Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Finish.....

It has been a long time since I posted a FF.  Next week is my son's 13th b-day and I am so excited for this to be done.  I quickly pressed the last seam and ran outside with my phone (Jacob has my camera at scout camp.) to snap some pics before the rain comes. 

Now just to quilt and bind.  I am going to back it with some camo fleece that he picked out for another project that was forgotten.  This should make it warm and soft, plus its out of my stash. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Soda-Pop QAL

One of the many projects that I have going right now is my Rainbow Fizz quilt for the Soda-Pop QAL.  I did finish Zoe's b-day quilt on time!! and now I am working to finish Jacob's b-day quilt.  I am really close to being finshed with the top.  This week is prime time to work on it, he is away at Scout camp.  I would have it finished by now but I had to put on a few petals to my Rainbow Fizz to see if what I had in my mind was coming out in the fabric. 

I have 5 more rows of background sewn together, they just need to be ironed and then attached. 

The sun is really bright on the white backgound so I took this picture in the shade to hopefully see the color changing better.  I still have to add the half petals on the top and along the sides.  I cut off strips from each FQ first to make the binding.  I love scrappy pieced bindings.  This has been really fun to work on.  I plan on making another, but with the background scrappy and the petals all the same.  Doing scrappy petals takes more time and my time needs to be finishing Mario for Jacob's b-day next week!!!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Project Update......

Today I needed to remind myself of the progress I am making on my current projects.  Zoe's b-day was yesterday and I had been focusing a lot of time on her quilt to have it done.  I almost made it.  I only need to finsih about a 1/3 of the binding done.  I am planning on taking that to my quilt group meeting this coming week for show and tell. 

Actively working on:
     *  Jacob's b-day quilt-  All rows are assembled, need to start sewing rows together.
     *  Soda Pop QAL-  Cutting out my background and sewing them into rows.
     *  New Wave Jungle-  finish binding, and mail to Heidi.  (Her baby won't be a baby if I don't hurry.)
Coming up next:
     *  Double Sliced Trade Winds-  Need to sew rows together.  (Still thinking about hand quilting.)
     *  Spastic Camping quilt-  2 more rows to assemble then sew the rows together. 

Need to quilt:
     *  Brenda's b-day quilt-  outlining
     *  Newell's b-day quilt-  FM  ( This will be my first! I am a little scared.)

Need to baste:  4 tops

Need to move to Coming up next:
     * Cody's Superman Christmas queen quilt- I would like to have it done by Christmas.
     *  Mom's b-day quilt from 2 years ago.  She has moved to Utah and is need of something warm since leaving Las Vegas.

Thinking about:
     *  Kaleidescope quilt- partly cut out.
     *  Finishing my 2 Colorbrick quilts  ( I am over 3/4 done on these, just do it!!)
     *  Tetris QAL-  only thinking about.  Great stash quilt.
     *  Starting a QAYG-  like this idea and need to use what I have.  If I do random, my scraps will work.

This is a long list and I don't even have all my WIP's listed!!  I really want to get my stash cleared out and make quilts from what I have.  (Plus take this time to pay down my PayPal balance.)  I am excited about clearing out my stash to be able to buy up some more!!