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Yikes. It’s been quite a while since I’ve spent time on this blog. It’s been a bad combination of computer problems, massive work deadlines, and various trips. (The trips part wasn’t bad, just not conducive to blogging!) I had a fantastic trip to Seattle, a pretty great work trip to Sacramento, and a wonderfully relaxing Thanksgiving break in the mountains of Colorado. My favorite picture of the Seattle trip comes from an alleyway covered in street art and absolutely plastered with posters that stated “Love art and share it with the world!” A great sentiment to live by!

I haven’t had much sewing time, either, but I’m gearing up for some fun Christmas projects. I’ve started cutting all my Christmas fabric scraps (and some other red and green scraps) into pieces to make a super scrappy Century of Progress quilt (my favorite block from the Farmer’s Wife Quilt book). I think it’s going to be awesome. I haven’t sewn any blocks together yet (I am still in the cutting phase) but I laid some pieces out to get a sense of what it might look like:

I love it! I’m so excited to have more time to sew in the next few weeks!

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Christmas Century of Progress quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 8
Started this week: 1
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress: 9

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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This week, I finished the quilting on my Rainbow New Wave, created the binding strips (chose a rainbow of solids), and I’m partway through attaching the binding. I’m so excited to be almost finished with this quilt!

I also finished my little Farmer’s Wife Century of Progress potholder, which I brought into our office kitchen because we really needed one. Everyone seems to like it! One of my co-workers told me I should feel free to make her a quilt, if I feel so inclined. (Does she not realize how much work that is?!?) And I finished my little hexagon mug rug, which is a little small for a mug rug, but I like keeping it by my sewing machine to set my scissors on, so I don’t scratch my dining room table. So it’s a scissors rug.

Last but not least, the stuff I haven’t touched this week:

Quilt tops in progress:

Colorful log cabin quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt

This week’s stats:

Last week’s in-progress projects: 7 6 (think I counted wrong last week)
New projects – 0
Completed projects – 2
Currently in progress – 4

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I missed a week of WiP Wednesday last week…I really didn’t have ANY progress to report on. But this week I had some sewing time! I finally basted and started quilting my rainbow New Wave quilt, a top I finished months ago. I really love this quilt, and I’m so excited that I’m keeping it for myself! I’m quilting it through the white stripes with white thread on top and a rainbow of different threads on the bottom, which looks cool, but it is a pain to have to change the bobbin all the time! I’m hoping to finish the quilting today or tomorrow and then I’ll post a photo of the whole thing!

I already blogged about my foray into the Farmer’s Wife obsession…I still need to turn that little block into a potholder. (I also organized all my threads, including about 30 spools that I inherited from my grandmother!)

And I already blogged about my decision to join the Dead Simple Quilt Along from the Lily’s Quilts blog, and I picked my color palette and started thinking about fabric choices.

Last but not least, the stuff I haven’t touched this week:

Quilt tops in progress:

Colorful log cabin quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt

Small projects in process:

Hexagon mug rug

This week’s stats:
Last week’s in-progress projects: 6
New projects – 1
Completed projects – 0
Currently in progress – 7

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I caved and bought the Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt book. I’d been resisting. Not because I don’t appreciate all the amazing blocks that everyone has been posting as part of the quilt-along (I seriously LOVE the reinterpretation of very traditional blocks in modern prints and bright colors!) but because I felt like my skills are not up to par for sewing the tiny little pieces that comprise these blocks! And I was worried that I wouldn’t have the patience to actually DO anything with these blocks and it would just distract me from projects that I would actually finish. Well, the allure of the Century of Progress block finally overwhelmed me and I went to Barnes and Noble after work yesterday to buy the book. I don’t know why but this Century of Progress block has really drawn me in! So this afternoon I put one together:

I really like the way it came out! It was definitely time consuming and somewhat challenging, and I can’t imagine I’ll ever have the patience to put together anything as big as a quilt with these tiny little squares, but I’m turning this block into a potholder for the office kitchen and I could definitely see myself making more of these blocks for potholders and other small projects. Maybe I’d consider doubling the size of these blocks to make a quilt!