Wednesday, January 11, 2012

W.I.P Wednesday

Where is the time going??? I'm off this weekend for a belated Christmas family get together. Its a 7+ hour car trip and as DH is coming off night shift I will be driving the distance. I'm thankful for DVD players and The Wiggles. I promise to upload some photos to my blog because the place we are heading to is beautiful.

Do you like my new toy? As I don't have a sewing room, I purchased a foldable table that I can use anywhere in the house. I mainly use my lounge room and dining room. I'm tired of moving my dining table into the lounge so its really nice to have something I can just pack up and put up whenever I want.

So before I head off on my next traveling adventure, I'm heading over to visit Lee at Freshly Pieced for W.I.P. Wednesday.

My biggest achievement this week was finishing off "Checkered Patches".
I am so happy to have this off my list and the family it went to are very happy with the quilt. One of my January goals is done and dusted.

I have also been quilting a floor mat or panel depending on how you look at it which was another January goal. I have been straight line quilting wherever I want to. I'm not sure about the quilting as it has been a trial but it doesn't look bad and its going to be for a little boy to play with on his floor. Photos to be posted when completed.

I haven't had much of a chance to work on the wedding quilt but I want to get it finished asap. I plan to sew some more tonight if I'm not too tired. I have another sick child yet again. Our family run with illness this summer has been awful. I seem to have caught what he has as well so I'm not the best.

I have managed to work on my colored hexagon quilt. I'm not willing to share at this time because its so close to a finished top that I want to show if off when I have it done. I've purchased some thread for the hand quilting. There are different colors and all the cotton is variegated. I can't wait to trial them out. I planning to quilt in circles. Backing is purchased and binding as well. I'm going with Kona. This project is traveling the distance to be finished.

My first new project for 2012. I discovered this one through my friend Michelle. Another EPP project. This project is being hosted by Selfsewn. The quilt looks amazing. I just couldn't resist. I'm planning to take this one away too to start putting some blocks together. My fabrics have been chosen. I will post more later.


  1. Have a great trip!
    I hope you have time to sew. Lol.
    And the colours you have chosen are groovy, they will look so good.

  2. Your checkered patches quilt is absolutely amazing! Wow!

  3. Your checkered patches is lovely!! One of my best moments was getting off the dining room table to do my sewing, so your folding table is a great idea.

  4. Checkered patches is a great quilt. Love it!
    I want one of those folding tables. I have converted a bedroom to a sewing room, but I need a bigger work surface.
    Looking forward to seeing your hexie finish!

  5. Your finished quilt looks amazing!

  6. Love your checkered squares, the colors are great. I have the one of those folding tables, and it's worked well, but if I could I would upgrade and put two together somehow.

  7. Your checker board quilt is beautiful, the colors blend so nicely.
    I too work off a folding table like you got, however, I found it a bit low and my back would ache if I had a lot of cutting to do. You may want to consider getting the bed lifts (got mine at Bed Bath & Beyond) what a difference and they are very portable like the table.

  8. Congrats on finishing a January project! The quilt is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the finished hexagon top! I love hexagons!

  9. I can only imagine how long it took you to put together the checkerboard!
    I have 2 of the folding tables. Sometimes I need 3 depending on how large the quilt is...but I wouldn't have room in any room for 3 of them.
    I found that my new (to me) crafting desk is the same heighth as the table so I only have one table set up for now.

  10. Ohhh, and EPP project? I have got to look!

  11. Chequered patches is fab! It must be nice to tick something off the list. I am nearing a finish too...just waiting for some binding fabric...

  12. Great finish on the checkered patches quilt! It's gorgeous. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )

  13. Your checkered patches quilt is beautiful. I hope you have a great trip with some time for sewing mixed in.


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