Work in Progress On Wednesday (WOW) -- see Esther's Blog - I'm joining in the fun and offering up my WIP today !! Also note that Esther is preparing to startup a new Mystery Block of the Month and it's going to be a beauty...!!
So... as I was going through the house taking pictures of my work in progress -- I started contemplating -- when does a work in progress become a UFO (unfinished object /project ?). I guess if you're even contemplating this, it must be a sign that you've got too many things on your plate -- and therefore -- the goal should be to FINISH things... (smile)...
So a quick run thru of the WIP that are "Out" (and not folded and put away somewhere--- humh -- maybe this is the distinction between WIP and UFO ?) Anyone have an opinion ?
This is my "Valentine Pinkeep" that I'm making based on Renee Plains' (blog) "Winter's Harvest Pinkeep" pattern published in the Winter 2011 Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine -- He's almost done -- just needs buttons to attach the wings, some eyes and some anchoring -- I loved making it !!
(see Debbie's blog here) - such a talented lady and oh such beautiful work!. In the past week I completed all the hand stitching (except the handles on the Vase) and it will be ready for quilting and framing soon !!
Not to forget another project/class that I'm taking from Debbie -- BlackBird Design's "Winter Apple" Needle Turned Applique -- you can see the finished version of it on Debbie's Blog -- I have 3 of the 4 quadrants done! This piece is very special -- and beautiful when quilted.
OK, so two more projects are just waiting to be machine quilted -- I'm practicing and practicing on other items before I dive into quilting these two on my Bernina 240 !!
I am probably being too fussy about my machine quilting skills and I should just pick it up and do it... but I just feel as I'm not quite there yet.... I'll get there... (right ??)
Sharon Stroud a wonderfully skilled instructor, designer, and friend who lives nearby. The project was taught as a two day retreat at another local QS (O'Susannah's - Watkins Glen NY). Sharon does a wonderful job of teaching needle turned applique -- and used some great tools to make the ruched flowers a "piece of cake".... I have yet to border, baste and hand quilt this little darling -- it is by far (so far), my favorite needle turned applique piece.
OK - best get my "work" day started so I can spend my evening finishing projects !!
Thanks for stopping by -- comments always appreciated !!