Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My first link up! WIP Wednesday

For ages, I've loved being able to follow linkups all around the quilting and crafting blogosphere.  I'm giddy that, now that I've got a blog of my own, I can actually participate in the linkiness! Today, I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday over at Freshly Pieced!

In reality, I have  more WIP's than I can count.  I started to create a to-do list this past week of next steps in all of my current WIP's.  It was a long list.  A very long list.

Just coming off my business trip last week, I had to play a lot of catch up this weekend, and didn't have much time to work on any fun quilty stuff.  I did, however, manage to make some progress on my Strawberry Fields Double Hourglass quilt!  I think it's now ready to be quilted.

Maybe.  Over the weekend, I got both the inner and outer borders on.  Only problem is, I can't decide if I want an outer OUTER border.  The current inner and outer borders are only 2" wide, which seem kind of narrow to me, given the size of the blocks, etc.  So, a big fat 6" border is probably in order.  We'll see what happens - I think this quilt has a mind of its own sometimes.

(In the background there, you can see some traditionally pieced Christmas blocks.  Those were in my grandmother's stash, which I inherited years ago.  It looks like she had pieced them, and then ripped a couple apart to repiece? That's on the to-do list for this weekend.  I'm thinking they'll make a nice wallhanging!) 

I did manage to get a fun little bonus out of piecing this quilt.  I had some funky chunks left over when I was cutting my strip sets for the blocks.  They've been looking at me for the last several weeks, just begging to be turned into a table runner.  A little quick piecing, a quick little diagonal line quilting, and voila! Tablerunner!

(Please pardon my dusty table...)

More on completing that little gem in my next post...

But for now, I've got my first WIP Wendesday post under my belt!  I think that's been a WIP in itself... 

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

1 comment:

  1. The Strawberry Fields quilt is gorgeous, I can't wait to see what you do with the borders. And I love your grandmothers blocks. What a great keepsake!