Well, it seems like I was busy sewing all week, but I really don't have much exciting to show.
Let's start with the finish:
I actually never talked about this project on any previous WIP lists, but I started this dishmat about three months ago and I just decided to finish it this weekend. To read more about it go here.
Another success for the week was getting all my charms cut for the two swaps I'm in. They aren't due for a while, but I want to get them in as soon as possible so I can get them off my mind. They are my first swaps and I'm nervous that I'm going to screw it up somehow.
Now for the real Works in Progress report:
|Like soldiers on the battlefield, ready to wage war on puckers and poor quilting.|
320 pins later, the anniversary quilt is now officially basted. After being aggravated with my basting skills on my previous quilts, I was very careful with this one. I made sure everything was carefully smoothed and taut, and used smaller safety pins, with one every 4 inches. Now to just figure out how I want to quilt it. Any suggestions? I'm thinking of going along the seams in a zigzag across the quilt, but I'm not sure I want to wrangle it quite that much. Hopefully I can get some kid-free time this weekend to work on it.
A little progress was made on the kaleidoscope quilt. Three blocks are complete and most of the rest are in quarter-blocks. I was a little dumb on a few and for some reason sewed the brown piece onto the wrong side of the print so I'll have to do a bit of ripping. I think it will go pretty quickly after that.
I'm considering joining the Across the Sea Quilt-Along with Ellison Lane Quilts and FairyFace Designs, but I would really love to get one of these done first, or I may go insane with three quilts in progress.
So that's the lowdown over here, now go check out the other great projects linked up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.