Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIP Check In


Last week, I posted my tentative goals for the last three months of the year and thought, maybe it would be a good idea to post (maybe not every week) about how the list and I are getting along.  So, one week after making the list I'm still feeling pretty good about my tasks.  

I purchased a backing fabric at a LQS for the snowman quilt, to move it closer to a finished state.


I'm just loving all these top hatted snowmen.  It actually kind of makes me think of wrapping paper.  As of now it sits folded neatly on my sewing table all basted up and waiting for its turn on the Sweet Sixteen.  I had hoped to have it quilted last weekend, but needed to work on a deadline project instead.

  
The MOD Bear Paw QAL quilt actually received more attention than I intended to give to it.  I'm going to use it as a leader/ender project through out the next 3 months (aiming for a finish), but late Sunday night I was in the mood to sew HST's together, so I devoted a bit more time to it.

On Thursday of last week, these showed up...


a set of 6 curved quilting rulers from The Quilted Pinapple (not an affiliate link)...or as my friend, Helen at Midget Gem Quilts, calls them, my quilty boomerangs.  I decided to invest in these babies to help increase the amount of ruler work I can do, and they have been well worth the investment.

 
This is the back of a quilt I am working on for the Autumn Abundance Blog Hop hosted by Bernie at Needle and Foot next week.



The hop is being sponsored by Paint Brush Studios and they graciously donated fabrics to each participant from their new fall lines for our projects.  Make sure you check in with Bernie for a complete list of our schedule.  I believe I will be revealing my project on Thursday, October 27th.

And with that I will leave you with, when good quilting goes bad...


I'm still new to ruler work, but man, someone strayed way off their ruler on this one.  It has since been ripped out (and I'm not usually a ripper) and has been corrected.

So nothing crossed off my list yet, but I'm so close to two finishes, I can almost feel them.  Back to work!


Today I'm linking up with Let's Bee Social.


12 comments:

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I think it's great how having a list helps us plan ahead: like getting the backing for a project so you'll be ready to make progress on it sooner. Ruler work is definitely a skill I will be continuing to develop myself, it is so easy to stray from the edge. I look forward to the hop next week and seeing what everyone has created.

Julie said...

Interesting ruler set. I haven't done tons with curved rulers, and as a matter of fact am still a little gun shy after my near fatality between my finger and my longarm. I'll be watching you, girl, and would be very appreciative if you could post some tips or opinions on their use.

Cut&Alter said...

Well you have been getting down to it!! Love the look of those rulers ... look forward to see the quilting you do with them.

Marlene said...

I love my set of curved rulers and doing ruler work. I find that when I start going too fast (thinking yea I've mastered this) I go off track and have to rip-it's like it is saying that will teach you!!! Can't wait to see the front of the quilt-the back looks good.

Lisa J. said...

You are getting a lot done Tish. Those rulers look amazing.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Kudos on making progress on your WIP's. Have fun with the new rulers.

Stitchin At Home said...

Enjoy the rulers they look like something I may eventually need. You'll have that list done in no time at the rate you are going.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

I must admit I have no idea how yiu sew with rulers , I would be better off playing boomerang! I find it helps to keep a written list too , makes me feel less panicked

JanineMarie said...

I'm so intrigued by rulers and am really impressed that you jumped right in with them. I can't wait to see the front of that Autumn Abundance quilt!

Sandra Walker said...

I didn't see that you'd 'gone bad' really until you made me look closer. Love love what you're doing with your hop project; you've inspired me to use my set more! That snowman backing fabric is just too adorable!

FlourishingPalms said...

Finishes certainly do take time. You're plugging away famously though. Personally, if in between quilts I can throw in a garment or two, or a small sewn item like a tote or wristlet, I'm a happy camper. It's really neat that you're pursuing ruler work. It's definitely a popular quilting trend now, and one that I've been asked to teach. But, I'm thinking that with all the brands of sewing machines out there, the people who make feet are gonna have to get to work making ruler work feet for lots more brands. I can't imagine trying to teach ruler work to a student who doesn't have access to the right foot! Gosh, it's difficult enough for some students to get a walking foot and/or quilting foot so they can take my free motion quilting classes! You're fortunate that your Sweet Sixteen lets you use a ruler work foot. Have fun learning!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love that snowman fabric! It really does look like wrapping paper :) Good luck with those WIPS. I list is an amazing motivator sometimes!

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