Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Works In Progress - The Unabridged Version

Yesterday At the Heart of Quilting, a local long arm quilting store, needed someone to pretend to be a customer while Channel 5 made a commercial for them.  I was more than happy to oblige, especially since they said I could bring in a quilt to quilt while they were filming.  Sweet!  It was all low key and fun.  I love free motion quilting on a long arm and told them that when all of my kids were in school that I wanted to come down to Des Moines all the time to quilt.  Since time was limited, I brought my smaller I-spy quilt did a large all over flower design.  The quilting really shows up well on the back.  I used minky fabric for the first time as a backing.  It is awesome!

I have been getting a lot done, but I still feel like I am drowning in projects.  So I want to get old school WIP Wednesday today and make a comprehensive list of my WIPs.  I didn't think there were this many....

Needs Binding:
1.  I-spy quilt
2. Hexagon Christmas pillow

 Needs Quilting:
1.  Megan's Star quilt
2.  Christmas triangle quilt
3.  Star Flower quilt
4.  Diamond Christmas pillow

Needs a Border:
1. 1930's Sampler
2. Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt

Needs to be sewn together:
1. Yellow/purple triangle quilt
2.  Tree skirt

Needs a few more blocks and to be sashed and set:
1. Meadowsweet star quilt
2. Dresden plate quilt

Fabric that I want to do something with:
1.  Jelly roll of Kona solids
2.  Jelly roll of Lotta Jansdotter fabric
3.  A rainbow pack of vintage sheet fabric

Need to get rid of:
1. Coral and black baby quilt top
2. Brother's blue quilt (totally messed up the quilting on that)

Quilt Ideas:
1. Iowa State Fair Quilt made with solids
2. Simple patchwork with my special "sweet" fabrics
3. Fun improvisation (multiple ideas there)
4. Selvage pillows/quilt/skirt/etc
5. Scrappy hexagon quilt
6. Christmas pillow with selvage trees

12 active projects and tons in the wings...I think I have enough to keep me busy for awhile.  :)  What have you been working on?

Linking up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Wonderful list of beautiful projects. Enjoy hours of fun sewing.

  2. You have so much on the go! I really love the Christmas triangle quilt.

  3. Did you prepare your quilt sandwich in a special way to deal with the Minky backing? One of my quilty pals had a heck of a time dealing with it recently. I love you Christmas-y triangles quilt... so tempted to make one of my own!

  4. I love that Christmas triangle quilt! I have a giant bundle of Ann Kelle's Jingle that I'm waiting to make into a quilt for my little girl's big girl bed (she's still in the crib), and your quilt is similar to the design I was thinking of. I am in AWE of those granny squares! You're a better woman than I!

  5. I was just in my sewing room looking at some fabric I bought a long time ago for a charity quilt. I have been painting a room and cleaning it out for my new purchase Avante. I have several jelly rows all waiting to be sewed together for another charity quilt, I have 6 waiting for this new long arm. I think I have a list a little longer than yours to finish, but I keep making charity quilts, maybe it's that time of the year.

  6. I love those 4 blocks there, the last picture. Maybe they are in your new book. Enjoy your sewing. I'm working on a quilt along. jlblvn at gmail dot com

  7. I'm feeling the need for an old-fashioned WIP round=up, too. I'm always working on a project that I'm "saving" for a reveal, which really takes the fun out of sharing! Glad to know someone else's lists look like mine. And oh boy, what a cute quilt in the lead paragraph! Too fun that you got to be the model for their commercial.