Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIP Wednesday: A Conspiracy

*Note:  I will announce the giveaway winners later this week*

 Between the holiday weekend and family visiting in town it has been busy. It certainly did not help that Button started running a fever as high as 105 Monday night...
You can imagine I have been getting a lot done, right?

I maintain that it is a conspiracy.  He was concocting a plan to miss his first day of school.

Finishes:  None.  Depressing.

In Progress:

Sean's Quilt

I can finally name the quilt top that I started last week during the Virtual Sew-in.

My sister is in town and asked me within 10 minutes where it was...she guessed from the sneak peaks.  My nephew's colors for his room are the four primary colors above.  I decided to pull all my favorite pieces in those colors and make my own coins!  A long way to go to do the backing and quilting. But now that she has seen it, I really will have to get a move on!

 do. Good Stitches August block

Pulled my final selections and cutting and piecing today.

  I am sooo behind.  Sorry Jessica!!!

 No Progress: (the REALLY depressing part)

Spiders and Webs Quilt, part deux 
Figgy Pudding Chirstmas Quilt
Baby Girl Quilt
Thank you quilt
Craftsy Quilt
Retro Flower Quilt
Merry, Merry Snowman BOM Quilt

 New Projects:
Special Delivery Quilts

I am calling these two quilts Special Delivery, because they ARE for two very special deliveries.  A former co-worker of mine welcomed a foster baby boy that they plan to adopt (sooner than later).  To make things more exciting, they just welcomed the baby boy's big "little" sister who is 2 years old into their home a few weekends ago.  

I plan to quilt in a lot of love and a lot of prayers that the path is paved comfortably and smoothly for them to make these two little ones their "forever family".  In order to get them done quickly, I bought these two quilt kits (on clearance...woohoo) at Joann's.  

Please don't judge that I am going the easy route!

I started the girl top, but as someone put it...sometimes the "easier" quilts can be the most difficult. 
I *thought* I had this border all sewn up...

until I realized I ran out of bobbin thread sometime at the beginning where the arrow is pointing.  Please tell me I am not the only one who does this?


Off to link up and meet the guest poster Emily at Mommy's Nap Time.

Don't forget to check out the awesome projects in progress over there too!  And if you have any, be sure to join.  I have already found quite a few inspiring quilters/seamstresses there!


  1. I love the idea of the panels. They are very cute, and will still have a loving caring handmade feel. I sympathize about the bobbin thread though; I think it's like Murphy's Law for quilters. My bobbin invariably runs out just after I've started on the fourth side of a binding.

  2. I was chain piecing and ran out of bobbin, realized this 20-2.5" squares later

  3. I do this more often than I'd like to admit! My machine needs a low bobbin light, you know like the low fuel light!

    1. I actually DO have a sensor ony machine, but it would make you I turned it off. Time to turn it back on, you think? Lol!!!

  4. I agree with Whitney, a low bobbin light would be one of the nicest "perks" a machine could have.

  5. LOL Heidi, I did the same thing last night :o)

  6. Hi,
    Sean's quilt is going to be so happy and fun. You've got a lot of WIPs going. One thing I've done when I have several WIP is pin notes to each one telling me the next step, then piling them in a basket. At times, I've pulled out the projects and done all the cutting I could do, or all the pinning, or all the sewing, then gone on to the next project rather than pull out the machine or whatever.

    I'm enjoying meeting you!
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  7. I love my low bobbin sensor -- well, it gets yelled at a lot, but that's better than sewing a bunch before realizing the bobbin is out!

    1. Right? I think my bobbin sensor is blatantly laughing at me. Time to turn it back on!!!!


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