November 14, 2012

wip Wednesday {11/14/12} & 100 day hustle recap

We're over halfway through the 100 day hustle, so it's time to evaluate my progress.  (My original post is here.)

Finish sewing the item I'm making for my WISH do. Good Stitches swap partner.  Done!

Make a converging corners baby quilt for my coworker who is due in February but the shower is in DECEMBER!  I'm making good progress!  I only have 4 blocks left to do.  I finally got the Kona color card I ordered so I can order fabric for the backing and binding.  I was a little discouraged because the blocks looks so random and ugly--a mishmash of fabrics.  I finally laid them out and it all came together--it's going to be awesome!

Make some cute fabric baskets for the same coworker's nursery. And some stuffed toys. And some bibs.  I'm not going to get the baskets done.  I'm totally making some of these monster bibs, though, and some of these burp cloths.

Make my son's Halloween costume.  Done and adorable!  (He's the red Lego Ninjago Kai in case you can't tell.)

And I managed to whip up a witch costume for myself.

Make a convergence quilt for the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild challenge.  This did not get done and is moving to the back burner.

Finish 2 shopping bags for my aunt which I had planned to have done in August.  (She needs them for Christmas gifts so it's all good!)  No progress here but it's only November--It's still all good!  (Although I did buy fabric to make more bags when I haven't even finished these yet. . .)

Finish this stack--four quilt tops to sandwich, quilt and bind and one quilt to finish hand binding.  I did finish hand binding one quilt.  It is probably the last quilt I will bind by hand.

And our course I've started new projects.  My son and I adopted a Christmas family through our church.  The mom wanted a blanket for her 17-month-old daughter so I whipped up a quick "I Spy" quilt top.  I just need to sandwich, quilt and bind it.

I have one more chevron quilt to make for my brother who was in need of some baby gifts.  Hopefully I can have it done by Thanksgiving to give it to him then.

I'd better get back to sewing--I've got my work cut out for me!

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November 7, 2012

wip Wednesday {11/7/12}

November already?  So much to do and not enough time to get it all done.  At least Halloween is over so I can get on with my long to-do list.

I finished the quick and easy chevron baby blanket I started.  I used one yard of Riley Blake's large chevron print fabric.  I quilted a chevron pattern in the white areas following the fabric print.

It is backed in an incredibly bright orange Kona and the binding is Riley Blake small dots in navy.

I ordered a bunch more chevron fabric.  I think these will be my new go-to baby gift.

For our November blocks, the members of the WISH circle of do. Good Stitches are making Simply Woven quilt blocks.  They look complicated but are very straight forward but I still managed to mess up one of my blocks.  The first one turned out fine.

The second one did not turn out fine as I measured incorrectly before I cut the last piece off my almost finished block.  The right side of the block is wrong. :(

And I wouldn't have even noticed if I didn't set my blocks side by side to admire how beautiful they were. . .

And finally, a horrible picture of the progress on my converging corners quilt.  (I really dislike taking pictures inside my poorly-lit basement.)

I have 8 blocks left to go and need to have the quilt finished by the baby shower on December 2.  Each block goes together a little faster so I think I'll get it done in time!

Today I also used Spoonflower for the first time and made some quilt labels.  Two of my fellow Omaha Modern Quilt Guild members made triangular quilt labels on Spoonflower so I thought I'd give it a try, too.  I typed the text over a photo of the sidewalk--I love the texture and color of concrete.  I ordered them today so hopefully they turn out okay.

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