Wednesday, May 23, 2012

WIP Wednesday #22

This week in the life of me!

First, our challenge mini's were relieved last Thursday.  Quite a collection!  This is mine:

Here's the collection of 31 quilts that were donated:

I quilted the wedding present over last weekend and attached the binding.  First full quilt I've quilted on my new machine and was quite happy with the outcome  :)   To get ready for this I completed SewCalGal's Leah Day May challenge.  Here are the pictures:
 I have to tell you that I LOVE this machine!  I seriously tipped these samples over twice checking whether I was looking at the front or the back.  THANK YOU HANDSOME!!!  You know who you are!!!  :)

As for the May To Do list...  Wedding present - working on binding then need label :) Will be complete...
Mason's top - have last blocks partially together and set to sew...  We'll see...
E's no progress.... again - we'll see...
CC#4 - we have a reprieve - darn!  LOL  Concept is mapped out - picking fabric to add to the one required  :)

MAY - TO DO!!- Still Plugging away.... (one more week!!)
Complete special wedding present (sorry no further information as it's a secret!)
Complete Mason's Quilt - top is about 3/4 done! 
Complete E's....  oh shhhhhh  that's a secret too!
CC#4 - due June 5th (slight reprieve  :)
Weekly: work on two FMQ projects!  Oh and if you are following these you know that it's Leah Day of as the guest on SewCalGal's project!! Have my quilt 'sandwiches' ready to work on this!!

If I get that much done this month I'll feel accomplished!! but I have several other charity projects I could also work on just in case I run out of things to do!!

Completed Projects-May:
SVQG 2012 Mini Challenge Quilt - Reveal this Thursday!!
Assorted blocks for SVQG Comfort Quilt Committee 

New Projects:

Ongoing Projects - weekly/monthly 2012:
2012 weekly - year long - 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

2012 monthly - year long - FMQ Free Motion Quilting Projects - include donated amounts - shows one person CAN make a difference!!!
SewCalGal's - Free Motion Quilting Challenge
4 Patch 4 Hope - 72 4-patch blocks (January&March 2012)
Valor Quilt Bee - (May owe 5 to date)

(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
Batik Log Cabin couch quilt - Blues - top complete
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 :)  Although rethinking.....

No progress:
Mason's graduation quilt - restart!! - Take 2!
Camp Bed Quilt - Free Motion / Crazy Quilt Part 3 of 30 (sorry - no photos yet-will follow  :)
Couch Quilt - formerly Mason's graduation quilt-see take 2!!
Eric's Browning Quilt (Christmas present 2010!!!)- binding done - cross quilting to go!!   :)
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 – 0
Completed projects –0
Currently in progress –17
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Jessim said...

Great job with the FMQing! I also noticed switching to a better machine really improved my "skill"... the back is infinitely better now. The right tool is important for the job.

June D said...

Oh I really like seeing Leah's patterns in more than just block - you have shown will be a great all over pattern to use too. Thanks for sharing!