Monday, February 20, 2017

Progress on this and that...

My design wall is still busy with several projects:

Lower left: the Boomerang Patches baby quilt is a finished flimsy. I staystitched around it but didn't trim the extra points off; I'll cut them off after quilting.

Lower right: Solstice Challenge blocks. Again, I put my own spin on some of them. I again chose to feature a print instead of appliqueing hearts for week 8, and I've kept all my blocks 12" instead of making any of them larger.

Across the top is my WIVSP*. I'm working on pressing all the seams in the sections that my friends returned to me after Piecing Group.
The pressing is slow going; I'm spinning the seams where all the triangles meet and wrangling all this is a slow process. Not to mention a bit hot on the fingers! Better to do it now than to wait until the sections are too large to handle. But it sure is boring.

This is how projects become UFOs. But I have too much into this one to let it become a UFO. Too many friends have helped me work on it and I owe it to them to finish it, and besides, I still think it's pretty cool even after all these years so I want to see it finished. So I'll keep plugging away at the pressing.

I haven't posted a stash report in awhile so here's a quick update -
IN this month, 3/8 yard white-on-white for more snake blocks.
OUT this month: 1/2 yard for the baby quilt top, used for supplemental patches and borders. I'm not counting the boomerang patches.

The stash ins and outs will change tomorrow. My guild is having our annual fabric swap. I've pulled some no-longer-loved and/or already used selections, and I'm hoping to come home with something I can use for the backing of the baby quilt.

*Work In Very Slow Progress

Linking up with Patchwork Times, Em's Scrapbag, and Love Laugh Quilt


  1. I hear you about the hot fingers! I, however, love to spin the seams and would find it soothing rather than boring, well, as long as I was listening to a good book ;-) Isn't it fascinating how we all like different parts of the process :)

  2. WIVSP? But I love that hexagon project! The seam spinning might be tedious, but I'm sure it'll be worth it in the end. :)

  3. I too am curious...WIVSP? Interesting hexagon project. WIVSP, can't figure it out.

  4. You are making good progress with all your projects. Hope you got in some good stitching time this week.

  5. I love your WIVSP! I never realized the "spinning" of points until late last year. You're so right - yuck. But your quilt is beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing! Found you on Quilt Fabrication!

    1. Ooops, found you on Em's Scrapbag: Moving it Forward! :)