Wednesday, July 16, 2014

WiP - focused


I'm trying to stay focused on my Q3 list even though I'm jumping from one project to another. I thought I have a plan for those orange peels but I'm kind of unsure at the moment.


I started quilting Demons mini but I had to unpick since it was fugly. My spiral was way too loose and I really did not like black thread on mostly white squares.


The weather is really warm and sunny so I painted my board frame yesterday. I haven't told you yet but this will become my new board. The first thing I'll pin on it will be my Q3 list, lol.


Once I unpicked my fugly spiral I couldn't think of other design to try so I went with straight lines. Some squares are crossed just once and some both ways. There seems to be some pattern appearing but I work without real plan or marking. I only leave those color squares untouched. 


I don't know about you but basting is least popular during the process making. Somehow I managed to baste Ikea ZOO and it's next on my quilting list. 


My girl finished her embroidery and I promised to turn it into zippered pouch. Bunny can be found here


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19 comments:

  1. Absolutely inspiring post! I need to make a mini quilt now!! :) (You bunny is adorable Vera!)

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  2. I love that Demon mini! It is absolutely stunning!

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  3. I love where you are going with the quilting on the demons mini; sorry you had to unpick, though!

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  4. I love where you are going with the orange peels. Keep going! :)
    Also, I really like both quilting options! But I totally understand why you had to unpick. I do that sometimes too.

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  5. HAHA I'm the queen of jumping from project to project - this morning I made a bib, quilted another one, made a boxy bag, printed out the templates for a new coin purse pattern I bought, kitted up a couple more bibs to use up the last of some fabric, and zigzagged the raw edges on some new fabrics so I can preshrink 'em. Notice there was no housework in that list - it gets done last, HAHA!

    I bet your new quilting design looks great on Demons - it's very geometric :) Tell your daughter she did a lovely job on her pretty little bunny - I think her zipper pouch should go to the top of your list - even before Ballerinas :D Looking forward to seeing the Zoo quilt!

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  6. I love your Ikea Zoo and I like your first version of the orange peels. Sorry you had to unpick, but your Demons mini is coming out very nice too!

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  7. The mini for your board is stunning. I am not sure I could cover it up as it is a work of art.

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  8. now you made me want to go and make a black and white squares quilt, and I already have 800 quilts in progress!! Thanks a lot (kidding) I like the fanned out leaves of color in a previous post. Or the top one.
    Obviously I go from project to project willy nilly too.
    LeeAnna
    not afraid of color

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  9. I love the Demon Mini. It is just great! I need to play with mini quilts more. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  10. The staight line quilting looks great, and suits much better than the spiral. Good luck staying focussed.

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  11. I love the straight line quilting you have gone with. This is going to be such a great piece! Lots of beautiful projects you have going on here!

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  12. You have a lot going on! I love those bright petals on the grey!

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  13. You've got a lot going on! I laughed at the handsome husband comment - I'm going to have to go stalk some blogs to see who's got one! :)

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  14. I love your daughter's bunny - good on her!

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  15. I love the straight lines quilting - looks like an art work.
    Isn't that bunny just toooo cute!
    I love to come over for a visit and see what you're up to... always good!

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  16. I hate basting... I often wish for a basting fairy who'd get all my quilts ready to go. Unpicking is no fun, but it was totally worth it- the 2nd design is rocking that piece.

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  17. I love the quilting choice you ended up with on Demons!! It looks really cool on the back as well.

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  18. Basting and ironing are the bane of my quilting existence. But you gotta do what you gotta do, to finish that quilt. I prefer the straight line quilting for Demon. Your daughters embroidery is beautifully done. Her stitching is as close to perfect as you can get. It will make a darling bag.

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