Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WIP Wednesday

This week just sped by! I've found some time to do some crafty stuff in amongst my other duties like parenting and laundry. Here is this week's progress:

1. Master bedroom quilt: at a standstill for two reasons - it's going to be a huge quilting job and I'm still not sure how I'm going to quilt it, AND I'm focussing on the Lizzy House quilt top.
2. Lizzy House quilt: still working on the top ... getting bigger every day. I also took advantage of a 50% off sale at my local fabric store and bought the batting and flannel for the back.
3. Cathedral quilt sampler: a new little project. I've been noticing on flickr some beautiful quilts - some that I'm particularly interested in making are - Cathedral window quilts, hexigons and wedding ring quilts (although I really like the look of Denyse Schmidt's single girl design). Back to the point, I went to the library and found a book called Ultimate Quilting Bible by Marie Clayton which has some good instructions for how to make all of these quilts (but not the single girl). This week I started a small Cathedral window quilt sampler. Not so sure I will ever make another because of all the hand sewing ... Here it is so far:

And here is some inspiration I've found on flickr:

1. cathedral windows, 2. single girl #2, 3. new bag!!!, 4. King-Size Single Girl, 5. a hexagon potholder, 6. Mini Hexagon Pincushion Practice, 7. Wedding Ring, 8. Pillow Talk Swap Pillow Front

1. Joshua baby book
2. Romance mini
3. 2010 Daily December
4. One Little Word Course project. Started working on my March prompt. Planning to enJOY and adventure with my kids and husband this weekend (we talk about this and just rarely do it).

Blog books: (no work done this week)
1. 2007
2. 2008
3. 2009
4. 2010
5. 2011

Photo books: (no work done this week)
1. from 2010

This week's stats:
1. New Projects:1
2. Completed Projects: 0
3. Abandoned projects: 0
4. Currently in Progress: 13


Corey said...

i really like those cathedral quilts and the rings. very pretty! it does look like a LOT of work though. my mom makes quilts and does all the sewing by hand (well except the quilt top-she puts that together on the machine). she just sits and sews while watching tv. but, she doesn't have 3 little ones running underfoot!

Marci Girl said...

Love the inside fabric in your cathedral windows. I have been wanting to make a cathedral windows quilt also, but I know it is a big undertaking!

Lee said...

Wow, those look like some TEENY cathedral windows! How big are they? I'm impressed! I know I've seen a tutorial for machine-sewn cathedral windows, so I don't think they HAVE to be hand-sewn, but I could be wrong, I've never done them.

Thanks for linking up, have a great week!

Bree said...

Cathedral windows are just gorgeous! I haven't tried one yet, but they do look intimidating, so I can understand not wanting to make more than one!

Dee said...

I just love the colors of the cathedral quilt project! Stunning!

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, I love those cathedral windows - and they sure do look teeny! I did a cathedral windows pillow not too long ago using a tute at A La Mode, with zero hand sewing, you may want to check it out - here's a link -

Stacy said...

Wow you are expanding your quilts by leaps and bounds i am a bit jealous of your talent! :)

Kristen said...

Oooo! Lovely!! I am making all three. LOL! I also just made up a cathedral window tutorial. I think the ironing and sewing the units by machines make it easier. How about trying it by machine?


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