Wednesday, 12 December 2012

WIP Wednesday

It's been a while since I did a proper wrap up of all my current projects, so thought I would take the opportunity now.

Existing WIPs

Granny Squares Quilt - I finished quilting this one a while ago, and last week I trimmed the quilt and machine stitched the binding to the front of the quilt.  Even though it's very tempting just to finish this quilt up, I am leaving the handstitching for the Christmas period, when I will be taking a break from my sewing machine.


Giant Star Quilt - all of the star sections are quilted, and I have started quilting the background.  I am doing large-ish pebbles so that I can practise my newly acquired FMQ skills and so both parts are quite densely quilted.  I might finish the quilting before Christmas, but I suspect I will run out of thread first, and will need to get my LQS to order some in for me.


Dat star cushion - I haven't really progressed on this one.  It was going to be one side of a cushion for my brother.  I had a complete disaster trying to machine stitch around some appliqued words on the other side, so I had to start again.  Now I think I will do two cushions, with different designs but similar colours and fabrics.  Its quite annoying to have had to start again, but I should be finished this weekend.


Equilateral triangle quilt - I need to baste and quilt this giant thing, but I am avoiding it, because it is ginormous.  I really want to quilt this quilt myself, but I am not at all sure my little sewing machine can handle it.  I have heard there is a place in Wellington where you can hire time on a long arm quilting machine, and I am thinking that might be the solution for this quilt.
 


New WIPs

Feeling Festive Table Runner - I just need to get the binding on this one.  I think I will give it to my grandmother for Christmas, so this is definitely one to get done soon.


Oakshott scraps project - I saved all the teeny tiny scraps from my Rubies in the Rough quilt, and I have used some of them in a small project.  I am planning to give this as a Christmas gift, so I will only show a sneak peek now.


Other Christmas gift  - this is another gift project, so I won't show a pic at this stage.  What I will say is that it caused me some grief over the weekend.  I used store bought bias binding to finish this project, and then caught it with my iron, and it melted instantly.  In one sense, I glad, because it means the binding was totally unsuitable, and I only singed a small bit and could remove it without lasting effects on the project.  The downside is that I will have to make my own bias binding, something I have been avoiding!

I have a few other small projects that I want to get wrapped up before Christmas, so it looks like I will have a busy couple of weeks ahead!  Are you scurrying to finish a few things off before Christmas?

Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced (check out this lovely new button!):

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

P.S. - Don't miss out on my giveaway as part of the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop.  It's super easy to enter and I am giving away four DS Quilts fat quarters.

20 comments:

Gina said...

Beautiful quilts and projects! Hope you got your bias made with out any difficulty and have a Merry Christmas!

Kirsten said...

Beautiful projects! I really love the star quilt and your Oakshott scraps!

Geta Grama said...

Hiring time on a longarm machine ? It sounds great - the triangle quilt will be beautiful. I am sure the quilting will be easier than piecing triangles.
I adore the "Felling Festive" table runner. I adore even the name!
Thank you for sharing!

Karen M said...

The Oakshott project looks interesting. Making a quilt from those cottons is one I must do one day. I can't resist the colours!

Patchwork and Play said...

I envy you being able to hire some time on a long arm quilting machine! That sounds like a great solution to your ginormous quilt! It is far too pretty to not do properly!

Jess said...

It's all such gorgeous eye candy! Way to go :o)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Amazing projects! I adore your triangle quilt :)

Amy said...

very nice things you are working on. beautiful

Melissa said...

Love the quilting on your table runner! The distinction between falling snow and fallen snow is beautiful :)

Emma said...

Beautiful projects, esp love the runner and the giant star :)

LynCC said...

Oh, I *love* your Feeling Festive tree runner. So pretty! And perfect to keep out all through January, too.

Kathleen said...

Oh what beautiful projects, I love them all especially the Festive table runner.

theinboxjaunt.com said...

Love the snow and the wind around your Christmas trees--also, just love the Granny Squares--I think there is a granny square in my future...

audrey said...

Ooh! Lots of yummy projects!

Anne said...

Wow, that is a lot of amazing projects! The table runner is stunning! Your grandmother will love it. :D And the oakshott herringbone project (can't wait to see what it is, and glad you found out about the bias binding early) and the triangle quilts are both gorgeous too. :)

Chez Roo said...

All of these projects are gorgeous! Especially love your equilateral triangle quilt - I want me one of those!

Needle little Balance said...

So many amazing projects! Scolling down I was thinking: I think the enormous star is my favourite...no wait ...that dat star cushion looks fab... oh these triangles are just my type of cake -but then I hadn´t seen the trees yet. Great work!

Needle little Balance said...

I just read your -about me page. Looks like we share the same profession. Just on exactly the other side of the world. That´s so cool. I haven´t met another quilter/§§ before! ;-)

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

I really love all of your current projects! The giant star is lovely as is the dat star cushion and I love the colours in the sneak peek of your Christmas gift. Well done!

Lee said...

Oh wow, there are so many pretty things here! I especially love the Oakshott herringbone design. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday! : )