November 14, 2012

wip Wednesday {11/14/12} & 100 day hustle recap

We're over halfway through the 100 day hustle, so it's time to evaluate my progress.  (My original post is here.)

Finish sewing the item I'm making for my WISH do. Good Stitches swap partner.  Done!

Make a converging corners baby quilt for my coworker who is due in February but the shower is in DECEMBER!  I'm making good progress!  I only have 4 blocks left to do.  I finally got the Kona color card I ordered so I can order fabric for the backing and binding.  I was a little discouraged because the blocks looks so random and ugly--a mishmash of fabrics.  I finally laid them out and it all came together--it's going to be awesome!

Make some cute fabric baskets for the same coworker's nursery. And some stuffed toys. And some bibs.  I'm not going to get the baskets done.  I'm totally making some of these monster bibs, though, and some of these burp cloths.

Make my son's Halloween costume.  Done and adorable!  (He's the red Lego Ninjago Kai in case you can't tell.)

And I managed to whip up a witch costume for myself.

Make a convergence quilt for the Omaha Modern Quilt Guild challenge.  This did not get done and is moving to the back burner.

Finish 2 shopping bags for my aunt which I had planned to have done in August.  (She needs them for Christmas gifts so it's all good!)  No progress here but it's only November--It's still all good!  (Although I did buy fabric to make more bags when I haven't even finished these yet. . .)

Finish this stack--four quilt tops to sandwich, quilt and bind and one quilt to finish hand binding.  I did finish hand binding one quilt.  It is probably the last quilt I will bind by hand.

And our course I've started new projects.  My son and I adopted a Christmas family through our church.  The mom wanted a blanket for her 17-month-old daughter so I whipped up a quick "I Spy" quilt top.  I just need to sandwich, quilt and bind it.

I have one more chevron quilt to make for my brother who was in need of some baby gifts.  Hopefully I can have it done by Thanksgiving to give it to him then.

I'd better get back to sewing--I've got my work cut out for me!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. I love the picture of your converging corners blocks. Your sewing is so precise and crisp. We need to do a block swap. Maybe something similar to NuBees or 3 X 6 where we each make the same block in each others preferred colors. Even if it's just a few of us. I wantt my local peeps represented when I make my sampler quilt!

    Drooling over the chevrons. I adore the blue on blue. The tiny tone on tone chevrons have been on my wish list for awhile. Tje bottom red, blue, orange, gray one is especially nice too. It's hard to find good boy fabrics for baby blankets and that one is perfect.

  2. I also really like the way you set you I Spy squares in pink. I have a stack of blocks for my girls that I want to stretch to two quilts, but I didn't want to use white or gray. Pink would be perfect. I even already have some pink flannel for the back. Thanks for the idea!

  3. Every time you've shown blocks from your converging corners project, I've really thought they looked great. I can't wait to see the quilt all put together!