Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WIP: Hello, Busy Workload Edition

It's Wednesday.


Oh boy.

The halfway mark of the 100 Day Hustle served to remind me that I have very very little time left to accomplish all I need to accomplish before year's end. Here we go!

I've pieced together the rows of Banzo's I-spy quilt. I toyed with the idea of making it "fun" and sashing it with rainbow sashing, but when it came down to it, I chain pieced those 5" charms, and it'll be a basic patchwork quilt. He'll enjoy snuggling under it, and I'll enjoy having it off my to-do list. (Doesn't that sound awful? Son, I love you!)

I finished my November block for the HST BOM, and after much deliberation, I've decided I'm going to sew up this quilt and give it to my younger sister and her husband. I had intended to keep it for me, and I do love it, but gray and yellow? Those are my sister's colors. I must have unconsciously picked them knowing it would be headed her way. Thankfully, I've already informed her that her holiday gift will be late, and since she's pretty sure I'm making her a quilt, she is content to wait. I wonder if she knows it will be this particular one?

I've started cutting fabric for some postage stamp pillow cushions. In what crazy mindframe did I think I could possibly manage this? But the plans are set, the fabric is purchased, and I'm committed.

I've picked up velcro, and now I need to stop procrastinating and make some superhero capes out of these puppies. Like, today.

Finally, I've pieced, basted, and finished most of the quilting for Scout's blanket. Scout is Banzo's toy dog, and Scout comes to bed with him every night and requires a share of the blankets, kisses from mama, etc. It's a little gross since my son went through a phase where he carried the thing by biting it across the snout, so Scout's face is dirty and smelly, but it's one of those mama things, right? Well, Scout needs his own blanket, and I'm taking the opportunity to practice some new quilting....

What have you been up to this week? I'm linking up to Freshly Pieced! :)

 WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Wow, looks like you've been making loads of progress, and the I-spy quilt will be fabulous even without the fancy schmancy sashing, i wouldn't worry! Postage stamp anything, you must be mad, all that super precise cutting and sewing, it sounds waaaaay to stressful to me! Ange x

  2. Niiice quilting...! You are a fast learner. And who knew Agatha was so agile? Scout is a lucky dog.

    I should have given you a piece of that helicopter fabric for Banzo's quilt. I also have some new cow fabric. If/when you make an I-spy for Lito I'll cut you some if you want.

    1. Agatha surprised me, but in an awesome way. It probably helps that I have no delusions that it will be perfect immediately, so I don't care so much about the wobbles.

      Crazy thing--I think I might have a bit of that helicopter fabric in the quilt. I got the charms through a swap, but I couldn't remember if it was exactly the same as yours or just close. :)

  3. Wow, that's a lot of stuff to sew! It's looking awesome, though -- I really love the I-spy quilt, and I love that you're making a dog blanket. Banzo has Scout, and I have Cliffy, who also has his own blanket thanks to John. :)


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