Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WIP Wednesday

At the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Sew-in on Sunday, I told Amy I was planning on joining in on WIP Wednesdays, so I thought I'd better live up to my word and write this post!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

My sewing space

I loved the idea of checking in on my works in progress, but I didn't have a list of them and I was starting to feel scattered. The other night, I sat down and broke down my projects into three categories: 
1) Works in progress
2) Planned projects that aren't started yet
3) Wish list for when I have oodles of free time (aka never)

Here are the details:

1) Works in Progress (8):
  •  Kona challenge bookshelf miniquilt (binding finished, just needs label)

  • Colour wheel quilt (rainbow wedges are cut)

  • Habitat challenge double diamonds baby quilt (quilt top is pieced)

  • Red and Aqua Bee square in square quilt (quilt blocks arrived in Spring 2011)
  • Little Folks voile patchwork quilt for me (fabric cut into squares)
  • Spring Garden Rainbow baby quilt (blocks made but I don't like them)
  • Strip-pieced picnic quilt (I've cut a few strips of old fabrics)
  • Paper-pieced hexagons (basted a couple dozen hexagons)

 2) Materials/pattern purchased, no work started (10):
  • Gift for someone who reads my blog
  • Ditto
  • Ditto
  • Ditto
  • Gift for VMQG holiday exchange (December 15, 2011)

  • Busytown pillowcase for Sophia (Christmas 2011)
  • Log cabin pincushion from kit I won at November VMQG meeting
  • Ladybug costume for Sophia from fleece
  • Gift bag for Grandma Lou using Xmas fabric she gave me 

 3) Ideas/Wish List (8):
  • Wonky stars quilt in blue and orange for the preschool (either for house corner or silent auction or both)
  • Label for Sock Monkey quilt given to me by VMQG members in December 2010
  • Label for Eleanor’s baby quilt
  • Stockings for our family for Christmas 2013
  • Christmas tree skirt
  • Bunting flag banner
  • Swoon quilt
  • Valentine’s heart flannel pillow for Sophia

That's a total of 26 projects I'm either working on or would like to do. That's a pretty full list! And don't get me started on my Pinterest tutorials board full of projects I'd love to make sometime. Well, at least I've started keeping track. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to solving it, right?


  1. I have the same much to little time! Also, my daughter never needs to know that there is Busytown fabric in this world. She'd make me redo her room in complete Busytown motif.

  2. I still refuse to make a huge list of everything I'm working on because I know it would overwhelm me. Kudos to you for taking the first step. :) Everything looks wonderful.

  3. Oooh love your colour wheel- it looks amazing & I can't wait to see it all sewn up! You've got a lotta lot of projects on the go & that is so great!! This is a great way to keep track of everything and I can't wait to see your finished quilts as they happen! :D

  4. good for you Holly - tackling that list will be a big one! You have so many great projects already in the works, can't wait to see them get finished off and new ones take their place. I'm terrified of actually trying to list my projects - my WIP list on my blog hasn't changed since I created it, but many new projects would be added!

  5. Don't worry, Kim, I won't tell your daughter about the Busytown fabric!

  6. I love making lists - they make me feel less scattered, no matter how long they are. Love the looks of your WIPs! I call those "someday projects" WIMMs (Works In My Mind).

  7. Your sewing/quilting skills amaze me. You know what would be a neat sewing project? An advent calendar!

  8. the colour wheel is fabulous!!



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