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With my participation in some fabric swaps, I have discovered many new blogs over the past few weeks and several of those blogs led me to WIP Wednesday at freshly pieced. Since I am forever starting new projects and rarely finishing any of them, I figured some on-line accountability could be a good thing. (And since I usually have Wednesdays off from my real job, there's actually a chance I will blog about it on a regular basis.)
I have a huge problem with making lots and lots of quilt tops and never finishing them. Making tops is just too much fun. Before I receive any charm swap fabric and start even more new quilts, I figured I'd better finish some of my WIPs. Before today, I had 4 completed tops, 2 being quilted (including one that was intended as a Christmas gift for my mother in law), and fabric cut for several more tops. This week I made significant progress on two quilt projects.
I finished quilting this cute little baby quilt using Elizabeth Hartman's instructions for FMQ loopy flowers. While some flowers turned out better than others, it was a fun way of quilting and I'm sure I'll get better with practice. I like the back of the quilt because I love the look of quilting with white thread on predominantly white fabric. I just need to finish hand-sewing the binding and it will be done!
(While a drawback of my 5-year-old son growing like a weed means I have to buy him new jeans again, it is nice he's now tall enough to hold up my baby quilts.)
I also pulled out a quilt top I had initially blogged about in January 2011--so it's been in the finish pile for awhile. It's The Road Trip Quilt from Cluck Cluck Sew. Over the weekend I made the quilt sandwich and started quilting it--just randomly spaced horizontal lines but it's finally on it's way to being finished.
This week's stats:
Completed projects - 0
New projects - 0
New projects - 0
Currently in progress - 6 quilts (and too many others to count!)