Wednesday, October 5, 2011

WIP Wednesday

Have you ever seen sideways rain ? Well that is what we are experiencing right now , we have a small lake forming at the end of our driveway ,lot of flooding around but we are fine as we live on a hill. Not only is it raining but the winds are extremely high and we did loose power for a while this morning and I am probably taking a chance being on the computer so will try to do this quickly.
 Today is WIP Wednesday and I am linking up with the Needle and Thread Network ,a new blog for Canadian bloggers to share their work so why not check it out.
 So what have I been up to this week , well I have almost finished the baby quilt and if you look at this picture you might think it is done since I have the binding sewn on , I know sometimes I do things backwards, however most of the quilting was done and I wasn't quite sure what else I could add to the bear blocks so went ahead and put the binding on .
 My plan is to try free motion stars , hope I can do that successfully. I have several other things on the go and one of them is these six inch blocks , I am not keeping up like I should but do get the odd one made here and there .
I also got the binding sewn on the Mystery quilt that I have shown at various stages , it is all machine quilted now , the binding is on but not sewn down on the back yet , that will be a job for a cool evening when I want a quilt over me ;-) It will be a good feeling to have this finished so perhaps I should push myself .
I don't have a picture to share but I am also working on my Stay at Home Round Robin that I am doing along with Sunny of Quilting Dreams ,hope to have a picture to share real soon on that. There are other projects as well such as the International Crazy Patch  Round Robin that a group of us are doing , Dianne Lynda,Jeanette, ,Martha and Janet (no blogs) . I received the blocks from Janet this week and will now start making a new block , hmm what to make ?
 Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a creative day.
hugs Sheila

22 comments:

  1. The baby quilt is adorable! And I know what you mean about sewing the binding down, on a cool night, with a cup of hot chocolate nearby.....

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  2. We are certainly having everything blow sideways here, but no rain. I nearly was hit by a flying garbage bin on the street yesterday! Everything is moving sideways - lol. Lovely projects - I like that quilting too! : ) looks very relaxed.
    thanks for linking!
    ANd have a great Thanksgiving Weekend!
    ~Monika

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  3. We are getting a lot of sideways rain here these days. Actually getting a bit fed up of it.
    Your baby quilt is very lovely.

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  4. Beautiful work Sheila....it is cold here....I have a small wood fire going....I hope I don't regret that later tonight...lol..but I hate being cold in the house...the wind is whistling here too...

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  5. Oh Sheila! That baby quilt is very adorable. I just love the fabrics you've used and I am sure will free-motion quilt some wonderful stars!!

    Things are looking great!

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  6. That Nova Scotia header is wonderful. Who says ya can't bind before finishing??? I've done it and not been thrown in any close quilt quarters! lol. If it is stabalized where can it go to? Lovely baby quilt.

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  7. looks like you are doing a fine job on your projects. i find sew hard to only have one project going at a time. for your free motion quilting ... grab a doddle book ( scrap paper) and a gel pen and practice what you want to sew for a bit to build a motion memory before you start on the quilt . It really does help .. maybe even try some loops with your stars in the meandering sew that you get a smooth flowing line. I also like to keep a large square quilt sandwich to pratice on as well ( later they get cut up for the doggie beds I make)
    take care
    in stitches
    Annette

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  8. The baby quilt is so cute. I should get to binding my quilts whilst it's still cool here. :) Have another 5 to get from the quilter Saturday. Hugs,

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  9. Lots of stitching going on there... just the sort of thing to do when there is sideways rain!!! We, at last are having a bit of rain here... but it has brought the temperatures down again.. oh well, Iwill have to stay indoors and stitch!!
    Hugz

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  10. Hope you stay dry and safe Sheila.. I love your little baby quilt, I am working on a little cot quilt at the moment too.. I love the colors in your mystery quilt, it looks almost finished..

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  11. The little quit is cute and your blocks look great. Stay out of the rain and I hope that the weather improves soon!

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  12. All your WIPs look gorgeous, I love the cot quilt and all your 6 inch blocks are lovely. Wendy

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  13. Yikes! I've heard the maritimes are getting it hard right now. Take care!

    I love love your 6" blocks! A little bit at a time adds up, trust me!

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  14. Love your baby quilt Sheila! Good luck with the FMQ. I'm still picking stitches out of a quilt where I used coloured thread to play with FMQ. Some of it was okay, but the mistakes were too obvious. I will start over with a lighter thread this time! Hope your stormy weather is done!

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  15. Your baby quilt looks great. Sometimes you do need time to think about the quilting, so why not put the binding on while you wait?

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  16. love your baby quilt also,and bnoy you have been busy Sheila,i love all your projects,well done

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  17. hi Sheila,
    I love your 6" blocks, are they form the Civil War Diary Book? My CWD top ist finished, sandwiched too, I "just" have to handquilt about 80 blocks, but I never do... what a shame!
    Liebe Grüße
    Bente

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  18. What a cute baby quilt! It will be cherished, I'm sure.

    Have a great weekend,
    Judy

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  19. Just the sort of stitching weather if you don't need your machine. I hope you have enough light to see to stitch. Lots of wonderful things happening on your hill Sheila.

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  20. My word, you sound very busy. The baby quilt is cute. It's raining here too but not a hard rain - just steady.

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  21. Sounds like a perfect day for quilting! Your baby quilt is adorable!

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  22. Sounds like nasty weather. A stay at home round robin sounds intriguing. hmmm?

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