Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WiP Wednesday....with some finishes!

Since I'm trying to get some UFO's done (kind of hard to comprehend having UFO's when I've only been quilting a year!), I'm going to post everything this time. That way I have an update for myself of everything that's still hanging in th lurch.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Don't forget to go by Lee's and check out all the fabulousness of other bloggy friends' progress this week!


Ghastlie projects: Giveaway item for the Ghastlie blog hop is done, but I'm about halfway done with my big Ghastlie project. If I have time and energy, I may make a few more things.

Bottled Rainbows: All I did was play with the pink block a bit but nothing is sewn down yet.
Diamond Chains: I am so excited! The planning on this one took several turns before I finally got the quilting done on it that I wanted, but it is done! I'm going to post a belated quilting post about it tomorrow but here are a few pics to whet the appetite!
Hubby was just indispensible with this quilt design for the actual quilting. It took me forever to choose what to do, then he had to show me it wouldn't work. But then he showed me an alternative way to make it work. The quilting design on this one was a true team effort!
Oh my! Is that straight line stitching and FMQ in the same quilt? Why, yes it is, and yes I did it!  I am very proud of myself for taking a flying leap and just trying. I will post all the pics tomorrow when I can get some better shots of the whole thing in the sun. I foresee a bit of difficulty getting good pics of the quilting as a whole since the thread is the same color as the fabric, but we'll see! Hopefully I'll have the binding done as well. Here is a bad overall shot in the meantime. I changed out the picture. Still now fabulous with that top glare but you can see the quilting more.

I know. Hard to see anything but I'll try to take better pics for tomorrow!

Twisted Turns (aka, the Charm Pack Quilt) is done! I already posted about it Friday so you can go check out the details on it there.
Sunbonnet Sue pillows are completed and delivered! I ended up doing 10 pillows with 5 Sues left over. Three had great Sues on them but the square was pulling away from the yellow around the edge. I suggested to the mom that she get them framed out for her daughters, but she has requested that I make bags for each of her girls and her niece, so I have another commissioned project! Woohoo!

No Progress this week:
Skill Builder
Embroidery 101 from Clover and Violet (I may change the block this week; I have a different flower in mind)
Star quilt from last week's quilting class
Donation quilt from Innocent Crush leftovers (well, I actually did make another pinwheel block)
Red and White Hexi: I missed my personal deadline for this one and haven't picked it up since. Not really because I missed the deadline, but more because I got consumed with a lot of other things.
String Quilt: still sitting where I left it

Oh, and because I was asked to include it, here is a picture of what my daughter made in her class at school yesterday.
Yes, that would be the old double helix, DNA. I asked her to let me take a picture of it, thinking that I would show it to her dad when he got home (she and her brother were going to eat it). As I was taking the picture she said, "Are you going to put it on your blog?" "Uh, I can. Did you want me to?" "Sure!" So there you go. DNA. 9 year old style!


LynCC said...

Your Diamond Chains is really neat. :) Way to go on the quilting!! Tell your daughter I love her DNA. Did it taste good?

M-R said...

The Diamond Chain quilt is looking awesome! Way to go on doing the FMQ - love how it's looking! Saw your comment re: WIPs. Laura @ Quokka Quilts and I were feeling the same way so we're starting a TGIFF tour. I'm thinking that this might be something you'd be interested in too:

Rebecca Lynne said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that FMQ in the diamond chain. You already know I love the diamond chain...but with that cool quilting? Agh! Love it even more! Jealous about the bottled rainbows. Just don't have enough colors to justify it. Perhaps I should just work color at a time and eventually grow a big quilt? Hmm... Would be a great way to use scraps.

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Fun to get the DH involved in the process!! I can relate.

Connie said...

Lots of great projects! Your Bottled Rainbows is so cute and I can't wait to see what you do for the Ghastlie blog hop! Your daughter's DNA is awesome!

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Love the candy dna. That is super cute. I really like your pink bottled rainbows block. I love how you get to use all kinds of fabric scraps and then will be able to remember those projects over time.

Bree said...

Haha, I love the DNA. And that quilting is great!

Cassie said...

The quilting on your diamond chains looks awesome! Can't wait to see more pictures!

Linz said...

Wow!!! The FMQ on Daimaond Chains is AMAZING!!! Way to go!!

Your daughter is so cute! Great DNA! :)