Wednesday, April 11, 2012

W.I.P. Wednesday

I've been away at the cottage for almost a week now and we don't have the Internet over in the country so I haven't been able to blog or read blogs, but I was able to sew!  :-)

We're back in  the city for today - had to do some laundry (no dryer in the country and it's been raining for 3 days now!) - so I thought I could post about my progress and catch up on some blog reading.

So far, I've been able to stick to the plan of not starting a new project in April.  During the last few days, I spent a bit of time cleaning up the sewing room and choosing backings and binding for two of the 2012 Schnibbles:  Bibelot (March) and Full House (January).  That's right - I managed to quilt both of these!

Full House - Quilted in the ditch around each house and along the inner and outer borders.  Also quilted diagonal lines across the squares in the checkboard strips.  Did not get a picture of the backing, but used a tone on tone brown fabric I had on hand so did not have to buy fabric for this one! 
Bibelot - I used a high loft polyester batting for this one because I wanted lots of poofyness in the T blocks.  I used cream thread and stippled in the cream background.  The backing is a soft pink flannel so this quilt is really nice and cuddly... Would be perfect for a little girl whose name starts with a T!

When I get back to the country tomorrow, the plan is to quilt i.s.t.h.  I already have the backing fabric picked out and I'm thinking I might have a plan in place for the quilting.  I also want to get the Girly Square in a Square top quilted and start piecing the April Schnibble - Summer Day.

Here are my stats for this week:

Quilting:
Projects completed:  2
New projects:  0
Projects in progress:  8

Knitting/Crochet:
Projects completed: 0
New project: 1 (Another granny square pillow cover)
Projects in progress: 4 (I did make another 7 granny squares for my cotton blanket)

Linking up at Freshly Pieced for W.I.P. Wednesday.




8 comments:

  1. I love your little houses quilt

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  2. Sounds like you are really enjoying yourself and there is something to be said about no internet.....look at what you have finished!

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  3. Great finishes!! I love the cream background and those puffy Ts! You're on a roll :)

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  4. I also love the little house quilt. Look only 8 more quilt projects left. Nice finishes!

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  5. I love to see house quilts! the variety of quilted houses is quite amazing considering the basic shape of a house is generally the same! The T quilt is quite lovely too. I have no "T" person to make one for, I might have to make some T blocks anyway!

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  6. Great projects Izzy! Lots of quilting :-)

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  7. Both of your quilts are wonderful! But, I think i might just be a wee bit partial to the "T" one...since my last name starts with a "T". =)

    hugZ,
    annie
    anniesrubyslipperz.com

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  8. I have a weakness for houses and checks. Love that quilt!

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