At the beginning of the year, I went through my entire studio and created a list of all my WIPs and upcoming projects and set a goal to finish as much as I could this year. But, as I shared recently, my sewing took a back seat to life for a little while. Now I’m back in the saddle doing my best to knock out those projects! So, I thought I would give you a little project update and let you know what’s on the top of my list at the moment.
Pink wonky quilt- This is a comfort quilt to be donated to Dawson Place Child Advocacy Center through my guild. I just finished it yesterday and will be sharing some more info on it tomorrow!
Blue low-volume quilt- Also for Dawson Place, I worked on these blocks with my daughter. It was a fun tag-team project: she would select fabrics and decide placement while I did the sewing. The blocks seemed to be taking forever, though, and we just lost steam and haven’t touched it again. I really want to get this one finished up and donated in the next couple of months.
Scrappy Rainbow strip quilt- This one got designed on a whim and, although I had plenty of other things I should have been working on, I just had to get it off the page and bring it to life. I haven’t decided yet on backing or how I want to quilt it. When it is done, it will live at my house and be a backyard picnic quilt. I love this one- it’s very bright and happy!
Champions’ quilt- I have been working on this one FOREVER! Like for real- this is one of the first quilts I started. I tried out a bunch of (at the time) new-to-me techniques on this one- EPP, applique, and hand quilting. There is a combination of hand and machine quilting in this, and I only need to finish the hand quilting. Unfortunately, when I started, I just didn’t know much and used cheaper fabrics and embroidery floss to hand quilt, making the quilting more difficult than it needed to be. Now I just need to muster up the motivation to finish that process. It is top of my priority list right now.
Scrappy Kayak Point quilt- First off, sorry for the terrible photograph. My quilt holder (my 13-year-old) was getting a bit antsy. This was the first pattern test for my Kayak Point pattern. It was going to go to my daughter, but we moved and her decorating colors changed, so I’m making her something else. So where this one will end up is still a mystery! I think it (along with the Scrappy Rainbow) will be one of my first long-arm projects.
Lauren’s Low-volume patchwork quilt- I gathered fabric from my stash and have been cutting out 5-inch squares for a while now. As of last week, I bought all the fabric I will need to complete the top. The colors aren’t what I would normally pick (particularly the olive!), but I think these fabrics will really add to the modern shabby-chic look my daughter has going on in her room!
Orange HST quilt- This has been haunting my design wall for waaaayyyyyy too long. The blocks are all completed and starched, and I have the white fabric to add all the negative space. I just need to get started…. story of my life!
Ok, so there you have it- my current list of top sewing priorities. I’m hoping to be able to report to you soon that these are done so I can move on to other things!
Happy Sewing, ~L
Projects on a longarm? Will you be renting time on one or investing in something to have at home??
At my new job, we have one I can rent!
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