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Jan 18, 2012

wip wednesday - 01/17/12

Jan 18, 2012
Pin It I am trying to get things accomplished and checked off the list!  Here's this week's wip update.

Supernova Quilt  I was in a rush to get this to the longarm quilter and my forgetful brain did not remember to snap a picture of the top before I dropped it off.  Here is a pic of all 9 blocks.  The border contains some Kona Khaki at the star burst points.  I think I am on schedule to get this back, bound, and entered into the show by April 30.  I'm hoping to finish and enter before baby comes (fingers crossed!).

Rockin' Robin Quilt  Remember this quilt top from the QAL I co-hosted over the summer?  It's been sitting in my UFO pile since then...just waiting.  I was going to try some experimental quilting patterns myself....but now it's at the point that I. just. want. it. Done.  Off to longarm quilter with the one above.

Bookshelf Mini Quilt  Now this one IS done!  A little mini to pose for the Block Library.  I used Elizabeth's tutorial and whipped this one up in no time.  I didn't notice it wasn't square until I took these photos.  Hmm... that'll show me to skip over that step!

I tried some new-to-me for the quilting on this one.  I figure it's time to branch out of my stipple comfort zone and a mini is the perfect place to test drive.  Pebble quilting.  I love the look....  I don't love how long it takes.  I don't think I would ever use this technique on a large quilt.  But it adds such character to something small like this.

Baby Sewing  Who forgot to inform me that my due date is 9 weeks away?  Not sure what happened here.  There's the list.  I haven't started anything I want to sew for baby.  Fortunately, most of the items are smaller, easier projects.  We'll see how much I get done!

Making the list gave me the kick in the pants I needed.  So today, I laid out my HideAway charm pack to make a small playmat quilt for baby.  I was going to do one boy quilt and one girl quilt... but seriously?  There's no way at this point!

Head over to Lee's to check out everyone else's projects!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
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23 comments:

  1. Good luck! The play mat quilt will be so cute!

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  2. 9 weeks already???!??!?! I like your playmat idea, that would be a cute gender-neutral playmat, nice and cheerful. Can't wait to see how your Supernova finishes up!

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  3. I love your projects!
    I'm with you on pebble quilting - takes forever, but love the look!
    Good luck with all of the baby sewing!

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  4. 9 weeks???!! Oh my goodness! Your playmat is just adorable, and I LOVE your Supernova!

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  5. Good luck with your baby's projects! The playmat looks great, and it is good to work on small projects, especially for such a happy occasion! Your Supernova quilt is absolutely super!

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  6. Oooh, rockin' the pebble quilting! And your Supernova is GORGEOUS! Love it!! With the prints you used, it almost looks sparkly. : ) Can't wait to see it all quilted. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

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  7. Loving the colours of your playmat!

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  8. I love the supernova quilt! good luck with the baby sewing,

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  9. 9 weeks?? How are you feeling? Love the beginnings of the playmat. Good Luck with that list!

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  10. Love the supernova quilt! Good luck in the last weeks.

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  11. Your supernova is beautiful!! Hope you get some checks off your list in the next 9 weeks!

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  12. Seeing your list made me freak a little and realize now i need a list! or maybe start cleaning and organizing. :). totally nesting. A nap is pretty enticing too. Probably why I need a list. Hope to see you tomorrow!

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  13. The "NO bibs" made me laugh -- is it because you already received a ton or because you don't want to make a majillion of them? :D

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  14. Your Supernova quilt looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :-)

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  15. Love that Super Nova.....and your pebble quilting is great

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  16. The supernova blocks are beautiful! Good luck with baby preparations!

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  17. Love the pebbly quilting on the bookshelf mini!!

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  18. The supernova is a showstopper! Your color and print choices really make the quilt!!

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  19. Funny--I'm working with Hideaway this week, and I made a bookshelf mini (also not square!). Love the pebble quilting on that one. Good for you for sending those quilts to the long-armer. I bet that takes a load off!

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  20. That rockin' robin quilt is awesome! What's the "official" color of the yellow solid background?

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  21. Wow you've gotten a lot done! Yay!
    LOVE the supernova top, of course! Can't wait to see it all pro-fessionally quilted :-)
    Ohhh.and I'm thinking of entering a quilt at NQA too.... you said I should, so I probably should :-)

    I've done some pebble quilting too - and it does take quite a bit of time. Thats the bummer... but I love the way it looks - 10x more than stippling! Depending on the quilt, its worth it!
    (ps - we misssed you tonight! there were only a dozen that braved the snow, but thats ok.)

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  22. Love all your projects, and that you seem to be somewhat realistic about what you can accomplish before baby arrives. I agree with you about pebble quilting - it takes a lot of time and a lot of thread!

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