Whew, it's been a while since I've had a WIP Wednesday report! Let's remedy that right now.
MADE MAJOR PROGRESS ON (i.e. COMPLETED)...
My FTLOS swap items - mini quilt and pouch.
That was a whirlwind of activity starting right after we got home from our trip until last week when it all went in the mail to my partner. Then I made an overdue Bee block.
NEXT, I GOT WORKING ON...
A secret project. It's a surprise, so I don't want to reveal too much. Here's a wee glimpse:
OTHER PROJECTS ABOUT TO REQUIRE ATTENTION
My quilty ADD is kicking into gear. I am in contact with my daughter's preschool about doing a presentation on quilts, and working with the children to make not one, not two, but THREE fundraiser quilts. They're going to be fairly simple in design/construction (inspired by this project), and they will be large-ish wallhangings, so they won't take too too long. (Famous last words).
Oh! And! Because I'm not quite busy enough (hahaha) I have my first commission! I'll be making a family tree quilt for a friend to gift to her parents. I need to sketch a few ideas, have her choose one then give a quote. It's a Christmas gift but I definitely don't want to leave it too late. Especially since the preschool quilts will likely be needed for the wintertime fundraiser.
4 quilts before early December. Totally doable, right?
STUFF THAT I HAVEN'T WORKED ON IN A WHILE...
(...and likely won't be working on until the new year)....
All my other projects! But you know what? That's okay! I love having lots of projects on the go. Plus, I'm done with swaps for 2011. I'm also down to one Bee, so that's pretty manageable too. I'm actually very excited about the next couple of months.
I do hope you'll come back to see how I am progressing - there's an opportunity to win some lovely giveaway goodies in it for you!
Linking up to Lee's as usual, and Monika's for the first time.
I can't remember what FTLOS stands for. But never mind. That quilt is fabulous. I think I may have told you that already today. It bears repeating. It is fabulous!!!ReplyDelete
I have some bee blocks to complete, hopefully this weekend, and then I'm done for the year and not signing up for anymore.
Ooh, a secret project. Intriguing...!
love your little mini quilt - it is really something - and good on you for embracing quilty doings outside your own stuff - it's very rewarding - a new generation of quilters in the making - love your workReplyDelete
Thanks for linking! WOW that piecing and stitching is really incredible.ReplyDelete
sewing in Saskatoon
who screwed up with the mermaid fabric and won't be entering it into the show this fall. Lol
Purple and orange! Yummy. Can't wait to see what the secret project is.ReplyDelete
I love the way you quilted your mini quilt!ReplyDelete
That mini quilt is wonderful--such great graphic impact. And the list of things you have going is impressive. I have a family tree quilt on my blog (my SIL's idea) and as long as you promise not to critique the quilting (it was the first time I ever used FMQ) it may help give you some ideas (click on Gallery in the word cloud, 2nd one down).ReplyDelete
Beautiful mini quilt! I've never done a school quilt, but have come close a few times (I have 2 boys)... I saw one once that had the hand prints of each student on each block. It did quite well. I did help out one year in a classroom quilting project that they each got to take home, and the teacher showed the class a fund raiser quilt that she had been involved in that a family friend had bought, then presented to her upon graduation many years later. So cool!!ReplyDelete
I love that quilt!ReplyDelete
Your mini quit is freakin' brilliant. *cry* Dang girl, I'm so impressed!ReplyDelete
Haha. I just noticed your tag " gulp". Thanks for the new link-up site too!ReplyDelete