Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 22

Checking things of the list this week, big time.
Charming Wildflowers? Quilted. Getting bound today. Maybe... I can't decide if I need to add quilting along the solid boxes. I wanted the current quilting because it adds dimension to the borders, but now I've lost the definition of the blocks - they were supposed to look like flowers within the solid boxes, not next to.

iSpy Sliced Coin Quilt? Quilted. Okay, again, mostly. I need to decide how to fill in this empty space at the top and bottom. I'm thinking just chevrons rather than continuing the lines to make diamonds. That way the biggest diamond in the center stands out.

Doll quilts? Quilted, waiting to be bound.
The chunky log cabin is in a mish-mash of stages that I need to sort out.
Untouched This Week:
Frolicking Pinwheels 

Awaiting Quilting:


In Planning:
Cars Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)
New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 11
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Sunday Stash Report - Week 32

This week was a wash, but next week won't be.

I bought three yards of green flannel to back my iSpy Sliced Coins quilt - and it's already pieced and ready to be basted.
I finished the Christmas Kaleidoscope quilt. The top was counted last week; there was 2.5 yards in the back and a half yard in the borders.
I also pieced the back of Charming Wildflowers, but I don't count backs out until the quilting is done. That and iSpy will be quilted by the end of this week - I have a plan for both and they shouldn't take too long.
Used this Week: 3
Used Year to Date: 84.68
Added this Week: 3
Added Year to Date: 134.2
Net Used for 2011: (49.52) yards

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Christmas Kaleidoscope - Finished!

Warning: picture heavy post.
Because I love this quilt.

The pattern is Don't Call Me Betsy's Kaleidoscope Quilt Along.

The fabrics are...well, the solid is Kona Bone. The rest is Christmas scraps - I know there's some Crazy Eights, Merry & Bright, red snowflakes from Hobby Lobby, blue snowflakes from Joann's, a lot of the greens are from a Rag Shop fat quarter pack that my mother bought 10+ years ago, some of the holly is "Country Classics Christmas by Ameritex" which I think dates to the 1990s (thrift store!)

The burgundy snowmen, I do remember. I bought that at a little store near the base in Washington when I first started sewing. I found out a couple years later that the Buggy Barn isn't just some little store.

The quilting made a huge difference with this quilt. I hated that all the points wouldn't line up, but quilting on either side of the seams made the centers not look that bad.

And oh my goodness, I love how it looks on the back. I wish I had used more red to show it off more.

Look! Little stars!

 The back uses some bigger pieces from my Christmas stash - the big chunks are the Ameritex fabrics.

It measures 60x60" and is bound in, um, two green fat quarters from the Rag Shop. Maybe.

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 21

Been working on several little things here and there, in between quilting the Christmas Kaleidoscope.
 I'm quilting double lines just off ditch. So far I've finished the horizontal and I'm going to finish the vertical today. It's going to be pretty cool in the middle there with all the lines crossing.
I picked out a hummingbird to applique on Charming Wildflowers. I'm going to use the same green for the wings and different pinks/reds for the throat.
Speaking of pinks and reds, I'm making doll blankets for my neighbor's kids. We've been friends through two assignments - the Dude and their oldest daughter were in baby swim class in Washington together five years ago! But they're going to the Guard and moving in a couple weeks, so I'm adding borders to these little blocks I made with the scraps of my Bad Romance quilt.

And I started a chunky log cabin. I have one more blue I'm considering adding, along with the red from the center.

Untouched This Week:
 
Awaiting Quilting:

In Planning:
Cars Quilt (the Dude)
Hunter's Star (my sister)
New Projects: 1
Completed Projects: 0
In Progress: 12
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Christmas in July - Week 5

I'm having one of THOSE weeks.
The AC broke - twice. 
{It's only been over 100º every day for over a month. No biggie.}
At the hotel on Sunday, I couldn't connect to the internet, but something sure managed to infect the laptop anyway. So now I'm erasing the hard drive. And poor Nettie the Netbook is STILL at the repair shop. 
{Three people + 1 PC = arguments over whose turn it is to play Plants vs. Zombies.}
The DVR broke twice, the Keurig has been short-cupping me...
So, basically, not much sewing this week.
Christmas Kaleidoscope is done because I cut the borders wrong. I pieced the backing and mopped the kitchen floor in preparation for basting. I even have a plan for the quilting!
The center of Christmas Stars is pieced. I finally ordered fabric for the borders, too.
Er, I'm going to have to find a picture to trace onto this, because I forgot that I can NOT draw.

So since this is the last Friday in July, the summary is...
1 quilt pieced/basted
1.75 wall hangings pieced
1 table runner pieced

And now it's almost time for Quilting August!