Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowpocalypse YAY

I'm sure everyone is posting about the SNOWPOCALYPSE, and I, for one, am quite pleased about the whole thing--classes at the university have been canceled tomorrow, so my girl Zoe and I are going to be camped out at home. Fortunately she really likes watching DVDs on the little portable player on the guest bed, so I will have some time to sew! (We won't spend all day in the sewing room. But more than I usually get on a Wednesday!)

So, even though I'm a little early for WiP Wednesday, here's an update!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Over the weekend, I got the Sliced Coins baby quilt stacked together (click for bigger):

Sliced Coins: Stacked!



One thing I decided to do was work on increasing my sewing speed--I usually 'drive' the machine fairly slowly, although I've noticed I've increased my speed some since I started the TweetyGigs quilt last fall. This time I consciously added some gas, and these stacks went together AMAZINGLY FAST! I especially love that wee bird on this print:

Sliced Coins

And on Sunday, I finished the last seam of the center for Zoe's TweetyGigs:

TweetyGigs: The Center Seam

I don't use all the fold-outs on my cabinet very often, but for this much fabric, they come in handy!

TweetyGigs: The Center Seam

And I apologize if anyone's tired of seeing this, but here it is, all seams together and awaiting borders!

TweetyGigs: All together!

(Would it help if I promised no more pics until it's quilted? I may be able to restrain myself...)

Since that last photo, I've cut borders (so intimidating! but I did it!) and have sewed one on. I should be able to get the rest of the borders on by tomorrow night, and then it's just piecing the back and I'm off to the races! Well, the long-arm quilter's. :)

I forgot to do stats last week, which meant I forgot to count the two mug-rug finishes I had a couple weeks ago and *also* that I forgot to add the Sliced Coins as a new project. And I've started playing with designing a block, so, stats:

This week's stats:
New projects: 1
Completed projects: 0
In progress: 5

Do go check out everyone at WiP Wednesday, and the Sliced Coins Quilt-Along (link in the sidebar), and hopefully next week I'll have that new-block mug rug to share...

13 comments:

  1. Fun sliced coins. I can't wait until I finish mine - they are looking great. I also like the colors in your pinwheels :)

    Angie - http://craftedAngles.com

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  2. I love the sliced coins fabric -- so bright and cheery! I need to get to work on mine!
    Michelle

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  3. I love your fabric choices! Looks like you have some beautiful quilts in progress!!

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  4. Your Sliced Coins QA looks great! I always sew with lots of "gas", it is just more fun that way! :) Happy WiP Wednesday!

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  5. Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL! I really like the fabric you chose! Happy WIP wednesday!
    Kim

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  6. Love your fabrics for the sliced coin! Very fun!

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  7. Love that fabric for your sliced coins QA - what line is it?

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  8. That pinwheel quilt is gorgeous! It's going to look amazing when it's all quilted!!

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  9. The sliced coins looks good as does your pinwheels!

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  10. I love the name, TweetyGigs, so cute! And I love how your sliced coin stacks are coming along, great job so far!!

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  11. LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric you chose for your coins! And the pinwheel quilt is awesome too!

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  12. That TweetyGigs quilt top is fantastic :)

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