Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday #17 2012 Fresh Look!

Welcome to 2012!!  I haven't been heard from since the middle of December - no excuses - just been busy with life!! 

I was able to spend a bit of time sewing through the last few weeks.  I have mostly been working on Mason's Quilt.  It has changed from being a 2 sided lap quilt into a single sided Queen sized quilt.  This change took place because Mason has gotten his first apartment and moved up to a Queen sized bed.  I have ALL of the blocks in some stage of being made.  This is a picture my playing with the block layout:
Haven't decided whether to go 20 x 20 or 22 x 22...  There are 2 blocks stacked in this picture.  I ended up cutting them to 4 1/4" so they will finish at 3 3/4".  I plan to add a border as well.  The original blog to this can be found here.  One of my goals is to complete this quilt within a month!!  We'll see how that goes  :)

My main sewing goal for 2012 is to become a better Free Motion Quilter & in the process - to get my UFO-tops quilted! 

I plan to continue my Free Motion / Crazy Quilt a 30 part project! I am currently working on Part #3 and will post pictures soon. See - Part #1 & Part #2 in prior blogs - pictures below:  These showcase the first 20 free motion blocks from Leah Day's project.

Part #1
Part #2

I have also joined two FMQ projects!

The first is again with Leah Day - who brought us 365 Free Motion Quilt Designs has started a Weekly Quilt Along!!  I have begun work on this but haven't taken pictures yet - will post them soon - maybe even later today so I can caught the first 'link up'!!

The second is with SewCalGal - who is featuring Monthly Guest Bloggers to teach FMQ techniques.  I am currently working on the January post by Frances Moore and look forward to all the great information this will bring...  And you'll never guess who the May blogger is????

Completed Projects: none 

New Projects:
Joined 2 FMQ Free Motion Quilting Projects - Plan to spend a lot of time practicing FMQ in 2012!

Leah Day's - Quilt Along - weekly quilting - Wednesday LinkUp
SewCalGal's - Free Motion Quilting Challenge 

Ongoing Projects: Worked on this week: also see no progress
Camp Bed Quilt - Free Motion / Crazy Quilt Part 3 of 30 (sorry - no photos yet-will follow  :)
Mason's graduation quilt - working!!
Eric's Browning Quilt (Christmas present 2010!!!)- still! hand sewing binding :) 

Ongoing Blog Projects-monthly: include donated amounts - shows one person CAN make a difference!!!
4 Patch 4 Hope - 72 4-patch blocks (January 2012)
Valor Quilt Bee (Month 1 - January 2012) 

(new group - plan to hit these with the 2 -FMQ projects I have joined!!)
UFO - 'T's  (UnFinished Objects - Tops!!! - AKA To Be Quilted!!!)
Snowman Quilt - top together awaiting borders, quilting, and binding 8/17/11
Boat Log Cabin Quilt 8/17/11 - took pictures - hanging in sewing area
Blueberry Conversion Quilt - Ricky Tim's Style
Jelly Roll 1600 quilt! - completed top :) 

No progress:
Berry Bliss Twin Quilt 2of2 played with several designs... still deciding pattern 8/17/11 (got some fat quarters for this!)
Row Robin Sampler Quilt! have 5 strips of four blocks each... MoVeD the rows around... Still Thinkin...  8/24/11
Sunflower Glacier Star -Completed June's block - 4  behind now! progress!!! 9/4/11  
SVQG - Mystery Quilt - Received instructions completed month 1
Two baby quilts! - pinks using D4P design - still piecing blocks...
Door quilt for camp

This week’s stats:
New projects – 2
Completed projects – 0
Currently in progress –16
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