Tanya said...

I love the kitty quilt (of course!) I've saved the link!